AT&T and Vodafone blocking NFC on the BlackBerry Bold 9900?

AT&T and Vodafone blocking NFC on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 according to a rumor that’s circulating If you are buying a BlackBerry Bold 9900 for its NFC prowess, beware. A pretty solid rumor has been circulating that AT&T plans to block NFC at the software level, so if that’s the feature you wanted, at this time the BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC […]

Elephant Talk joins mobile wallet revolution with newpayments platform

Telecom service provider Elephant Talk is launching a mobile wallet platform that will help Apple,Google,Isis and other companies manage the billions of transactions made over their forthcoming mobile payments services,reports Seeking Alpha. Due out later this year,the plug-and-play service will feature fully-integrated NFC technology,allowing mobile operators to offer contactless mobile payments without having to go […]

NFC phones get a boost as smartphone sales set to top 1 billion in 2016

NFC phones could be set for more adoption if smartphone figures out this week are representative of potential growth in the marketplace. According to new research out this week, smartphone sales are set to explode over the next few years. Data house IMS Research released a new report that focuses on the growth of smartphones globally and foresees the massive […]

Traveling through San Francisco on contactless tickets

As the home of global payments firm Visa Inc,it’s no surprise that contactless is such a big hit in San Francisco. The city has featured in promotional videos from the company highlighting the convenience of leaving a wallet at home and paying for small value items with contactless. But the trend for contactless goes back […]

One in five smartphones will have NFC technology by 2014

One in five smartphones will have NFC technology by 2014 North America will be responsible for over half of these handsets One in five smartphones will feature near field communication (NFC) technology by 2014, saysJuniper Research. North America will be responsible for over half of these handsets NFC uses short-range wireless technology to transmit data which allows mobile phone users to pay […]

American Airlines bolsters mobile bookings via new initiative

American Airlines is letting consumers book their travels and change flights via a new mobile ad campaign. The company is running the mobile ads within TV Guide’s iPhone application. The mobile ads are a great way for consumers to book last-minute trips no matter where they are. The American Airlines franchise is made up of the American […]

Usablenet’s Jason Taylor discusses the future of mobile commerce

Dude,you bought a Dell laptop using your phone The world’s largest mobile commerce platform company has a bird’s-eye view of how brands,retailers and consumers are turning to smartphones and tablets for fulfilling searching,shopping and buying activity. Does Usablenet see a tipping point for mobile commerce on the horizon? In this extensive interview,Jason Taylor,Usablenet vice president […]

BOKU Secures $35 Million Investment From NEA,Telefónica and Others

BOKU announced that it has secured $35 Million in funding. Investors include New Enterprise Associates (NEA),Telefónica Digital,as well as previous investors. “Payments are going mobile and we want to be at the forefront of this trend,” said Matthew Key,Chairman &CEO,Telefónica Digital. “BOKU has quickly established itself as a true innovator in the mobile commerce space and this […]

5 tips to develop an effective tablet strategy

Krishna Subramanian is chief marketing officer of Velti By Krishna Subramanian From the continued popularity of the iPad to the more recent release of the Kindle Fire, there is no denying that the tablet is more than a passing fad. In fact, according to a recent eMarketer report, an estimated one in three online consumers will […]

Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million For its Gift Card Payment Network

Openbucks announced the closing of a $4.8 million Series A funding round led by Yahoo co-founder, Jerry Yang, with the participation of Terry Semel, Greycroft Partners, BV Capital, Clearstone Ventures, Morado Ventures, Novel TMT Ventures, Inspiration Ventures, CrunchFund, SV Angel and TiE Angels. The Openbucks Gift Card Payment Network enables consumers who don’t have credit cards or […]