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    Visa CEO discusses Apple Pay and tokenization rollouts

    February 3rd, 2015

    “We continue to see good success with Apple Pay,” Visa CEO Charlie Scharf has told investors during the company’s first quarter earnings call. “On our tokenization efforts, we are very actively working with issuers in… More

    McDonald’s lets customers pay with love

    February 2nd, 2015

    McDonald’s restaurants across the US are adding a new payment method for a two-week promotion, letting customers pay for their orders with “random acts of loving” such as giving out high fives and hugs, taking… More

    Facebook to test Bluetooth beacons in New York

    February 2nd, 2015

    Facebook has unveiled a new service called Place Tips that works with Bluetooth beacons, WiFi and GPS to show the social network’s iOS app users “useful and relevant” information about the places they visit. Those… More

    Urevu unveils wearable BLE beacons for customer reviews

    February 2nd, 2015

    Shop owners and service providers could in future get real-time feedback on the service delivered by individual members of their staff, and thus improve the experience delivered to customers, thanks to a new mobile app… More

    Join NFC World for a free workshop on tokenization

    January 30th, 2015

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 17 February when mobile payments expert David Worthington from Bell ID will explain how tokenization works and… More

    Spanish airline lets customers tap to add contactless card to app

    January 29th, 2015

    Passengers can now add a payment card to Spanish low-cost airline Vueling’s app and use it to pay for flights, just by tapping a contactless credit card to their NFC phone. Those without an NFC… More

    Vinci Park introduces NFC car parking tickets

    January 29th, 2015

    Drivers in the French city of Caen can now tap their NFC phone to terminals in Vinci Park car parks to retrieve a virtual parking ticket, with NFC payments due to be added in future…. More

    NFC pioneer Proxama cuts jobs ahead of trading update

    January 29th, 2015

    UK-based mobile marketing and NFC pioneer Proxama has announced a round of redundancies at its Norwich headquarters with up to 21 people believed to be at risk of losing their jobs. The cuts were announced… More

    NXP sues Marvell over Xbox NFC chips

    January 28th, 2015

    NXP Semiconductors has filed a patent infringement suit against rival chip maker Marvell, claiming that the NFC chips supplied by Marvell to Microsoft for use in the Xbox One video gaming console infringe four of… More

    Cachet adds prepaid cards to Apple Pay

    January 28th, 2015

    Prepaid card issuers using Cachet Financial Solutions’ Select Mobile Money white label platform can now offer their customers a way to charge Apple Pay transactions to their prepaid account balance, the company has announced. “iPhone… More

    Apple CEO says 2015 will be the “year of Apple Pay”

    January 28th, 2015

    Apple Pay now accounts for more than two-thirds of Visa, MasterCard and American Express contactless payments by value across the US, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed during a first quarter earnings call. Some 750… More

    Starbucks increases mobile payments to 16% of total

    January 27th, 2015

    Starbucks is now processing an average of seven million mobile payments a week, representing around 16% of all its transactions, CEO Howard Schultz has revealed during a first quarter earnings call in which he also… More

    Wirecard to offer white label HCE wristband

    January 27th, 2015

    The HCE wristband unveiled by technology provider Wirecard earlier this month is to be offered on a white label basis, Joern Leogrande, the company’s EVP of mobile services, has told NFC World+. “Our payment wearable… More

    Cancer Research brings contactless donations to shop windows

    January 23rd, 2015

    Cancer Research UK is to install contactless technology in four of its shop windows, enabling passersby to make a £2 donation to the charity by simply tapping their contactless card to a POS terminal placed… More

    Chocolate shop sweet talks tourists with Bluetooth beacons

    January 22nd, 2015

    The largest producer of confectionery in Latvia has installed Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its stores in the capital Riga to send information directly to a customer’s smartphone in the default language of their device. Laima has used Knoq, an… More

    Clear2Pay explains HCE, tokenization and the role of testing with infographic

    January 22nd, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay has put together an infographic that visually explains host card emulation (HCE), how it is used and why testing is necessary in a mobile payments system. The company’s HCE-Tokenization… More

    Young Brits ready to ditch PINs for biometrics

    January 22nd, 2015

    Three quarters of British consumers aged 16 to 24 (76%) say they would feel comfortable using biometric security when making a payment, with more than half keen to see facial recognition, fingerprints and retina scans replace passwords… More

    Evaluating NFC security strategies webinar: See it now on NFC World+

    January 21st, 2015

    NFC World’s “Evaluating NFC security strategies: The role of the secure element in the evolving NFC landscape” webinar is now available to view online. 749 people registered to attend the live event, and participants gave… More

    Turkish banks get HCE mobile payments option

    January 21st, 2015

    Turkish payment system operator BKM has added a host card emulation (HCE) option to its platform, providing the country’s issuing banks with a way to offer HCE payments to their customers for the first time…. More

    Alibaba invests in visual QR codes

    January 20th, 2015

    Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has invested an undisclosed sum in Israeli start-up Visualead, developer of the “visual” QR code technology adopted by Chinese social media site RenRen in May last year. The companies have also… More

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