Archive: Partner news
November 12th, 2014
Host card emulation (HCE) specialist SimplyTapp has closed a US$6m Series B funding round. The round was led by a new, undisclosed lead investor with both Lightspeed Venture Partners and Blue Sky Capital participating. The funds will be used to expand operations, CEO Doug Yeager has told NFC World+.
November 4th, 2014
PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched a portfolio of NFC products designed to make it easier for car manufacturers to enable drivers and passengers to securely connect their mobile phone with a range of in-vehicle services….
October 23rd, 2014
PARTNER NEWS: Payment credential management specialist Bell ID has introduced Tokenization Manager, a software solution that can be used by token requesters such as card issuers to manage payment tokens, by digital wallet providers to…
October 1st, 2014
PARTNER VIEWS: The question of whether or not Apple has included NFC tag reading and writing capabilities in the iPhone 6 is examined in a new blog post by NFC tag specialist RapidNFC. The article explains why the NFC antenna in a mobile phone needs to be more powerful for tag reading than for payments and concludes that “there’s nothing to indicate that such an antenna doesn’t exist within the phone. Even if nobody seems to have actually found it yet.”
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…
September 22nd, 2014
PARTNER NEWS: Host card emulation (HCE) specialist SimplyTapp has released a new version of its Mobile SDK. Version 2.3 includes a SimplifiedTapp app that “offers refined code base which will help accelerate developers’ understanding of HCE implementation”, the company says.
September 17th, 2014
PARTNER NEWS: A new blog post from HCE specialist SimplyTapp explains how Apple is using tokens in its new Apple Pay NFC mobile payments service — and how that compares with the way tokens are used to enable Android phones to make NFC mobile payments using host card emulation (HCE). “The important concept that has gotten lost with the Apple announcement is that the concept of ‘tokenization’ as Apple Pay uses [it] is still the exact plan for tokenization in the Android space,” CEO Doug Yeager explains.
September 10th, 2014
PARTNER VIEWS: The launch of Apple Pay “is good news for US iPhone users who want to ‘tap to pay’,” Martin Cox, global head of sales at Bell ID, writes in a blog post. “But what about the majority of smartphone users who are using an Android device? What about those of us outside of the US? The good news, he says, is that “banks finally have clarity” on the preferred technology at the point of sale, and “for Apple’s primary market, the US, it’s also strong endorsement for the ubiquity of EMV.”
September 5th, 2014
PARTNER NEWS: NXP has unveiled a dynamic NFC chip that can be used by electronic device makers to let consumers use their mobile phone as a remote user interface “rather than relying on expensive touchscreens…