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October 22nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 October 2014, 13:09

YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam

Mobile ordering startup YesTap has installed an NFC-based interactive shopping wall at Google's Amsterdam offices which lets employees tap to order groceries and make a payment on their mobile device before collecting the items at the end of the day.

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October 22nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 October 2014, 11:51

Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC

Tokyo-based jeweller Core Jewels is taking orders for the world’s first high-end diamond jewellery products that come equipped with NFC.

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October 22nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 October 2014, 11:18

Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture

Jason Hogg, founder and former CEO of Revolution Money and a co-inventor of the technology behind American Express’ Serve and Bluebird services, has raised US$6.2m for Hangit, a location-based messaging platform that, he told NFC World+, aims to give small merchants “the same skills and capabilities a large retailer would have with their marketing platforms.”

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October 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 October 2014, 09:13

Google discusses Wallet plans

Google has talked about its plans with regard to its Google Wallet app and mobile payments, hinting at possible partnerships and insisting that the company is still trying to “get it right.”

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October 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 October 2014, 13:07

Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table

Harbortouch, a US-based point-of-sale system and merchant services provider, has unveiled Perkwave, a mobile app that uses Apple Pay to let customers pay at the table in participating restaurants. The service also includes loyalty and rewards functionality to encourage customers to pay using their mobile device.

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October 21st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 October 2014, 11:20

Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills

Singapore carrier Singtel is taking carrier billing into the physical goods world with a pilot test of a service that lets customers order Angry Birds plush toys for delivery to their home address and charge the cost to their phone bill. In the first week, “we’re already seeing five times lower shopping cart abandonment than previously with credit-card billing based checkout,” supplier Fortumo says.

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October 20th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 October 2014, 14:29

Starbucks to offer mobile ordering and payments across US in 2015

Starbucks customers in Portland are to be the first in the US to be able to order and pay for their coffee ahead of arrival and the service will be rolled out across the country in 2015, the company has announced. The move follows the introduction of a QR code-based mobile ordering service in Korea in June.

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October 20th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 October 2014, 12:39

JPMorgan Chase CEO outlines mobile wallet strategy

JPMorgan Chase plans to make its debit and credit cards available in a wide array of mobile wallets — including one of its own to be launched later this year — even if that means cutting current margins, CEO Jamie Dimon has told analysts during the bank's third quarter earnings call.

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October 20th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 October 2014, 11:50

MasterCard backs Zwipe fingerprint payment card

MasterCard has partnered with Zwipe, maker of a contactless payment card that includes an integrated fingerprint biometric sensor, for the commercial launch of the technology following a pilot with Norway’s Sparebanken DIN.

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October 20th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 October 2014, 10:06

Dubai ambulances adopt NFC

The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) has launched an app that lets users store medical information and contact details that can be retrieved in an emergency with a tap of an NFC phone.

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November 1st, 2014

Latest news

  1. MCX prepares to open its wallet to NFC and bank cards
  2. Ralph Lauren promotes new line with NFC and QR codes in Harrods windows
  3. Visa CEO identifies mobile payment as major growth driver
  4. 60% of consumers will share data with stores
  5. Bedier unveils Poynt POS
  6. Kili puts mPOS in a chip
  7. Charity picks up contactless pennies
  8. Taco Bell app lets customers rotate to reorder
  9. Football fans get BLE promos
  10. MCX suffers email address data breach
  11. Samsung to offer money transfers
  12. MCX responds to criticism
  13. White paper explores the role of TSMs in cross-border NFC payments
  14. McDonald’s adopts Softcard
  15. A million consumers sign up for Apple Pay in first 72 hours
  16. Apple Pay and HCE to push NFC payments to more than 500m users
  17. NRF defends retailers’ decision to block NFC payments
  18. US payments body hits out at Rite Aid and CVS
  19. NFC tech included in iPad Mini 3
  20. MCX retailers turn off NFC payments
 
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