Google Wallet floundering, company explores options

In an environment where mobile payment technology is getting all the buzz, Google has seen disappointingly poor results.

30% of consumers would switch phones to get NFC

There appear to be two very distinct groups of people when it comes to mobile payments.

Sony's NFC-friendly Xperia sola phone

Sony has just unveiled the Xperia sola, a phone that it describes as having a "touch of magic."

LG's 5-inch Optimus LTE to come with NFC tags

LG's Optimus LTE phone has already turned heads with its 5-inch display and its 4:3 aspect ratio, but now it's gaining attention for another feature.

Google Wallet prepaid cards are allowed again

After a minor case of hysteria erupted over privacy concerns with Google Wallet, the search giant has re-enabled access for users paying with prepaid gift cards.

Paypal discredits NFC's momentum

Paypal believes that mobile payments are the future, but it doesn't think services like Google Wallet and the mobile joint venture Isis are the answer.

Coming soon: Mobile NFC boarding at airports

If you think paying for your groceries and gadgets with a tap of your phone is cool, wait until you get to the airport.

Big advancements underway in mobile NFC

Near Field Communication (NFC) wasn't a big topic at the Consumer Electronics Show, but it's still going to be a big force.

Google Wallet's fate is uncertain

The latest and greatest Galaxy Nexus is about to go on sale from Verizon, but it won't include support for Google's mobile payment app.

Paypal Android app gets NFC support

Handing over money to someone when you don't have cash available just got a little bit easier.

Visa confirms support for Google Wallet

The Google Wallet limitation of only accepting Mastercard accounts has quickly become a thing of the past.

Update: Google Wallet NFC app is now live

Google's app for paying at stores with your phone may be officially rolled out later today.

Report: Intel tablet to support NFC capabilities

Intel’s upcoming Android tablet will apparently boast Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities.

Nokia launches three new NFC, Symbian phones

Nokia still hasn't completely given up on Symbian.

American Express and Verizon tout digital payment initiative

Slated as the "next big thing," mobile payments are hot on the radar for carriers, credit card operators, and even daily deal sites.

US 'not ready' for NFC

So-called 'swipe and pay' systems like Isis and Google Wallet won't take off in the US for years, Gartner Group analysts believe.

Isis mobile payments venture signs major credit card deal

Isis - the mobile payments joint venture from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile - has signed up four credit card companies, potentially pushing it ahead in the race with Google Wallet.

PayPal showcases "bump to pay" for Android

PayPal is showcasing its peer-to-peer NFC platform at MobileBeat 2011.

Austin, TX to become NFC test city

Want to be among the first in the country to pay for your groceries with your cell phone?

Nokia intros the first, and last, Meego phone

Nokia announced a handful of new phones today, including the first to be powered by its own Meego operating system.