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Movie tickets via NFC phones offered first in Singapore

Singapore mobile operator StarHub will allow users of its SmartWallet service to collect their movie tickets with a tap of their NFC smartphone.


Counter service is going the way of the Dodo

Businesses are beginning to use mobile devices and apps to remove the large piece of furniture between service reps and customers.

15 non-payment uses for NFC

Near-field communication can be more than just mobile payments. We found more than a few examples of NFC at work during Mobile World Congress.


Samsung Wallet to take on Passbook as Google dallies

Samsung plans to launch its own wallet service.


Samsung launches Android-based media center HomeSync

Samsung Electronics introduces the Android-based HomeSync media center, which can be used to watch movies, play games, and also provide private and shared storage.


Take your smartphone to lunch and let it pay for you

Restaurants such as the California-based grilled cheese chain The Melt streamline your dining experience with online ordering, apps, and QR codes.


RIM gets Visa approval for mobile payments via NFC

Research in Motion announced Wednesday that credit card company Visa has approved RIM's security management system for use in mobile payments made with smartphones or tablets that use a Near Field Communication chip.

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High-tech homes: Fridges on Facebook and smart security

Home appliances are becoming more intelligent with near-field communication technology, wireless connectivity, and apps by the hundreds.

Broadcom says chip integration will drive NFC adoption

Broadcom thinks it can make NFC a common smartphone feature by offering it in a chip with other wireless technologies, even if making payments with the technology doesn't catch on for years.


Technology firms look stable as earnings season begins

Reports from software makers have helped keep up investor confidence in tech stocks despite continued uncertainty in the economy.