This week's edition of The Fonecast starts with an Olympic theme.
We talk about mobile phone coverage at the London 2012 games - and then move on to mobile payments for Olympic visitors. In the middle of the show you'll find a handful of takeovers, Facebook's website and some wireless patents… before we end with a newspaper being fooled by a ghostly iPhone application.
This week's podcast starts with news about mobile phones at the London 2012 Olympic Games... and ends with a newspaper being fooled by a ghostly iPhone application. In the middle you'll find mobile payments, takeovers, Facebook, wireless patents - and much more.
Telefónica España - the Spanish mobile network operator owned by the parent of O2 UK - has launched a contactless NFC mobile payment project for its staff. It's called 'Distrito NFC' and is available at the network’s headquarters in Madrid.
1,000 Telefonica employees have been given Samsung NFC devices that'll let them use their mobile phones for payment in and around the business campus. Over 10,000 additional employees are expected to be added to the scheme as it develops.
Mark Bridge writes:
Welcome to this week's news summary from TheFonecast.com.
In Wednesday's podcast Iain joked that we ought to have a regular Olympics news story because everyone else was talking about the event constantly. Well, following the headlines about introducing WiFi to tube stations in time for London 2012 comes another Olympic news story.
Samsung and Visa have announced plans to introduce mobile payments to the UK in time for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Both companies are sponsors of the London 2012 event.
There'll be a Samsung Olympic and Paralympic Games mobile phone provided to athletes and also available to the general public. The phone will also require a Visa-enabled SIM card to enable NFC contactless payments.