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News Scan: Apple mulls mobile payments; Surface comes up for air; more

Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 1/27 including: Apple's possible adoption of mobile payments, a recent boost in Microsoft's Surface sales, CPG brands' use of mobile marketing to reach customers, semiconductor growth due to wearables and IoT devices and Sprint's new course of action in job cuts.

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.

Researchers demonstrate low-cost NFC eavesdropping device

Near-field communication aims to revolutionize mobile commerce, but just how close the technology is to becoming a widely-adopted reality is unclear. A new paper confirms some of the fears that have many businesses shying away from the technology. 

News Scan: In-store mobile payments catch on; Applebee's pledges a tablet at every table; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/3 including: the desire of consumers for in-store mobile payment options, a restaurant chain's plans to invest in over 100 grand tablets for tables, drones that will deliver your packages, smart shipments high in Western Europe and the fate of the 2G and 3G spectrum. 

News Bytes: Network managers' wireless focus; In like Flint; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, 10/28.

Mobile commerce is on the move

Mobile commerce is beginning to gain traction among consumers and retailers. Now that FierceMobileContent has joined with FierceMobileIT, we will use our combined resources and daily coverage to provide you with the latest happenings in the m-commerce world.

Mobile payment system will require 'significant infrastructure investment,' says Ovum

Financial services institutions will need to make "significant infrastructure investment," particularly in value-added services if the mobile payment market is to take off, observed research firm Ovum. 

Mobile payments, enterprise use to spur 11-fold jump in smart wireless accessories' revenues

Mobile payments and enterprise use of mobile devices, along with fitness and health apps, are expected to spur an 11-fold increase in revenues from app-enabled smart wireless accessories by 2018, according to a recent report from Juniper Research.

iPhone 5S's rumored fingerprint sensor could spur biometrics for mobile payment security, says Frost

The rumored inclusion of a fingerprint sensor in the next iPhone should accelerate the use of biometrics to secure mobile payments, judges Jean-Noel Georges, global program director for ICT in financial services at Frost & Sullivan.

Spotlight: Starbucks ramps up mobile payment system

One in ten transactions at Starbucks' coffee houses is conducted using a smartphone, Adam Brotman, the firm's chief digital officer, said during the company's financial earnings...