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June 17th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 17 June 2014, 16:41

New guide explains how to connect BLE and NFC devices

The NFC Forum and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have updated their “Bluetooth secure simple pairing using NFC” developer guide. The new edition includes information on how NFC can be used to let consumers quickly and easily pair two devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), such as a smartphone and a smartwatch or other wearable device.

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June 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 June 2014, 09:16

Spanish banks and carrier launch mobile offers platform that links discounts to bank cards

Yaap, a joint venture between Spanish banks CaixaBank and Banco Santander and mobile network operator Telefonica, has launched a mobile commerce platform that lets consumers access merchant offers on their mobile device and then redeem them automatically by simply paying for a purchase with a pre-linked debit or credit card.

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June 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 June 2014, 15:28

Ticketmaster adds animated watermarks to mobile tickets

Ticketmaster has launched an iPhone app that uses an animated watermark to prove that a mobile ticket is authentic and valid. The app also lets ticket buyers resell tickets they own and transfer tickets to their new owner.

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NFC

June 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 June 2014, 08:15

Intel patents multi-surface NFC antenna design

The USPTO has published a patent application by three Intel engineers that describes an NFC antenna design which makes use of a cascaded coil concept to enable interactions to be performed without a user needing to precisely orientate their phone.

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June 16th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 16 June 2014, 15:55

French bank card association backs biometric payments

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB, the French bank card association which pioneered the use of chip cards for payments in the 1980s, expects to enable member banks to issue customers with keyfobs supporting fingerprint payments by the end of this year. A microSD option for mobile phones is also expected to be approved.

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June 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2014, 10:58

Priceline CEO outlines its plans for OpenTable

“In the area of mobile, there is just tremendous opportunity to enhance the end-to-end experience in both the accommodation business as well as the restaurant business by leveraging mobile as an asset,” Darren Huston, president and CEO of The Priceline Group, has told investors following the accommodation booking giant’s $2.6bn acquisition of OpenTable.

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QR

June 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2014, 10:52

Chick-Fil-A tests mobile payments

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has begun a mobile payments pilot in the Triad area of North Carolina. Twenty restaurants are taking part in the trial and the chain plans to expand the test to further markets later this year.

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June 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 June 2014, 15:38

Mobile payments provider Powa valued at over US$2.6bn

Mobile payments provider Powa Technologies has acquired Hong Kong-based MPayMe for US$75m and signed up Taiwan Mobile to offer its PowaTag mobile payments platform. As a result of the MPayMe deal, “Powa’s worth is now estimated to be around US$2.675billion,” the company told NFC World+.

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June 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 June 2014, 14:59

BlackBerry wins NFC provisioning deal in Canada

Enstream, the NFC platform provider set up by Canadian carriers Bell, Rogers and Telus, has selected BlackBerry to provide it with a secure platform that financial institutions will be able to use to provision payment card data onto consumers’ NFC phones.

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QR

June 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 June 2014, 14:40

Bendigo Bank launches QR code mobile payments in Australia

Australia’s Bendigo Bank has partnered with Samsung to rollout Redy, a mobile payments service that lets shoppers make payments and receive rewards by scanning a QR code generated by a merchant’s tablet-based POS terminal.

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October 31st, 2014

Latest news

  1. 60% of consumers will share data with stores
  2. Bedier unveils Poynt POS
  3. Kili puts mPOS in a chip
  4. Charity picks up contactless pennies
  5. Taco Bell app lets customers rotate to reorder
  6. Football fans get BLE promos
  7. MCX suffers email address data breach
  8. Samsung to offer money transfers
  9. MCX responds to criticism
  10. White paper explores the role of TSMs in cross-border NFC payments
  11. McDonald’s adopts Softcard
  12. A million consumers sign up for Apple Pay in first 72 hours
  13. Apple Pay and HCE to push NFC payments to more than 500m users
  14. NRF defends retailers’ decision to block NFC payments
  15. US payments body hits out at Rite Aid and CVS
  16. NFC tech included in iPad Mini 3
  17. MCX retailers turn off NFC payments
  18. Swirl serves ads to shoppers inside stores
  19. SIA offers Europeans instant P2P payments with Jiffy
  20. Apple patent unlocks cars with BLE
 
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