Location-sharing service Foursquare has updated its Android app so that users can check-ins and share content via NFC. Users can now tap an NFC tag in a shop or restaurant and carry out a check-in which the company says is quicker than the existing process for check-ins. In addition users can share content such as locations and lists by tapping their NFC-enabled handsets together to make use of Android Beam, the P2P technology that is included in the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version of the OS.
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Foursquare has upgraded its Android and the iPhone apps with smarter search features.
Pocket Gamer said that the charts for the US iOS App Store currently feature several apps of Chinese origin, which only include content in the Chinese language, and which are accompanied by user reviews containing claims of fraud.
The NFC pilot services that the Isis consortium plan to launch in the US cities of Salt Lake City and Austin later this year will run for a period of 6-12 month before a nationwide introduction of the mobile payment services begins, according to Jim Stapleton, chief sales officer for Isis.
Visa has announced the launch of a service that allows US financial institutions to offer accountholders the ability to use their mobile devices to access account balances and history, move funds between accounts and receive near real-time alerts about transactions.