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September 24th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 September 2014, 13:10

Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization

The US Federal Reserve’s Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) has given cautious backing to the potential of tokenization in mobile payments and formed a subgroup dedicated to exploring the impact of the technology in more depth.

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September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 17:26

Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband

Barclaycard is to extend the functionality of its bPay contactless wristband to include access control as well as payments, the card issuer has revealed, beginning with the introduction of branded bPay bands for fans of Southampton Football Club that deliver a range of added value benefits to wearers.

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September 23rd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 16:28

SD Association adds support for TransferJet communications

Memory card standards group the SD Association has expanded its iSDIO specification to include support for TransferJet, a short range contactless communications technology that enables data to be transferred between devices at high speed.

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Partner news

September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 16:40

AMS offers developer kit for adding NFC to electronic devices

PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS, one of two NFC IC suppliers to Apple, has introduced a development kit and software stack designed to make it easy to build NFC functionality into routers, set-top boxes, automotive infotainment systems, consumer electronics devices, home appliances and other NFC-enabled electronics products.

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September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 12:58

NFC Forum expands certification program

The NFC Forum has added analog testing to its certification program, enabling device manufacturers to prove that their products are compliant with international radio frequency (RF) performance specifications for the first time.

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September 19th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 September 2014, 11:06

iPhone 6 teardown shows NFC chips from NXP — and AMS

A teardown conducted by iFixit shows that Apple is using NFC chips from both NXP and AMS in the new iPhone 6, which began shipping today. The inclusion of an NXP chip was expected but the AMS chip is a surprise addition.

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September 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 September 2014, 11:33

Apple joins NFC secure element standards body

Apple has joined GlobalPlatform, the organisation responsible for defining standards for the secure elements used to store sensitive data in NFC phones. The move means that, when and if Apple provides developers with access to the secure element in its new NFC devices, it is likely to do so in a way that is compatible with the international standards already used by other secure NFC service providers.

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September 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 September 2014, 10:52

Panasonic takes NFC to the air

Panasonic Avionics is to add NFC to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems it supplies to airlines, providing a way for passengers and crew to make contactless payments and for passengers to access a range of personalized travel benefits.

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September 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 September 2014, 13:30

Macy’s unveils mobile payments and customer marketing plans

Macy’s Inc, owner of the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s department store chains, has unveiled plans to implement a range of new technologies designed to provide an omnichannel shopping service to its customers. The plans include Bluetooth beacons in all stores, new mPOS terminals, support for Apple Pay and a mobile wallet app.

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September 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 September 2014, 11:04

Subway to accept mobile payments in 26,000 US locations

Subway restaurants across the US are to begin accepting NFC mobile payments on 1 October, using new POS terminals that carry branding from mobile network operator-owned commerce venture Softcard. The terminals will enable the 26,000 Subway outlets in the US to accept a full range of NFC payments services, including Apple Pay, Softcard has told NFC World+.

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October 1st, 2014

Latest news

  1. RapidNFC examines iPhone 6 tag reading issue
  2. Apple falls out with PayPal over Samsung deal
  3. KLM uses Bluetooth beacons to help passengers navigate Schiphol Airport
  4. Uber runs NFC marketing campaign in London pubs and clubs
  5. Transcript: eBay CEO John Donahoe discusses the future of PayPal as an independent company
  6. NFC technology report available for free download
  7. iPad to get Apple Pay support?
  8. eBay to spin off PayPal as a separate company in 2015
  9. Dartmouth researchers develop continuous authentication service based on smart wristbands
  10. InMarket reports on attitudes to beacon messages
  11. John Lewis invests in BLE
  12. Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick
  13. Miami Airport provides airlines and retailers with open access to Bluetooth beacons
  14. TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport
  15. Amazon adds Wishlist tweets
  16. Facebook picks Stripe for buy button
  17. China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing
  18. WeChat offers payments in stores
  19. US bank tests NFC Wave add-on
  20. NFC Forum publishes connection handover paper
 
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