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Verizon announces investment in SimplyTapp

June 4th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of US carrier Verizon, has revealed that it was the undisclosed lead investor in a Series B funding round for HCE specialist SimplyTapp that totalled US$6m. “We’re proud… More

One in five Europeans expect to make daily mobile payments by 2020

June 4th, 2015

One in five Europeans expects to use their mobile phone to make payments on a daily basis by 2020, growing from the one in ten who do so already today, research from Visa Europe has… More

Kantar: 13% of US iPhone 6 owners have used Apple Pay

June 4th, 2015

Some 13% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners in the US have used Apple Pay and 11% are planning to do so, a survey conducted by Kantar Worldpanel has revealed. Only 2% choose not… More

Pinterest integrates Apple Pay into Buyable Pins

June 4th, 2015

Visual discovery app Pinterest is to let its users make payments through Apple Pay on its platform by clicking on Buy buttons that will be integrated into a retailer’s page, including those from Macy’s, Neiman… More

Four in ten UK smartphone owners willing to make NFC mobile payments

June 4th, 2015

Almost two fifths (38%) of UK smartphone owners are willing to make NFC mobile payments, research carried out by YouGov on behalf of business process management company Firstsource Solutions has revealed. More than half (55%) of… More

Samsung mobile commerce boss talks Samsung Pay, Android Pay and launch delay

June 3rd, 2015

Samsung Pay is to launch in Korea and the US in September 2015, later than originally planned, and then roll out to Europe, China, Australia and South America, executive vice president of mobile commerce Dr… More

Samsung delays Samsung Pay launch

June 3rd, 2015

Samsung has delayed the launch of its Samsung Pay mobile payment service from this summer to September this year, Dr Injong Rhee, Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile commerce, has revealed during an investor meeting. “Samsung… More

Google demonstrates how Android Pay will work

June 2nd, 2015

Google has demonstrated how its Android Pay mobile payments service will work for making in-store and in-app purchases, for payments made through a banking partner mobile app, and how users will be able to pay for items such as a Coca-Cola from a vending machine using just the points stored in a customer loyalty account. More

RBC unveils Android M mobile wallet app

June 2nd, 2015

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has developed an app for the Android M Developer Preview that will be used as part of the bank’s RBC Wallet service to let users authenticate themselves using their fingerprint for… More

Google’s Project Soli to bring hand controls to wearables

June 2nd, 2015

Google is working to create next-generation, hand-gesture technology that would enable rich interactions with smart devices regardless of screen size to “drive applications across wearable, home automation, automotive, industrial and medical markets”. A video produced… More

Shazam launches visual recognition marketing platform with global brands

June 2nd, 2015

Shazam has launched a visual recognition marketing platform that lets its mobile app users scan Shazam-enabled logos or QR codes placed on images to access custom mobile experiences including interactive content, special offers and the… More

White paper sets out the need to go beyond tokenization for cloud-based mobile payments

June 1st, 2015

Card issuers looking to deploy host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments should not rely on tokenization alone to secure their services, NFC technology provider Sequent recommends in a white paper that is now available to… More

Google’s Project Vault microSD features NFC for storing sensitive data

June 1st, 2015

Google has unveiled Project Vault, a hardware and software isolated environment in the form of a microSD card that stores the user’s sensitive data and comes equipped with NFC for authorisation. “Project Vault is a… More

Google to trial hands-free mobile payments

June 1st, 2015

Google has announced it will pilot a new payment service in the San Francisco Bay area later this year that will let users make hands-free, in-store mobile payments without having to get their phone out of… More

Project Jacquard: Google and Levi’s collaborate on interactive clothing

June 1st, 2015

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group is working with Levi’s to develop interactive fabrics that would allow the wearer to use their phone just by tapping or swiping their clothes. Items would connect to… More

Visa launches VDEP service to make it easier and cheaper for banks to offer mobile payments

May 29th, 2015

Visa has launched the Visa Digital Enablement Program (VDEP), a new service that builds on the company’s token technology and adds a “turn-key, toll-free commercial framework accessible to more than 14,500 Visa financial institution clients and… More

UK contactless transactions up nearly 50% in six months

May 29th, 2015

The number of UK contactless transactions has risen by nearly 50% in the last six months from 16.33m in November 2014 to 24.4m in April this year, representing an increase of 964% in the last two… More

Stora Enso and NXP to make intelligent packaging with NFC

May 29th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Renewable packaging solutions provider Stora Enso is to begin integrating RFID technology supplied by NXP Semiconductors into its packaging. The move will allow products to be tracked and traced throughout the entire supply… More

Google working on “brand new” Wallet service for Android and iOS

May 29th, 2015

Google has confirmed it is developing a “brand new” Google Wallet app for Android and iOS that will allow anyone with a US debit card to send and receive money for free “within minutes”, even if… More

First West Credit Union unveils contactless wristband

May 29th, 2015

First West Credit Union has introduced the Dashband, a wearable payment wristband that comes equipped with Visa PayWave technology to allow wearers to make contactless payments. More

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