Mobile Proximity Payment Forecast: Over 1 Billion Users by 2019

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Ovum has issued a bullish mobile proximity payment forecast. The category is the smallest segment of the mobile payments market, but the fastest growing, the research firm notes. The number of people worldwide using near-field communications (NFC) and other mobile proximity technology will mushroom from...Learn More

Apple Watch Requires an iPhone; iPhone 6 Carriers Include the Big Four

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Connected multi-purpose devices have been making strides toward obsoleting single-purpose products one by one (viz. cameras, CD players, radios, books and e-readers). The latest device in high-tech firms’ sights is the wristwatch — but if the launch of the Apple watch today is any indication,...Learn More

Near Field Communication Forum and Bluetooth SIG to Coordinate Efforts

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November 12, 2013 — WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association responsible for the development, promotion, and protection of the Bluetooth® specification and...Learn More

AT&T’s 2012 Consumer Industry Analyst Conference: A Digital Life Update

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In this “Part 2” post about the AT&T 2012 Consumer Industry Analyst Conference, we look at AT&T’s forthcoming Digital Life home automation and home control offerings, several other connected market initiatives, and provide a peek toward AT&T’s larger game plan.  Part 1 looked at developments...Learn More

NFC Forum Releases Standard Interface for Near-Field Communications

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Formed to advance development and adoption of near-field communication (NFC) technology, the NFC Forum has published and made available free for public download a new specification for an NFC controller interface (NCI) that “defines a standard interface within an NFC device between an NFC controller...Learn More

ABI: Next-Gen Wi-Fi Will Dominate on Mobile Devices

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The new IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol will begin to dominate in mobile devices, supplanting earlier 802.11b, g and n protocols in the next two to three years, according to a new report from ABI Research. Advancements in the form and function of mobile devices have...Learn More

Google Looks to Expand Empire to Mobile Wallets

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Billing it as “the next generation in mobile commerce,” Google, Citibank, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint introduced and demonstrated Google Wallet at an event in New York on May 26. Using Near Field Communications (NFC), the electronic wallet enables customers to pay for products and...Learn More

Sprint and Google Partner for Mobile Wallet

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 26, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today a partnership with Google to launch Google Wallet, an application using near field communication technology (NFC) to make your phone your wallet. When Google Wallet is available this summer, eligible Sprint customers...Learn More

Wireless Consortium Wants to Replace Credit/Debit Cards with Mobile Phone

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AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless today announced they will build Isis, a nationwide mobile electronic commerce network that the partners anticipate will eliminate the need for consumers to carry and use debit cards, credit cards, transportation cards and coupons, much less cold, hard...Learn More

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