Customers can soon make payments by tapping special credit cards or smartphones against new laptops. The system will work with Google Wallet.
The maker of iPads, iPhones, and Macs will begin paying a regular dividend and will buy back stock. It plans to spend $45 billion in the first three years of its new programs.
Intel and MasterCard want to use near-field communication (NFC) to pay for things by touching your phone on your Ultrabook laptop.
eBay-owned online payments company jumps into the near-field communications fray with a demonstration using Sprint's Nexus S at the MobileBeat conference.
The leader of the payments business looks to the future and says Bitcoin is a good idea -- but not yet actually a currency. Tap-to-pay, meanwhile, is a dud.
Keys, wallet and cell phone. Most people don't leave home without them. But what if you could ditch your wallet? PayPal, Google, and other tech companies are working to turn your smartphone into a mobile wallet, where you can pay with just a tap or swipe. CNET's Kara Tsuboi headed out to San Francisco's Outside Lands music festival to see if mobile wallets were really more convenient.
The company's near-field communications sticker for handsets has been used by companies to test out tap-and-pay services.
Google negotiates with music labels, ultrabooks could add tap-to-pay, and Kobo copies Amazon by putting ads in its cheaper Touch e-reader.
Google negotiates with music labels, Ultrabooks could add tap-to-pay, and Kobo copies Amazon by putting ads in its cheaper Touch e-reader.
It's true--Sprint is launching a 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We're not sure when or for how much, but one thing is certain--it makes better use of NFC's tap-to-pay technology.