Three bigwig carriers in China, Japan, and Korea agree on NFC 'roaming'

In a highly noteworthy move which will pave the way for travellers across East Asia to use their mobile handsets for travel as well as payments, common standards for touch-card technology have recently been agreed upon by three bigwig mobile operators in China, Japan, and Korea.

Visa announces global alliance with Samsung for mobile payments worldwide

In a Monday announcement, US credit card giant Visa said that it has worked out a global alliance for mobile payments with Samsung, for giving shoppers the benefit of making payments by waving their smartphones near a special reader.

BCX Group: Technology is one of the challenges SMEs face in Nigeria

During the course of the launch of `cloud computing services' in Lagos, Information Communication Technology (ICT) firm, Business Connexion (BCX) said that one of the key reasons why Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have continued to remain in the informal sector in Nigeria is that the cost of technology in the country is quite high.

South Africa preparing to host BRICS summit next month

In the wake of the 5th BRICS Summit scheduled to be held in Durban next month, a country-wide road show has been launched in South Africa, with the aim of educating the people about the significance of the meet, as well as the country's membership of the BRICS grouping, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.