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8 October 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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8 October 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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NFC

7 October 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

6 October 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

6 October 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

6 October 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

6 October 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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3 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 October 2014, 17:14

Mobile network operators partner with Boku to bring carrier billing to the physical world

Carrier billing provider Boku has partnered with UK mobile network operators O2, EE and Vodafone to make it possible for customers to charge public transport tickets, takeaway food, cups of coffee and other “click and collect” physical world purchases to their mobile phone bill.

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NFC

3 October 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 17 October 2014, 13:22

NFC World+ breaks all records in September

144,508 unique visitors read NFC World+ in September 2014, up 24% on a year ago, and we served 395,029 pages (up 22%) as business executives and technical experts flocked to the site to learn about Apple Pay, NFC and the future of mobile payments.

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NFC

2 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 October 2014, 17:01

Chunghwa Telecom goes live with NFC payments in Taiwan

Subscribers to Chunghwa Telecom with accounts at any of four Taiwanese banks will be able to download a virtual version of their credit card to their SIM card and use it to make NFC payments from 16 October, the carrier has announced.

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May 22nd, 2015

This week's news

  1. BPCE to pilot cards with mini-screen security codes
  2. AMS launches NFC interface chip with advanced energy management
  3. Apple Pay headed to Belgium?
  4. Postbank begins HCE pilot in Germany with Worldline
  5. Join NFC World and the GSMA today for an NFC transport ticketing webinar
  6. Express rolls out support for Apple Pay
  7. Sekur.me brings Apple Pay online
  8. Visa Checkout reports 4m customers and 125,000 merchants
  9. Exterion to roll out beacons across public transport in the UK
  10. iZettle adds support for NFC and contactless payments
  11. MasterCard launches P2P payments service
  12. Apple gets Concert Ticket+ patent
  13. US to get same day ACH payments
  14. Apple Pay now live at nearly 300 banks and credit unions
  15. Amazon’s Gauthier: NFC is “last century’s problem”
  16. Icahn: Apple Pay to generate US$3.3bn in revenues in 2017
  17. US millennials lead the way for mobile payments
  18. Starbucks denies mobile payment hack
  19. Axis to make 50,000 terminals contactless in India
  20. Beacons land at UK airports to send out offers and rewards
  21. Face++ raises $25m for selfie payments
  22. Apple in buy out talks with Clinkle?
  23. Alibaba signs up brands for QR-like dotless visual codes
  24. Trader Joe’s gears up for Apple Pay
  25. Mountain America offers dual biometric log-in for mobile banking
  26. Samsung Wallet to close on June 30th
  27. Google to launch mobile buy buttons?
  28. Samsung picks Oberthur for mobile payments in Europe
  29. Italian zoo visitors walk on the wilder side with iBeacon network
  30. India gets PIN-free contactless payments
  31. US mobile payments to hit $487bn
  32. Global biometrics market to hit $14.9bn by 2024
  33. UK contactless payments up 150%
 
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