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October 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 October 2014, 13:07

Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table

Harbortouch, a US-based point-of-sale system and merchant services provider, has unveiled Perkwave, a mobile app that uses Apple Pay to let customers pay at the table in participating restaurants. The service also includes loyalty and rewards functionality to encourage customers to pay using their mobile device.

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October 21st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 October 2014, 11:20

Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills

Singapore carrier Singtel is taking carrier billing into the physical goods world with a pilot test of a service that lets customers order Angry Birds plush toys for delivery to their home address and charge the cost to their phone bill. In the first week, “we’re already seeing five times lower shopping cart abandonment than previously with credit-card billing based checkout,” supplier Fortumo says.

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October 20th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 October 2014, 14:29

Starbucks to offer mobile ordering and payments across US in 2015

Starbucks customers in Portland are to be the first in the US to be able to order and pay for their coffee ahead of arrival and the service will be rolled out across the country in 2015, the company has announced. The move follows the introduction of a QR code-based mobile ordering service in Korea in June.

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October 20th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 October 2014, 12:39

JPMorgan Chase CEO outlines mobile wallet strategy

JPMorgan Chase plans to make its debit and credit cards available in a wide array of mobile wallets — including one of its own to be launched later this year — even if that means cutting current margins, CEO Jamie Dimon has told analysts during the bank's third quarter earnings call.

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October 20th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 October 2014, 11:50

MasterCard backs Zwipe fingerprint payment card

MasterCard has partnered with Zwipe, maker of a contactless payment card that includes an integrated fingerprint biometric sensor, for the commercial launch of the technology following a pilot with Norway’s Sparebanken DIN.

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October 20th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 October 2014, 10:06

Dubai ambulances adopt NFC

The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) has launched an app that lets users store medical information and contact details that can be retrieved in an emergency with a tap of an NFC phone.

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October 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 October 2014, 13:28

Visa details Apple Pay setup process

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users with Visa cards issued by Bank of America, Capital One, Citi Bank, Chase and Wells Fargo Bank will be able to use Apple Pay in stores from launch on 20 October, Visa says.

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October 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 October 2014, 13:01

Apple builds SIM into iPad Air 2

Buyers of the iPad Air 2 will be the first to use a new Apple SIM that comes preinstalled in the Wi-Fi+Cellular version of the tablet and looks set to be the first implementation of a "SIM Within" patent published in November 2011.

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October 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 October 2014, 12:12

Five hundred banks sign up for Apple Pay

Apple customers in the US will be able to use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make Apple Pay mobile payments from Monday 20 October, CEO Tim Cook has announced, and 500 banks have now signed up to offer the service to their customers. Owners of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 will also be able to use Apple Pay for in-app purchases.

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October 15th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 October 2014, 13:50

Groupe BPCE launches Twitter money transfers

Groupe BPCE, the second largest banking group in France, has launched a service that will let users of its S-Money mobile app send money transfers via Twitter.

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October 25th, 2014

Latest news

  1. SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project
  2. Bookatable tests iBeacon at 119 restaurants
  3. Chicago to get NFC mobile ticketing in 2016
  4. Discover CEO outlines plan to join Apple Pay
  5. Researchers show off ‘skin buttons’ for smartwatches
  6. Apple Pay to launch in Korea?
  7. Amazon Rewards to join Apple Pay
  8. Apple Pay glitch charges customers twice
  9. Apple builds NFC tech into iPad Air 2
  10. Bell ID offers tokenization management software
  11. YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam
  12. Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC
  13. Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture
  14. Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet
  15. Alipay Wallet hits 190m users
  16. Google discusses Wallet plans
  17. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  18. Acer Pay is on the way
  19. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  20. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
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