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    16 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 August 2016, 15:50

    Three quarters of US retailers plan to accept Apple Pay before 2018

    More than three quarters of US retailers (76%) plan to accept Apple Pay by the end of 2017, research released by the National Retail Federation and Forrester reveals.

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    16 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 August 2016, 16:35

    Researchers develop NFC on-skin electronics

    A group of students from MIT Media Lab have teamed up with Microsoft Research to develop interactive and customizable on-skin electronics equipped with an NFC chip for transferring information to a mobile device.

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    12 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 August 2016, 10:55

    Taiwanese banks launch HCE payments

    A total of 14 banks within the Taiwan Mobile Payment Co (TWMP) have begun rolling out host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment services, utilizing technology from Mozido.

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    12 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 August 2016, 10:23

    US pharmacy chain launches barcode payments

    Customers at US pharmacy chain CVS can now make purchases by presenting an on-screen barcode at the point of sale using CVS Pay, the retailer’s own mobile payment service. The feature has been integrated into the existing CVS mobile app and is available in markets including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, with a nationwide rollout expected later this year.

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    11 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 August 2016, 10:43

    British athletes at Rio 2016 sport NFC payment bands

    All British athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are being given NFC payment bands that will allow them to make purchases by tapping their wrists against a contactless terminal.

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    10 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 August 2016, 14:36

    Wristbands speed Olympic visitors onto Rio transport

    PARTNER NEWS: Visitors to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are paying for journeys on buses, ferries and trains across the city with NFC wristbands provided by digital security giant Gemalto and public transportation ticketing operator RioCard.

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    10 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 August 2016, 11:42

    Apple says Australian banks’ plans would “diminish” security

    Apple is urging the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to reject a request from a group of the country’s banks to “collectively negotiate” with third party mobile wallet providers over the introduction of mobile payment services.

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    9 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 August 2016, 14:35

    Samsung Pay to get iris authentication with Galaxy Note 7

    Samsung Pay users will soon be able to secure purchases by scanning their eyes with the Galaxy Note 7, the latest addition to the Korean phone-maker's pen-oriented line up.

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    29 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 July 2016, 13:40

    Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay on the rise across the US

    Nearly 5% of total US transactions in coffee giant Starbucks locations are now made through the company’s Mobile Order & Pay service, representing close to 20% of all mobile payments in store.

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    29 July 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 July 2016, 12:47

    AMS sells NFC and RFID reader business to STMicroelectronics

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has sold its NFC and RFID reader product lines to STMicroelectronics. AMS will continue to retain ownership of its NFC/RFID tag business, including the AS3955 NFC interface chip (NFiC) which AMS unveiled in May 2015.

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    August 28th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Indian employees make NFC payments using everyday objects
    2. Two in three young Brits have made a mobile payment in-store
    3. Japanese bank eyes facial recognition
    4. IHG to accept Alipay in hotels worldwide
    5. NFC Ring circles the globe
    6. JPMorgan Chase to support Android Pay
    7. Apple Pay bank list grows
    8. Samsung Pay hits 100m transactions in first year
    9. Transport for NSW seeks bright ideas
    10. MegaFon launches contactless card with carrier billing
    11. QuickPass launches in Macau
    12. Singapore aims for cashless society
    13. Barclaycard reveals large contactless increase across UK
    14. UK contactless spending hits record high
    15. Walgreens integrates rewards with Android Pay
    16. Apple Pay adds two UK banks
    17. ACCC rejects Australian banks’ negotiation bid
     
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