LG to Launch NFC Payment System in 2012
LG today announced plans to debut a mobile payment system across Europe that makes use of near-field communications. The system would be distributed to European retailers and would enable users of LG mobile phones in those markets to make payments with their phone. Speaking to Reuters, Jin-Yong Kim, vice president for business solutions at LG's Home Entertainment division, said, "The point-of-sale technology, which will be targeted at small and medium-sized businesses and will involve NFC or near field communications and cloud computing, is currently in beta testing. It will be launched next year." LG did not announce any specific plans to bring this technology to the U.S. Google recently added support for NFC to its Android platform, which will support mobile payments. Additionally, a number of handset makers and wireless network operators formed a joint venture in 2010 called Isis, which is meant to bring NFC-based mobile payments to retailers in the U.S.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Feb 23, 2018
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
LG Shuffles Execs, Makes Huge OLED Investment
Nov 27, 2015
LG Electronics is restructuring its business to make it lighter on its feet and better able to respond to changes in the market. Moving forward, each of LG's core businesses will have their own, independent leaders.
Sprint Expands Retail Deal with Dixons Carphone to 500 Stores
Feb 29, 2016
Sprint today announced a joint venture between it and Dixons Carphone to open 500 Sprint stores around the U.S. The joint venture follows a pilot program the two companies launched last year that saw them test Dixons' best practices in some 20 Sprint stores.
Google's Shopping Actions Make It Easy to Buy Stuff from Search Results
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced its Shopping Actions program, a way for retailers to surface their products in search results and ensure those products are easy to purchase. Google is bringing Shopping Actions to Google Assistant and Google Search, which will include a universal shopping cart on mobile devices, desktops, and Google Home products.
Qualcomm and TDK Partner Up On RF Joint Venture
Jan 13, 2016
Qualcomm and TDK today said they've agreed to form a joint venture that will see the companies create RF front-end modules for a wide range of devices. The two companies have created a venture called RF360 Holdings, which will be the legal parent of the new firm.