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Citi exec sounds NFC battle cry, others claim it's a whimper

If it lives up to the hype, near-field communication could be a boon to the financial services industry, which could benefit immensely from mobile payments adoption. Richard Char, the global head of digital networks and merchant services at Citi, told attendees at a recent conference that a coming shift in card technology will pave the way for NFC adoption.

Citi banking app launches exclusively on Amazon's Kindle Fire

Financial services company Citi introduced a new mobile banking application designed to run exclusively on Amazon.com's Kindle Fire tablet. Citi adds the app is also its first optimized for any

Citi debuts browser-based mobile payments app

Citigroup unveiled CitiDirect BE Mobile, a browser-based application enabling clients to receive notifications and authorize payments using their mobile phones. Available to over 50,000 clients and

Reports: Google Wallet goes live today on Nexus S smartphones

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is expected to officially launch its Near Field Communications-based contactless payment program today, enabling consumers to make purchases by tapping their Android smartphone

Citi teams with Best Buy for ThankYou Rewards mobile loyalty program

Financial services giant Citi and big-box retailer Best Buy are rolling out ThankYou Rewards, a mobile loyalty program optimized for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch, as well as devices

Google takes command of m-commerce race with digital wallet launch

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) officially launched its much-anticipated Near Field Communications-based contactless payment platform Thursday, announcing it will align with U.S. network partner Sprint (NYSE:S)

Citi launches location-based mobile shopper app

Global financial services provider Citi introduced Citi Shopper, a location-based mobile application promising consumers local offers and deals, price comparisons and maps to nearby retailers.

Citi, Firethorn team for mobile credit services

Global financial services company Citi and Qualcomm-owned mobile commerce enabler Firethorn Holdings announced the launch of Citi Mobile for Cards, a mobile solution enabling Citi cardholders to

Citi, Obopay team for mobile money transfers

Financial services provider Citi announced the launch of a new mobile person-to-person money transfer service developed in conjunction with mobile payments service provider Obopay. According to Citi,