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Isis Mobile Wallet App is Available – For a Few

Isis, the mobile wallet technology that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have sunk millions of dollars into over the past year was delayed past its originally planned launch. This week, the service has finally launched – sort of. According to a Mobileburn report, the service is only available to a very specific few mobile subscribers. First, the app is only available …

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Google Wallet Ditching Prepaid Card Option

For a while now, Google has been bribing people into installing Google Wallet on their smartphones, giving out a free $10 to some who activate the app. Now, it seems customers might want to go ahead and spend that money quickly. Google announced today that it will be ending the Google Prepaid Card within the Google Wallet app. The company …

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Spotify For Android Gets NFC Support

The Spotify app for Android was updated today, complete with new Near Field Communication (NFC) support for phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The announcement on the Spotify blog specifies that app users look for the option under the “Audio Effects” menu in the Settings menu. Spotify has not specified whether the NFC support still works for the newer …

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U.S. Wireless Carriers Unite Around Mobile Payments

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), a trade association for the electronic payments industry, today announced the beginning of its new Mobile Payments Committee. The committee will be a task force whose job it is to consolidate consensus on mobile payment technology in the U.S. and throughout the world. All four of the major U.S. wireless carriers will be represented on …

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Apple’s New Patent Is A Little Gamey

Let’s be honest – mobile gaming is here to stay. Platforms like iOS and Android have expanded gaming into new territories because there are a lot of people who can’t seem to wrap their head around a controller. The natural movements of their fingers are much easier to grasp and therefore more fun. Of course, that simplifies iOS games to …

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Google I/O Lingers On In The Hearts And Minds Of Android Developers

Android developers, take note: Google I/O still has plenty of goodies for you. After all the previous video tutorials and information sessions, you can still take on some Android development knowledge, right? Google has uploaded some great videos that covers everything Android from developing Android apps that use Web APIs to how to best use NFC and Android Beam. The …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: New iPhone Getting NFC Chips

There have been rumors for over two years now that the iPhone would be getting near-field communication (NFC) technology. Back in 2010 many expected it to be included with the iPhone 4. When that didn’t happen, they thought it would come with the iPhone 4S (back when it was expected to be called the iPhone 5). That, of course, didn’t …

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Samsung TecTiles are Programmable NFC Stickers

Samsung today announced TecTiles, its new programmable NFC stickers. The TecTiles can be programmed using the TecTile programming app for Android. Once programmed, the TecTiles will become small NFC activators that can tell any NFC smartphone to perform an action such as sending a text message, setting an alarm, or silencing the phone. “With millions of NFC-enabled Samsung Galaxy smartphones …

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PayPal Adds 4 UK Stores to Offline Payment Solution

PayPal had recently 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 & Noble, Foot Locker, Guitar Center, Jamba Juice, JC Penney, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Nine West, Office Depot, Rooms To Go, …

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Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012

The IT analysts at Gartner, Inc. have announced that worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $171.5 billion this year. That is a 61.9% increase over 2011. The number of mobile payment users will also significantly increase this year, hitting at least 212 million users. “We expect global mobile transaction volume and value to average 42 percent annual growth between …

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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 & Noble, Foot Locker, Guitar Center, Jamba Juice, JC Penney, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Nine West, Office Depot, Rooms To Go, …

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MasterCard Announces PayPass Wallet Services

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. Users of PayPass Wallet can log the information up to 25 different credit cards to consolidate payment information, in one …

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