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PayPal Adds 15 Stores to Offline Payment Solution PayPal Adds 15 Stores to Offline Payment Solution

PayPal has just announced on its blog that it’s outfitting 15 new U.S. brick and mortar retailers to use its offline payment and shopping solutions. The stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto Parts, Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Barnes & …

MasterCard Announces PayPass Wallet Services MasterCard Announces PayPass Wallet Services
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A recent survey conducted by MasterCard has shown that consumers demand more efficient and secure checkouts when making purchases. Now MasterCard’s payment platform will better integrate transactions spanning online, mobile and in-store shopping, with the introduction of PayPass Wallet Services. …

Patent Application Reveals Google’s Plans For Android Beam Patent Application Reveals Google’s Plans For Android Beam
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A recently-uncovered patent application shows that Google has – or may have had – plans for a broader feature set for Android Beam, the NFC-based technology that allows users to share a variety of data between Android phones. Announced in …

Barnes & Noble Bringing NFC To The NOOK Barnes & Noble Bringing NFC To The NOOK
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Yesterday we brought you news that a surprising new deal between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble would see the latter’s NOOK e-reader and e-book library spun off into a subsidiary. The subsidiary, to be named Newco, will be getting a …

Leaked Rayman Legends Trailer Shows Off Cool Wii U Tech

Rayman Origins was one of my favorite games from last year. It was a refreshing platformer in an age where we don’t see that many anymore besides the odd Mario title. It was also one of the most absolutely beautiful …

Apple Awarded Major iWallet Patent Apple Awarded Major iWallet Patent

Rumors of Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone have been around since before the iPhone 4 was released in 2010. The company has been awarded several patents dealing with the technology – as well as a payment service called …

Google Wallet Coming to 10 New Sprint Phones Google Wallet Coming to 10 New Sprint Phones

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Google Wallet’s Vice President Osama Bedier stated that Sprint/Nextel would receive ten new phones that support said Google app this year. Bedier, speaking at the “Mobile Money: Delivering Innovative Mobile Payment …

First Look at Isis Mobile Wallet First Look at Isis Mobile Wallet

We are getting our first glimpse of Isis, the mobile wallet app that will be available to more than 100 million United State Credit Card holders this summer. The new app will compete with Google Wallet and Opera, offering a …

Smartphones Becoming A Major Shopping Accessory Smartphones Becoming A Major Shopping Accessory

Smartphone owners are becoming increasingly dependent on their phones to help them shop, according to a recent report from Nielsen. Nearly a third (29%) of smartphone owners use their phones while they shop. What’s more, many want the option to …

NFC Coming To iPhone 5? MasterCard Thinks So NFC Coming To iPhone 5? MasterCard Thinks So

Ed McLaughlin, head of emerging payments at MasterCard, has given some weight to rumors that Apple’s next iPhone will finally include near field communication technology. In a recent interview with Fast Company, McLaughlin said that he expected the use of …

iPhone 5 To Support NFC? iPhone 5 To Support NFC?

I know what you’re thinking, the iPhone 5 isn’t even here yet and it’s already in favor of the National Football Conference. Well, you’re wrong. . .kind of. NFC or Near-Field Communications is a technology that relays information in an …

Football Fans Prefer To Watch The Super Bowl On TV Instead Of Live Football Fans Prefer To Watch The Super Bowl On TV Instead Of Live

It’s been said that experiencing the real thing is much better than something fabricated, but in the case of this years Super Bowl, it seems the real thing is just not going to cut it. TechBargains.com released a survey recently …

Pro Bowl 2012: Twitter Reacts Pro Bowl 2012: Twitter Reacts

For all you football fans out there, the Pro Bowl was this past weekend and it was a showdown. Both the AFC and the NFC showed up ready to play and from the first snap it was a game for …

Intel Jumps On The NFC Bandwagon With New Deal Intel Jumps On The NFC Bandwagon With New Deal

INSIDE Secure, a company that specializes in near-field communication technology, announced today that it had entered into a partnership with Intel to provide the company with NFC techology to include in its chipsets. The agreement grants Intel full access to …

PayPal Intros P2P NFC Solution PayPal Intros P2P NFC Solution

Laura Chambers, senior director of PayPal Mobile, gave the audience at MobileBeat a demo of a new P2P NFC solution today, which lets people transfer money “in a matter of seconds” by tapping two smartphones.  “This is just one of …

Google, Sprint to Launch Mobile Payments Google, Sprint to Launch Mobile Payments

It looks like mobile payments are coming to Android phones quite soon, at least some Android phones. Bloomberg is reporting that three people familiar with the matter say that Google plans to unveil their mobile payment service this Thursday, May …

Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O

Today begins the 2011 Google I/O conference, which will bring thousands of developers to San Francisco to immerse themselves in the world of next gen applications.  Foursquare has teamed up with Google at this year’s conference to offer a look …

Angry Birds Magic Gets NFC Angry Birds Magic Gets NFC

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like I’ve been neglecting Angry Birds.  I mean, our romance was so hot and heavy at first.  But after a while I had seen all that it could offer me and …

Windows Phone 7 Rumored with NFC?
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One of the hottest technologies around is NFC.  Near Field Communication allows devices to communicate to other devices using short waves.  The reason this technology has caught fire has been its use in mobile credit card payments.  Another upcoming phone …

Android Payments System Could Pit Google Against Groupon Android Payments System Could Pit Google Against Groupon
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Payments looks to be one of the most important battle fields on which the big tech companies are engaging. We’ve known for some time that Google would be getting into the NFC-based payment realm – in other words, you will …

Google Mobile Payment Service Tests Rumored
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The idea of waving your phone around to pay for something may come one step closer to widespread, in-the-U.S. reality this summer thanks to Google. Rumors indicate the search giant intends to test a mobile payment service in New York …