Intel and MasterCard want to use near-field communication (NFC) to pay for things by touching your phone on your Ultrabook laptop.
Customers can soon make payments by tapping special credit cards or smartphones against new laptops. The system will work with Google Wallet.
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 new Softcard app from AT&T allows for tap-to-pay transactions -- assuming you have an NFC-enabled Windows Phone handset and meet other requirements.
Apple Pay or merchants' CurrentC? Consumers will have to decide which mobile payments system works better for them.
Apple will help consumers say buh-bye to plastic credit cards with the NFC-enabled iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch using its new mobile payment service Apple Pay.
Google Payments chief Ariel Bardin tells attendees at a payment conference that Google's efforts in mobile payments go beyond its initial Google Wallet implementation. And he said Google is in the mobile payments market for the long-haul.
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.
While NFC adoption has yet to set the mobile world on fire, Google moves to broaden access to Google Wallet with a debit card tied to your account.
Research firm Gartner publishes a report indicating that poor NFC adoption has curtailed mobile-payment growth worldwide. But on the bright side, mobile money transfer is booming and will continue to grow through 2017.