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.
HP will offer $300,000 in prize money to hackers who can uncover previously unknown mobile vulnerabilities, according to a report by eWeek.
Microsoft is touting the BYOD enhancements that Windows 8.1 will bring to the enterprise. A preview version of Windows 8.1 was released last week at Microsoft's Build developers' conference in San Francisco.
The number of smartphone users who use their devices for mobile ticketing is forecast by Juniper Research to double by 2018, reaching close to 1 billion users by then.
Near-field communications technology has failed to gain traction for mobile payments, Gartner noted, forecasting that NFC will account for only 5 percent of the mobile payment transaction value in 2017.
The global volume of smartphones enabled with near field communications is forecasted to more than double this year, according to Strategy Analytics.
Google has released its Android-based core kernel code for Google Glass, which should spur more app developers to join the Google Glass party.
With all the hype surrounding mobile payments, it's easy to be fooled into thinking credit cards and cash are a thing of the past. Stepping foot into any major retailer, however, proves otherwise. The stark reality is that mobile payment initiatives continue to spin their wheels, largely due to the poor value proposition being sold to merchants
When the are in stores, only one percent of consumers are using their smartphones to make contactless payments, according to the latest research by Strategy Analytics.
Visa's payWave application will come pre-installed on all next-generation Samsung phones, in a new partnership between the financial giant and the handset maker.