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November 13th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 November 2014, 11:26

McDonald’s on mobile payments: We prefer to let our customers choose how they pay

McDonald’s sees accepting NFC mobile payments as part of its on-going customer service improvement remit, the fast food giant’s Anja Carroll has told NFC World+. “We can accept all payment products that leverage standard NFC and we prefer to allow our customers to choose how they prefer to pay,” she explained.

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November 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 November 2014, 15:49

Kili acquires NFC microSD pioneer DeviceFidelity

NFC-on-microSD pioneer DeviceFidelity has been acquired by Kili Technology, a payments processing solution provider which launched an mPOS “solution-on-a-chip” range last month.

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November 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 November 2014, 15:46

Sainsbury’s tests mobile shopping and payments app

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is to pilot a mobile shopping app that allows customers to build a virtual basket of favourite products from anywhere before they visit a store, get directions when they arrive at the store to find the items in their virtual basket, scan selected items as they shop, and then check out and pay with their mobile phone.

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November 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 November 2014, 14:05

Dairy Queen expands mobile loyalty and payment test

US fast food chain Dairy Queen has expanded pilot testing of its myDQ mobile loyalty, offers and payments service to more than sixty locations in the states of Colorado and Nebraska ahead of a planned rollout of the solution to all its 4,500 US franchise locations.

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November 6th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 November 2014, 10:37

MCX CEO confirms plans to include bank cards in CurrentC wallet

MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson has outlined more of the consortium’s plans for its CurrentC mobile wallet in a keynote presentation at the Money2020 event in Las Vegas, confirming that banks will be able to add open loop payment cards to the service when it goes live in 2015.

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November 6th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 November 2014, 10:14

LoyaltyGrid uses NFC tags to let luxury brands reward their customers at the point of sale

Dutch startup LoyaltyGrid has unveiled a solution that lets luxury brands use NFC tags embedded in product packaging to guarantee the authenticity of their products — and deliver rewards, discounts, exclusive content, invitations to special events and other incentives directly to their customers.

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November 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 November 2014, 17:11

Tip.ly uses face recognition to let users leave tips with their phone

Startup Tip.ly has launched Face Tips, a service that lets users tip service workers by simply taking a photo of the server's face with a mobile phone. The recipient then has fourteen days to log in to the service using any camera-equipped device to submit their photo and bank details to safely collect their payment.

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November 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 November 2014, 16:43

French banks to pilot HCE payments

Visa Europe has partnered with payment and transaction services provider Worldline to pilot NFC mobile payments using host card emulation (HCE) with four French banks in the first quarter of 2015.

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November 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 November 2014, 16:44

Watchdata launches wearables that support NFC payments

Singapore-based Watchdata Technologies has unveiled Sharkey, a wearable device that supports NFC payments and comes in two form factors — a smartwatch or a wristband.

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November 4th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 November 2014, 15:14

NFC World celebrates its sixth birthday

NFC World is six years old today and we are celebrating with a top 50,000 website ranking on Alexa.com, 129,493 unique visitors in October and a new rate card designed to make advertising on NFC World the single most effective way for mobile commerce suppliers to reach new customers in the year ahead.

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November 26th, 2014

Latest news

  1. High value contactless payments arrive in the UK
  2. Latvian merchants and ski resorts adopt NFC loyalty platform
  3. Semble picks Gemalto for NFC in NZ
  4. White paper explains NFC-enabled sensors and their uses
  5. Contactless makes Word of the Year shortlist
  6. Harris+Hoole reports 200,000 mobile payments
  7. Dunkin’ Mobile gets 10m downloads
  8. CUP to launch Android Pay in China
  9. Norwich buses get Bluetooth beacons that deliver offers to passengers on the move
  10. Ugo launches open NFC payments and rewards wallet in Canada
  11. Square Register to support NFC
  12. EMVCo publishes guide to EMV chip technology
  13. America First Credit Union adds Apple Pay
  14. Google Wallet offers discounts
  15. Here forms NFC ticketing alliance
  16. Cartamundi to develop flexible NFC tags
  17. 30% of US smartphone owners to use mobile payments this holiday season
  18. Drop offers beacon-based payments
  19. Square eyes global expansion
  20. Saatchi & Saatchi designs beacon loyalty rewards for Japan’s TenTen Technologies
 
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