Tag: NFC

  • Barcode vs NFC Payments on iOS6 and iPhone5 – Why Barcodes Are Better

    Barcode vs NFC Payments on iOS6 and iPhone5 – Why Barcodes Are Better

    With Apple’s eminent announcement of iOS 6 today, mobile payments will get yet another major boost. Now my barcode-scan based payment scheme won’t be restricted to only the beloved Starbucks app, but will open up to lots of other applications too. A few thoughts on Barcode Scan Payments vs NFC Payments. Certainly not fully fleshed…

  • What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    Very interesting roundup of all of the uses for the new iPhones NFC Antenna. If Apple does in fact include an NFC antenna in the new iPhone, and if implimented correctly, the implications are quite exciting.. Word just leaked that the next generation of iPhones will come with a special kind of antenna, designed for…

  • Microsoft, Thanks For Finally Getting Onboard with QR Codes

    Microsoft, Thanks For Finally Getting Onboard with QR Codes

    Microsoft, thank you thank you for getting with the program here and supporting internationally standardized QR codes in with your proprietary tags. QR codes are just beginning to take hold here in the United States, and at the same time are being made obsolete by technologies like NFC, and location based payments like Square Wallet.…

  • SXSW Future15 – NFC and RFID, How It Will Change Mobile

    Future15 – NFC and RFID, How It Will Change Mobile, presented by David Berkowitz, Sr Dir of Emerging Media, 360i Summary: How Near Field Communication (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) will change the wireless industry, user experiences, marketing, and shopping. Mobile phones a now being looked as a ubiquitous device that plays an increasingly…

  • SXSW Solo – Thin is In. The Future of Digital Wallets

    SXSW Solo – Thin is In. The Future of Digital Wallets

    Solo – Thin is In. The Future of Digital Wallets, presented by Christina Nguyen White, User Experience Designer, SapientNitro Summary: The growing hole in your back jeans pocket is getting a bit too personal. No need to swipe anymore. Just scan. When can we get rid of our wallets without losing the cash? We know…

  • Linking Foursquare With… My American Express Card?

    Linking Foursquare With… My American Express Card?

    Yes, it’s true, AMEX is doing a big promo with Foursquare for South by Southwest this year. Sign up and link your amex card with your Foursquare account, and get bonuses. That’s great for now, but is just a small first step in a much larger revolution – connecting our wallets together with our location,…

  • Wikipedia traffic tool

    Wikipedia traffic tool

    Quick post for today – This tool for looking at wikipedia traffic was just passed around my office. The tool, from Grok.se, lets users look at traffic trends on wikipedia articles over time.  This screen shot below is for NFC, a wireless protocol that’s seen increasedinterest lately, as it starts to be integrated into mobile…