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    Archive: Newswire

    Chicago transit users get half price rides when they pay by NFC

    October 6th, 2014

    Users of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation services can now get half price journeys when they pay using the Serve prepaid card stored in their Softcard NFC mobile wallet. To take advantage of the offer,… More

    US Tennis Association serves up Bluetooth beacons at Flushing Meadows

    October 6th, 2014

    The US Tennis Association (USTA) has used a network of Bluetooth beacons placed around the US Open’s Flushing Meadows venue to tailor its mobile app to event attendees, learn how ticket holders moved around the… More

    Carlsberg rolls out NFC beer mats and beacons to 250 Danish pubs and bars

    October 6th, 2014

    Brewer Carlsberg is distributing beer mats containing an NFC tag and a QR code and installing Bluetooth beacons at 250 pubs and bars across Denmark to support its Crowdit offers and venue discovery app. More

    Mobile network operators partner with Boku to bring carrier billing to the physical world

    October 3rd, 2014

    Carrier billing provider Boku has partnered with UK mobile network operators O2, EE and Vodafone to make it possible for customers to charge public transport tickets, takeaway food, cups of coffee and other “click and… More

    NFC World+ breaks all records in September

    October 3rd, 2014

    144,508 unique visitors read NFC World+ in September 2014, up 24% on a year ago, and we served 395,029 pages (up 22%) as business executives and technical experts flocked to the site to learn about Apple Pay, NFC and the future of mobile payments. More

    Chunghwa Telecom goes live with NFC payments in Taiwan

    October 2nd, 2014

    Subscribers to Chunghwa Telecom with accounts at any of four Taiwanese banks will be able to download a virtual version of their credit card to their SIM card and use it to make NFC payments… More

    KLM uses Bluetooth beacons to help passengers navigate Schiphol Airport

    October 1st, 2014

    Passengers travelling with KLM from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport can now use the airline’s app to get a map of the airport that shows the route they need to take to their gate and the time… More

    Uber runs NFC marketing campaign in London pubs and clubs

    September 30th, 2014

    Taxi hailing service Uber is running an NFC marketing campaign in more than 100 London pubs, bars and clubs to promote downloads of its app to drinkers looking to book a taxi ride home. More

    Transcript: eBay CEO John Donahoe discusses the future of PayPal as an independent company

    September 30th, 2014

    “We want PayPal to be present whenever and wherever consumers want to pay so if that means being in other wallets, if that means being in any existing or other new ecosystems where payment occurs, our desire is to be a payments platform that can enable payments in any of those environments,” says eBay’s CEO. More

    NFC technology report available for free download

    September 30th, 2014

    NFC Technologies and Systems, a 98-page report that explains in detail the technology behind NFC tag reading and writing, the role and functionality of trusted service managers (TSMs), how secure elements work and how they… More

    eBay to spin off PayPal as a separate company in 2015

    September 30th, 2014

    eBay Inc is to be split into two separate publicly traded companies in 2015, the company has announced — and Dan Schulman, president of American Express’ enterprise growth group, has been hired as the new… More

    Dartmouth researchers develop continuous authentication service based on smart wristbands

    September 29th, 2014

    Researchers at Dartmouth College’s Trustworthy Health and Wellness (THaW) group have developed a service that uses a bracelet containing an accelerometer, gyroscope and radio to continuously authenticate the user of a computer system. “When the… More

    Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick

    September 29th, 2014

    Mobile offers platform Shopkick, which is working with a number of high profile US retailers to roll out a network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, has been acquired by SK Planet (SKP), operator of… More

    Miami Airport provides airlines and retailers with open access to Bluetooth beacons

    September 26th, 2014

    Miami International Airport has become the first in the world to use an open approach to deploying Bluetooth beacons across its footprint. The beacons — located at entrances, check-in, gates, baggage claim and valet parking… More

    TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport

    September 26th, 2014

    More than one million journeys have been paid for using a contactless payment card since Transport for London (TfL) began accepting the cards on the underground and commuter rail services on 16 September. “Contactless payments… More

    China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing

    September 25th, 2014

    China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, has chosen Gemalto to supply it with NFC-enabled SIMs “to protect consumer credentials used for mobile contactless applications​, starting with mass transit services in Beijing.” The SIMs… More

    Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization

    September 24th, 2014

    The US Federal Reserve’s Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) has given cautious backing to the potential of tokenization in mobile payments and formed a subgroup dedicated to exploring the impact of the technology in more… More

    Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband

    September 23rd, 2014

    Barclaycard is to extend the functionality of its bPay contactless wristband to include access control as well as payments, the card issuer has revealed, beginning with the introduction of branded bPay bands for fans of… More

    SD Association adds support for TransferJet communications

    September 23rd, 2014

    Memory card standards group the SD Association has expanded its iSDIO specification to include support for TransferJet, a short range contactless communications technology that enables data to be transferred between devices at high speed. “TransferJet technology… More

    AMS offers developer kit for adding NFC to electronic devices

    September 23rd, 2014

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS, one of two NFC IC suppliers to Apple, has introduced a development kit and software stack designed to make it easy to build NFC functionality into routers, set-top boxes, automotive… More

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