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Masabi secures US4M from m8 Capital

Mobile ticketing developer Masabi has announced the completion of a US$4 million Series B funding round with m8 Capital, the mobile technology venture capital fund.

NXP touts 90 NFC device wins; won’t forecast growth

NFC chip vendor NXP used its third quarter earnings conference call to tout its presence …

Google takes Wallet service on the road

Google is embarking on a tour of five US cities in an effort to ramp up consumer interest in its NFC-based Google Wallet offering. Over the next three months the firm will be showing up at retail outlets in New York, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles to demo the service to potential users.

Visa Europe takes 8.8% stake in Monitise

Mobile banking and payment vendor Monitise has strengthened its alliance with Visa Europe with news …

MML Poll: Mobile wallets need a retail footprint to succeed

Nearly three-quarters of the respondents in our online poll point to the number of retail partners as the most attractive feature for users in a mobile wallet.

Survey: use of mobile banking apps surge 45 percent in US

A survey by comScore says that 12. 7 million mobile users reported using a mobile banking app at the end of the end of June 2011, a 45 percent increase from Q4 2010.

Nokia’s first Windows Phones have no place for NFC

Nokia has unveiled its first two Windows Phone smartphones – the Lumia 800 and 710 …

Singapore chooses consortium to rollout NFC

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has chosen a consortium to build NFC infrastructure and launch …

Inside Secure ships more than 10M NFC chipsets in 2011

Semiconductor vendor Inside Secure has so far shipped more than ten million NFC chipsets this …

Square links up with Wal-Mart

Mobile payments provider Square has struck a deal with Wal-Mart so that its card reader …