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NFC

May 13th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 May 2014, 14:52

Fidesmo unveils NFC ticketing service that stores multiple transit passes on one contactless card

Swedish startup Fidesmo has developed a service that lets NFC phone owners replace multiple, physical transport passes with a single contactless card.

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BLE

May 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:32

OMsignal launches biometric clothing that tracks the wearer’s health and fitness with BLE

A Canadian startup has introduced a range of smart sports shirts that monitor the wearer's heart rate, breathing and movement and then use Bluetooth LE to send the collected data to their smartphone for real time analysis.

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May 12th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:32

UK shopping centre runs multi-retailer NFC marketing pilot

A shopping centre in Solihull, UK is piloting a service that lets shoppers access discounts and promotions from multiple retailers by tapping their phone against NFC-enabled posters displayed in the windows of participating stores.

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NFC

May 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:33

Brightwire: Apple signs mobile payments deal with China UnionPay

“Apple is likely to incorporate a near field communication (NFC) payment function in the next generation iPhone and has reached an agreement with China UnionPay on a mobile payment service,” investment newswire Brightwire reports, citing “a source close to the matter”.

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QR

May 12th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:33

OTP Bank launches mobile payments in Hungary

Hungary’s OTP Bank has launched a mobile wallet that allows consumers to pay in stores by scanning a QR code placed next to the cash register. The new OTPay service can also be used to make online payments, by entering the shopper’s mobile phone number during checkout.

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BLE

May 12th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:33

nTrust pilots Bluetooth payments in Canada

Canadian payments and money transfer provider nTrust has begun piloting a new mobile payments service that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons placed in stores to make wireless purchases.

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May 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 May 2014, 10:00

DNP to add invisible smart ink to printed media

Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing has signed a partnership deal with US startup T+ink, developer of an invisible conductive ink technology that can be used to let consumers interact with books, magazines, advertising, tickets, product packaging and other printed media using a smartphone or other mobile device.

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NFC

May 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 May 2014, 13:29

Vodafone adds support for barcode loyalty and membership cards to NFC wallet

Mobile network operator Vodafone is expanding the functionality of its mobile wallet beyond NFC with a deal to add Austria-based Bluesource's Mobile-Pocket technology to the service, enabling customers to store hundreds of loyalty, membership, transit and promotional cards in their Vodafone wallet by simply scanning them in using the camera on their smartphone.

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QR

May 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 May 2014, 12:48

Yapital expands mobile payments to advertising media

Retailer-owned mobile payments provider Yapital is to add “one click” purchases from printed advertising media to its app, enabling shoppers to order and pay for promoted products by scanning QR codes in merchants’ billboard and newspaper ads, flyers and shop window decals.

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NFC

May 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 May 2014, 12:13

Nintendo to launch NFC toys and payments

A new Nintendo Figurine Platform and a range of NFC toys that makes use of the NFC functionality in the Wii U GamePad is to be unveiled at the E3 games show next month, company president Satoru Iwata has announced. A standalone device that will enable NFC toys to be used with the Nintendo 3DS handheld console will also be introduced and NFC payments for games are to added, initially in Japan, from this summer.

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September 18th, 2014

Latest news

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