Tag: NFC

Rogers Bringing NFC SureTap MobileWallet to Canada In “Coming Weeks”

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The mobile wallet is one of the most promising features of smartphones. You might lose your wallet or credit card a couple times per year, but you’re much less likely to lose your phone. The fact that you look at your phone around 150 times per day, and your phone comes with software to help you recover your phone, means it’s much more secure to have your wallet in your smartphone than in your pocket. In the coming weeks, Rogers will bring the NFC enabled suretap wallet to BlackBerry and Android.
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RIM Gets Approved by Visa for NFC Mobile Payments

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RIM has recently announced that their Secure Element Manager (SEM) for NFC based mobile payments has been approved by Visa. The approval of what is known as a very strict process opens the door for secure mobile payments for all future NFC enabled BlackBerry devices. Continue reading ‘RIM Gets Approved by Visa for NFC Mobile Payments’

Square Partners with Starbucks to Bring Innovative Mobile Payments

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Mobile payment system Square and retail coffee giant Starbucks Coffee partner to bring Square’s innovative mobile payment system to Starbucks Retail stores. This is a huge boost for Square as Starbucks boasts lots of retail locations and clients who are open to alternate payment systems that give additional benefits.
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HID Global and Arizona State University Pilots NFC Access Program for Students and Staff

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HID Global and ASU is piloting a program that allows students and staff to use NFC on smartphones in order to gain access to certain facilities and thus making the access card obsolete. Generally, it makes more sense to use a smartphone with NFC versus a card because the smartphone is more secure and much more difficult to lose. Below is a video demonstrating the pilot program, which for some reason shows an iPhone which doesn’t have NFC, although RIM is credited in the press release as being a hardware partner.
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RIM Launches BlackBerry Music Gateway That Connects Your BlackBerry to your Stereo

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The BlackBerry Music Gateway is a great way to play music remotely from your BlackBerry Playbook or phone. With the ability to pair to new sources using NFC, RIM’s stereo connectivity solution is easier than ever.
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Huge Win for BlackBerry: Rogers and CIBC Announce NFC Mobile Wallet App Set to Launch This Year

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This is what we’ve been waiting for: a bank and a carrier to finally announce a mobile wallet application with at least of hint of when it will launch. Rogers and CIBC have announced a mobile payment solution that will allow customers to use their NFC-enabled BlackBerry exactly as they would a credit card. The app will be available “later this year” and will initially be limited to CIBC Mastercard and Visa credit card customers.
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