Category Archives: Contactless NFC

Google to buy Softcard?

It has emerged over the weekend that Google is leading talks to acquire Softcard, the troubled mobile payments company that is being eyed by a number of potential suitors, said people familiar with the matter. The search engine giant is (more…)...
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Have US telcos pulled out of Softcard?

Amid rumours that owners AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless had decided to stop funding the NFC payments outfit little more than a year after its launch, Softcard, the mobile payments venture owned by America’s leading telcos, is slashing jobs (more…)...
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Apple Pay continues company sign up success

According to the New York Times, the list of companies working with Apple Pay continues to grow. On Tuesday, Apple announced that in recent weeks the company had signed up dozens more banks, retail stores and start-ups to adopt Apple Pay, the (more…)...
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Apple Pay early adoption stats

ITG Research has released  figures which show that iPhone users, via Apple Pay, were responsible for 1% of digital payment dollars spent in the month of November. The ITG Mobile Payments report, which uses data from the firm’s proprietary consumer panel, found that Apple Pay (more…)...
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Samsung to launch Apple Pay rival

Samsung is said to be discussing a deal with a payments start-up that would help the smartphone maker introduce a mobile payments system in 2015 to rival Apple Pay, multiple sources report. The technology would allow people with certain Samsung phones to pay (more…)...
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Barclaycard deploys contactless gloves

Barclaycard is to trial gloves that allow people to pay for their shopping via contactless, following demand for a wearable payment item that makes paying quicker and easier when laden with shopping bags. In a survey by Barclaycard, which quizzed 2,000 (more…)...
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