Why NFC-Enabled Computers Will Usher in the Future of Online Shopping

Today at the Intel Developer Forum, MasterCard joined the chipmaker onstage to talk about electronic payments. Beneath all the marketing speak and generic statements however was a wonderful revelation: the two companies are going to partner up and give merchants and laptop makers the necessary technology they need to… » 9/11/12 4:40pm 9/11/12 4:40pm

Gemalto's New MasterCard PayPass SIM Will Let You Use Your Dumbphone to…

Soon digital security firm Gemalto's new MasterCard PayPass SIM card will make NFC payments possible on all GSM phones—whether smart or dumb. It means that you'll be able to use the SIM to manage and make mobile payments and—if it's successful—the SIM could bring the first mass commercial rollout of NFC payments… » 3/29/11 11:20pm 3/29/11 11:20pm

Nokia, Cingular Team for Pay-by-Phone Service in NYC

Nokia, Cingular, Citibank and Mastercard have all gathered around in a festive orgy to begin offering a trial pay-by-phone service in the NYC area. The cellphones will use the NFC (near field communications) credit card/cellphones and the already in-place Mastercard PayPass system. Folks will be able to walk up to a… » 12/15/06 11:06am 12/15/06 11:06am