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    Samsung picks Oberthur for mobile payments in Europe

    May 18th, 2015

    Samsung has chosen Oberthur Technologies for the deployment of Samsung Pay mobile payments in Europe later this year, utilising the technology provider’s Pearl secure element embedded in Samsung S6 and S6 Edge devices.  More

    Italian zoo visitors walk on the wilder side with iBeacon network

    May 15th, 2015

    Visitors to Zoom Torino Biopark in Cumiana, Italy will be able to unlock information and rewards on their smartphones thanks to a network of Bluetooth Low Energy beacons that send location-based messages to their devices. “The 160,000… More

    Walmart to accept Alipay mobile payments in China

    May 14th, 2015

    Walmart is to begin accepting Alipay mobile payments at 25 stores in Shenzhen, China, and the service is to go live in all of the chain’s 410 stores across 160 Chinese cities by the end… More

    Japanese carrier to secure mobile payments with iris scanning phone

    May 14th, 2015

    Japan’s largest mobile network operator NTT Docomo has unveiled an NFC smartphone that comes equipped with an iris authentication system from Fujitsu that will let owners unlock the device and authenticate mobile payments just by looking… More

    Canadian carriers MTS and SaskTel launch NFC payments with TD Bank

    May 14th, 2015

    MTS and SaskTel have become the latest Canadian mobile network operators to launch NFC mobile payment services using EnStream, the joint venture between Bell Mobility, Telus and Rogers Communications put in place to act as… More

    American Airlines Center gets NFC tablets for payments on the go

    May 14th, 2015

    Employees at multi-purpose arena American Airlines Center in Dallas are to be given NFC tablets that will allow them to accept mobile and contactless credit card payments from visitors anywhere in the stadium. The solution,… More

    Orange Cash adds in-store mobile payments in Spain

    May 13th, 2015

    Orange Spain is to launch a new version of its Orange Cash service allowing users to pay with their smartphone at Visa contactless point-of-sale terminals and make online payments using one-time generated virtual cards. A previous version… More

    Airtel and Verifone to deliver NFC payments in Ghana

    May 13th, 2015

    Mobile network operator Airtel Ghana has partnered with Verifone Mobile Money to roll out NFC-enabled devices to Airtel merchants that will act as terminals, allowing more than 1.5 million registered Airtel Money users to make… More

    Australia leads the way for contactless ownership and usage

    May 13th, 2015

    Two thirds of Australians are now aware they own a contactless payment card and 53% have made a contactless transaction, research released by RFi Group has revealed, taking the country to the top of a leaderboard… More

    Nepal Bank to launch NFC and tokenization in July

    May 13th, 2015

    Nepal Bank is set to become the first in the country to launch an NFC mobile payment service, using a solution provided by Nuspay that also makes use of tokenization. The service is currently “in… More

    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC transport ticketing

    May 8th, 2015

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 BST on Thursday 21 May, when the GSMA and invited experts will explain how to deliver standardised Mifare ticketing services… More

    Payments veteran Buffy Duke joins Carta

    May 8th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has hired Elizabeth “Buffy” Duke as its vice president of business development. Duke’s 25 year career has included senior positions at MasterCard, C-Sam and Network for Electronic Transfers… More

    RapidNFC shows off tamper-proof tags

    May 8th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Tag supplier RapidNFC has introduced a tamper proof NFC tag designed to self-destruct if it is removed, stopping the tag being re-sited from one location to another and ensuring that a tag intended for a specific asset cannot be placed on another. More

    Starbucks opens express store with mobile POS ordering

    May 7th, 2015

    Visitors to Starbucks’ newly opened express store on Wall Street in New York are being met by one of the coffee chain’s employees upon entry, who then takes their order using a handheld device. “Getting… More

    EMV claims 32% of global card-present transactions

    May 7th, 2015

    Some 32% of all chip card-present transactions conducted globally between January and December 2014 used the EMV chip card standard, EMVCo has revealed, with adoption rates of EMV payment cards increasing in every region worldwide to total 3.4bn by the end of last year. More

    Saracens fans get contactless payment wristbands

    May 6th, 2015

    Supporters of Saracens rugby union club have been given prepaid contactless wristbands that let them pay for food and drink with a tap at the club’s Allianz Park stadium in north London, as well make payments outside… More

    Barclaycard’s bPay band set for relaunch

    May 6th, 2015

    Barclaycard is to shut down its first generation bPay prepaid contactless wristband at the end of the month and will launch “a newly designed wristband that’s lighter, slimmer and comes in a choice of colours… in a couple of months”…. More

    O2 buys out Weve partners and drops mobile payment plans

    May 5th, 2015

    O2, one of the three UK mobile network operators that formed the mobile commerce joint venture Weve three years ago, has bought out partners EE and Vodafone to operate the brand as a wholly-owned subsidiary — and… More

    Qualcomm and NXP team up for NFC on Snapdragon platforms

    May 5th, 2015

    Qualcomm Technologies is working with NXP to integrate NXP’s NFC and embedded secure element (eSE) solutions into reference designs for its Snapdragon 800, 600, 400 and 200 processor-based platforms, mobile chipsets which already lie at… More

    NFC gets top marks for helping Barcelona kids get to school

    May 5th, 2015

    Six schools in Barcelona are issuing contactless cards to students who use public transport so that parents can track them on their journey to school and be notified when their child has arrived safely. Assistants… More

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