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July 15th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 15:35

Australian supermarket chain launches mobile wallet that works with NFC stickers

Australian supermarket chain Coles has launched the Coles Mobile Wallet, an iOS and Android app that works in conjunction with an NFC sticker to provide customers with a way to make mobile payments, manage their spending, collect loyalty points and access special offers.

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NFC

July 15th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 14:31

IDATE forecasts NFC phones and payments volumes

Twenty-eight million consumers will use their NFC phone to make a mobile payment in 2014, a new forecast by IDATE reveals, and the value of transactions conducted via NFC will rise from an estimated €4.6 billion in 2014 to €53.8bn in 2018.

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BLE

July 14th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 July 2014, 13:07

Marriott to deliver rewards to guests via BLE

Hotel chain Marriott is adding support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and special offers to its rewards program, enabling guests to access deals provided by Marriott hotels and other businesses during their stay. The new LocalPerks services will provide Marriott Rewards members with geo-targeted mobile offers during their visit to a particular hotel.

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July 14th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 July 2014, 10:45

Australian credit union launches HCE payments

CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, has become the first in the Asia Pacific region to launch an NFC payments service that makes use of host card emulation (HCE) technology.

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July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 July 2014, 11:45

Brits turn to mobile for purchase decision making

Nearly half of all UK consumers with a tablet or smartphone (46%) now use mobile devices as their primary tool for telecoms purchase decision making, 39% for insurance and 33% for retail, according to new research from location ad platform xAd and call measurement technology provider Telmetrics.

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BLE

July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 14:56

French shopping centre uses BLE beacons to help retailers attract customers

Les Terrasses du Port, a new 480-hectare shopping centre in the French city of Marseille, has installed Europe’s largest network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, enabling retailers such as Zara and H&M to deliver promotional offers and information straight to shoppers’ smartphones.

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July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 July 2014, 12:06

UK city to run NFC, QR and BLE shopper marketing pilot

Proximity commerce specialist Proxama has partnered with the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) to run a shopper marketing pilot in the UK city of Norwich.

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July 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 July 2014, 15:58

Two thirds of UK smartphone owners open to the idea of mobile wallets

Two thirds of UK smartphone owners are open to the idea of using a mobile wallet, according to a survey conducted by Marketing Sciences — but most consumers want to use a mobile wallet to collect loyalty points and offers rather than for making payments.

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July 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 July 2014, 13:24

British Banking Association reports on UK’s banking ‘revolution’

Mobile and internet banking in the UK is now being used for transactions worth nearly £1bn a day and totalling £6.4bn a week, up from £5.8bn last year, according to an industry-wide report on how mobile technology is changing the banking industry from the British Banking Association and Ernst & Young.

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BLE

July 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 15:08

Easyjet pilots Bluetooth beacons at three European airports

Low-cost airline easyJet is trialling iBeacon technology at London Luton, London Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. The aim of the project is to “enhance the in airport experience”, the airline says.

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July 28th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right
  2. Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week
  3. Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons
  4. Amazon to enter mPOS market?
  5. Motherboard leak fuels iPhone NFC rumours
  6. PayPal goes Dutch on mobile payments
  7. Microsoft publishes WP8.1 NFC guide
  8. Amazon Fire phone packs NXP chip
  9. Jamba Juice gives away 1m NFC smoothies
  10. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  11. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  12. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  13. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  14. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
  15. Square adds actions to POS transactions
  16. Visa invests in LoopPay
  17. Waitrose showcases QR payments
  18. Korean banks accelerate mobile wallet plans
  19. Consumers shop more on smartphones
  20. Worapay raises funds
 
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