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24 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2015, 13:46

Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online

One in six consumers find usernames and passwords “cumbersome” and 77% are interested in using alternatives to protect their security on the internet, research from Accenture reveals. More than half (58%) say they are interested in using biometrics including voice, retina and fingerprint recognition in the next 12 months.

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BLE

23 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 July 2015, 15:55

Carrefour installs Bluetooth beacons in 28 hypermarkets across Romania

Supermarket giant Carrefour has installed 600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its 28 hypermarkets in Romania to guide shoppers around the stores and to deliver personalised promotions and offers either directly to their smartphones or to Samsung tablets affixed to the handles of their shopping carts.

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NFC

22 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2015, 15:03

Joint venture to develop painless diabetes monitoring with NFC

A new joint venture that includes the US-based Mayo Clinic and Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is developing an NFC-based diabetes monitoring system to replace the traditional glucometers that are currently used to monitor patients' blood sugar levels. The system will also use phones to control insulin delivery, using disposable NFC insulin delivery systems.

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22 July 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 22 July 2015, 13:47

HP picks Carta for NFC mobile payments

PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has been selected to support the delivery of “tap-and-go” mobile payment services to HP customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Canada.

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22 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2015, 12:33

Half of UK consumers want to pay with contactless

Just under half of UK consumers (47%) either expect or would prefer businesses to offer contactless payments for transactions of less than £20, research conducted by GfK for Lloyds Bank Cardnet reveals. 12% think not enough retailers offer contactless and 9% suggest that the current £20 spending limit, which is due to increase to £30 in September, is too low.

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21 July 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 21 July 2015, 11:59

Gemalto and InComm to deliver prepaid contactless cards to mobile devices

PARTNER NEWS: Digital security specialist Gemalto has partnered with prepaid card provider InComm to enable mobile wallet providers to offer prepaid NFC mobile payment services.

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16 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 July 2015, 12:52

Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance aims for global NFC public transport ticket system

An alliance has been launched which aims to develop a global standard for people to buy public transport tickets in cities around the world on their mobile devices, using a single application, and verify the ticket with a tap of their NFC device to travel.

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15 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2015, 13:25

Ferngrove Wines to trial NFC smart bottles in China

Australia’s Ferngrove Wines is to equip smart wine bottles in China with NFC tags to help authenticate individual bottles throughout the supply chain, ensuring they are packaged, shipped, stocked and purchased in their original factory-sealed state.

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BLE

15 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2015, 09:52

Google introduces Eddystone, a new open format for BLE beacons

Google has introduced an open format for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons that is designed to address the shortcomings of existing beacon services and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

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14 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 July 2015, 14:00

Apple Pay goes live across the UK

Apple Pay is now live across the UK, enabling consumers with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch devices to make NFC mobile payments at more than 250,000 locations and across the Transport for London (TfL) bus and underground rail network.

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July 31st, 2015

This week's news

  1. Subway adds PayPal to mobile app
  2. Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app
  3. Samsung and MasterCard prepare Europe for Samsung Pay
  4. Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership
  5. Tech firms do “better job” than banks, say 24% of young Brits
  6. Smart Ticketing Alliance and GlobalPlatform sign MOU
  7. 42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June
  8. Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone
  9. Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service
  10. MasterCard token platform close to Australia launch
  11. Burger King adds MasterPass to US app
  12. HSBC and First Direct go live with Apple Pay in UK
  13. HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong
  14. Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020
  15. OneBit tests Bitcoin payments via NFC
  16. US shoppers buying into mobile payments
  17. Square ‘files for public offering’
  18. Visa signs up 2,300 financial institutions for Visa Token Service
  19. One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments
  20. Shell UK rolls out PayPal mobile payments at the pump
  21. More than 50,000 European taxis to accept NFC mobile payments
  22. In-store tests for CurrentC mobile wallet
  23. 25% of Brits to make NFC mobile payment this year
  24. Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online
 
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