Visa Rolls Out Commercial NFC Service in Malaysia
Visa has debuted one of the world's first, commercial launches of a wireless payment system based on near-field communications. Working with handset partner Nokia and wireless operator Maybank and Maxis. Subscribers may tether their Nokia 6212 phones, which have NFC chips embedded, to a credit card account and then swipe their phones to make purchases at some 1,800 participating retailers. Some of the places accepting the NFC payments include public transport, toll roads and parking lots.
Samsung Pay Launches In the US
Samsung today made its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, available to U.S. consumers.
Google Launching Android Pay Today
Google said it is making Android Pay, its reborn mobile payment service, available to Android handsets beginning today. The app will be pushed to small batches of users over the next week, according to Google.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.
Capital One Adds NFC-Based Payments to Android App
Capital One today added tap-and-go mobile payment powers to its Android application, independent of services such as Android Pay or Samsung Pay. Capital One cardholders can add their debit card or credit card to the Capital One Android mobile app and make secure payments anywhere contactless payments are accepted.
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