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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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NFC

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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BLE

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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QR

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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BLE

June 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 June 2014, 15:23

Top London shopping street installs beacons in 100 stores

One hundred retailers with stores on London’s upmarket Regent Street, one of the city’s busiest shopping locations, have installed Bluetooth Low Energy beacons that trigger personalized offers and communications for shoppers who have downloaded a mobile app developed by landowner The Crown Estate.

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June 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 June 2014, 14:39

Tesco-backed coffee chain Harris+Hoole introduces mobile payments

Tesco-backed coffee chain Harris+Hoole has updated its mobile app to enable customers to order and pay at any of its 36 outlets without having to touch, tap or scan at a counter.

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NFC

June 3rd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 June 2014, 14:10

Samsung includes NFC and BLE in first Tizen phone

Samsung has announced the first commercially available phone based on its Tizen operating system, and it will come with NFC. The Samsung Z is a 4.8-inch touchscreen smartphone with a 2.3GHz quad core processor and 2GB of RAM, and boasts high-end features including a fingerprint sensor and a heart rate monitor.

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July 23rd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android
  2. Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand
  3. Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone
  4. IBM partners with Monitise
  5. GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal
  6. Nintendo adds NFC payments
  7. Four in ten mobile wallet users choose mobile as primary mode of payment
  8. CU Wallet signs up 65 credit unions for QR mobile payments
  9. Barclays reports Pingit stats
  10. Wallaby launches Gear 2 app
  11. Apple expands iTunes Pass availability
  12. Facebook tests buy button
  13. Twitter buys Cardspring
  14. CrucialTec to secure mobile banking with fingerprints
  15. PayPal volumes grow 29%
  16. Snapchat to add payments?
  17. PayPal offers loyalty rewards
  18. PosteMobile to roll out NFC
  19. Taiwanese carriers and transit card provider to launch NFC TSM this year
  20. Clear Channel launches NFC advertising in the US and Canada
 
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