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April 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 April 2014, 15:09

WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC

The WiFi Alliance has updated its WiFi Protected Setup certification program to include tap-to-connect functionality via NFC. The first products to support the NFC option are available now from Broadcom, Marvell, Mediatek and Qualcomm.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2014, 14:30

Carrefour equips new digital hypermarket with NFC

French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world’s fourth largest retailer, has opened a new hypermarket equipped with 55,000 NFC shelf-edge labels that let consumers interact with products. Shoppers can also make NFC payments at the point of sale with contactless terminals.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2014, 10:32

The Hunger Games catches fire with NFC

The DVD release of the latest instalment of The Hunger Games movie franchise is being promoted in shopping centres in Australia via digital media panels that “catch fire” when a shopper uses their mobile phone to access a game based on the movie.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 April 2014, 09:54

Elisa offers NFC payment stickers in stores

Finnish carrier Elisa has introduced reloadable NFC payment stickers that are available to purchase from the R-Kioski convenience store chain pre-loaded with €20 of value. The MasterCard-branded stickers work with the carrier’s Elisa Lompakko wallet service and are available in a range of designs.

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April 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 April 2014, 16:29

Blaze seeks buyer for early NFC patent

Blaze Mobile is selling US patent number 8,630,905, an NFC payments patent entitled “Single Tap Transactions using a Secure Element” that dates back to 2007. The patent sale is being handled by ICAP Patent Brokerage.

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April 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 April 2014, 16:01

Westpac to launch embedded NFC payments on Samsung devices

Australia’s Westpac bank is to launch its NFC mobile payments service on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 devices “over the next few weeks” with the functionality being “rolled out progressively” from this month. By 2015, the bank predicts, three million Australians will be using NFC to make payments.

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April 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 April 2014, 11:20

Tomy to launch fingernails that light up with NFC

Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy Arts has unveiled a range of stick-on false nails that contain an NFC antenna and an LED light that can be powered up by an NFC phone. The wearer can then use a companion mobile app to select a range of situations in which their fingernail will automatically light up.

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April 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 April 2014, 10:13

Royal Canadian Mint puts Mintchip digital currency up for sale

The Royal Canadian Mint is halting development of its MintChip digital currency and is now looking to sell the business. The company has been piloting the currency in the cafeterias at its Ottawa and Winnipeg facilities since early this year, using NFC to enable employees to make purchases with the Bitcoin alternative.

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April 7th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 7 April 2014, 17:42

Aconite adds HCE and EMV token support

EMV and NFC payment software specialist Aconite has added support for host card emulation (HCE) and EMV tokenization to its product offering, enabling issuers to “operate an HCE and token-enabled service, including real-time data preparation, distributed EMV transaction processing, remote CVM management and mapping risk scores to card/token profiles.”

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April 7th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 7 April 2014, 12:15

Inside Secure acquires Metaforic for HCE payments

Inside Secure has bought software obfuscation and encryption specialist Metaforic. The deal will provide “access to key technologies for enabling cloud-based mobile payments security with host card emulation” and is valued at US$11.6m plus a potential earn-out of up to US$4.5m.

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August 21st, 2014

Latest news

  1. Invitation to contribute to the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre
  2. Merchants to test BLE payments at Vilnius street fair
  3. Paym reaches 1m users
  4. SIMalliance publishes NFC paper
  5. One Stop gives mobile vouchers
  6. KakaoTalk to add payments
  7. London buses accept NFC payments
  8. Westpac NZ unveils augmented reality banking app
  9. UK contactless transactions surge
  10. Two hundred US shopping malls to use BLE beacons for shopper marketing
  11. GSMA publishes mobile money paper
  12. BLE guides the blind at SFO
  13. Analysts report on Apple/Visa partnership
  14. US merchant groups call for creation of open tokenization standards
  15. Facebook closes gifts business
  16. Amazon Wallet teams up with Blackhawk
  17. Square unveils EMV card reader
  18. Nestle runs NFC marketing campaign in 480 Woolworth stores across Australia
  19. American Express tests HCE for NFC payments
  20. Hilton to let guests unlock their doors with smartphones
 
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