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    17 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 November 2015, 13:15

    Sensoro creates network of 110,000 Bluetooth beacons in China

    Bluetooth beacon provider Sensoro has linked together the 110,000 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons it has deployed across China to create a single platform that marketers can use to send highly targeted offers to shoppers.

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    16 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 November 2015, 16:21

    Barclaycard to use HCE to instantly replace lost and stolen cards

    Barclaycard customers will be able to use the host card emulation (HCE) function being added to the bank’s app to have lost or stolen plastic cards instantly re-issued to their mobile devices so they can continue making payments, Manoj Piplani, managing director of UK cards at Barclaycard, has told NFC World. They will also be able to use the service to make mobile payments of up to £100 (US$151.99).

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    13 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 November 2015, 16:17

    Barcelona introduces contactless and NFC mobile payments across public transport network

    Citizens across Barcelona can now use contactless cards, NFC phones and devices such as smartwatches to access the city’s transportation network as well as rent a bicycle at the train station or pay motorway tolls.

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    13 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 November 2015, 15:15

    McDonald’s and NTT Docomo launch mobile payments promo in Japan

    Customers of fast food chain McDonald’s will get a 3% discount on purchases made at 3,000 locations across Japan when they use mobile network operator NTT Docomo’s iD mobile payment platform from December 1. Diners using Docomo credit cards will also earn extra credit points and a loyalty program will operate at McDonald’s branches in Tokyo.

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    13 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 November 2015, 13:20

    BBVA reports more than 1m downloads of HCE mobile wallet app

    More than one million consumers have downloaded BBVA’s host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallet since it launched in June 2014. The Spanish banking group is now expanding the service to Turkey and expects more than five million customers to be using it by the end of 2016.

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    13 November 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 November 2015, 13:07

    Meet NFC World’s partners at Cartes

    NFC World partners AMS, Clear2Pay/FIS OTS, Kona, Gemalto, Mahindra Comviva and NXP will be exhibiting at Cartes in Paris from November 17-19. Here’s what you can expect to see from these industry leaders, and where you can find them during the show.

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    12 November 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 12 November 2015, 17:34

    Gemalto assesses the mobile payments landscape

    A 24-page white paper designed to give banks, processors, OEMs, retailers and other issuers a clear overview of the evolving world of mobile payments is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    12 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 November 2015, 14:45

    Bluetooth to get longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking in 2016

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced planned updates to the Bluetooth specification, bringing longer range, higher speeds and mesh networking to the technology. The enhancements are scheduled for 2016 and are “focused squarely on increasing its Internet of Things (IoT) functionality,” the organisation says.

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    11 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 November 2015, 15:49

    Worldpay employees trial finger vein biometrics for payments in stores

    Employees of UK-based payment processor Worldpay are taking part in a three week proof-of-concept trial to evaluate the use of finger vein technology (FVT) to authenticate payments at the point-of-sale without the need for a card.

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    11 November 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 November 2015, 15:26

    Black cabs across London can now accept HailoPay mobile payments

    A mobile payment service that lets taxi passengers pay via their credit or debit card is now available to all of London's 22,500 black cabs. To date, 15,000 of the city’s taxi drivers have signed up to the service.

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    November 29th, 2015

    This week's news

    1. US Bank to donate $50,000 to charity through Apple Pay
    2. Beacons to drive $7.5bn in holiday season spending
    3. Seqr to add P2P transfers to mobile wallet
    4. Orange France reveals mobile retailing lessons
    5. Mahindra Comviva explains hybrid HCE
    6. Retail giant Otto to shutter Yapital mobile payments business
    7. 14% of US shoppers will use mobile payments over holiday season
    8. London taxis to get contactless payments
    9. Swatch partners with Visa to roll out NFC payment watch in US and Switzerland
    10. Diners Club launches mobile payments in Ecuador
    11. BBVA Bancomer deploys time-based dynamic CCV/CVC in mobile wallet
    12. Samsung Pay offers $100 discount to new users
    13. Apple Pay signs deal with China UnionPay?
    14. Google boosts Android Pay adoption with $1m charity fund
    15. BNP Paribas tests NFC screen shopping
    16. Three launches NFC mobile payments in Austria
    17. Swipp contactless payment opens up to 30,000 Danish merchants through Verifone deal
    18. United Overseas Bank offers HCE mobile payments in Singapore
    19. Smartwatches to play key role in mobile banking
    20. Apple Pay to launch in China by February?
    21. Samsung Pay adds eight more US issuers
    22. Square rolls out first contactless readers
    23. 28% of UK shoppers want beacons in-store
    24. MyPINpad takes PIN authentication online
    25. Coin launches cashback incentive
    26. Coinbase ships Bitcoin debit card
    27. PhilCare uses NFC phones to speed up health services in the Philippines
    28. German football fans get HCE mobile payments
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