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    NXP CEO: NFC secure elements will continue to see strong demand

    July 29th, 2014

    “We feel very comfortable with the strength of the secure element,” NXP Semiconductors CEO Rick Clemmer has told analysts during the chip maker’s second quarter earnings call. “We think that the real killer app will have… More

    Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right

    July 28th, 2014

    Facebook is looking into the potential of adding payments capabilities across its business, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has explained during the company’s first earnings call following the hiring of PayPal boss David Marcus to head its… More

    Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week

    July 28th, 2014

    Coffee chain giant Starbucks now has 12 million active users of its mobile app in the US and Canada alone. Customers make six million mobile payments a week — representing more than 15% of all… More

    Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons

    July 28th, 2014

    A national in-store mobile marketing campaign that used Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and geofencing technology to drive sales and awareness of American Craft Link Sausages has seen a 20-fold increase in purchase intent by those… More

    London Underground to accept NFC payments

    July 25th, 2014

    Users of mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC payments service will be able to use their mobile phone to pay for travel on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground services… More

    Visa to launch new payments service in September, Apple could be the first customer

    July 24th, 2014

    Visa has unveiled a suite of services designed to “facilitate secure payments across a broad range of internet-connected devices and wearables”. The announcement of the new Visa Digital Solutions service comes amid reports that Apple… More

    Festival uses BLE to gain insights into attendee activity

    July 23rd, 2014

    This year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has used Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to track how visitors moved around the site so that it can “shape and streamline the festival in the future”. One… More

    Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android

    July 22nd, 2014

    Amazon Wallet, an Android app that lets users store gift cards and loyalty cards on their mobile phone, is now available to download from Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Amazon Wallet also ships with… More

    Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand

    July 22nd, 2014

    Westpac has begun a host card emulation (HCE) pilot in New Zealand, enabling customers’ credit and debit card details to be securely stored in the cloud and then used at the point of sale to… More

    Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone

    July 22nd, 2014

    UK payments technology specialist Consult Hyperion has unveiled a proof-of-concept solution that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and host card emulation (HCE) to enable both iPhone and Android NFC phone owners to make MasterCard, Visa… More

    GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal

    July 21st, 2014

    The GSMA has published Mobile Commerce, NFC Coupons and Loyalty Acceptance, a technical proposal based on open standards that aims to provide “the tools, knowledge and methodology for mobile operators and the wider retail ecosystem… More

    Four in ten mobile wallet users choose mobile as primary mode of payment

    July 21st, 2014

    While convincing consumers to make use of a mobile wallet remains an issue for many providers, shoppers that do convert to mobile payments make extensive use of the technology, Nielsen’s Q2 2014 Mobile Wallet Report… More

    CU Wallet signs up 65 credit unions for QR mobile payments

    July 21st, 2014

    CU Wallet, a mobile payments platform developed for US credit unions and majority owned by its cooperative members, has been adopted by 65 credit unions with a combined total of more than seven million customers,… More

    Taiwanese carriers and transit card provider to launch NFC TSM this year

    July 18th, 2014

    The TSM service for NFC payments being built by a joint venture between five Taiwanese carriers and prepaid card provider Easycard is to go live by the end of 2014, the partners have announced. A… More

    Clear Channel launches NFC advertising in the US and Canada

    July 18th, 2014

    Out-of-home advertising giant Clear Channel’s Connect interactive advertising platform is now available in 29 US and Canadian markets. Bluetooth beacons may also be added to the service “when client demand and consumer benefit arise”, the… More

    Google Wallet adds support for gift cards and P2P payments

    July 17th, 2014

    Google Wallet users can now store gift cards on their mobile phone and redeem them electronically in stores. Users can also send money requests to friends, make debit card payments free of charge and access… More

    Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

    July 17th, 2014

    German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone. Giesecke & Devrient is providing Base with the SkySIM… More

    Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

    July 17th, 2014

    Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just… More

    Online furniture retailer tests NFC in London showroom

    July 16th, 2014

    Online furniture retailer Made.com is trialling an NFC shopping experience at its London showroom, enabling consumers to tap NFC tags to find out further information about items and email themselves a wishlist of products they… More

    PayPal adds loyalty cards to mobile wallet app

    July 15th, 2014

    A new version of the PayPal iOS app has been released that enables users to store a wide range of loyalty cards within their mobile wallet. “Link all of your favorite loyalty cards to PayPal…. More

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