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October 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 October 2014, 18:44

Patent provides insights into the inner workings of Apple Pay

A newly published Apple patent application provides insights into how the iPhone maker’s new Apple Pay service will work, how the company has optimized the iPhone’s NFC capabilities to ensure the best possible user experience at the point of sale, and how secure payment credentials will be provisioned onto secondary devices such as the Apple Watch.

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October 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 October 2014, 13:44

CaixaBank rolls out contactless wristbands across Spain

Spain’s CaixaBank is making contactless wristbands available to customers at all of its branches, enabling customers to make payments at any of the more than 300,000 contactless terminals in Spain by simply touching the band to a merchant’s POS device.

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October 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 16:18

ALH rolls out Clipp mobile payments to 300 pubs across Australia

ALH Group, operator of more than 300 pubs in Australia, is to introduce a mobile payment service developed by Clipp that allows customers to “open, view, share and pay their bar tab or restaurant bill securely and instantly.”

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NFC

October 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 15:32

New Zealand banks and carriers to begin Semble NFC wallet rollout in November

TSM NZ, the NFC payments joint venture between New Zealand’s carriers and the Paymark payments network, has announced a new brand name, a November date for its first trials — and a marketing partnership with Samsung.

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October 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 12:14

Major UK merchants sign up for Zapp mobile payments

Zapp, the mobile payments startup formed by UK payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has announced that major retail chains including Sainsbury’s, Asda, House of Fraser, Thomas Cook, Shop Direct, Spar and Clarks are to use its service to let customers make payments with their mobile phones. Rollout is due to begin in 2015.

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October 7th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 October 2014, 17:55

Bill Gates talks Apple Pay, NFC, Bitcoin and mobile money

“Apple Pay is a great example of how a cell phone that identifies its user in a pretty strong way lets you make a transaction that should be very, very inexpensive,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates has told Bloomberg TV.

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NFC

October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 16:26

RBC expands cloud-based NFC wallet to BlackBerry and Virgin

Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced.

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NFC

October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 14:33

Chicago transit users get half price rides when they pay by NFC

Users of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation services can now get half price journeys when they pay using the Serve prepaid card stored in their Softcard NFC mobile wallet.

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BLE

October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:53

US Tennis Association serves up Bluetooth beacons at Flushing Meadows

The US Tennis Association (USTA) has used a network of Bluetooth beacons placed around the US Open’s Flushing Meadows venue to tailor its mobile app to event attendees, learn how ticket holders moved around the location, and push messages to fans.

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NFC

October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:18

Carlsberg rolls out NFC beer mats and beacons to 250 Danish pubs and bars

Brewer Carlsberg is distributing beer mats containing an NFC tag and a QR code and installing Bluetooth beacons at 250 pubs and bars across Denmark to support its Crowdit offers and venue discovery app.

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October 24th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Apple Pay glitch charges customers twice
  2. Apple builds NFC tech into iPad Air 2
  3. Bell ID offers tokenization management software
  4. YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam
  5. Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC
  6. Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture
  7. Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet
  8. Alipay Wallet hits 190m users
  9. Google discusses Wallet plans
  10. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  11. Acer Pay is on the way
  12. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  13. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
  14. 23% of Canadians have made a mobile payment
  15. Shopkick drives $1bn in revenue
  16. Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table
  17. Kotak launches P2P payments for Facebook
  18. Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills
  19. iOS 8.1 brings Apple Pay NFC payments to iPhone
  20. Over 20m NFC devices now in use in Japan
 
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