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Articles tagged with: payment

Google Not Paying Its Employees??

iOS and Android are the two largest mobile operating systems today, and while Apple has paid over $2.5 billion dollars to its developers, we wonder what exactly is happening over at Google’s end.

According to a report by The Register, Android developers receipts aren’t matching the actual number that they are selling and are only getting paid for half of their applications.

NFC Hack For The iPhone 4

NFC is the newest way to pay for your stuff by allowing you to make transactions using your NFC equipped device. This feature is widely integrated in new Android devices but unfortunately, iPhone 4 doesn’t come pre-equipped with this technology.

Lack of a NFC chip hinders iPhone users from enjoying the blessings of near field communications and sometimes it becomes rather annoying for i-users when they see someone using an NFC equipped Android to make their payment (or so we assume). But as long as there is technology, there will always be those looking for ways to make the most out of it. Hopefully, making payments through your iPhone 4 are no more a problem.

PayPal Rolls Out Phone-To-Phone NFC Support

As the months continue on, NFC becomes less of a hearsay and more of a reality, and PayPal appears to be one of the founding fathers leading the movement. Although Google took a major leap forward when it said that it will support NFC payments, we have yet to see a full rollout on Android devices.

PayPal has just announced something a bit more interesting however, it now supports NFC payments for Android through phone-to-phone contacts. With this system, the need for a contactless reader to read the mobile payment is not needed.

Oracle Sues Google For Android Ad Revenue

Oracle Corporation has slammed a case against Google, in attempts of snagging a large portion of Google’s ad revenue through Android’s mobile operating system. Oracle reasons that Google’s Android stole seven of the former’s Java patents, and in a way, they’re seeking damages.

Oracle expert, Lain Cockburn, presents the case. Google denied the allegations in a filing made Monday through the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, stating that Cockburn’s statements are unreliable and misleading.

Visa And Square Partner Up To Buff Up Security

Since Visa’s investment with the mobile payment company, Square, we see that the two have announced a new version of the Square dongle that adds encryption and enhances security. Square has received much criticism in the past from Verifone, claiming that Square’s system is insecure and outdated.

Although Square has denied these allegations (who wouldn’t deny such allegations?), the company has introduced a new version of the Square reader that employs encryption, hinting that perhaps they did agree that security needed to be enhanced. Of course all this comes after Sony’s PlayStation Network gets hacked, is down for seven days, and has personal information of 70 million members stolen.

Samsung And Visa Bring NFC To London 2012 Olympics

Samsung and Visa are currently in talks about a partnership delivering NFC mobile payment technology for the London 2012 Olympics. Both companies are considering rolling an Olympics and Paralympics Games handset in London that will be specially equipped with the new NFC technology. The new phone will work with a Visa payment application and a special SIM card. The consumer will be able to make a purchase with the phone by opening the Visa application and holding it in front of a special contactless reader.

London currently has 60,000 contactless readers in place and VISA is working hard with banks and retailers to make that number even larger. Samsung and VISA sponsored athletes will be among the first to get their hands on the new phone, with consumers later able to buy the phone through…

American Express Hops On NFC Bandwagon With “Serve”

With all the recent talk about Citigroup and Mastercard joining the Near-Field Communications revolution, American Express has come to join the service. Amex has launched an official financial transactions service called Serve.

The technology is currently only available in the United States but is expected to be “served” abroad in the coming year. According to Yahoo, Dan Schulman, VP of American Express Enterprise Growth said…