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Visa to launch NFC-based mobile wallet in Q3 2012

Visa Europe will launch an NFC-based mobile wallet service in August or September of next year, according to a senior executive of the credit card giant.

Can anyone match Google in the mobile payments market?

By Graham Friend Mobile payments and the perceived opportunity to make money from them was …

Samsung delays NFC handset; confirms Olympic phone

Samsung and Google have delayed the announcement of a high-end NFC handset originally scheduled for …

Feature video: mobile operators and banks the best of enemies?

A range of interviewees explore the sometimes strained relationship between mobile operators and banks in a new feature video from Mobile Money Live.

PayPal says mass-market NFC at least three years away; opens its own store

Mass adoption of NFC technology is at least three years away according to Paypal’s director …

Apples modest iPhone announcement has no role for NFC

Apple has announced a new iPhone model which will offer faster processing, an improved battery life, better camera and a voice-recognition feature called Siri to differentiate it from the current iPhone 4 but the company made no mention of NFC technology or mobile payment services.

Bank of America sparks anger with app update

Bank of America has set off a wave of protest by launching an update to an Android app that users feel breaches their privacy. The problem started when the bank added a P2P payment feature to its mobile banking app, according to the publication American Banker.

German operators launch QR code-based offer as part of mpass service

Telefonica Germany, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone have launched a new scheme that enables users to gain admission to a leading museum by using a QR code on their handset screen.

Firm that eases barcode reading for handsets raises US4.9 million

A US firm that enables retail point-of-sales systems to download a barcode downloaded onto a mobile phone screen has raised US$4.9 million in series A backing from yet2Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Mitsui along with independent investors.

New specification to boost P2P between NFC handsets

The NFC Forum has published a new specification called the Simple NDEF Exchange protocol, or SNEP, which it says eliminates the difference between reader-writer and peer-to-peer (P2P) modes and should boost global interoperability of NFC applications.