The European Commission has just published a new green paper seeking views about the obstacles that are stopping further integration of the card, internet and mobile payments market.
It is customary at this time of year to make predictions for 2012. Pronouncements such …
Everyone agrees that the trusted service manager, or TSM, has a crucial role to play in mobile payments. Views of what tasks will fall to the TSM vary but most agree it will manage NFC services using the networks of mobile operators, as well as manage the commercial relationships between service providers and operators.
The Thanksgiving holiday in the US, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, traditionally marks the end of the harvest season. The holiday is an expression of thanks from Americans for their material and spiritual wellbeing.
A recent survey in the UK of more than 2,000 mobile phone users produced some worrying answers about consumer perceptions of NFC. The survey, which was commissioned by Opinion matters on behalf of Gemalto, found less than one-third (32 percent) of consumers know what NFC stands for.
While one tends to associate the notion of affordability with emerging markets, reasonably-priced NFC-enabled handsets have actually first emerged in the developed world.
Safaricom’s M-Pesa mobile money service now processes more transactions within Kenya than Western Union manages …
Like a late-arriving train, Google has finally announced its first partnership with a public transport provider to accept payments from its mobile wallet.