Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Deutsche Telekom Partners with Verious to Bring Mobile App Components to Developers Across Europe

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Deutsche Telekom’s New Developer Garden Component Marketplace, Powered by Verious, helps app developers turn code into money. Extensive catalogue of iOS, Windows Phone, Android and HTML5 Components Marketed Alongside Core Telecom APIs.

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Verious Inc., the leader in connecting app publishers and developers with code for mobile app development, today announced a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom, enabling Deutsche Telekom to launch the Developer Garden Component Marketplace for developers across Europe. The partnership includes mutual distribution and syndication of software components to better enable enterprise developers, major publishers and independent app developers to find, discover and integrate components and core telecom service APIs into their apps, dramatically increasing efficiency and app monetization. Verious is providing both the infrastructure and initial component catalogue to Deutsche Telekom to seamlessly enable developers to buy and sell code for mobile app development. Deutsche Telekom adds its own telecom service APIs and components from enterprise software providers to enhance the Developer Garden offering.
With its Developer Garden Component Marketplace, Deutsche Telekom is the first telco to enter the fast emerging app component market. The marketplace, powered by Verious, will enable developers to accelerate their app development projects; discover enabling services to build into their apps; and tap into entirely new revenue streams. Verious’ experience in operating a worldwide marketplace for mobile app components and source code makes them the ideal partner and infrastructure provider for Deutsche Telekom.
“Deutsche Telekom is one of the largest and most innovative telecommunications providers in the world, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them,” said Anil Pereira, founder and CEO of Verious. “We have seen tremendous interest from seasoned developers in Europe looking for ways to make more money from their code. Partnering with Deutsche Telekom through developergarden.com brings enormous business and developer reach and an additional stable of APIs and software components that are tailor-made for enterprise app development.”
Verious’ extensive catalogue of mobile app components across major smartphone and tablet platforms—including iOS, Windows Phone, Android and HTML5—has now been syndicated to Deutsche Telekom’s developer web site, http://www.developergarden.com. Additionally, Telekom’s APIs and partner listings will be added to Developer Garden and syndicated across Verious.com and the Verious Mobile App Developer Network, a network of popular sites and newsletters reaching over 1 million mobile app developers on a monthly basis. Based in Silicon Valley with a worldwide audience, Verious is the leader in connecting developers with components and services for mobile app development.
Mobile apps have created a $6B+ industry in just 5 years. Research firm Gartner Group predicts that by 2015, mobile app projects will outnumber PC app projects four to one. Given that most of the 17 million developers worldwide are migrating from Web-related initiatives to mobile apps, many of them are looking for answers on how best to both streamline and monetize their efforts. Enterprise developers are similarly searching for ways to leverage mobile apps for their businesses.
The value proposition of the new Developer Garden Component Marketplace powered by Verious is simple. App code from experienced developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) is made available to a wide range of app developers worldwide: 
  •     You’ve developed a great user registration process for your app that other developers can leverage? Now, you can sell it as a component!
  •     Your app needs an elegant visualized weather forecast, but you’re short on time and resources to code it? Now, you can find one and integrate it with just a few lines of code.
  •     You’d like to be inspired on the best ways to integrate payments into your app? Now, you can learn from top developers’ source code.
The Developer Garden Component Marketplace is a powerful extension of Deutsche Telekom’s existing Developer Garden offering which enables developers to leverage core Telekom assets such as network, billing, reach and customer relationships to create new kinds of powerful apps. Pre-built mobile app components will further help developers in their app development and monetization efforts.
About Verious
Verious (http://www.Verious.com, @Veriously) is the leader in connecting app publishers and developers with components and services for mobile app development. The company operates a mobile development marketplace and license management infrastructure, connecting mobile developers with pre-built components, mobile SDKs, rich software modules connected to APIs and other highly relevant content from leading companies across all leading mobile app development platforms.
Verious, which means "very serious", is backed by top-tier Silicon Valley investors and its team includes industry veterans with experience at leading mobile, software and trusted services companies including American Express, Apple, Oracle, Playdom, TRUSTe, VeriSign and VMWare. Media inquiries can be directed to Verious at 650-585-2926.

Weatherproof smart posters added to Enlighten range

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A weatherproof outdoor version of its Enlighten range of smart posters has been launched by Smart Poster Ltd. The outdoor Enlighten also introduces new fraud prevention technology to prevent tag diversion.

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Enlighten smart poster range for use outdoors
Enlighten smart poster range for use outdoors
Quote startEnlighten is at the forefront of these developments and will deliver enhanced customer engagement through new proximity marketing and will change the way people interact with the brands and marketing messages that surround themQuote end
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Smart Poster Ltd has launched a new weatherproof, outdoor version of its Enlighten poster range featuring NFC technology. The outdoor version is available in different sizes and can also be incorporated into a purpose-built monolith that is ideal for high footfall areas. The new external Enlighten smart posters complement the existing indoor range with the same ultra sleek, contemporary styling. Enhanced fraud prevention technology has been introduced into the Enlighten outdoor range to prevent the hijacking of the NFC tag, known as tag diversion. This new technology will, Smart Poster Ltd believes, set the standard for the secure transfer of information between smart posters and NFC enabled smartphones.
Enlighten enables a range of tailored and customised messages, including voucher and promotional offers, to be transferred direct to target audiences via their NFC enabled smartphones. Since its launch in October 2011 Enlighten has generated substantial interest in line with the worldwide groundswell towards the adoption of NFC technology.
Mark Bartlett, Managing Director of Smart Poster Ltd, comments, “In the next few years people will use their phones in a different way, with paying for goods and retrieving information or offers from smart posters becoming second nature – an everyday occurrence.
“Enlighten is at the forefront of these developments and will deliver enhanced customer engagement through new proximity marketing and will change the way people interact with the brands and marketing messages that surround them.
“The outdoor, weatherproof version of Enlighten was always part of our plans. More so, we know that consumers must have total trust in the technology. That is why we have invested heavily in our security feature to prevent tag diversion. Following exhaustive testing we are completely satisfied the security of Enlighten cannot be overridden or compromised in any way”.

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: American Express, Morgan Stanley, Facebook, MasterCard and Visa





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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: American Express, Morgan Stanley, Facebook, MasterCard and Visa (via PR Newswire)

CHICAGO, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include American Express Company…

iovation Releases "Fighting Mobile Fraud" White Paper That Details Increase in Mobile Fraud

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July 02, 2012 08:15 ET

iovation Releases "Fighting Mobile Fraud" White Paper That Details Increase in Mobile Fraud

Device Identification Leader Helps Protect Businesses From Cybercrime Originating From Mobile Devices
iovation
PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) - iovation, the Device Reputation Authority™ protecting online businesses from fraud and abuse, today announced the release of a new white paper entitled "Fighting Mobile Fraud." The white paper details the increase in mobile device usage, the corresponding uptick in fraud originating from those devices, business and technical decisions to make regarding fraud risk, and how iovation's device identification and reputation service helps businesses reduce credit card fraud, account takeovers and other abuses coming from mobile devices.
"According to newly-released statistics by Juniper Research, the value of mobile payment transactions is projected to reach almost 630 billion dollars by 2014," said Scott Waddell, Vice President of Technology at iovation. "This is a huge boon for the mobile device industry, but also a huge opportunity for cyber criminals. As the attack surface expands in the increasingly mobile Internet, solutions that promote collaborative fraud mitigation across mobile apps and web transactions are helping businesses adapt to evolving threats while protecting consumers from identity theft."
A key differentiator of iovation's device reputation solution, ReputationManager 360, is its ability to recognize and include mobile devices in its vast network of device associations. In this complex "association network," iovation associates groups of devices that are related to one another by looking at common account access for its customers. Knowing the network of associations helps businesses effectively identify fraudsters working in collusion and efficiently shuts down fraud rings at once.
While there are many options for device identification, iovation is the only provider of true device reputation. ReputationManager 360 exposes iovation's unique view of Internet activity to deliver actionable intelligence about the trustworthiness of the individuals at the other end of an Internet transaction. In doing so, the service analyzes device attributes and anomalies, consumer history across a broad swath of industries, and the network of associations that have been built over time. Each transaction is processed, scored and returned with device and risk data including an allow, review or deny recommendation.
To download iovation's white paper, go to www.iovation.com/mobile-fraud-whitepaper.
About iovationiovation protects online businesses and their end users against fraud and abuse through our industry-leading combination of shared device reputation and real-time risk evaluation. More than 2,000 fraud managers around the globe leverage iovation's database of Internet devices and relationships between them to determine the level of risk associated with any type of online transaction. Retail, financial services, social network, gaming and other companies make real-time queries to iovation's knowledge base of 950 million devices from every country in the world. Every day, iovation stops over 150,000 fraud attempts. For more information, visit www.iovation.com.

Play Ball! Citi® Customers Gear Up to Play with the Best in Sports



Citi® Gets You Into the Action With Unique Access to David Ortiz, Dwight Howard, Cal Ripken Jr. and More

NEW YORK--()--Childhood dreams of playing in the majors are one step closer to becoming reality for Citi®customers. This summer, Citi® Private Pass® is offering unforgettable experiences to be coached by John Calipari, attend camps with David Ortiz, Cal Ripken Jr. and Henrik Lundqvist and caddy for professional golfers. Citi Private Pass offers Citi credit and debit card customers access to the best in sports, live music, dining and family entertainment through special presales, access and VIP experiences.
“Citi Private Pass delivers exclusive experiences and access to the heroes of sports.”
“Whether our customers want their kids to get coached by champs or to play alongside the pros, we’re giving them more ways to enjoy the game,” said Ralph Andretta, Head of Co-Brands and Loyalty at Citi Cards. “Citi Private Pass delivers exclusive experiences and access to the heroes of sports.”
Exclusively for Citi customers and their families, Citi Private Pass is hosting a baseball training camp with Boston legend David Ortiz. The camp will take place in August 2012 in West Roxbury, with details soon to be announced onwww.citiprivatepass.com.
“I’m excited to partner with Citi Private Pass to create a unique baseball training experience for families in Boston this summer,” said David Ortiz. “From practicing, hitting and fielding, I hope it will be an experience they remember as long as they play.”
Citi customers can send their kids to a camp with Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken this July, where they will enjoy preferred pricing and a private luncheon. The camp includes daily instruction and games, a day at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium and a ticket to a 2012 Orioles game.
“Our camps allow kids to learn the game at a wonderful facility while having a great time. We really want kids to love the game and keeping it fun is an important part of our teaching philosophy,” said Cal Ripken, Jr. “We are confident that the Citi customers who have their kids attend the camps will learn terrific fundamentals, meet new friends and enjoy themselves.”
At ten upcoming instructional camps for kids, Citi is offering exclusive athlete luncheons with Dwight Howard, Henrik Lundqvist and other pros.
Citi Private Pass also offers adult fantasy sports experiences where customers can play with the pros over a weekend, or be coached by a college hoops legend.
“I’m thrilled to share the excitement and passion I have for basketball with fans,” said coach John Calipari. “For Citi customers that share my love for the game and have always wanted to experience basketball at a high-level, this camp is a unique weekend of championship-level fun here in Kentucky.”
Upcoming Citi Private Pass experiences for weekend warriors include:
  • Enjoy a weekend in the life of a college basketball player with Coach John Calipari.
  • Caddie for a professional golfer: Carl Pettersson and Robert Garrigus.
  • Play doubles tennis against the Bryan Brothers.
Learn more, and sign up for the weekly Private Pass newsletter highlighting upcoming experiences, on www.citiprivatepass.com. While the Citi customer purchases the ticket or experience, there are no incremental fees to enjoy Citi Private Pass. Citi customers with a Citi Amex, MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card have access to Citi Private Pass.
About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.comwww.citiprivatepass.comwww.citicards.com, | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube:www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://new.citi.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi







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Consumer Confidence Declines in June, According to the Discover U.S. Spending MonitorSM

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Consumers’ Discretionary Spending Intentions Head Lower as Confidence in the Economy, Personal Finances Weaken
RIVERWOODS, Ill.--()--Consumer confidence in the economy and personal finances, which are key economic indicators, worsened in June to the lowest levels since January 2012. The Discover U.S. Spending Monitor, a 5-year-old daily poll tracking economic confidence and spending intentions of nearly 8,200 consumers throughout the month, declined 4.8 points to 90.7 in June.
Highlights of Discover U.S. Spending Monitor Results
 April May June
  2012 2012 2012
Discover U.S. Spending Monitor Index 96.7 95.5 90.7
U.S. Economy Improving 33% 33% 29%
Personal Finances Improving 27% 25% 23%
 
Economic Expectations Weaken
  • The percentage of respondents who view the U.S. economy as improving dropped 4 percentage points to 29 percent in June.
  • At the same time, 53 percent of consumers now rate the U.S. economy as poor, which is an increase of 3 percentage points from the prior month and the highest level since January 2012.
  • Half of women now expect the economy to get worse, up 4 percentage points from last month; only 48 percent of men expect the same economic trend, and this remains unchanged from the prior month.
Personal Finances Worsen
Consumer sentiment about personal finances declined in June compared to May.
  • Consumers rating their finances as fair remained at 40 percent. However, those who view their finances as excellent or good was 4 percentage points lower at 33 percent while those who view their finances as poor increased 2 percentage points to 24 percent.
  • Consumers who anticipate their personal finances getting worse increased 4 percentage points to 47 percent.
  • The percent of parents with kids at home who believe their personal finances will get worse increased 8 percentage points to 48 percent and, for 18 to 39-year olds, there was a 6 percentage point increase to 44 percent.
Spending Intentions Flat to Lower for the Next Month
Consumers’ declining confidence in the economy and their personal finances is affecting their spending intentions as well. While half of respondents plan to spend about the same next month, those expecting to spend more dropped 4 percentage points to 25 percent.
  • Expectations for lower spending on home improvements increased 4 percentage points from the prior month to 48 percent.
  • Nearly 47 percent of consumers expect to spend less on discretionary purchases like going out to dinner or the movies. However, those expecting to spend more held steady at 12 percent.
  • More consumers expect spending on major personal purchases, like vacations, in the next month to be lower, with a 6-point increase to 48 percent.
About Discover U.S. Spending Monitor
The Discover U.S. Spending MonitorSM is a monthly index of consumer spending intentions and capacity that is based on interviews with a random sample of 8,200 U.S. adults conducted at a rate of 275 per night. In addition to spending, the survey asks consumers their opinions on the U.S. economy and their personal finances. The Monitor began in May 2007 with a base index of 100. Surveys are conducted by Rasmussen Reports, an independent survey research firm (http://www.rasmussenreports.com).
About Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. Its payment businessesconsist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discoverfinancial.com.

Ingenico Terminal Brings EMV, NFC and Point-of-Sale Payment Options to US

SOURCE: INGENICO

July 03, 2012 08:00 ET

Ingenico Terminal Brings EMV, NFC and Point-of-Sale Payment Options to U.S. Customers

Chase Paymentech Selects Ingenico's Telium Terminal for Current, Emerging and Future Payment Technologies
IngenicoATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Jul 3, 2012) - Ingenico, the leading worldwide provider of payment devices and services, announced today that Chase Paymentech, a leading merchant acquirer and payment processor, has selected Ingenico's new generation Telium iCT250 point-of-sale (POS) terminal for sale to merchants in the United States. In anticipation of newly emerging payment technologies and the migration to EMV chip cards in the U.S., the Telium iCT250 represents a sharp color screen POS solution that enables merchants to accept current and future payment types within a familiar, but powerful countertop form factor.
Both companies closely collaborated to conclude the Class A certification of Ingenico's iCT250 hardware and application on Chase Paymentech Solution's Tampa (PNS) processing platform using their proprietary UTF message format. The certification makes Ingenico's Telium iCT250 terminal and application available as a stand-alone countertop or in a combination with external Ingenico's iPP220 & iPP320 PIN Pads to merchants nationwide. With the certification in place now, Chase Paymentech is making the iCT250 terminal available nationwide to merchants with direct, uninterrupted support.
"Meeting demanding requirements to secure Chase Paymentech's Class A certification for our iCT250 product was not an easy task. There are very few solutions available to merchants that can support all of the emerging payment types, and even fewer are truly operational," explained Thierry Denis, president of Ingenico, North America. "We view the certification as a testament to Chase Paymentech's dedication to ensure that their solution provides merchants with an uncompromising payment platform that securely handles traditional and NFC mobile payments including EMV contact and contactless transactions, and a future foundation for digital couponing, and loyalty redemption."
With the Chase Paymentech iCT250 solution, merchants can securely accept transactions presented by EMV chip cards, NFC-enabled mobile phones, contactless cards, and traditional magnetic stripe cards.
"As emerging payment options gain adoption in the U.S., merchants are looking to make the customer check-out process as easy and safe as possible," said Mike Duffy, president of Chase Paymentech. "The Future Proof terminal, designed and manufactured by Ingenico, is a one-stop solution for merchants to keep accepting today's forms of payment and prepare for new consumer payment preferences on the horizon."
The new Telium based iCT250 terminal, available in the U.S. and Canada, was designed to meet the requirements of Visa's Technology Innovation Program (TIP) and the key elements outlined inMasterCard EMV Roadmap in the U.S. The terminal's clear backlit graphic display on a color screen and backlit keypad allow easy transaction reading in any lighting conditions and clear signage to promote the merchant's brand.
To learn more about Ingenico and its global product offerings, visit the company's website atwww.ingenico.com
About Ingenico (ING)Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) 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



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Frost & Sullivan Honors SafeNet’s Cloud-based Authentication Service with Innovation Award

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July 03, 2012 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time 

Frost & Sullivan Honors SafeNet’s Cloud-based Authentication Service with Innovation Award

BALTIMORE--()--Today, Frost & Sullivan recognized SafeNet, Inc., a leading global data protection company, with its New Product Innovation Award, Europe, for Cloud-based Authentication Services. SafeNet received the accolade for the development of BlackShield Cloud, which delivers an innovative, flexible, and cost-effective cloud architecture with both an on-premise and authentication-as-a-service solution.
“With the rise of online crime, identity theft, and system attacks, enterprises are under increased pressure to implement robust security protocols, while ensuring the solution deployed is scalable and can grow with business needs”
“With the rise of online crime, identity theft, and system attacks, enterprises are under increased pressure to implement robust security protocols, while ensuring the solution deployed is scalable and can grow with business needs,” said Charanya Balasubramanian, Senior Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “SafeNet offers extensive flexibility to customers by supporting a vast token range and delivering a comprehensive self-service portal that reduces management costs. In addition, ease of deployment and compliance to several industry regulations makes it a preferred choice for global customers across industries. The breadth and delivery of SafeNet’s authentication portfolio helps customers meet the demands induced by increasing mobility and localization. By accommodating emerging trends in security, we expect SafeNet to gain a strong foothold in the Cloud-based Authentication Service segment.”
Below is the criterion and commentary that Frost & Sullivan utilized when evaluating SafeNet BlackShield Cloud against its competitors:
  • Innovation: BlackShield Cloud positions itself uniquely by bringing together cloud, token-less mechanisms, and automation to meet the changing requirements of authentication. Moreover, BlackShield Cloud offers an effective logon mechanism for any token type across all resources accessed by users from their internal enterprise network through public and private cloud applications.
  • Leading-Edge Technology: The technical excellence of the SafeNet team is reflected by the ability to deliver one time passwords on-demand in a Web-based business environment with great level of flexibility without compromising on security. The BlackShield Cloud is backed by multi- tenant architecture to support comprehensive management of multiple accounts.
  • Value Added Features/Benefits: BlackShield Cloud offers the flexibility and scalability required to support the growing mobile workforce—the solution offers specific APIs that permit integration into enterprise workflows from mobile devices and complies with different security standards, including Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), Payment Card Industry (PCI), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Customer ROI: By offering a simple price-per-user model, BlackShield Cloud protects customers from known, hidden, and extra costs. In addition, the availability of a ready-to-go full virtual authentication server hosted from a cloud, averts the need for additional infrastructure or ongoing infrastructure costs.
  • Customer Acquisition/Penetration Potential: As the need for business-to-business authentication is becoming more common, SafeNet has rightly identified this opportunity and has devised specific channel partner strategies to accelerate growth across multiple areas.
“Frost & Sullivan’s recognition of SafeNet’s innovation in cloud-based authentication service is further validation of our strategy,” said Jason Hart, Vice President of Cloud Solutions at SafeNet. “The emergence of authentication as a service has created an opportunity for us to help our customers easily and securely migrate their data from the enterprise to both private and public clouds in a cost-effective manner. Importantly, the breadth of our market-leading authentication solutions and the scalability of our BlackShield platform will enable our customers to stay ahead of the rapidly changing security landscape, as well as meet the increasing demands of emerging security regulations.”
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.
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NFC Keychain for iPhones and Android Devices from China RFIDNFC


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NFC Keychain for iPhones and Android Devices from China RFID
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NFC Solutions From STMicroelectronics Enable Wasion Group's Power Meters
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Mobile phones set to provide access control with NFC

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Orange France Rolls Out NFC Sims for All Customers
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The Near Field Communications (NFC) technology that enables it is regarded as pretty robust. The problem has been in deciding on who takes responsibility for customer transactions: the handset manufacturer, network, credit company or any other ...
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Mobile phones set to provide access control with NFC
InformationWeek India
With the advent of Near Field Communications (NFC), your humble smartphone could replace the access control card you use when you enter your company.






NFC Cometh? 1M Android NFC Devices Shipping Each Week

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Report: Mobile device hardware security market to hit $1.9 billion by 2017
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According to OTI, this is the foundation of the company's Contactless Payments and NFC Insert (COPNI) solution, which enables mobile network operators to provide after-market NFC payments services to their subscribers' phones, whether they're embedded ...
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NFC Cometh? 1M Android NFC Devices Shipping Each Week, And Prototypes ...
TechCrunch
... which apparently reveal that the new phone will include an NFC chip and antenna. Obviously, as 9To5 points out, the implications of this would be pretty huge, setting Apple up to launch its own mobile payment competitor to Google Wallet and ...
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Rumor: iPhone 5 prototypes show embedded NFC
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The addition of NFC to the iPhone would likely complement Apple's recently revealed Passbook mobile wallet app, finally pitting Apple against Google, Isis and now Microsoft for control of the mobile payments market. NFC integration could also allow ...
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Marketers Wait To See If Consumers Will Open 'Mobile Wallets

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