Leaving aside Apple’s latest shiny hardware, in the shape of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6+ and the forthcoming Apple Watch, for those of us interested in personal finance, the most important announcement at yesterday’s event was the launch of Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay.
Barclaycard have launched PayTag, a contactless payment method courtesy of a sticker which it suggests you attach to your mobile phone.
There are several reports that Google will be launching its “Virtual Wallet” mobile payments system on Android phones this week.
Coffee chain Starbucks is the latest big outlet planning to trial contactless payments, following fast food giant McDonalds’ first steps into the technology.
Nokia has announced an exclusive deal with Angry Birds, one of the most popular games on the iPhone and Android mobile platforms. Could it help push NFC into the mainstream?
Mashable has taken a look at the big companies battling to replace your wallet with mobile phone NFC technology.
A recent patented granted to Apple seems to confirm that a future version of the iPhone (probably the iPhone 5) will have “E-Wallet” NFC functionality.
A few high-profile sites have been reporting on a BusinessWeek article which seems to confirm that Google is looking into its own mobile payment service using NFC technology.