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July 22nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2014, 14:30

Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone

UK payments technology specialist Consult Hyperion has unveiled a proof-of-concept solution that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and host card emulation (HCE) to enable both iPhone and Android NFC phone owners to make MasterCard, Visa and other open loop EMV payments at the point of sale.

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July 21st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 July 2014, 15:30

GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal

The GSMA has published Mobile Commerce, NFC Coupons and Loyalty Acceptance, a technical proposal based on open standards that aims to provide “the tools, knowledge and methodology for mobile operators and the wider retail ecosystem to work together to develop a consistent approach to mobile loyalty and couponing”.

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July 21st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 July 2014, 13:08

Four in ten mobile wallet users choose mobile as primary mode of payment

While convincing consumers to make use of a mobile wallet remains an issue for many providers, shoppers that do convert to mobile payments make extensive use of the technology, Nielsen’s Q2 2014 Mobile Wallet Report has found.

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QR

July 21st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 July 2014, 11:14

CU Wallet signs up 65 credit unions for QR mobile payments

CU Wallet, a mobile payments platform developed for US credit unions and majority owned by its cooperative members, has been adopted by 65 credit unions with a combined total of more than seven million customers, the company reports.

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July 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 10:32

Taiwanese carriers and transit card provider to launch NFC TSM this year

The TSM service for NFC payments being built by a joint venture between five Taiwanese carriers and prepaid card provider Easycard is to go live by the end of 2014, the partners have announced. A rival TSM backed by Taiwan’s financial institutions is also due to begin operations in December 2014.

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July 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 10:23

Clear Channel launches NFC advertising in the US and Canada

Out-of-home advertising giant Clear Channel’s Connect interactive advertising platform is now available in 29 US and Canadian markets. Bluetooth beacons may also be added to the service “when client demand and consumer benefit arise”, the company says.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:20

Google Wallet adds support for gift cards and P2P payments

Google Wallet users can now store gift cards on their mobile phone and redeem them electronically in stores. Users can also send money requests to friends, make debit card payments free of charge and access a Spanish language version of the app if they have activated Spanish language settings on their mobile device.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:11

Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 July 2014, 11:18

Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just a few clicks”. Visa Europe will continue to support V.me, however, and has pledged to invest a further €200 million in the digital wallet service.

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July 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 16:04

Online furniture retailer tests NFC in London showroom

Online furniture retailer Made.com is trialling an NFC shopping experience at its London showroom, enabling consumers to tap NFC tags to find out further information about items and email themselves a wishlist of products they have viewed.

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July 31st, 2014

Latest news

  1. HBC deploys iBeacons in Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor department stores across the US and Canada
  2. NXP CEO: NFC secure elements will continue to see strong demand
  3. Vodafone Italia pilots smart shopping posters
  4. Pepsi tests NFC for shopper marketing
  5. Interest in mobile payments grows
  6. Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right
  7. Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week
  8. Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons
  9. Amazon to enter mPOS market?
  10. Motherboard leak fuels iPhone NFC rumours
  11. Xiaomi unveils $13 smart band
  12. PayPal goes Dutch on mobile payments
  13. Microsoft publishes WP8.1 NFC guide
  14. Amazon Fire phone packs NXP chip
  15. Jamba Juice gives away 1m NFC smoothies
  16. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  17. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  18. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  19. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  20. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
 
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