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July 2nd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 July 2014, 10:58

Tapit powers Google I/O and Game of Thrones NFC promotions

NFC marketing platform provider Tapit has run two high-profile campaigns with Google in recent weeks.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 July 2014, 18:48

JCB to launch NFC payments in 2015

Japan-based payments network JCB is to begin testing a contactless payments service in Tokyo this month, ahead of a commercial rollout in 2015. “In addition to plastic cards, J/Speedy can be issued for a wide variety of devices, including mobile and wearable devices,” JCB says.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 12:44

Nigerian farmers use NFC to access seed and fertilizer subsidies

“In some parts of the developed world, NFC can sometimes be a solution looking for a problem but we’ve got plenty of problems here in Africa and it is an ideal solution for quite a few of them,” says mobile money expert Susie Lonie.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:38

Shortcut lets cricket fans order and pay for refreshments from their seat

London’s Oval Cricket Ground is to test a mobile ordering and payment solution that lets fans use their mobile phone to place an order and complete payment without having to leave their seat. The service is already in use at Durham County Cricket Club and is also to be tested by the UK’s Everyman Cinema chain.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:16

Walgreens tests augmented reality offers in stores

US pharmacy chain Walgreens is piloting a shopper marketing platform that uses Google’s Project Tango 3D augmented reality technology to let shoppers locate a particular product, get directions to the correct aisle and earn rewards as they shop.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 1 July 2014, 18:36

VivaLnk develops digital tattoos that unlock NFC phones

Moto X phone owners can now protect access to their mobile using a ‘digital tattoo’ developed by VivaLnk that can be positioned on the wrist and stays in place for five days.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 June 2014, 13:36

Russian Standard Bank adds embedded NFC payments

Russian Standard Bank has partnered with Samsung and MasterCard to offer NFC payments to consumers with a Galaxy S4 or Note 3 mobile phone. The service is the second embedded NFC payments service to be introduced by Samsung and MasterCard and follows the launch of a similar service by Commonwealth Bank of Australia in December 2013.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:18

BBVA launches NFC payments based on Visa HCE specifications

BBVA has become the first bank to launch a commercial NFC payments service that makes use of Visa’s cloud-based payments specifications. Customers in Spain with an Android NFC handset can use host card emulation (HCE) to make contactless payments today and the service will be extended to customers in the US, Mexico and Chile later this year.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2014, 11:24

Samsung launches VIP program for NFC phone owners

Samsung is providing Galaxy NFC device owners with a range of exclusive rewards and incentives via a new service that offers access to VIP lounges and suites, seat upgrades and vouchers for concessions and merchandise at 41 AEG venues across the US.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2014, 11:14

New York bars adopt mobile payments service that lets customers send drinks to friends

Twenty bars and restaurants in New York are using a new service that combines mobile payments with social networking, enabling customers to pay their tab, meet up and communicate with friends and send ‘Goodies’ like drinks and food to their contacts.

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November 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Cartamundi to develop flexible NFC tags
  2. 30% of US shoppers to use mobile payments this holiday season
  3. Drop offers beacon-based payments
  4. Square eyes global expansion
  5. Saatchi & Saatchi designs beacon loyalty rewards for Japan’s TenTen Technologies
  6. First Bus takes Pingit nationwide
  7. Millennials more open to mobile payments
  8. Motorola secures Android and Apple devices with smart keyfob
  9. United Airlines to let passengers pay for airport food and drinks using award miles
  10. 65% of Canadians plan to make mobile payments
  11. Google Wallet adds refer-a-friend program
  12. White paper quantifies consumer attitudes to wearable payments
  13. SunTrust adds Apple Pay
  14. US mobile payments to reach $142bn in 2019
  15. inMarket hits 18% of US mobile shoppers
  16. Bi-Lo adds Apple Pay
  17. Polish banks join up for launch of Blik mobile payments service
  18. Post Office offers Tweet-to-donate service
  19. Venmo adds TouchID
  20. Japan Airlines tests battery-free beacons at 13 airports
 
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