"NFC" entries

Commerce Weekly: Square upgrades Card Case with geofences

Square's upgrade links location and real-time, and a new survey finds mobile users are shy about buying.

Square's Card Case adds geofencing capabilities to allow merchants to tap passers-by. Oracle's new survey finds users are becoming more comfortable about sharing location data, but they're still sheepish about transactions. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Groupon’s long and winding road to an IPO

Groupon takes its show on the road, Square targets the mainstream, and contactless payment is coming to airplanes.

We take a look at Groupon's bumpy road to an IPO and its slow-but-promising Now product. Also, Square makes a deal with Walmart and WestJet will test tap-and-pay in the skies. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Groupon's long and winding road to an IPO

Groupon takes its show on the road, Square targets the mainstream, and contactless payment is coming to airplanes.

We take a look at Groupon's bumpy road to an IPO and its slow-but-promising Now product. Also, Square makes a deal with Walmart and WestJet will test tap-and-pay in the skies. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Google juices its Wallet

Google boosts Wallet's capabilities while PayPal powers eBay's earnings.

If you own a Nexus S 4G and Google Wallet you've now got more ways to pay and save. Also, eBay's commerce channels boost the company's Q3 revenue. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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ePayments Week: Will NFC add value?

Square asks, who needs NFC? Fire's threat to iPad, and UK mobile broadband use.

Square’s COO questions the value proposition of NFC. Also, early reaction to Amazon’s Fire tablet, and interesting — and obvious — stats about mobile broadband use.

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Getting physical with Android, NFC and the ADK

Android meets Arduino as the ADK and NFC allow new physical interfaces.

Brian Jepson and Tyler Moskowite discuss Near Field Communication, the Open Android Development Kit, and the role Android can play in hardware hacking.

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ePayments Week: Contactless payment (and zombie survival tactics)

PayPal preps NFC payments and eBay buys Zong to add direct billing to its toolkit.

PayPal preps NFC payments, while parent eBay buys Zong to add direct billing to wireless accounts to its toolkit. Also, the three types of social commerce and who's driving them.

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ePayments Week: AliPay gets physical

Barcodes in china, acoustic fingerprinting, and mCommerce is on the rise.

China's top online payment service launches a barcode payment system. Also, an app looks for acoustic fingerprints and mCommerce is predicted to hit $670 billion by 2015.

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ePayments Week: eBay's ecommerce platform

Magento fills out eBay's platform ambitions and a report predicts $50 billion via NFC by 2014.

eBay's latest acquisition, open-source commerce platform provider Magento, clarifies its ambitions to become a partner for retailers of all sizes. Also, Juniper Research predicts $50 billion in NFC mobile payments by 2014.

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Search Notes: Connecting Google's dots

How Wallet could fit in with other Google tools, correlate your own data, removing content from search.

In the latest Search Notes: Thoughts on how Wallet could connect to other Google services; a new tool to correlate your own data with search results; international search share; an easy way to remove your content from Google's view.

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