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Android

Black Hat hackers show off Android vulnerabilities in NFC and Google Play Store

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Google, like all tech companies, is in a constant battle with hackers to expose and close security holes in products like Android. At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, hackers demonstrated multiple ways i…

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Barclaycard PayTag intros NFC payments using stickers instead of internal hardware (UK only)

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Barclays has introduced its own contactless mobile payment solution. But while most of the NFC products we’ve seen have relied on internal hardware that requires users purchase new phones, Barclays P…

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Android News

Isis will challenge Google Wallet for NFC mobile payment supremacy in mid 2012, adds 3 new banks

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Only one mobile payment solution is likely to flourish in the United States, and Isis – the joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon – wants to be the one. And though Google Wallet has…

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Google Wallet counts NJ Transit as its first transportation partner

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The New Jersey Transit Corporation has announced that it will begin accepting Google Wallet for payments at select locations. Rather than have mass transit riders rely strictly on cash and credit cards, NJ Tr…

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Finance

U.S. shoppers geek out over Google Wallet…will Brits do the same? [Video]

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I’ve read a lot about Google Wallet today. Earlier this morning, I saw a report from a research company, reprinted by The Telegraph, that claims most consumers in the UK are fearful of near field communic…

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Finance

Google Wallet & Google Offers: pay with your phone and get shopping deals. “Your phone will be your wallet”

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Google raised the profile of near-field communications in the U.S. when it introduced the Nexus S last year. Google hopes to raise that profile – and profits – even further by launching a new NFC-b…

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Android OS

Android 2.3.3 update takes NFC up another notch

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The Nexus S launched with near-field communication support, but only for reading – not writing. An update to the Android 2.3.3 platform extends the capabilities of NFC on Android, including the abilit…

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Android

Researchers at Stanford show social NFC apps on the Nexus S

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Near Field Communication, or NFC, is a wireless short-range communication technology which enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10cm (3.9″) distance. NFC can be used for numerous…

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Android Apps

Android NFC apps finally putting feature to use

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Google believes near field communication (NFC) is the future of mobile, but the present is very limited since only Android 2.3 supports it and the Samsung Nexus S is the only device that can read NFC information…

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The Possibilities of Near Field Communications

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At the Web 2.0 Summit, Eric Schmidt announced that Gingerbread would include support for Near Field Communications (NFC), which he said could be used for various types of location services, and even eventual…

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AT&T

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon announce phone-based payment system

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Eric Schmidt revealed yesterday that the upcoming Nexus S would be among the first phones to usher in a new era of mobile payments among U.S. consumers. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon announced today it will b…

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