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November 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 November 2014, 15:46

Sainsbury’s tests mobile shopping and payments app

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is to pilot a mobile shopping app that allows customers to build a virtual basket of favourite products from anywhere before they visit a store, get directions when they arrive at the store to find the items in their virtual basket, scan selected items as they shop, and then check out and pay with their mobile phone.

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November 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 November 2014, 14:05

Dairy Queen expands mobile loyalty and payment test

US fast food chain Dairy Queen has expanded pilot testing of its myDQ mobile loyalty, offers and payments service to more than sixty locations in the states of Colorado and Nebraska ahead of a planned rollout of the solution to all its 4,500 US franchise locations.

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November 6th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 November 2014, 10:37

MCX CEO confirms plans to include bank cards in CurrentC wallet

MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson has outlined more of the consortium’s plans for its CurrentC mobile wallet in a keynote presentation at the Money2020 event in Las Vegas, confirming that banks will be able to add open loop payment cards to the service when it goes live in 2015.

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November 6th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 November 2014, 10:14

LoyaltyGrid uses NFC tags to let luxury brands reward their customers at the point of sale

Dutch startup LoyaltyGrid has unveiled a solution that lets luxury brands use NFC tags embedded in product packaging to guarantee the authenticity of their products — and deliver rewards, discounts, exclusive content, invitations to special events and other incentives directly to their customers.

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November 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 November 2014, 17:11 uses face recognition to let users leave tips with their phone

Startup has launched Face Tips, a service that lets users tip service workers by simply taking a photo of the server's face with a mobile phone. The recipient then has fourteen days to log in to the service using any camera-equipped device to submit their photo and bank details to safely collect their payment.

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November 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 November 2014, 16:43

French banks to pilot HCE payments

Visa Europe has partnered with payment and transaction services provider Worldline to pilot NFC mobile payments using host card emulation (HCE) with four French banks in the first quarter of 2015.

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November 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 November 2014, 16:44

Watchdata launches wearables that support NFC payments

Singapore-based Watchdata Technologies has unveiled Sharkey, a wearable device that supports NFC payments and comes in two form factors — a smartwatch or a wristband.

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November 4th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 November 2014, 15:14

NFC World celebrates its sixth birthday

NFC World is six years old today and we are celebrating with a top 50,000 website ranking on, 129,493 unique visitors in October and a new rate card designed to make advertising on NFC World the single most effective way for mobile commerce suppliers to reach new customers in the year ahead.

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November 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 November 2014, 18:42

EMV hits nearly 30% of global card-present transactions

Almost 30% of all card-present transactions conducted globally between July 2013 and June 2014 used the EMV chip card standard, EMVCo has revealed, with the highest usage in Western Europe and the lowest in the United States.

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November 4th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 4 November 2014, 18:01

NXP unveils secure NFC solution for connected cars

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.

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January 29th, 2015

This week's news

  1. NXP sues Marvell over Xbox NFC chips
  2. Cachet adds prepaid cards to Apple Pay
  3. Apple CEO says 2015 will be the “year of Apple Pay”
  4. USAT adds support for Apple Pay
  5. Starbucks increases mobile payments to 16% of total
  6. Wirecard to offer white label HCE wristband
  7. Samsung Pay to launch at MWC?
  8. Schoolboys protect Macs with Touch ID
  9. Descartes offers ear verification for mobile devices
  10. Taiwanese banks to use Wave NFC dongle
  11. Android devices get multifactor biometrics
  12. Ringly raises US$5.1m for light-up rings
  13. Cancer Research brings contactless donations to shop windows
  14. New York metro heads to NFC
  15. Payment security tops retailer priorities
  16. Chocolate shop sweet talks tourists with Bluetooth beacons
  17. Clear2Pay explains HCE, tokenization and the role of testing with infographic
  18. Most US retailers won’t be ready for EMV
  19. Juniper forecasts biometric authentication market
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