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June 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 June 2014, 11:03

Nintendo unveils Amiibo NFC figures that work with multiple Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has unveiled a new product category called Amiibo at this year’s E3 digital event in Los Angeles. When placed on a Wii U Game Pad controller, the NFC-enabled figurines can appear in a range of compatible games as playable characters that can be trained and are able to gain skills and attributes the more a user interacts with them.

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June 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 June 2014, 16:34

PayPal CEO joins Facebook as head of messaging products

PayPal CEO David Marcus is leaving the online payments provider at the end of June to take up a new role at Facebook, as vice president of messaging products — prompting speculation that he will oversee building ecommerce and payments capabilities into the social network.

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June 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 June 2014, 15:40

Dress shirt maker offers NFC bonus

Upmarket Swedish dress shirt maker Four Levent is using NFC tags built into its garments to reward clients for referring new customers to its website.

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June 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 June 2014, 14:32

Aite reports on US migration to EMV

Some 70% of US credit cards and 41% of debit cards will be EMV enabled by the end of 2015, according to a new Aite Group report, but the majority will be contact cards rather than dual interface cards that also support contactless payments.

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June 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 June 2014, 12:16

Digicash raises €2.2m to expand NFC, QR and BLE payments platform

Luxembourg-based Digicash Payments has raised €2.2m to expand its mobile payments platform on a “national and on an international level.” The service supports transactions via NFC, QR and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and has been adopted by four local banks.

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June 6th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 June 2014, 13:58

NICE rolls out Masabi mobile ticketing and payments in Nassau County

Veolia Transportation is rolling out a mobile ticketing and payment service on the NICE bus and paratransit system in New York’s Nassau County, in partnership with mobile ticketing and payment provider Masabi. The roll out follows a pilot that took place in February this year.

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June 6th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 June 2014, 12:18

App that turns off debit cards sees massive usage surge after Target breach

Usage of mobile banking technology provider Malauzai Software’s debit card on/off service, which allows customers of its financial institution clients to use their mobile phone to activate and deactivate their debit card on the go, has increased 850% in the last six months, the company reports.

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June 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 June 2014, 20:32

South Shore Line introduces mobile ticketing for Chicago commuters

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) has partnered with mobile ticketing provider Bytemark to provide travellers on the South Shore Line with a way to purchase and store train tickets on their mobile device.

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June 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 June 2014, 20:23

Edgetech to offer acoustic mobile payments in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe-based banking solutions provider Edgetech Solutions is preparing to launch a new mobile payment service that uses sound-based communication technology from NearBytes to let people make payments in stores with their phones.

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June 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 June 2014, 11:04

Starbucks Korea lets customers place orders with their mobile phone, more countries to follow

Starbucks customers in South Korea have become the first to be able to place their order at the coffee shop chain using their mobile phone. The new service is integrated with Starbucks Coffee Korea’s mobile app and is available at all 600+ Starbucks outlets in the country. Customers can also pay for their drink with their mobile device.

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July 28th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  2. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  3. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  4. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  5. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
  6. Square adds actions to POS transactions
  7. Visa invests in LoopPay
  8. Waitrose showcases QR payments
  9. Korean banks accelerate mobile wallet plans
  10. Consumers shop more on smartphones
  11. Worapay raises funds
  12. Visa to launch new payments service in September, Apple could be the first customer
  13. Festival uses BLE to gain insights into attendee activity
  14. Target launches image recognition app
  15. Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android
  16. Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand
  17. Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone
  18. IBM partners with Monitise
  19. GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal
  20. Nintendo adds NFC payments
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