mobile payments

NetSecure Kudos Credit card solution hits Canada and works for BlackBerry devices

NetSecure Kudos Credit card solution hits Canada and works for BlackBerry devices

Generally when we are talking about a credit card processing system for mobile phones we are looking at a system for the iPhone. A new mobile processing solution has turned up specifically for Canadians that are using a BlackBerry smartphone. The system comes from NetSecure and is called Kudos. The company also makes systems that will work for the iPhone and Android devices as well.

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Naratte is a NFC alternative that uses sound waves for mobile payments

Naratte is a NFC alternative that uses sound waves for mobile payments

I would bet that with all the hubbub over wireless payments over the last year we are all familiar with near-field communications or NFC at this point. Many smartphones will eventually come with NFC technology built in that will allow the user to pay for things in stores by simply holding the phone near a payment machine sort of like you can do with Speedpass at Exxon gas stations. A lot of big names in the payment and tech world are working on bringing NFC payments to users with Google pushing Google Wallet and other alternatives from Visa and others.

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Sony Ericsson Android NFC intent tipped by NXP

Sony Ericsson Android NFC intent tipped by NXP

Sony Ericsson will use the same NFC chip as found in the Samsung Nexus S for its new Android smartphones, according to the component supplier. NXP Semiconductors has confirmed that Sony Ericsson will be slotting the PN65 NFC solution - consisting of the NFC radio controller, the embedded secure element and NFC software - into future devices, enabling mobile payments and other short-range wireless use.

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UK carriers band for NFC Payments joint venture

UK carriers band for NFC Payments joint venture

Four of the main UK carriers have banded together to work on mobile commerce, pushing NFC payments, digital coupons and mobile advertising. Everything Everywhere - the combined T-Mobile and Orange - along with Telefonica UK (aka O2) and Vodafone UK have formed a joint venture which will handle the sales, delivery and payment on top of which each carrier will build their individual services.

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PayPal sues Google over stolen Wallet secrets

PayPal sues Google over stolen Wallet secrets

Google Wallet is only just official, and already it has its first lawsuit. PayPal has sprung out of the gate with accusations that Google used trade secrets gleaned from ex-PayPal employees now working on the Google Wallet project. According to the eBay-owned payments firm, ex-exec Osama Bedier took with him "intimate knowledge of PayPal's capabilities, strategies, plans, and market intelligence" which he disclosed to Google after being recruited by Stephanie Tilenius, previously SVP of North America and Global Products; part of Tilenius' agreement with PayPal was not to recruit its employees over to their new Google taskmasters.

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Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Being able to pay for your groceries with the swipe of your smartphone is certainly in the near future, as several companies are duking it out to be the first to offer a mobile payment system. According to Bloomberg, Google's offering may be revealed as early as this Thursday, May 26th.

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Orange Quick Tap NFC payments hands-on

Orange Quick Tap NFC payments hands-on

NFC payment systems on cellphones have been making headlines recently, with Apple, Google and others all tipped to be considering their own schemes, but carrier Orange UK has decided to go one stage further and actually launch a contactless payments service. Operated in partnership with Barclaycard, and working with over 50,000 stores across the UK already equipped with NFC terminals - from names including McDonalds, EAT, Subway, Boots and others - Orange "Quick Tap" will launch in an affordable Samsung phone, the Tocco Quick Tap. We caught up with the carrier for a very conveniently paid-for coffee to find out how the system works.

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Visa Announces Mobile Payments Plan, Most Comprehensive Say Analysts

Visa Announces Mobile Payments Plan, Most Comprehensive Say Analysts

Last week, Visa revealed that they were set to make a big announcement soon regarding their mobile payments strategy, and indeed they have today. They intend to launch their cross-channel digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada by this fall. Their strategy is ambitious, but also deemed most comprehensive of all the mobile payments contenders, including Google, ISIS, and Sprint.

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Google Actively Recruiting Marketing Head for Mobile Wallet Efforts

Google Actively Recruiting Marketing Head for Mobile Wallet Efforts

Using your smartphone as your wallet, and being able to ditch the plastic cards may be getting closer. Google has been showing for some time that it is actively pursuing expanding NFC in many areas, and it looks like they have taken another step in that direction. They are actively recruiting an EMEA head of commerce marketing, and planning on expanding that division. Eric Schmidt said earlier this year that one of Google's strategic initiatives is to support adoption of mobile payments for Android, and they are making progress with the Nexus S 4G out yesterday supporting NFC.

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