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    23 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 November 2016, 12:35

    Starbucks takes mobile payments to 260 stores in Indonesia

    Customers at coffee chain Starbucks in Indonesia can now make mobile payments at 260 stores nationwide by scanning a barcode at the point of sale using the company’s mobile app and completing the payment using a registered Starbucks Card.

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    NFC

    23 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 23 November 2016, 17:28

    NFC and blockchain combined to create supply chain security solution

    Pharmaceuticals, fine art and forensic evidence could be secured along their supply chains by a new identity and authentication prototype, incorporating NFC chips and blockchain registration and verification, unveiled by US blockchain and internet of things firm Chronicled.

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    23 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 23 November 2016, 12:01

    Biometrics in cars to ‘radically transform the driving experience’, report predicts

    One in three new cars will feature some form of biometric feature by 2025, a report by Frost & Sullivan’s Intelligent Mobility team predicts, with partnerships between automotive OEMs and wearable providers resulting in faster penetration of biometrics into the industry.

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    22 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 November 2016, 15:50

    Visa warns of ‘serious disruption’ to online payments from EBA proposal

    Visa is warning a proposal from the European Banking Authority (EBA) requiring every online transaction over €10 (US$10.61) to have additional authentication steps at checkout will “seriously disrupt online shopping and cause inconvenience for consumers”.

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    22 November 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 22 November 2016, 15:19

    Covent Garden offers augmented reality gift for Christmas shoppers

    London’s Covent Garden shopping district is showcasing what it claims to be the largest showcase of augmented reality (AR) technology attempted in one location, with Christmas shoppers offered exclusive offers, gift guides and immersive shopping experiences.

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    22 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 November 2016, 12:20

    Chase Pay goes live at Starbucks and Best Buy

    Chase Pay has launched across 7,500 Starbucks and nearly 1,400 Best Buy locations across the US, allowing shoppers to make payments by scanning a QR code at the point of sale. The service has so far only been available on “select merchant websites”.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 19:32

    Apple Pay advertising sparks strong rise in contactless payments at vending machines

    Digital advertising promoting the availability of Apple Pay at unattended vending machines has resulted in a 36.5% increase in overall sales for cashless vending machine technology provider USA Technologies (USAT) as well as a 135.2% increase in NFC mobile payments, a six-month study now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre reveals.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 15:16

    Barclays pilots cash withdrawals using NFC mobile phones and contactless cards

    UK bank Barclays has begun piloting a contactless mobile cash service that will enable customers to withdraw cash with a tap of their NFC mobile phones or contactless debit card. The service is scheduled to be rolled out to more than 180 bank branches in the new year, and will be enabled on more than 600 in-branch machines.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2016, 14:15

    DigiTally project enables mobile money transfers without network coverage

    A project enabling mobile money transfers to take place at the point of sale in areas of less-developed countries with poor or no mobile network coverage has been unveiled, by removing the reliance on SMS messaging, and, instead, allowing two people to conduct a payment by copying short authentication codes between their phones.

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    21 November 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 November 2016, 08:59

    Criminals reported to have used NFC mobile phones in Tesco Bank attack

    UPDATE The criminals behind a Tesco Bank attack used NFC mobile phones to launder money stolen during a theft that saw about 9,000 customers affected by fraudulent transactions worth an estimated £2.5m (US$3.1m), according to a report in The Sunday Times.

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    December 2nd, 2016

    This week's news

    1. 600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021
    2. ANZ could offer mortgages through Apple Pay
    3. Mastercard and Verifone unveil Instalments payments app
    4. Austrian bank deploys NFC-ready ATMs
    5. Apple Pay launches in Spain
    6. American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada
    7. Apple Pay offered for HSBC Singapore customers
    8. Mastercard launches AI across global network
    9. FIS to offer Zelle support
    10. Korea gets BioCA facial recognition solution
    11. Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network
    12. Android Pay launches with single bank support in New Zealand
    13. Apple Pay to launch in Spain?
    14. Mastercard biometric service rolls out to Latin America
    15. Dutch bank launches HCE mobile payments app
    16. Gemalto’s PKI portfolio update lets TSPs roll out eIDAS compliant services
    17. USAA Bank adds insurance cards to digital wallet
    18. In-store mobile payments take 0.6% Black Friday share
    19. Mastercard blockchain patent applications
    20. Off the cuff mobile payments from British fashion brand
    21. Growth in millennials’ mobile commerce use
    22. ACCC denies authorisation to Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiation
    23. Mobile retail commerce to reach US$1,120bn by 2020
    24. Twyp mobile payments app service to close in Netherlands
    25. Meet NFC World’s partners at Trustech
    26. Antelop Solutions joins the NFC World partner program
    27. Masterpass comes to 30,000 South African merchants after SnapScan deal
    28. JustGiving to aid contactless donations
    29. Jaguar files face and gait recognition system patent for vehicle entry
     
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