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Strategy Analytics slashes forecast for NFC-based mobile payments

Strategy Analytics has reduced its outlook for near field communications-based mobile retail payments, blaming tepid retailer adoption, slow operator rollouts and limited NFC-capable handset availability.

IBM develops two-factor authentication for mobile transactions

IBM has unveiled a new mobile authentication technology based on the near field communications standard, adding a additional layer of security to NFC-based transactions including online banking and accessing a corporate Intranet or private cloud.

Isis taps Proxama to build NFC mobile wallet for BlackBerry 10

Isis, the near field communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, is expanding to the BlackBerry 10 operating system in partnership with contactless payments technologies firm, Proxama.

Sprint debuts NFC-based Pinsight Touch platform for payment, transit apps

Sprint introduced Pinsight Touch, an open platform enabling businesses to integrate Near Field Communications technology into their branded mobile applications.

Google Wallet stretches to Apple's iOS minus NFC tap-and-pay capabilities

Google is expanding its Wallet mobile commerce platform to archrival Apple's iOS days after eliminating a requirement that compatible devices must contain a Near Field Communications chip with a secure element. iOS does not support NFC-based technologies.

What's next for NFC after Google Wallet overhaul?

I'd like to confess that I've been thinking about the future of Near Field Communications-enabled mobile commerce and I've come to the realization that I have no idea where it's heading. A series of recent developments have hopelessly muddied the waters, at least in the short term.

Reports: Capital One pulls out of Isis mobile wallet platform

Capital One is ending its support for Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.

Google Wallet dumps NFC requirement, expands to all Android phones

Google is extending its Wallet mobile commerce platform to all smartphones running Android 2.3 and higher, eliminating a requirement that compatible devices must contain a Near Field Communications chip with a secure element.

iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint sensor points to Apple's mobile payments future

Apple took the wraps off its new iPhone 5S Tuesday, and as rumored, the latest edition of the iconic smartphone touts Touch ID, a capacitive sensor embedded in the home button that unlocks the device by scanning the user's fingerprint. Touch ID, which boasts 500 ppi resolution and scans in 360 degrees, will enable users to log in more quickly than conventional passcodes, Apple explained.

Isis adds American Express Serve payments to mobile wallet

Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, is adding American Express' Serve digital commerce services to its mobile wallet, slated to roll out nationwide later this year.