Visa and Samsung have revealed the official mobile payment application for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It will make its public debut next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The payment application uses Visa’s payWave NFC-based contactless payment technology.
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Visa Inc. and Visa Europe have certified a number of NFC-enabled smartphones from Samsung, LG and Research In Motion for use with the Visa payWave contactless point of sale application. The Samsung Galaxy SII, LG Optimus NET NFC, BlackBerry Bold 9900, BlackBerry Bold 9790, BlackBerry Curve 9360 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 have all been added to the list of Visa-compliant payment products.
This means financial institutions can work with mobile operators to offer consumers one of these mobile devices with Visa mobile payment functionality.
We're squeezing plenty of news into this week's podcast, starting with a warning about so-called 'unlimited' data tariffs and ending with a new online gallery that hopes to put art into smartphones.