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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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Partner news

September 5th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 October 2014, 14:21

NXP launches dynamic NFC tag chip for consumer devices

PARTNER NEWS: 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 3rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 September 2014, 16:08

Retailer-owned payments venture MCX unveils CurrentC brand

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), the mobile payments venture co-owned by US retail chains with collective revenues of more than US$1 trillion annually, has announced that its payments, loyalty and offers platform is to be called CurrentC — and provided the first details of how the service will work when it rolls out to 110,000 merchant locations across the US in 2015.

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NFC

September 3rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 September 2014, 13:24

Desjardins launches NFC payments in Canada

An NFC mobile payments service is now available to customers of Quebec-based financial institution Desjardins Group. The Desjardins Mobile Payment service works with NFC phones provided by Bell Mobility, Rogers and Virgin Mobile with Telus and “other mobile carriers” to be added soon.

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NFC

September 3rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 September 2014, 13:04

McDonald’s to launch NFC payments in the US this month?

Fast food giant McDonald’s will begin accepting NFC mobile payments in US stores on 15 September, an internal notice sent out to franchisees and seen by 9to5Mac suggests.

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BLE

September 2nd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 September 2014, 13:20

Melbourne Cricket Club equips roving snack vendors with Bluetooth beacons

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are being attached to the trays of roving snack and drink vendors for football matches taking place at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia this month. The beacons trigger location-specific messages to fans’ smartphones as the vendors move around the stadium, inviting them to show the message to the vendor to receive a free pie.

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BLE

September 2nd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 September 2014, 12:38

Downtown uses Bluetooth beacons to deliver orders to customers’ tables

A café in Palo Alto, California is using a new service developed by startup Downtown that lets customers order and pay for their meals with their mobile phone. Bluetooth beacons placed at each table link each order with the table the customer is seated at, enabling waiting staff to bring ordered items directly to the correct table.

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January 29th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Spanish airline lets customers tap to add contactless card to app
  2. Gmail sends money in the UK
  3. Vinci Park introduces NFC car parking tickets
  4. NFC pioneer Proxama cuts jobs ahead of trading update
  5. NXP sues Marvell over Xbox NFC chips
  6. Cachet adds prepaid cards to Apple Pay
  7. Apple CEO says 2015 will be the “year of Apple Pay”
  8. USAT adds support for Apple Pay
  9. Starbucks increases mobile payments to 16% of total
  10. Wirecard to offer white label HCE wristband
  11. Samsung Pay to launch at MWC?
  12. Schoolboys protect Macs with Touch ID
  13. Descartes offers ear verification for mobile devices
  14. Taiwanese banks to use Wave NFC dongle
  15. Android devices get multifactor biometrics
  16. Ringly raises US$5.1m for light-up rings
  17. Cancer Research brings contactless donations to shop windows
  18. New York metro heads to NFC
 
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