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December 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 December 2014, 12:18

Quikkly offers QR code alternative

UK startup Quikkly has unveiled an alternative to QR codes that aims to provide an improved user experience and increased consumer uptake. “QR codes are great for machines, but they weren’t designed for people,” Quikkly says. “We’ve designed Quikkly Tags to be understandable by everyone. It’s clear what app to use and it’s clear what will happen when you scan the tag."

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Partner news NFC

December 2nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 December 2014, 18:31

White paper explores the benefits of host card emulation

A new white paper that explores how host card emulation (HCE) can overcome the challenges faced by service providers when implementing secure NFC services is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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November 27th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 November 2014, 15:52

Danish carriers abandon mobile payments ambitions

Paii, the mobile payments joint venture created by Danish mobile network operators TDC, Telenor, Telia and 3, has been sold to Swipp, a mobile payments service owned by a consortium of more than 60 banks, after Paii came to the conclusion that the telcos are not as well placed as banks to take the platform forward.

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BLE

November 27th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 November 2014, 15:35

Swirl reports positive consumer feedback on in-store beacon offers

Six in ten (60%) shoppers who receive a beacon-triggered message while shopping in a store open and engage with the content and 30% redeem beacon-triggered offers at the point of sale, analysis by Bluetooth beacon offers platform Swirl has found.

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NFC

November 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 November 2014, 15:13

High value contactless payments arrive in the UK

A new service that lets NFC phone users enter their PIN on their mobile device to confirm a high value transaction is making it possible for UK consumers to make contactless payments valued at more than the current £20 (US$32) transaction limit for the first time.

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NFC

November 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 November 2014, 15:05

Latvian merchants and ski resorts adopt NFC loyalty platform

Latvian startup Walmoo has launched a mobile loyalty platform that uses standard NFC phones or tablets to provide customers with the ability to redeem coupons, discounts and offers. Ten merchants are live on the platform already and six ski resorts are to introduce the service early next year.

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NFC

November 26th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 26 November 2014, 13:34

White paper explains NFC-enabled sensors and their uses

A new paper that explains how NFC-enabled sensors can be used to deliver service improvements in “hundreds of applications in many market sectors” is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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BLE

November 25th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 November 2014, 16:51

Norwich buses get Bluetooth beacons that deliver offers to passengers on the move

UK transportation operator FirstGroup has installed Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons on buses in the city of Norwich to help deliver content and offers to passengers’ smartphones.

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NFC

November 25th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 November 2014, 16:42

Ugo launches open NFC payments and rewards wallet in Canada

Ugo, an open NFC mobile wallet developed by Canadian banks President’s Choice Financial and TD Bank Group, is now available to customers of all three major Canadian carriers who own one of a range of supported BlackBerry 10 and Android NFC devices.

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BLE

November 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 November 2014, 13:08

Saatchi & Saatchi designs beacon loyalty rewards for Japan’s TenTen Technologies

Japanese startup TenTen Technologies is to offer retailers USB-based Bluetooth beacons that plug into POS terminals and vending machines so that rewards can be issued automatically to users of the company’s mobile app when they make a purchase.

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December 18th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Mobile barcode scanning booms
  2. Iowa to launch mobile driving license
  3. Line Pay makes debut
  4. Google Wallet adds Touch ID
  5. US consumers trust banks most with card data
  6. Samsung in talks with LoopPay?
  7. Cooper Hewitt museum visitors to use NFC pens to interact with multi-touch display tables  
  8. Apple Pay hits 90% of credit cards by volume
  9. Alipay extends fingerprint IDs
  10. Suncorp to offer NFC payments
  11. Barclaycard tests contactless payment gloves
  12. Brazilian online fashion retailer installs Bluetooth Fashion Spots
  13. Jeweller debuts NFC pearls
  14. Ubudu turns beacons into two-way communications devices
  15. Half of Brits interested in mobile payments
  16. Google Wallet 8.0 now available
  17. Apple store adds PayPal
  18. NFC World’s Sarah Clark to chair mobile payments session at CES 2015
  19. TI offers NFC sensors
  20. Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC security strategies
 
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