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June 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 June 2014, 11:32

Verifone launches acoustic payments in Philadelphia

POS maker Verifone has expanded its Way2Ride mobile payments service to Philadelphia, allowing taxi users in the US city to pay for their journey using a sound-based proximity mobile communications technology.

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June 17th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 17 June 2014, 16:41

New guide explains how to connect BLE and NFC devices

The NFC Forum and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have updated their “Bluetooth secure simple pairing using NFC” developer guide. The new edition includes information on how NFC can be used to let consumers quickly and easily pair two devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), such as a smartphone and a smartwatch or other wearable device.

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June 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 June 2014, 09:16

Spanish banks and carrier launch mobile offers platform that links discounts to bank cards

Yaap, a joint venture between Spanish banks CaixaBank and Banco Santander and mobile network operator Telefonica, has launched a mobile commerce platform that lets consumers access merchant offers on their mobile device and then redeem them automatically by simply paying for a purchase with a pre-linked debit or credit card.

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June 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 June 2014, 15:28

Ticketmaster adds animated watermarks to mobile tickets

Ticketmaster has launched an iPhone app that uses an animated watermark to prove that a mobile ticket is authentic and valid. The app also lets ticket buyers resell tickets they own and transfer tickets to their new owner.

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June 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 June 2014, 08:15

Intel patents multi-surface NFC antenna design

The USPTO has published a patent application by three Intel engineers that describes an NFC antenna design which makes use of a cascaded coil concept to enable interactions to be performed without a user needing to precisely orientate their phone.

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June 16th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 16 June 2014, 15:55

French bank card association backs biometric payments

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB, the French bank card association which pioneered the use of chip cards for payments in the 1980s, expects to enable member banks to issue customers with keyfobs supporting fingerprint payments by the end of this year. A microSD option for mobile phones is also expected to be approved.

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June 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2014, 10:58

Priceline CEO outlines its plans for OpenTable

“In the area of mobile, there is just tremendous opportunity to enhance the end-to-end experience in both the accommodation business as well as the restaurant business by leveraging mobile as an asset,” Darren Huston, president and CEO of The Priceline Group, has told investors following the accommodation booking giant’s $2.6bn acquisition of OpenTable.

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June 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2014, 10:52

Chick-Fil-A tests mobile payments

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has begun a mobile payments pilot in the Triad area of North Carolina. Twenty restaurants are taking part in the trial and the chain plans to expand the test to further markets later this year.

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June 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 June 2014, 15:38

Mobile payments provider Powa valued at over US$2.6bn

Mobile payments provider Powa Technologies has acquired Hong Kong-based MPayMe for US$75m and signed up Taiwan Mobile to offer its PowaTag mobile payments platform. As a result of the MPayMe deal, “Powa’s worth is now estimated to be around US$2.675billion,” the company told NFC World+.

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June 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 June 2014, 14:59

BlackBerry wins NFC provisioning deal in Canada

Enstream, the NFC platform provider set up by Canadian carriers Bell, Rogers and Telus, has selected BlackBerry to provide it with a secure platform that financial institutions will be able to use to provision payment card data onto consumers’ NFC phones.

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August 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. NFC brings statues to life in London and Manchester
  2. Aruba Airport to test biometric tokens
  3. EyeVerify raises $6m
  4. Levi’s Stadium adds BLE beacons
  5. PayPal introduces one touch mobile payments
  6. US to get 575m chip cards next year
  7. UK retailers install hi-tech mannequins that let customers buy what they see in the window
  8. Invitation to contribute to the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre
  9. Merchants to test BLE payments at Vilnius street fair
  10. Paym reaches 1m users
  11. SIMalliance publishes NFC paper
  12. One Stop gives mobile vouchers
  13. KakaoTalk to add payments
  14. London buses accept NFC payments
  15. Westpac NZ unveils augmented reality banking app
  16. UK contactless transactions surge
  17. Two hundred US shopping malls to use BLE beacons for shopper marketing
  18. GSMA publishes mobile money paper
  19. BLE guides the blind at SFO
  20. Analysts report on Apple/Visa partnership
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