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