Google is halting plans to introduce a physical credit card connected to its Google Wallet mobile commerce network, All Things D reports.
Google Vice President of Wallet and Payments Osama Bedier has left the company.
Samsung Electronics is overhauling its Near Field Communications-enabled TecTile tag technology to address compatibility issues with its new Android-powered Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone.
BARCELONA, Spain--The GSMA said the 2013 Mobile World Congress attracted more than 72,000 attendees, surpassing the 67,000 who were at the 2012 show and setting a new record. In addition, GSMA Director General Anne Bouverot said the organization will work hard to improve the transportation issues that many attendees experienced getting to and from the Fira Gran Via.
Isis will revamp its mobile wallet user interface in collaboration with a new software partner and plans to expand its contactless payment platform to Apple's iOS, NFC Times reports.
Google released a new version of its Wallet contactless payment application, introducing a revamped user interface but stopping short of delivering the physical credit card rumored since last fall.
Visa has approved Research In Motion's Secure Element Manager technology for Near Field Communications-enabled mobile payments.
Verizon Wireless has denied it is blocking consumer access to Google Wallet, telling the FCC that the contactless payment application is not supported on Verizon devices because of integration obstacles.
While Apple is waiting for merchants to embrace NFC, a new Juniper report suggests merchants are waiting for Apple to give the technology its blessing by integrating it into iOS devices. It's a stalemate, and it's killing NFC's prospects in the U.S. retail market.
Juniper Research is scaling back its expectations for the global Near Field Communications retail transactions market by $70 billion, contending that Apple's decision to omit an NFC chipset from its new iPhone 5 has undermined retailer and brand confidence in the mobile payment technology.