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Isis adds Austin, Texas, to launch markets

Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, has added Austin, Texas, to its initial launch markets

Verizon partners with Payfone on m-payments

Verizon Wireless plans to offer another way for customers to make purchases through their phones beyond its ISIS venture with AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

Google to unveil NFC plan tomorrow

Google plans to unveil an NFC mobile payment service tomorrow that will be available on phones from US operator Sprint Nextel, reports Bloomberg.

Report: Isis looking to Apple, Google partnerships

Forbes reports that Isis, the US m-payment joint venture created by AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, is set to open its doors to additional partners from the mobile ecosystem.

Report: US operators scrap plans for own mobile payments network

US operators AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have scaled back their plans to launch their own mobile payments network, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The WSJ report claims that the trio have decided that their Isis joint venture – which would see customers maintain accounts directly with their mobile operator, rather than a credit card company such as MasterCard or Visa – is “too difficult and time consuming” in its current format.

Sprint aims to launch NFC payments ahead of Isis

US operator Sprint plans to steal a lead on its rivals by launching NFC payments later this year, reports Bloomberg.

Report: Google planning NFC m-commerce push

Google is planning a push into the m-commerce market, with the possibility a new service may debut later in 2011, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which cited “two people familiar with the plans.”

SK C&C eyes US m-payment venture tie-up

SK C&C, the technology services affiliate of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, is in talks with US operators Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile USA, as well as US banks, to supply mobile payment systems

US operators confirm m-commerce plans

AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless finally confirmed their long-anticipated mobile commerce joint venture, called Isis, which is intended to “utilise smartphone and near-field communication technology to modernise the payment process.”