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NFC Alliances: Google + Mastercard + Citigroup. The ISIS Mobile Wallet: Are Visa, MasterCard and PayPal Under Siege? - Velocity - Remaking Personal Technology. Movistar, Vodafone, Orange partner on NFC m-payments. Spain’s leading mobile operators sign NFC collaboration deal. By Sarah Clark • nfcworld.com • Published March 16th, 2011 • Last updated 5 April 2011, 15:37 Orange, Telefónica Movistar and Vodafone are to work together to “achieve maximum compatibility and uniformity in both the customer experience and the technology used in order to simplify the adoption of NFC services by customers, other companies and technology providers.”

Spain’s leading mobile operators sign NFC collaboration deal

PACT: The three leading Spanish operators are working together on NFC The three largest mobile network operators in Spain have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at generating a stable NFC ecosystem and minimizing the risk of market fragmentation. Under the terms of the agreement, Telefónica Movistar, Vodafone and Orange will work together to promote the development of mobile near field communication services in Spain. Unlike deals such as the Isis joint venture between leading US operators AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, however, the Spanish operators are not planning to work together on a commercial level. In the Works: A Google Mobile Payment Service? "You'll be able to walk in a store and do commerce," says Google's Eric Schmidt.

In the Works: A Google Mobile Payment Service?

"You'd bump for everything and eventually replace credit cards" Google (GOOG) is considering building a payment and advertising service that would let users buy milk and bread by tapping or waving their mobile phones against a register at checkout, two people familiar with the plans say. The service may make its debut this year, say the two, who requested anonymity because the plans haven't been announced. It is based on near-field communication technology, which can beam and receive information wirelessly from 4 inches away. Google joins a slew of companies that want in on the NFC market, which may account for a third of the $1.13 trillion in global mobile-payment transactions projected for 2014, according to IE Market Research. EBay's (EBAY) PayPal may start a commercial NFC service in the second half of 2011, says Laura Chambers, senior director of PayPal Mobile. What the Oregon Test Shows. Google travaillerait sur un système de paiement mobile.

Abondance > Actualités > Google travaillerait sur un système de paiement mobile Selon le site américain Bloomberg, qui cite "deux personnes proches du dossier", Google travaillerait actuellement sur un système de paiement par téléphone mobile sans contact basé sur la technologie NFC (Near Field Communication), qui va équiper son prochian téléphone, le Nexus S. Le rachat récent de la société Zetawire, spécialiste du domaine, semblerait confirmer la rumeur. Le système pourrait permettre d'effectuer des paiements ou des vérifications (comme pour une carte d'abonnement de métro par exemple) en passant le téléphone près d'un lecteur adapté. La technologie NFC est déjà testée au Japon et dans certaines villes françaises. Google Works on Mobile-Payment Service. Google is working on a mobile-payment wallet and advertising service that could launch this year, enabling consumers to make purchases by tapping their NFC-enabled Android phones, sources told NFC Times, following an article today that the Web giant was considering the move.

Google Works on Mobile-Payment Service

It’s unclear, however, if Google and its partners launch the service, how they would overcome the formidable challenge of building an acceptance infrastructure at the retail point of sale. That would be a problem whether Google tries to launch its own payment scheme or–more likely–if Google partners with established payment networks. Fewer than 2% of merchant terminals in the United States are equipped to accept contactless payment from any brand, including Visa and MasterCard Worldwide. "Gaining merchant acceptance is always one of the cardinal challenges of getting a two-sided market, consumers and merchants," Todd Ablowitz, president of the U.S. Google Is Said to Plan Payment Test in New York, San Francisco. Google Inc.

Google Is Said to Plan Payment Test in New York, San Francisco

(GOOG) plans to start testing a mobile-payment service at stores in New York and San Francisco within four months, letting shoppers use their phones to ring up purchases, three people familiar with the project said. The company will pay to install thousands of special cash- register systems from VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) at merchant locations, said one of the people, who requested anonymity because Google’s plans haven’t been made public. ViVOtech Inc., a provider of mobile-payment technology, will also play a role in the tests, which will include Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., one of the people said. The project would put Google in a growing field of companies experimenting with so-called near-field-communication technology, which lets consumers pay for products and services by tapping a device against a register at checkout, giving them an alternative to cash or physical credit cards.

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