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Enabling the point-of-sale (POS) ecosystem for contactless is a critical step toward activating mobile payments. Already, we’ve seen POS hardware manufacturers start implementing terminals equipped with NFC technologies, but what’s in it for POS software and service providers? What do these groups need to know about contactless? How do they take advantage of the mobile payments movement to ensure merchant customers’ needs are met? What is the timeline for implementation?

The Isis Mobile Innovation Forum: Capitalize on a Contactless Future will help the POS ecosystem explore business opportunities and imperatives of contactless. On Feb. 21-22, industry experts will explore mobile payments, commerce technologies and revenue opportunities as this technology is deployed to consumers and merchants.

A recent Aite Group report suggests the NFC-enabled POS is poised to explode. Is your business ready to capitalize on this opportunity? To register or learn more about the Isis Mobile Innovation Forum, visit


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According to CNBC, eMarketer predicts 37.5 million U.S. consumers age 14 and older will make at least one purchase using mobile phones in 2012. Compared to last year, this is an increase of 10 million consumers paying with mobile wallets at local retailers, both big and small. To find out why mobile matters in the world of small business, read up on CNBC and Mashable’s latest reports.

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Visa Europe’s Contactless Barometer benchmark study is an interesting read and sheds insights on U.K. consumer adoption of mobile payments. Visa Europe found that while the availability of NFC-enabled handsets is expected to drive mobile payments, banks and retailers play a significant role in spurring consumer adoption. Similar reports suggesting consumers trust financial institutions to drive mobile payments are also circulating in the U.S. What are your thoughts?

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Bricks + Mobile shared a YouTube video highlighting key takeaways from its 2011 event, which focused on the intersection of retail and mobile. Doug Kilgour, a senior business development officer for Isis, participated in an event panel discussing the value proposition of contactless payments and mobile wallets. We thought you might enjoy these attendees’ insights.