Lenovo representatives at the Expand conference in San Francisco have confirmed that some of its ThinkPads will come with embedded NFC readers later on in 2013.
According to Engadget, processing partnerships are still in development stages; however some Ultrabooks and ThinkPads would receive the NFC upgrades. The news is significant when we consider that we have seen contactless payments in plenty of smartphones, but widespread implementation of NFC in laptops is yet to be seen.
Barclays has signed contracts with six of the fintech startups that just graduated from its second New York accelerator programme.
Company card killer Pleo has raised $3m in new funding as it prepares for public launch in the UK and Denmark.
Cheques are become less and less common in the UK according to new research from global market research firm Mintel which claims contactless card use has overtaken cheque payments in the UK for the first time.
Payments for digital and physical goods made mobile operating system-based payments platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay are expected to boom in the next few years according to new analysis from Juniper.