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MasterCard says m-pay security is front and center

MasterCard has moved to reassure users about the security of making payments via a mobile phone following concerns raised during the high-profile launch of services such as Google Wallet.

China urged to adopt its own standard for m-payments

China needs to develop a national standard for mobile payments says a leading figure in its standardisation body, according to China Daily.

Orange announces second NFC handset for Quick Tap service

Orange and partner Barclaycard have announced the upcoming launch of the Samsung Wave 578, the …

Orange UK is working on NFC for transport sector

UK mobile operator Orange is working with a partner to deploy NFC in the UK’s …

Amex buys virtual-currency provider Sometrics

US credit card giant American Express has acquired virtual currency and in-game payments provider Sometrics in a cash and shares deal worth US$30 million, according to Techcrunch.

Google opens its wallet but what do we find inside?

Google Wallet has launched commercially. The service was of course first announced in May and Google has subsequently been trialling it. The launch was originally scheduled for the summer so anticipation has built up. What new do we know?

iPhone to get NFC capability in South Korea

South Korean mobile operator KT Corp will enable users of the Apple iPhone to make payments by offering an NFC-enabled reader that is fitted onto the smartphone.

Paypal goes shopping but NFC is not on its list for point-of-sale technology

Online payments giant Paypal last week unveiled the technologies it will use to compete against rivals as it attempts to move into the market for physical rather than virtual payments.

eBay UK: more than ten percent of sales are via mobile phones

The UK operation of eBay says that more than ten percent of sales made through the auction site in August were via mobile phone.

Orange claims first NFC Android handset in Europe

Orange has announced what it says is the first NFC-based Android smartphone in Europe, a version of the Samsung Galaxy S II.