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September 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 September 2014, 17:24

Uber runs NFC marketing campaign in London pubs and clubs

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.

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September 30th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 September 2014, 17:00

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

"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.

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NFC

September 30th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 30 September 2014, 16:12

NFC technology report available for free download

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 keep sensitive data secure is now available as a free download in the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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September 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 September 2014, 16:46

eBay to spin off PayPal as a separate company in 2015

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 president of PayPal as well as CEO-designee post-spin off.

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September 29th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 September 2014, 15:30

Dartmouth researchers develop continuous authentication service based on smart wristbands

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.

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BLE

September 29th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 September 2014, 12:47

Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick

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 Korea’s largest shopper rewards program and part of the same group as carrier SK Telecom.

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BLE

September 26th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 September 2014, 16:28

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

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 zones — can be used by a wide range of airport service providers including airlines and retailers, rather than being tied to one particular provider.

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September 26th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 September 2014, 12:23

TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport

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.

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September 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 September 2014, 11:19

China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing

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.”

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September 24th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 September 2014, 13:10

Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization

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 depth.

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November 26th, 2014

Latest news

  1. High value contactless payments arrive in the UK
  2. Latvian merchants and ski resorts adopt NFC loyalty platform
  3. Semble picks Gemalto for NFC in NZ
  4. White paper explains NFC-enabled sensors and their uses
  5. Contactless makes Word of the Year shortlist
  6. Harris+Hoole reports 200,000 mobile payments
  7. Dunkin’ Mobile gets 10m downloads
  8. CUP to launch Android Pay in China
  9. Norwich buses get Bluetooth beacons that deliver offers to passengers on the move
  10. Ugo launches open NFC payments and rewards wallet in Canada
  11. Square Register to support NFC
  12. EMVCo publishes guide to EMV chip technology
  13. America First Credit Union adds Apple Pay
  14. Google Wallet offers discounts
  15. Here forms NFC ticketing alliance
  16. Cartamundi to develop flexible NFC tags
  17. 30% of US smartphone owners to use mobile payments this holiday season
  18. Drop offers beacon-based payments
  19. Square eyes global expansion
  20. Saatchi & Saatchi designs beacon loyalty rewards for Japan’s TenTen Technologies
 
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