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September 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 September 2014, 11:51

Visa launches token service to support Apple Pay and more

Visa Token Service, the payment network’s new platform that enables card account numbers to be replaced with digital tokens that ensure the cardholder’s actual card number is never shared with merchants, is now live and will be used to enable Visa cardholders to make use of Apple’s new NFC mobile payments service.

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September 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 September 2014, 10:55

Apple NFC: No support for tags or pairing?

An examination of the preview version of iOS 8 shows that there is currently no support in the operating system for NFC tag reading/writing and pairing, according to tag specialist RapidNFC.

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September 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 September 2014, 21:02

Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue introduce Apple Pay mobile payments and NFC

“It’s all about the wallet,” Apple CEO Tim Cook explained during the unveiling of Apple Pay mobile payments and the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch with NFC on 9 September. “Our vision is to replace this and we’re going to start by focusing on payments.”

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September 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 September 2014, 19:42

iPhone 6 to ship with NFC and support for Apple Pay mobile payments

UPDATED The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will include support for NFC, Apple has announced. The NFC functionality will let users make Apple Pay mobile payments in stores.

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September 9th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 9 September 2014, 12:03

NXP publishes guide to NFC and the Internet of Things

Chip maker NXP has published a 20-page guide to NFC and the Internet of Things (IoT) that is available for readers to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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September 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 September 2014, 13:47

23 Apple patents related to NFC and mobile payments

Apple has been steadily building a portfolio of patents related to NFC and mobile payments over recent years, from as far back as 2009. NFC World+ has reported on these as they have been published and links are provided here to details of 23 patents covering technical innovations and use cases in payments, mobile marketing, coupon delivery, gifting, event ticketing, content sharing, travel and beyond.

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September 5th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 5 September 2014, 16:15

Barclays to provide corporate customers with finger vein biometric devices

Barclays is to provide its UK corporate banking customers with finger vein biometric authentication devices that will let them “easily access their online bank accounts and authorise payments within seconds, without the need for PIN, passwords or authentication codes.”

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September 5th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 September 2014, 14:26

NXP launches dynamic NFC tag chip for consumer devices

NXP has unveiled a dynamic NFC chip that can be used by electronic device makers to let consumers use their mobile phone as a remote user interface “rather than relying on expensive touchscreens or WiFi connectivity for wireless data exchange on home electronics.”

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September 4th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 4 September 2014, 13:41

Introducing the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre

NFC World+ now has a Knowledge Centre which provides readers with in-depth reports, technical guides and market briefings on the technologies shaping the future of mobile payments and commerce. Sign up to the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre today and you’ll get unlimited access to this unique resource — completely free of charge.

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BLE

September 4th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 4 September 2014, 12:33

Graceland uses Bluetooth beacons to guide Elvis fans

Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley and now a major tourist attraction, is offering every visitor the use of an iPad that works in conjunction with Bluetooth beacons placed around the Memphis mansion to help guests navigate the attraction and “trigger additional content including videos, trivia and more.”

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September 23rd, 2014

Latest news

  1. SimplyTapp releases new HCE SDK
  2. iPhone 6 teardown shows NFC chips from NXP — and AMS
  3. UL white paper explains Apple Pay
  4. Apple joins NFC secure element standards body
  5. Panasonic takes NFC to the air
  6. Tesco pilots QR payments
  7. SimplyTapp compares Apple Pay and Android HCE
  8. Macy’s unveils mobile payments and customer marketing plans
  9. Subway to accept mobile payments in 26,000 US locations
  10. Apple Pay to get 0.15% transaction fee
  11. No Apple Pay for Walmart, Best Buy
  12. Weve drops wallet plans?
  13. Apple confirms NFC chip lockdown
  14. Transcript: Apple VP Kevin Lynch and CEO Tim Cook show off how Apple Watch can be used beyond payments
  15. Video demos show how Apple Pay users will make a payment with the iPhone 6
  16. How Apple will generate revenues from mobile payments begins to become clear
  17. Discover in talks on Apple Pay support
  18. MasterCard issues European contactless POS mandate
  19. MasterCard launches MDES token platform for mobile payments
  20. No support for carriers’ NFC SIMs in Apple devices?
 
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