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    20 September 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 September 2012, 09:04

    Rogers to issue NFC credit card

    “Rogers expects to launch a credit card that will be part of a ‘virtual wallet’ as the telecom company moves to mobile payments on smartphones,” the Montreal Gazette reports:

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    20 September 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 20 September 2012, 08:29

    Samsung picks NFC as key S III advantage over iPhone 5

    A viral video advertising the Samsung Galaxy S III has highlighted the smartphone’s NFC capabilities, picking the technology as one of the key differentiating factors between Samsung’s flagship phone and Apple’s iPhone 5:

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    19 September 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 19 September 2012, 20:00

    HTC unveils WP8 NFC phone

    HTC has announced its first two WP8 devices, the Windows Phone 8X with NFC and the Windows Phone 8S, which does not include NFC.

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    19 September 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 September 2012, 09:56

    SimplyTapp proposes secure elements in the cloud

    A US-based start-up has developed an alternative approach to storing the sensitive data required to make a transaction with an NFC phone. Rather than placing it in a secure element on the phone, SimplyTapp stores the data in the cloud on a "remote secure element" and passes encrypted transaction data through the phone to a point-of-sale terminal when the user makes a purchase.

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    19 September 2012 • By Sarah Clark in Nice • Last updated 19 September 2012, 12:51

    Visa releases Olympics NFC and contactless usage statistics

    "The response has been extremely positive and our priority now is on turning that enthusiasm into commercial mobile payment deployments across Europe," says Visa's Mary Carol Harris, adding that "we recognise that the journey is a marathon, not a sprint."

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    19 September 2012 • By Sarah Clark in Nice • Last updated 19 September 2012, 11:56

    MasterCard adds Mobile PayPass User Interface SDK

    "MasterCard is providing a programmer-friendly set of functions that make it easy for application developers to rapidly deliver payment apps to consumers – without having to become smart card programming experts," says the payments network.

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    19 September 2012 • By Sarah Clark in Nice • Last updated 19 September 2012, 11:32

    Orange France to stock 20 NFC phones by year end

    Close to 50% of the mobile phones stocked by Orange France will be equipped with NFC functionality by the end of 2012, Thierry Millet, the carrier’s VP of mobile payments and NFC, has told attendees at the NFC World Congress in Nice.

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    18 September 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 September 2012, 15:48

    Motorola Razr i launches with Intel chip and NFC

    A new NFC phone from Motorola is a variant of the Droid Razr M, announced earlier this month, with an Intel processor at its heart instead of the M’s dual core Snapdragon S4.

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    18 September 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 September 2012, 16:47

    LG Optimus G ships next week

    LG’s flagship Optimus G smartphone is to start shipping in Korea next week and will arrive in “key global markets” from October, says the company. The NFC-enabled handset runs Android 4.0 and sports a quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 4.7-inch 1280 by 768 screen and LTE.

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    18 September 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 October 2014, 16:39

    Renesas launches NFC and wireless charging combo

    The new three chip solution makes it possible for handset makers to use a single antenna for both NFC and wireless charging, the chip maker says, increasing the charging area while reducing the overall footprint and improving safety.

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    August 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Two in three young Brits have made a mobile payment in-store
    2. Japanese bank eyes facial recognition
    3. IHG to accept Alipay in hotels worldwide
    4. NFC Ring circles the globe
    5. JPMorgan Chase to support Android Pay
    6. Apple Pay bank list grows
    7. Samsung Pay hits 100m transactions in first year
    8. Transport for NSW seeks bright ideas
    9. MegaFon launches contactless card with carrier billing
    10. QuickPass launches in Macau
    11. Singapore aims for cashless society
    12. Barclaycard reveals large contactless increase across UK
    13. UK contactless spending hits record high
    14. Walgreens integrates rewards with Android Pay
    15. Apple Pay adds two UK banks
    16. ACCC rejects Australian banks’ negotiation bid
     
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