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    16 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 March 2016, 16:22

    Cancer charity lets supporters use advertising screens to donate to daffodil campaign

    Supporters of cancer charity Institut Curie can make donations to its annual Une Jonquille pour Curie (A daffodil for Curie) campaign and purchase a daffodil or a pin by touching their contactless cards against specially adapted advertising screens at France’s Paris Saint-Lazare train station.

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    HCE

    15 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 March 2016, 13:07

    ICICI Bank launches HCE mobile payments in India

    Customers of India’s ICICI Bank will soon be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments at any contactless-enabled terminal using the bank’s Pockets app. The service, which makes use of tokenization, is currently available to the bank’s employees and is expected to go live for customers at the end of March 2016.

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    NFC

    15 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 March 2016, 14:44

    Nearly half of top marketers plan to invest in NFC in 2016

    Close to half (46%) of the top marketers surveyed for a new location-based marketing report say they plan to invest in NFC this year. 41% plan to invest in Bluetooth beacons, 63% in WiFi and 57% in GPS.

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    NFC

    15 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 March 2016, 10:26

    iLoq unveils energy harvesting door lock powered by NFC phones

    Finnish digital lock mechanism specialist iLoq has unveiled the world's first electronic door lock powered by a user's NFC mobile phone, removing the need for the lock to be equipped with a battery or external power source.

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    NFC

    15 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 March 2016, 09:33

    UK food chain opens cash-free stores

    Customers of UK healthy eating chain Tossed will only be able to pay for their orders using a chip card, contactless card or an NFC mobile payment app such as Apple Pay at the two new food outlets the company is opening in London this week.

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    Partner news NFC

    14 March 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 14 March 2016, 16:55

    Carta Worldwide renews partnership with NFC World

    NFC World is pleased to welcome transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide as a partner for a second year. Carta is an award-winning leader in next-generation transaction processing and mobile payment technologies including host card emulation (HCE), cloud-based secure elements and tokenization.

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    14 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 March 2016, 16:28

    Nielsen reports on mobile wallet market in India

    Paytm is the most popular mobile payment app among Android smartphone owners in urban India, research from Nielsen reveals, with 39% of users with an internet connection making use of the service for an average duration of 70 minutes a month.

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    14 March 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 March 2016, 14:36

    Samsung Pay hands out US$30 gift cards to S7 users

    US consumers who make their first purchase using Samsung Pay on a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge device this month are being offered a gift card worth US$30 from one of five selected Samsung Pay merchants — Best Buy, eBay, Whole Foods, Nike or Regal Cinema.

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    11 March 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 March 2016, 13:05

    Study examines attitudes to contactless payments in the UK, Germany and Spain

    More than 90% of British, German and Spanish business leaders interviewed for a survey of attitudes to contactless technology have already invested in contactless projects and expect that 10% of all transactions will be contactless within the next three years, a white paper now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre reveals.

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    Partner news BLE

    11 March 2016 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 March 2016, 11:43

    Proxama and Google bring the physical web to London buses

    PARTNER NEWS: Commuters across London can now access real-time transport updates and contextually relevant advertising on their mobile phones through MyStop, a physical web service launched by mobile commerce provider Proxama with the support of Google and in partnership with out-of-home advertising provider Exterion Media.

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    August 27th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Indian employees make NFC payments using everyday objects
    2. Two in three young Brits have made a mobile payment in-store
    3. Japanese bank eyes facial recognition
    4. IHG to accept Alipay in hotels worldwide
    5. NFC Ring circles the globe
    6. JPMorgan Chase to support Android Pay
    7. Apple Pay bank list grows
    8. Samsung Pay hits 100m transactions in first year
    9. Transport for NSW seeks bright ideas
    10. MegaFon launches contactless card with carrier billing
    11. QuickPass launches in Macau
    12. Singapore aims for cashless society
    13. Barclaycard reveals large contactless increase across UK
    14. UK contactless spending hits record high
    15. Walgreens integrates rewards with Android Pay
    16. Apple Pay adds two UK banks
    17. ACCC rejects Australian banks’ negotiation bid
     
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