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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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NFC

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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NFC

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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NFC

September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 17:26

Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband

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 Southampton Football Club that deliver a range of added value benefits to wearers.

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September 23rd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 16:28

SD Association adds support for TransferJet communications

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.

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Partner news

September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 16:40

AMS offers developer kit for adding NFC to electronic devices

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 infotainment systems, consumer electronics devices, home appliances and other NFC-enabled electronics products.

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September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 12:58

NFC Forum expands certification program

The NFC Forum has added analog testing to its certification program, enabling device manufacturers to prove that their products are compliant with international radio frequency (RF) performance specifications for the first time.

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NFC

September 19th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 September 2014, 11:06

iPhone 6 teardown shows NFC chips from NXP — and AMS

A teardown conducted by iFixit shows that Apple is using NFC chips from both NXP and AMS in the new iPhone 6, which began shipping today. The inclusion of an NXP chip was expected but the AMS chip is a surprise addition.

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November 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Cartamundi to develop flexible NFC tags
  2. 30% of US shoppers to use mobile payments this holiday season
  3. Drop offers beacon-based payments
  4. Square eyes global expansion
  5. Saatchi & Saatchi designs beacon loyalty rewards for Japan’s TenTen Technologies
  6. First Bus takes Pingit nationwide
  7. Millennials more open to mobile payments
  8. Motorola secures Android and Apple devices with smart keyfob
  9. United Airlines to let passengers pay for airport food and drinks using award miles
  10. 65% of Canadians plan to make mobile payments
  11. Google Wallet adds refer-a-friend program
  12. White paper quantifies consumer attitudes to wearable payments
  13. SunTrust adds Apple Pay
  14. US mobile payments to reach $142bn in 2019
  15. inMarket hits 18% of US mobile shoppers
  16. Bi-Lo adds Apple Pay
  17. Polish banks join up for launch of Blik mobile payments service
  18. Post Office offers Tweet-to-donate service
  19. Venmo adds TouchID
  20. Japan Airlines tests battery-free beacons at 13 airports
 
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