mobile payment

Visa and Samsung partnership hopes to accelerate NFC mobile payments

NFC has plenty of uses aside from mobile payments, however that is often where the topic seems to come back to. There are several solutions such as Google Wallet and ISIS, however neither are widespread in use. Some had thought that Google would have been able to convince people that they needed to be buying things with the swipe of a smartphone, however that doesn't seem to have happened. Enter the next possibility, Samsung and Visa. These two companies have announced a new partnership in hopes to accelerate NFC-based mobile payments.

Jumio Netswipe Mobile turns your smartphone camera into a credit card reader

Jumio has announced the release of Netswipe Mobile for Android. And for those not familiar with Jumio, they are bringing their credit card scanning solution to Android. Yes, the Netswipe Mobile solution was previously available for iOS. That aside though, this solution will be available for app developers and is designed to turn your "smartphone camera into a real-time, secure credit card reader."

Verizon contradicts itself with ISIS approval and Google Wallet block

It looks like we've learned a bit more behind the Google Wallet block on Verizon Wireless today. There's been a lot of talk lately about this "secure element." Most of that talk is from Verizon who claims the secure element is the reason they don't allow Google Wallet on their network. What is that you ask? The secure element is in most new devices using NFC and securely handles credit card information, royalty cards, and everything else for mobile payments.

ISIS Mobile Payments officially launching October 22nd

Today the folks from ISIS have actually confirmed the October 22nd launch date for their mobile payment system. After multiple tips, leaks, and rumors suggested it was coming soon today they've made it official. After multiple delays ISIS will finally launch on October 22nd in two test cities. Those being Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas.

T-Mobile ISIS Mobile Wallet test program launching October 22

ISIS, the mobile payments platform we've been hearing about for months, is finally going to launch on October 22 of this year. Well, it's not a full launch, more like a pilot to test the service, but it's still a step in the right direction for sure. A leaked image of what looks like a T-Mobile internal document posted by TmoNews clearly shows that they plan to have this app hit Google Play on the 22nd.
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