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    21 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 June 2016, 13:45

    Bluetooth 5 set for release in late 2016

    The next Bluetooth release will be made available in “late 2016 to early 2017”, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has confirmed, following the unveiling of the Bluetooth 5 specification earlier this month.

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    Partner news NFC

    21 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 June 2016, 12:46

    French vineyard to safeguard its entire output with NFC

    PARTNER NEWS: The Geantet-Pansiot vineyard estate in Burgundy, France is to equip all of its wine bottles with an NFC tag to let its customers authenticate the beverage and receive information about the wine directly on their smartphone.

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    NFC

    16 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2016, 14:58

    Apple Pay advertising increases contactless payments at self-service machines

    Cashless vending machine technology provider USA Technologies (USAT) has seen an 89% increase in revenue through contactless purchases at self-service machines running on its ePort Interactive platform as a result of digital advertising highlighting Apple Pay availability at the point of sale.

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    NFC

    15 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 June 2016, 15:10

    ASB Bank launches HCE in New Zealand

    Customers of ASB Bank in New Zealand can now make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments using ASB Virtual, a new feature in the bank’s mobile banking app that enables payments using a Visa credit or debit card.

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    NFC

    15 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 June 2016, 14:25

    Axis Bank to launch contactless transit and payments card in India

    Commuters across Bengaluru in India will soon be able to pay for travel on buses operated by Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) with a tap of an open loop contactless card provided by Axis Bank. The Axis Bank BMTC Smart Card will also let users make payments at any contactless terminal.

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    NFC

    15 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 June 2016, 11:47

    Samsung Pay launches in Australia

    Samsung Pay has launched in Australia with support from American Express and Citibank. The service is available for those with compatible Samsung smartphones, with specific availability varying by local operator.

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    14 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 June 2016, 14:06

    Android Pay comes out on top in US survey

    Android Pay tops the list of the most popular mobile payment services used by US consumers with 19% saying they have made an in-store payment via the service, research from Walker Sands reveals.

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    NFC

    13 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 June 2016, 19:20

    Apple Pay to launch in France, Switzerland and Hong Kong and head to the web

    Apple Pay is expanding to Switzerland, France and Hong Kong in the “next few months” and will be made available for online payments via an Apple Pay button that uses Touch ID for authentication, the company has announced during a keynote at its Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

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    NFC

    13 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 June 2016, 13:39

    Case study explores the use of NFC to improve office efficiency

    A case study which explores how one of London’s most iconic buildings has used NFC technology to streamline data key management, security patrol and contractor services into a single interface and deliver more accurate information in real time is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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    10 June 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 June 2016, 14:51

    Topshop launches second range of bPay contactless accessories

    UK fashion retailer Topshop has launched the second collection of Topshop x bPay, a range of accessories that incorporate Barclaycard’s bPay contactless payment technology and enable shoppers to make tap and go payments at contactless terminals.

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    June 30th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Starwood expands keyless entry to hotels worldwide
    2. Walgreens enhances paperless coupon feature
    3. Luxury handbag maker uses NFC tags to counter fraud
    4. Wells Fargo joins ClearXChange
    5. Kroger sues Visa over EMV authentication
    6. UnionPay launches HCE mobile QuickPass in South Korea
    7. Android Pay launches in Singapore
    8. Vodafone Italia adds NFC mobile payments with PayPal
    9. ACI reports on mobile payments usage by Indian millennials
    10. OT works on mobile payments rollout in France
    11. Coinbase adds PayPal and credit card support
    12. RBI reveals framework for “less-cash” society
    13. Amazon to expand Dash service despite “cool” response
    14. Alipay negotiating for stake in Wirecard
    15. Discover joins effort to speed up EMV checkout
    16. Amex bot notifies purchases through Facebook Messenger
    17. Walmart Pay arrives in 15 more states
    18. ABN Amro takes payments to WhatsApp
    19. EMV claims more than a third of global card-present payments
    20. Walmart Pay heads to three new states
    21. Android Pay preps new features
    22. Jiffy payments launches in-store in Milan and Bergamo
     
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