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    Partner news NFC

    12 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 October 2016, 15:56

    NXP sees soar in activation rates for NFC transit in China

    PARTNER NEWS: Activation rates for the NFC mobile transit solution introduced by NXP and handset manufacturer Xiaomi in China have grown more than 15% in Shanghai and over 20% in Shenzhen since services on the Mi 5 smartphone launched in June 2016.

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    12 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 October 2016, 11:14

    Study shows growing European appetite for mobile payments

    Some 54% of European consumers are using a mobile device to make payments for a range of activities in-store, in-app and online, compared to 18% at this time last year, Visa’s 2016 Digital Payments Study has revealed.

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    Partner news BLE

    11 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 October 2016, 13:43

    Proxama to create UK’s biggest BLE beacon advertising network

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital payment solutions provider Proxama has secured deals with media and location owners Mobile Media Group, Emblem Group and Hathaway Chivers to create the UK’s biggest Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon-based advertising platform.

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    10 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 October 2016, 13:15

    UK Vodafone customers get NFC payments through PayPal

    Vodafone customers in the UK can now make NFC mobile payments through PayPal using Vodafone Wallet at any contactless terminal as well as across the Transport for London (TfL) network and on National Rail services in and around the capital using their Mastercard or Visa cards.

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    7 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 October 2016, 15:22

    South Korean store launches smart shopping experience

    Customers at Lotte Department Store in the Bundang district of Seoul, South Korea, are being offered a new service that enables them to shop by scanning the barcode on their desired products using a shopper scanner device and completing the payment at dedicated terminals by tapping the handheld device against NFC dongles.

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    7 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 October 2016, 12:49

    Kohl’s launches QR code mobile payments feature across the US

    Customers at US department store chain Kohl’s can now make purchases by scanning a QR code at the point of sale using Kohl’s Pay, a mobile payment feature that has been integrated into the retailer’s existing mobile app.

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    6 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 October 2016, 09:20

    White paper explores the evolution of the digital wallet

    A 24-page white paper that explores the evolution of the digital wallet and the mobile payment landscape while mapping out the best way forward for wallet providers including banks, card networks and mobile network operators is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    5 October 2016 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 5 October 2016, 12:50

    Google unveils VR headset that pairs with NFC

    Google has launched a virtual reality headset that works in conjunction with smartphones supporting its Daydream mobile VR platform and uses NFC to connect the devices. The first smartphones to support the new Daydream View headset are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL which Google also unveiled at its Made by Google hardware launch event.

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    4 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 October 2016, 09:57

    Apple Pay goes live in Russia

    Apple Pay has begun rolling out across Russia, allowing consumers to pay in-store and make in-app and online purchases. The service is currently supported by Mastercard and Sberbank and is accepted at branches of Atak, Auchan, Media Markt, BP, Azbuka Vkusa, Magnit, M.Video, Tsum, Re:Store and “hundreds of thousands of others” with support from Eldorado and Burger King expected “soon”.

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    4 October 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 October 2016, 15:07

    Mastercard brings biometric authentication to 12 European countries

    European consumers can now validate online purchases with their fingerprint or face using Mastercard’s biometric authentication service. Identity Check Mobile is now being rolled out across 12 markets: the UK, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

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    October 24th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Alipay gains acceptance in US and Europe
    2. EMVCo and Fido to deliver biometric authentication standards for mobile payments
    3. Mastercard adds online Masterpass payments to Android Pay, Samsung Pay and Microsoft Wallet
    4. Blockchain authentication for mobile transactions
    5. Intel to put Visa payments technology into connected devices
    6. Delhi commuters to get wearable travel cards
    7. School children test wearable payments in Singapore
    8. US banks unveil money-transfer app
    9. US banks told to improve cyber security
    10. Face recognition ticketing system unveiled
    11. Apple Pay arriving in Germany?
    12. Chicago mobile ticket app hits 1m downloads
    13. Dubai bus passengers to get hands-free smart ticketing
    14. Visa works on blockchain B2B payment system
    15. Pizza Hut offers NFC tattoos that let customers order favourite takeaway
    16. Mastercard signs deal to roll out mobile payments in 33 African countries
    17. Meet NFC World’s partners at Money20/20
    18. French electronic wallets merge to create ‘universal mobile payment solution’
    19. Gemalto mobile security survey
    20. Stagecoach to deliver contactless payments on all its UK buses by 2018
    21. Azimo adds Siri money transfers
    22. Eckoh and Worldpay conduct first telephone-based Apple Pay transaction
    23. Android Pay launches in Hong Kong
    24. Rambus Bell ID launches Token Gateway to ease bank integration with multiple TSPs
    25. Gemalto explores MNO role within eIDAS regulation
    26. Verifone deploys mobile API standard
    27. Orange Cash extends to French teens
    28. Apple Pay adds US banks and BA app support
    29. Mobile payments awareness up in North America, but usage remains flat
    30. Evry to offer NFC and HCE mobile payments with G&D
    31. Yes Bank unveils iris scan PoS
    32. Gemalto and Alibaba to secure IoT market in China
    33. Apple blood vessel biometric patent
    34. 2bn mobile banking users by 2021
    35. Visa CEO Charlie Scharf steps down
    36. PayPal tops mobile payment apps in US, but retailers want Apple Pay
    37. Apple targets cashless society
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