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Google adds coupons and rewards to its wallet service

Google has filled out its NFC-based wallet service by adding the ability for users to …

Report: UK m-commerce to exceed 19B by 2021

The value of retail transactions in the UK that involve use of a mobile phone …

Citi accuses Isis of holding back NFC development

A senior executive with Citibank has accused Isis, the joint venture between US mobile operators …

How to send a payment from ATM to almost anyone with a mobile phone or email address”

A new service will enable a consumer using an ATM machine to send a payment …

Survey: China to have 230M m-pay users by end-2011

A new report predicts that China will have 230 million mobile payment users by the end of this year generating transactions with a value of Rm6 11.37 billion (US$1.8 billion).

NFC Forum announces new members

The NFC Forum has announced that UK payment card firm Barclaycard has joined the organisation …

eBay targets retailers with mobile-friendly platform

eBay and its PayPal unit have launched X.commerce, a platform that enables developers to target retailers with applications for mobile, online, and social commerce. The new platform is heavily based on recent acquisitions by eBay including mobile payments firm Zong and RedLaser, whose app enables smartphones to scan goods in stores.

Etisalat, MasterCard, RIM join forces on NFC in UAE

Mobile operator Etisalat has announced a partnership with credit card giant MasterCard to launch NFC-based mobile payment services via BlackBerry handsets in the United Arab Emirates.

Square relaxes its rules to pull in bigger merchants

US mobile payment provider Square is relaxing its current rules in a bid to maintain its fast growth in the increasingly competitive US mobile payments market.

RIM announces NFC-based tagging service but makes no mention of mobile payments

RIM has announced a new NFC-based service called BlackBerry Tag that enables users to touch devices to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content.