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.
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.
A new report by Coleago Consulting, the telecoms consulting firm, says Google is currently in the best position to succeed in the mobile payments market. However the firm has some advice for rivals such as mobile operators and Apple to catch up.
The Isis joint venture in the US between Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile this week …
Credit card giant Visa Europe is set to launch two new mobile payment services with the promise from its chief executive of more new products and services in coming months.
Leading chip vendor Broadcom has revamped its NFC offering with a new chipset family. The company has upped its game in the NFC market following the acquisition of Innovision Research & Technology last year. The move gives the NFC chipset market a shot of much-needed optimism.