Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. ...
Companies around the world are wondering how they can harness the power of smartphones to gain a competitive edge at a time of quickly changing mobile technology.
(AP)—Many people use their smartphones to watch video, play games and wake them up in the morning. Some even use them to generate digital boarding passes to fly. So why not use phones to buy stuff at retail stores as well?
Coles and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia declared last month their intention to make use of near-field communication (NFC) technology, allowing users to transfer their personal and other banking details from a smartphone ...
(Phys.org) —Warnings about the use of contactless payment cards and Near Field Communication (NFC) capable devices are raised in a study led by a team of researchers at the University of Surrey.
Online commerce in Brazil last year grossed 22.5 billion reais (around $11.5 billion), up 20 percent over the previous year, the market research firm e-bit said Wednesday.
US credit card giant Visa announced Monday a global alliance with Samsung to let shoppers make payments by waving their smartphones near a special reader.
Beginning in early November, Starbucks customers will be able to pay for their cup of coffee at 7,000 U.S. corporate-run stores using mobile-payment technology developed by San Francisco startup Square.
In creating Twitter, Jack Dorsey changed the world of communication. In founding the company Square, he is redefining mobile payments. Yet one of Silicon Valley's brightest stars says he believes the future is all about the ...
For many of us, plastic has replaced cash for everyday shopping. If some technological wizards have their way, your phone will replace plastic one day.