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February 16th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 February 2015, 19:43

Liber8 raises funds for e-ink bracelet that uses NFC to change designs

A bracelet that combines an e-ink display with NFC to let the wearer change its design by simply selecting an image on a mobile app and tapping their smartphone against the bracelet has beaten its fundraising target on Indiegogo and is now set to go into production.

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February 13th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 February 2015, 17:00

NFC gets 75% approval rating from US consumers

The speed, convenience and control of NFC have made it a clear winner with the American public in a study conducted by Strategy Analytics for the NFC Forum. “Once you get the technology into the hands of the consumer and allow them to experience it firsthand, NFC is preferred far away and above competing technologies,” analyst Christopher Dodge has told NFC World.

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February 13th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 February 2015, 15:46

Visa sets out tokenization expansion plans

Visa is to expand its Visa Token Service to more regions, to a range of mobile devices and to online transactions made using its Visa Checkout service in 2015, the payments network has announced, “helping to prevent exposure of sensitive consumer account information in online and mobile payments.”

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February 12th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2015, 15:17

NXP and Enfucell give cold comfort to biopharmaceutical supply chain

Medical staff can now use an NFC phone to check that vaccines, hormones and other biopharmaceutical products have been kept at the correct temperature throughout the supply chain, using a disposable temperature logging foil that can be attached to each individual item.

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February 12th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2015, 14:40

Supermarket in a box gives staff chance to shop at work

Employees at chip maker STMicroelectronics’ Catania office in Italy can now order and pay for fresh food, groceries and personal hygiene products from their mobile phone and then collect their order from a unique “supermarket in a box” based in the office car park.

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February 11th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2015, 15:51

USA Technologies reveals secret of success for Apple Pay branding

“Certification work” with Apple was all that was needed to add 200,000 vending and other self-service machines supplied over the last five years to the list of Apple Pay acceptance points, USA Technologies (USAT) has told NFC World+.

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February 11th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2015, 16:00

Samsung to mandate NFC in S6 accessories?

Samsung is to require companies that manufacture accessories for the forthcoming Galaxy S6 mobile phone to include NFC-enabled authentication chips in their products, according to DDaily.

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February 10th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 February 2015, 14:58

Shell UK picks PayPal for mobile payments at the pump

Oil and gas company Shell has partnered with PayPal to roll out mobile payments at the pump across the “vast majority” of its 1,000 service stations in the UK. The move follows a successful trial in 2013 and will begin with a pilot involving selected Shell Drivers’ Club customers in April ahead of a nationwide rollout later in the year.

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February 9th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 February 2015, 18:01

UK to increase contactless transaction limit by 50%

The spending limit for contactless transactions is to be increased from £20 (US$30) to £30 (US$46) in September 2015, The UK Cards Association has told NFC World. The move follows the news last week that contactless card usage surged in the UK in 2014 to 319.2m transactions with total spend more than trebling to a record £2.32bn.

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February 9th, 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 9 February 2015, 17:10

NXP offers pre-validated NFC mPOS module

PARTNER NEWS: An mPOS module that provides developers with “a complete hardware and software reference demonstrator for secure near field communication enabled mobile point of sale solutions” has been developed by NXP in partnership with Creditcall and ViewAt Technology.

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February 28th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Bank of England ponders own digital currency
  2. Fibank to launch HCE mobile payments
  3. LG smart watch to offer NFC payments
  4. Barclays to allow Twitter payments
  5. Morgan Stanley joins Apple Pay
  6. Diageo unveils smart whisky bottle with ‘game-changing’ NFC tags
  7. Chip makers AMS and ST team up for wearable NFC payments
  8. Google ‘to release Android Pay API in May’
  9. Chase discusses Apple Pay and its own mobile wallet plans
  10. Neiman Marcus rolls out QR payments
  11. MasterCard reports on HCE payments tests in 15 countries
  12. Testing Mobile Payments: HCE and Tokenization webinar — See it now on NFC World
  13. Visa Europe to introduce customized token platform
  14. Australia to get Visa tokens in 2015
  15. Softcard confirms it is to shut down
  16. Berg Insight reports on NFC POS terminal growth
  17. 500 sign up to learn about testing cloud payments
  18. Consultant: Apple Pay fraud “rampant”
  19. Google teams up with US carriers for NFC mobile payments
  20. White paper identifies clear consumer preference for NFC
  21. Google renews wallet discussions with carriers
 
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