07 May 2012
Deloitte prepared predictions in the field of development of IT-technologies and telecommunications. The main trends of these markets, in opinion of analysts of Deloitte, will be rapid development of the system of mobile payments on the base of NFC-technology (Near Field Communications), limitation of volumes of data transfer (the end of the epoch of unlimited Internet), as well as dynamic growth of the market of tablet PCs. “By the end of 2013 the...
05 March 2012
Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit Wraps with EMV, Mobile and Transit Innovators Discussing and Debating the Future of Payments
Princeton Junction, N.J., February 13, 2012 –After overflow keynote plenary sessions on Wednesday, the Smart Card Alliance 2012 Payments Summit continued last Thursday and Friday with the “all payments” agenda shifting to individual track sessions. Experts and innovators from payments, mobile and transit industries presented on the state of their industries and debated their futures. The 2012 Payments Summit, held last week in Salt Lake City, Utah, drew over 500 industry...
24 October 2011
Companies joining the NFC standards association include advertising agency Dentsu, handset makers HTC and ZTE, MNO payments joint venture Isis and, at board level, UK-based Barclaycard. The NFC Forum has announced details of 29 companies that have recently joined the international standards association. The new members include: Payments: UK-based Barclaycard has joined the NFC Forum at sponsor level, the highest available, and will have a seat on the forum's board of directors....
06 October 2011
For all those conspiracy theorists out there, 2012 just got a little more ominous. As required by legislation passed this last summer, Russia will adopt a universal ID card starting next year. The Universal Electronic Card (UEC) is intended to eventually replace all local, regional, and national forms of ID, providing a central database through which Russians can access everything from medical insurance to ATMs. According to the official website, the UEC will be adopted by around 1000 national and...
22 July 2011
Google, Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint announced and demonstrated Google Wallet , an app that will make your phone your wallet so you can tap, pay and save money and time while you shop. For businesses, Google Wallet is an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships by offering a faster, easier shopping experience with relevant deals, promotions and loyalty rewards. Google Wallet is currently in a field test and will be available to consumers this summer. At the event, Google, Citi,...
18 July 2011
The NFC standards organisation has signed partnership deals with the NRF's ARTS division as well as the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association and the Open Mobile Alliance. The NFC Forum has signed partnership agreements with the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (Apsca), the Open Mobile Alliance and the Association for Retail Technology Standards (Arts), a division of US retail association the National Retail Federation (NRF). "The interest in collaboration from this range of...
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