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19 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 December 2014, 19:36

McDonald’s introduces Bluetooth beacon offers

Twenty-six McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Georgia have installed Bluetooth beacons that can be used to deliver coupons, alerts, employment opportunities and customer satisfaction surveys directly to a consumer’s smartphone as they enter a participating location.

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19 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 December 2014, 19:08

RBC adds HCE to mobile payments app

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its RBC mobile app, “allowing Canadians to pay with most Android mobile phones without worrying about being on the right mobile network or having the right SIM card.”

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17 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 January 2015, 13:37

Cooper Hewitt museum visitors to use NFC pens to interact with multi-touch display tables

Visitors to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York are to be given the opportunity to use an NFC pen to interact with a range of NFC-enabled multi-touch display tables, enabling them to ‘draw’ on the tables and keep track of the objects in the collection that they interact with.

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16 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 December 2014, 13:57

Barclaycard tests contactless payment gloves

Barclaycard has begun ‘testing’ woollen gloves that can be used to make payments at any of the 300,000 contactless POS terminals in the UK with a touch of a hand.

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15 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 December 2014, 13:34

Brazilian online fashion retailer installs Bluetooth Fashion Spots

Dafiti, Latin America’s largest online fashion retailer, is to place Bluetooth beacons in restaurants, bars and newsstands in the Brazilian city of São Paulo to send out promotional messages to shoppers’ smartphones.

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15 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 December 2014, 13:22

Jeweller debuts NFC pearls

US jeweller Galatea has unveiled Momento Pearl, a cultured pearl that contains an NFC chip. Using an accompanying NFC app, “the user records a message or uploads an audio file,” the jeweller explains. “By tapping the pearl against an NFC-enabled mobile device, the audio is played and other digital material displayed.”

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15 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 December 2014, 12:54

Ubudu turns beacons into two-way communications devices

Mobile proximity solutions provider Ubudu has unveiled uBeacon Mesh, a platform that enables Bluetooth beacon installations to be used to create two-way mobile communications with consumers.

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15 December 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 January 2015, 18:36

NFC World’s Sarah Clark to chair mobile payments session at CES 2015

The editor of NFC World+ will be at the International CES in Las Vegas from 4-9 January to chair the future of mobile payments conference session and meet up with readers to discuss the latest technologies and trends.

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11 December 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 December 2014, 17:27

Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC security strategies

The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 20 January and will focus on how to select the right security strategy for your NFC service.

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9 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 December 2014, 18:21

MIT researchers unveil NFC sensors that detect hazardous chemicals

MIT chemists have devised a way to detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants using an NFC-enabled sensor and a smartphone. The low cost of the sensors means the technology could be widely deployed as a way to monitor food spoilage as well as to detect the presence of other hazards such as explosives, the researchers suggest.

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May 23rd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World
  2. One in four UK consumers influenced by in-store payment methods
  3. UK cash payments fall to 48%
  4. Four in ten UK consumers willing to switch banks for mobile payments
  5. NXP ‘focused on mobile wallet’
  6. Android to get fingerprint authentication
  7. Nearly half of iPhone 6 owners successfully using Apple Pay
  8. Clear2Pay gets Visa confirmation as CVES provider
  9. Apple Watch vulnerability could let thieves use Apple Pay
  10. BPCE to pilot cards with mini-screen security codes
  11. AMS launches NFC interface chip with advanced energy management
  12. Apple Pay headed to Belgium?
  13. Postbank begins HCE pilot in Germany with Worldline
  14. Join NFC World and the GSMA today for an NFC transport ticketing webinar
  15. Express rolls out support for Apple Pay
  16. Sekur.me brings Apple Pay online
  17. Visa Checkout reports 4m customers and 125,000 merchants
  18. Exterion to roll out beacons across public transport in the UK
  19. iZettle adds support for NFC and contactless payments
  20. MasterCard launches P2P payments service
  21. Apple gets Concert Ticket+ patent
  22. US to get same day ACH payments
  23. Apple Pay now live at nearly 300 banks and credit unions
  24. Amazon’s Gauthier: NFC is “last century’s problem”
  25. Icahn: Apple Pay to generate US$3.3bn in revenues in 2017
  26. US millennials lead the way for mobile payments
  27. Starbucks denies mobile payment hack
  28. Axis to make 50,000 terminals contactless in India
  29. Beacons land at UK airports to send out offers and rewards
  30. Face++ raises $25m for selfie payments
  31. Apple in buy out talks with Clinkle?
  32. Alibaba signs up brands for QR-like dotless visual codes
  33. Trader Joe’s gears up for Apple Pay
  34. Mountain America offers dual biometric log-in for mobile banking
  35. Samsung Wallet to close on June 30th
  36. Google to launch mobile buy buttons?
  37. Samsung picks Oberthur for mobile payments in Europe
 
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