Monday, May 14, 2012

Will Google Wallet Gain Momentum on Virgin Mobile?

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Isis adds American Express cards to mobile wallet
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Beyond conventional credit cards, AmEx is also connecting the Isis wallet to its Serve digital payment and commerce platform, which the company introduced last year. Serve unifies online, offline and mobile payments into a single account that consumers ...
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Will Google Wallet Gain Momentum on Virgin Mobile?
Sci-Tech Today
Now, Virgin Mobile is getting into the Google Wallet game by offering the device, which features Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In order to run Google Wallet, smartphones need NFC, or near-field communication, capability. NFC is a short-range communication ...
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Samsung slips NXP NFC chip into Galaxy S III smartphone

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On Track Innovations: This Stock Has Nowhere To Go But Up
Seeking Alpha
The company has a patent portfolio that includes over 100 issued patents and pending patent applications encompassing product applications, software platforms, system and product architecture, product concepts for Near Field Communications, or NFC, ...
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Samsung slips NXP NFC chip into Galaxy S III smartphone
Inquirer
By Lawrence Latif CHIPMAKER NXP has announced that its PN65 chip will be driving near field communications (NFC) in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S III smartphone. NXP, which has its name on a significant number of NFC related patents, will have its PN65 ...
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Valuation, Analysis And Mobile Payments: MasterCard And Visa

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Valuation, Analysis And Mobile Payments: MasterCard And Visa
Seeking Alpha
MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V) are beginning to provide a service that allows consumers to pay merchants using mobile telephones. In this article there is an update on the mobile payment service technology and the valuations of both of these firms.
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Canada's Banks Pursue Mobile Payments to Catch U.S., Europe
Bloomberg
Canada's six-largest lenders including Royal Bank of Canada (RY), the biggest bank, as well as Credit Union Central of Canada and Desjardins Financial Group agreed to voluntary guidelines to develop mobile payments at retail outlets across the country, ...
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NFC phones and tablets with fingerprint security protection "expected later ...
NFC World
Biometric sensor specialist Authentec has introduced a new fingerprint verification sensor that has been specifically designed to protect access to NFC mobile wallets — and the first phones and tablets to include the product are expected to hit the ...
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Samsung T699 Coming To T-Mobile Says New User Agent String
TmoNews
With google selling the galaxy nexus itself it doesn't make sense for T-Mobile to sell it directly. It would be smarter to pay $400 and get it directly from the play store contact free. Well if T-Mobile can subsidize it to like $99 on-contract then ...
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First News Briefs for May 14, 2012
Wireless Week
The NFC-enabled merchant payment solution uses NFC tags from Digicel linked to mobile numbers and VeriFone's contactless payment acceptance systems. Mobile application development platform provider Kony Solutions has been selected by Aetna as the ...
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HTC EVO 4G LTE Lightning Review: The Phone That Would Be King (But Isn't)
Gizmodo
The One S (on T-Mobile) is good. The One X (on AT&T) is very, very good. The latest addition \is the EVO 4G LTE. Can it hang with its brothers? Remember the One X we liked so much? It's basically almost exactly the One X. (Read that full review for way ...
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Ingenico and POS Portal Lead the Way in Providing ISOs and Merchants With POS Devices Ready to Accept Secure EMV and NFC Mobile Payments


PRESS RELEASE
May 14, 2012, 11:00 a.m. EDT


A Leading Distributor of POS Terminal Modules Adds Ingenico's Entire Telium Product Range to Its Portfolio of Preferred POS Devices

ATLANTA, GA, May 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Ingenico, a leading worldwide provider of payment devices and services, and POS Portal, a top distributor of POS terminal modules, announced today that the distributor has selected Ingenico's new generation Telium series point-of-sale (POS) products for sale and distribution to its independent sales organizations (ISOs) in the United States. With the eminent migration to EMV chip-based contact and contactless payments in the U.S., the two companies made a pro-active decision to bring the latest Telium series POS devices, designed on the new Telium 2 technology architecture, into the U.S. marketplace. Under the agreement, POS Portal will distribute Ingenico's countertop terminals, NFC-ready mobile devices, and customer-facing terminals that are Class A certified and ready to securely accommodate all forms of payment including contactless, EMV, NFC mobile, and traditional magnetic stripe cards.
The complete Telium series covers iCT220 & iCT250 countertop terminals, iWL220 & iWL250BL (bluetooth) wireless devices, iPP220 & iPP320 PIN pads, and iSMP smartpay mobile device for iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R).
"As one of the top distributors of POS modular devices and solutions, we continuously strive to deliver value to our customers by encouraging innovation that solves real business challenges," said Joe Villamil, vice president of Business Development at POS Portal. "The migration to EMV presents complex challenges for our customers. We are confident that Ingenico and its new Telium range of POS products will be a perfect fit for our company. For one, our teams share a similar vision of providing a variety of complete and state-of-the-art POS solutions. And two, their latest line of products brings new options for our clients that are innovative and comply with all upcoming EMV and mobile 3G wireless mandates."
All Ingenico's Telium products offer the latest indsutry leading dual chip technology for higher performance, innovative design for customer convenience, and the most advanced security and encryption solutions that meet the latest PCI PTS 3.0 and international security algoriths including DES, TDES, RSA, DUKPT and Master/Session. Each device comes standard with all payment technologies already embedded to enable merchants securely accept and process electronic payments.
"As the largest POS hardware and software manufacturer, with 17 million terminals installed globally, our business is to continue to introduce the latest engineering innovations and security solutions to the point-of-sale. Our expertise is in designing and manufacturing the devices, and we rely on our partners to sell and distribute Ingenico products in the U.S.," said Bernie Frey, senior vice president of Acquirer Sales, Ingenico, North America. "We are very pleased to partner with POS Portal on the distribution of our Telium range of products to help meet ever changing and dynamic payment acceptance needs of their customers. We are ready and committed to equip POS Portal with the highest-performing POS products available in the U.S. market capable of supporting traditional and new types of payment such as EMV, contactless, and NFC-enabled mobile payments."
To learn more about Ingenico and its global product offerings, visit the company's website at www.ingenico.com
About Ingenico (ING) Ingenico is a leading provider of payment solutions, with over 17 million terminals deployed in more than 125 countries. Its 3,600 employees worldwide support retailers, banks and service providers to optimize and secure their electronic payments solutions, develop their offer of services and increase their point of sales revenue. More information on www.ingenico.com
About POS Portal About POS Portal -- Since 2000, POS Portal has been able, through hard work, determination and perseverance, to boast a lengthy track record of truly remarkable success. First, as a leading distributor of order entry and terminal modules, and over time, adding to that repertoire a role as the industry's leading innovator in customer service and merchant acquiring CRM. POS Portal is committed to continuing with the relentless pursuit of our corporate core mission: To provide exceptional unequaled customer service and innovation to the payments industry through mutually beneficial, long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.posportal.com




Smart Card Alliance Expands Industry Collaboration With Formation of Mobile and NFC Council


May 14, 2012, 11:05 a.m. EDT

Council Will Raise Awareness and Accelerate Adoption of Payments, Loyalty, Marketing, Promotion/Coupons/Offers, Peer-to-Peer, Identity, Access Control and Transit Applications Using NFC

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, May 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- With an estimated 100 million* smart phone handsets containing Near Field Communications (NFC) technology ready to hit the market in 2012, the Smart Card Alliance today announced the newly-formed Mobile and NFC Council to raise awareness and accelerate the adoption of the numerous applications possible with NFC technology.
"Many think of payments when they hear NFC, but the technology opens the door to many industries for innovative applications, such as ticketing, digital content exchange, secure identification, social networking, and communication between electronic devices," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "The Mobile and NFC Council will provide a bridge between NFC technologies and the industries who want to adopt NFC-enabled mobile devices to discuss and promote common standards and best practices."
The Council -- which has attracted over 60 organizations and more than 120 individuals to date -- will take a broad industry view and bring together stakeholders in the different vertical markets that can benefit from mobile and NFC applications including payments, loyalty, marketing, promotion/coupons/offers, peer-to-peer, identity, access control and transit applications. Council activities will include:
        
        --  Providing educational resources for organizations offering or
            implementing NFC applications and services to foster deployment of NFC
            technology in the marketplace
        --  Providing a business-focused organization where all industry
            stakeholders can collaborate, network, share implementation
            experiences, and discuss new mobile and NFC applications
        --  Identifying and collaborating with other industry organizations to
            discuss, define and promote standards for NFC application
            implementations
        
        


The Mobile and NFC Council will be managed by a newly formed cross-industry steering committee elected this month. Members of the 2012/2013 Steering Committee are:
        
        --  Trusted service managers: Amol Deshmukh, Gemalto; Sridher Swaminathan,
            First Data Corporation
        --  NFC chip and secure element manufacturers: Scott Allan, NXP
            Semiconductors; Brent Bowen, INSIDE Secure
        --  NFC tag suppliers: Rob Zivney, Identive
        --  NFC security/testing/certification labs: Berend van Geffen, Collis
        --  Consultants/consulting firms/mobile solutions evangelists: Deborah
            Baxley, Capgemini; Nick Norman, Consult Hyperion
        --  Systems integrators: Doug Morgan, C-SAM
        --  Financial institutions: Peter Ho, Wells Fargo; Scott Rau, Chase
        --  Payment brands: Josh Kessler, MasterCard Worldwide; Chandra
            Srivastava, Visa, Inc.
        --  POS equipment supplier: JC Raynon, VeriFone; Gerald Schoenecker,
            Ingenico
        --  Value-added service providers: Javed Chaudry, ViVOtech; David deKozan,
            Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.
        
        


"At this point in the commercial evolution of NFC technology, it is essential that organizations from all sectors of the global ecosystem work together to bring its benefits to more people in more ways," said Debbie Arnold, director, NFC Forum. "The Mobile and NFC Council will play a key role in nurturing these opportunities, and the NFC Forum looks forward to collaborating with the Smart Card Alliance in this vital work."
GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, fully supports the formation of the NFC and Mobile Council. Kevin Gillick, GlobalPlatform's Executive Director, comments: "Creating an environment that brings together diverse industry stakeholders to collaborate and discuss how NFC will be brought to market is key to the successful deployment of this technology. GlobalPlatform's Mobile Task Force, which works to align GlobalPlatform Specifications with the needs of the NFC community, looks forward to engaging with this new group to promote the use of standards and achieve ultimate consumer convenience."
The Mobile and NFC Council will meet next at the Smart Card Alliance NFC Solutions Summit 2012, held in partnership with the NFC Forum on May 22 - 24, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame, California. The full four day conference event includes a pre-conference workshop day, two day conference program and exposition, and an "open conference" format day. Throughout the event, industry leaders will discuss both payments and non-payments uses of NFC-enabled devices, and on the final day at the unique "open conference" day session, industry experts are encouraged to bring forth and present their own mini-session on any NFC topic. Details about the event, attendees, exhibitors, and agenda for the pre-conference workshops and the conference are now available at http:/// www.smartcardalliance.org/nfcsolutions .
With this announcement, the Mobile and NFC Council joins the Smart Card Alliance's other influential industry councils, which foster increased industry collaboration within a specified industry or market segment and produce tangible results, speeding smart card adoption and industry growth. For more information about becoming a Smart Card Alliance member and participating in the Mobile and NFC Council, contact Cathy Medich at cmedich@smartcardalliance.org.
About the Smart Card Alliance The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.
Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org .
*"Competitive Landscape: NFC Semiconductor Vendors 2012," Mark Hung, Gartner, February 2012



AmEx broadens Isis deal; Samsung and Visa to demo NFC at Olympics

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AmEx broadens Isis deal; Samsung and Visa to demo NFC at Olympics
Telecoms.com (blog)
Mobile financial services continue to gain momentum as American Express announced that it has added credit cards as a payment mechanism to the Isis mobile wallet venture in the US, while Samsung announced that it will be working with Visa to ...
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DoD approves BlackBerry NFC phones
NFC World
The move allows all DoD customers to use the approved mobile phones, including the NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and the BlackBerry Curve 9360, on DoD networks. "The army introduced a wide range of new apps and capabilities for their BlackBerry ...
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CTIA Wireless 2012 Recap
SymbianOne (press release)
Mastercard announced its payment developer APIs program. In fact, the show had the presence of all the major credit card companies. Payments, wallet, and commerce were the big talking point. Operators vs. OTT – The theme of Mobile World Congress ...
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MasterCard Heats Up Battle For 'Mobile Wallet'

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Narian Tools Let Consumers Create NFC Apps
MediaPost Communications
by Laurie Sullivan, 5 minutes ago Narian Technology will soon begin marketing a Web portal that allows mobile app developers and consumers to create a near-field communication (NFC) application in minutes. The group spearheading the project, ...
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MasterCard Heats Up Battle For 'Mobile Wallet'
Wall Street Journal
By Andrew R. Johnson Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--MasterCard Inc. (MA) is ratcheting up the battle for control of consumers' "digital wallets" with a new service that aims to simplify how consumers pay for goods online and on mobile ...
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AmEx Teams Up with Isis Mobile

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AmEx Teams Up with Isis Mobile
Zacks.com
In a bid to further expand its digital payment services, American Express (AXP - Analyst Report) or popularly known as AmEx, collaborated with Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture (JV) of US telecom giants – AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile and Verizon ...
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Nellymoser implements massive mobile marketing campaign using many technologies
QR Code Press
Its various mobile experiences included a number of different kinds of optimized content, such as videos and sweepstakes. • The first large near field communications (NFC) print-to mobile campaign – Wired Magazine had the first major print campaign ...
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Google Wallet Mobile Payment Portfolio Grows From Two Phones to Four

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Google Wallet Mobile Payment Portfolio Grows From Two Phones to Four
Wired News
On Friday, LG announced that its Optimus Elite handset will hit Virgin Mobile USA on May 15, and feature compatibility with Wallet, Google's mobile payments platform. Wallet ties into the Near Field Communication (NFC) chips found in a growing number ...
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LG Optimus Elite Written Review by Sydney
PhoneDog (blog)
Google Wallet allows you to take advantage of the phone's NFC capabilities to make easy payments with your phone by swiping it in front of a reader at a store. You can easily link your Citi Mastercard or any other credit card to your Google Wallet ...
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Friday Briefing: Microsoft is Going Social
Wall Street Daily
I've mentioned before that when it comes to mobile payment applications using NFC, Isis was quickly shaping up to be the one to beat. One main reason was because it had every major credit card company on board. While its main competitor, Google Wallet, ...
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CTIA - USA Technologies powers m-payments at vending machines
Mobile Payments Today
THE CTIA Wireless 2012 show had plenty of big mobile payment news from the major players in the space, but dig down beneath that hype and there were some good stories from the not-so-big players as well. One such company was USA Technologies.
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Orange tests NFC ticketing at Stade de France

News5 new results for NFC Mobile Payment
Visa and Samsung to promote mobile commerce at 2012 Olympic Games
QR Code Press
The initiative is meant to promote mobile commerce around the world by introducing those visiting the United Kingdom to NFC technology and mobile payment platforms. The Olympic Games have been identified as a promising opportunity to accomplish this ...
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Isis Adds American Express to Mobile Wallet
Wireless Week
Isis, a three-way mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, said American Express customers will be able to use its mobile wallet to make NFC payments after the service goes live later this year.
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Mobile Commerce Trends
Promotion World (press release)
Some technology trends involved in mobile commerce are: SMS based: Text messages are exchanged between customer and the exchange authority for transferring funds. After user is finished with purchasing, he sends a payment request message.
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Orange tests NFC ticketing at Stade de France
NFC World
By Mike Clark • nfcworld.com • 11 May 2012, 14:49 Mobile network operator Orange has conducted an NFC trial at the Stade de France, the country's national stadium. The trial took place on Saturday 5 May for a Top 14 rugby match between Racing M├ętro 92 ...
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Hands-on with the CAT B10 rugged Android phone
Geek
These apps really just re-direct to a mobile website or take you to a very basic list app. While those apps are still being polished, there's also a CAT Toolbox app. The Toolbox is filled with apps like rangefinders, levels, and a calculator.
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