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    20 March 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 March 2012, 11:24

    Cellcom and ICC-Cal to launch NFC in Israel?

    Israeli mobile network operator Cellcom is set to launch an NFC payments service in collaboration with Israel Credit Cards Ltd (ICC-Cal) in the next few weeks, sources have told business publication Globes.

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    20 March 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 March 2012, 10:51

    Survey: Half of US commuters would use their mobile phone for transit payments

    The introduction of open loop "tap and go" payments could cut commuting time by nearly an hour a week, a survey conducted for MasterCard has found, and 47% of commuters would be willing to use their mobile phone to make transit payments.

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    16 March 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 16 March 2012, 12:38

    GSMA showcases mobile keys

    The GSM Association has produced a video introduction to NFC mobile keys that shows how the technology can bring benefits beyond those offered by traditional keys.

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    16 March 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 16 March 2012, 12:23

    Poken moves to Silicon Valley with $2m investment

    NFC gadget and marketing platform provider Poken has announced a US$2M investment round led by Swisscom Ventures and Credit Suisse.

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    16 March 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 16 March 2012, 12:22

    Telefónica makes strategic investment in Boku

    The carrier's digital division has announced that the mobile payments platform provider, which last month unveiled an NFC service for mobile network operators, is to become its preferred mobile payments partner.

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    15 March 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 15 March 2012, 18:20

    Google Wallet heading to Apple iOS devices?

    Mobile security specialist Intrepidus Group says it has uncovered mention of iOS in the source code for Google Wallet, suggesting that the search giant could have already developed a version of its mobile wallet that could run on NFC-enabled Apple products.

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    13 March 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 March 2012, 23:36

    Japanese and Korean carriers to launch cross-border NFC coupons

    The first international NFC marketing service is to go live on 1 April, allowing customers of NTT Docomo and KT to collect and redeem special offers from NFC posters in both Japan and Korea — and payments and ticketing services as well as the participation of carriers in additional Asian countries are set to follow.

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    13 March 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 March 2012, 22:51

    ZTE debuts Touch and Share technology

    The Chinese handset maker, which has a growing range of NFC phones, has introduced its own solution for automating Bluetooth and WiFi network set-up via NFC.

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    13 March 2012 • By Joe Davies • Last updated 13 March 2012, 22:14

    NFC Quick Actions app clocks up 3,000 downloads

    NFC application NFC Quick Actions has now been downloaded from Android Market more than 3,000 times, developer Fernando Cejas has told NFC World. The app allows users to simply and quickly write customisable actions to NFC tags — such as mail actions and Foursquare check-ins — and is now receiving an average of 30 downloads a day.

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    13 March 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 March 2012, 20:38

    Inside Secure launches low cost NFC tags with 2KB of memory

    The new MicroPass 4101-2K is the first large memory tag to both fully conform with NFC Forum standards and be available at an affordable price, says the NFC chip specialist.

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    February 11th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Android users to get app-free beacon messages
    2. Mobeam update brings loyalty to POS scanners
    3. Apple Pay glitch prevents users adding Visa cards
    4. Mobile savings club scoops innovation award
    5. Visa offers mobile card controls
    6. Kiwis warm to mobile payments and biometrics
    7. Apple Pay reaches mobile app inflection point
    8. ANZ launches HCE mobile payments in Australia
    9. Paym reports 89% increase in use in second half of 2015
    10. Apple’s Error 53 shuts down handsets with Touch ID repairs
    11. 3bn loyalty cards will move to mobile by 2020
    12. FitPay launches Kickstarter campaign to bring NFC smartstrap to market
    13. Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners
    14. Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons
    15. Kazakhstan gets HCE payments
    16. Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe
    17. Apple Pay adds 32 banks in the US
    18. MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India
    19. White paper lays out NFC solutions for in-home healthcare providers
    20. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    21. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    22. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    23. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
    24. Apple begins selling Square contactless reader
    25. Viber to add money transfers to messaging app
    26. European Central Bank to develop P2P service
    27. Charity goes contactless for World Cancer Day
    28. MobileNow! enables parking payments from Apple Watch
    29. Amazon Echo adds Domino’s pizza orders
    30. Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016
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