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4 November 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 November 2014, 16:36

Burger King to offer mobile orders and payments across the US

Burger King customers in the US will soon be able to order their meals ahead of arrival and pay for their orders using their mobile phone and a PayPal account. Burger King is working with self-service ordering provider Tillster to roll out the service to all locations across the country by early next year.

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3 November 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 November 2014, 19:03

Canadian banks pilot biometric wristband payments

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), MasterCard and other Canadian issuing banks have begun pilot testing an NFC version of Nymi, a biometrically authenticated wristband that uses the wearer’s unique cardiac rhythm to verify their identity.

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3 November 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 November 2014, 17:32

Starbucks claims a 90% share of the US mobile payments market

Starbucks accounted for more than 90% of all mobile transactions in the US last year, the coffee chain's CEO Howard Schultz has revealed during a fourth quarter earnings call in which he also set out plans to continue to dominate the mobile payments space.

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3 November 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 November 2014, 19:04

Starwood Hotels picks Bluetooth for mobile room keys that work on smartphones and Apple Watch

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled a mobile keyless entry system that will allow guests to use smartphones to unlock rooms using Bluetooth at 150 hotels around the globe by early 2015. The service will also be available via an Apple Watch app when the new wearable device ships next year, the hotel chain has told NFC World+.

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3 November 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 November 2014, 19:04

SK Planet to roll out Bluetooth beacons to 10,000 stores across Korea

SK Planet has launched a new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) service in Korea that offers customers reward points and benefits directly on their mobile device whenever they enter a participating retail location. The BLE beacon-based solution is expected to be installed in more than 10,000 stores by next month.

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31 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 31 October 2014, 17:34

MCX prepares to open its wallet to NFC and bank cards

MCX is now open to supporting both NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy for payments and is in conversation with credit card issuers about opening up its CurrentC mobile wallet to payment cards, CEO Dekkers Davidson and COO Scott Rankin have told reporters.

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31 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 October 2014, 16:32

Ralph Lauren promotes new line with NFC and QR codes in Harrods windows

Ralph Lauren has taken over a 15-window display at luxury retail store Harrods in London to promote the launch of its new Polo Ralph Lauren collection using NFC and QR code stickers provided by proximity commerce specialist Proxama.

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31 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 October 2014, 14:50

Visa CEO identifies mobile payment as major growth driver

Mobile payments will be a “great driver” for Visa, CEO Charles Scharf has told analysts during the company’s Q4 earnings call, and Apple Pay is just the beginning. “A proliferation of exciting mobile and digital solutions” leveraging Visa’s capabilities will hit the market soon, he explained.

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31 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 October 2014, 12:09

Taco Bell app lets customers rotate to reorder

US quick-service restaurant chain Taco Bell has launched a mobile ordering and payment app that lets customers place their orders through a customisable menu and complete a payment using a stored Taco Bell card, credit card or debit card before arriving at the counter.

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29 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 October 2014, 17:01

MCX suffers email address data breach

“Within the last 36 hours, we learned that unauthorized third parties obtained the email addresses of some of our CurrentC pilot program participants and individuals who had expressed interest in the app,” retailer-owned mobile payments consortium MCX has revealed.

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April 1st, 2015

This week's news

  1. French banks begin HCE payments pilot
  2. Alibaba checks in simple hotel booking
  3. Apple Pay users report merchant POS problems
  4. New Zealand NFC wallet venture Semble goes live
  5. AMP Bank adds HCE payments to mobile app
  6. 82% of UK marketers unaware of NFC OOH advertising
  7. Vodafone combines tokens and SIMs for NFC payments in Europe
  8. One in five US mobile phone users made a mobile payment in 2014
  9. NFC wristbands to help swimmers track performance
  10. TEB to roll out HCE payments in Turkey
  11. Jameson serves up 25,000 NFC stubby holders
  12. ANZ to add HCE payments to mobile banking app
  13. China Telecom launches NFC ticketing
  14. SaskTel plans mobile payments
  15. Windows 10 for mobile gets HCE
 
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