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3 March 2015 • By Rian Boden in Barcelona • Last updated 3 March 2015, 10:07

Qualcomm demos 3D fingerprint technology for mobile phones

A fingerprint authentication solution that uses ultrasonic technology to scan through a smartphone cover made of glass, stainless steel, sapphire or plastic as well as contaminants on a finger, such as sweat or condensation, has been unveiled by Qualcomm. The technology can “detect if you are you under very difficult conditions,” product manager Max Hamel has told NFC World.

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2 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 March 2015, 18:08

PayPal readies contactless reader

PayPal is preparing to launch a new version of its PayPal Here card reader that can handle transactions with contactless cards and NFC devices.

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2 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 March 2015, 09:44

PayPal to buy MCX supplier Paydiant

Paypal is to acquire Paydiant, a white label mobile payments specialist and developer of a platform that allows retailers to incorporate payment, loyalty and offers functionality into their own apps.

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2 March 2015 • By Rian Boden in Barcelona • Last updated 2 March 2015, 15:22

ZTE launches smartphone with retina scanning for authentication

ZTE‘s latest Android smartphone will let owners unlock it by scanning their retinas with a built-in biometric solution from EyeVerify. Today the Eyeprint ID solution is only a device unlocking mechanism but it could soon be used for other services, including to authenticate mobile payments and to unlock sensitive mobile apps including mobile banking, the company’s Waiman Lam revealed to NFC World.

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2 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 March 2015, 16:55

Video shows Samsung Pay in action

A short video published by MasterCard shows Samsung’s new Samsung Pay mobile payment service in action, demonstrating how a user chooses a payment card, authenticates and then holds their phone next to a standard payment terminal to conduct a transaction.

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2 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 March 2015, 13:41

NXP tool helps developers access secure elements

PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker NXP has produced a new tool to help developers quickly build apps that utilise the embedded secure element in the company’s PN66T NFC module.

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2 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 March 2015, 12:43

Carta makes HCE simple with hosted Cloud Suite payments platform

PARTNER NEWS: Carta Worldwide has introduced Cloud Suite 1.0, a cloud-based platform-as-a-service solution for banks and wallet providers that supports tokenization, digital credential management, host card emulation, NFC proximity and remote payments.

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2 March 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 4 March 2015, 13:22

Korea shifts to NFC authentication for mobile banking

Korean financial institutions are to offer streamlined NFC authentication for mobile banking transactions starting from as soon as the first half of 2015, according to local media reports.

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1 March 2015 • By Rian Boden in Barcelona • Last updated 1 March 2015, 19:57

MasterCard discusses how Samsung Pay works

Samsung Pay, the tokenized mobile payment system introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S6, will first attempt to use NFC and then fall back to magnetic stripe emulation technology to offer widest compatibility with merchant terminals, MasterCard’s Matt Barr has told NFC World.

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1 March 2015 • By Sarah Clark in Barcelona • Last updated 1 March 2015, 18:17

Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 with NFC and LoopPay mobile payments

Owners of Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship phone will be able to make mobile payments at merchants equipped with both legacy magnetic stripe card terminals and those with contactless POS terminals, Samsung boss JK Shin has revealed. Samsung Pay will go live in the US and Korea “this summer” and in other areas, including Europe and China, at a later date.

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July 30th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership
  2. Tech firms do “better job” than banks, say 24% of young Brits
  3. Smart Ticketing Alliance and GlobalPlatform sign MOU
  4. 42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June
  5. Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone
  6. Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service
  7. MasterCard token platform close to Australia launch
  8. Burger King adds MasterPass to US app
  9. HSBC and First Direct go live with Apple Pay in UK
  10. HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong
  11. Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020
  12. OneBit tests Bitcoin payments via NFC
  13. US shoppers buying into mobile payments
  14. Square ‘files for public offering’
  15. Visa signs up 2,300 financial institutions for Visa Token Service
  16. One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments
  17. Shell UK rolls out PayPal mobile payments at the pump
  18. More than 50,000 European taxis to accept NFC mobile payments
  19. In-store tests for CurrentC mobile wallet
  20. 25% of Brits to make NFC mobile payment this year
  21. Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online
  22. Apple Pay adds 35 US banks
  23. Carrefour installs Bluetooth beacons in 28 hypermarkets across Romania
 
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