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BLE

June 19th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 September 2014, 12:40

InMarket reports positive consumer response to Bluetooth beacons

Shoppers who receive marketing messages via inMarket’s Mobile to Mortar (M2M) iBeacon platform interact more with advertised products, increase their in-store app usage and are more likely to keep an app on their phone, a survey of 25,000 US consumers has found.

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NFC

June 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 June 2014, 12:17

AT&T to introduce its own NFC platform for merchant offers, access control and more

US telecoms firm AT&T is to use technology from CorFire to power NFC Connect, a new platform that will enable it to offer a wide range of NFC services outside of the Isis mobile commerce venture it co-owns with Verizon and T-Mobile. CorFire technology will also be used to deliver the carrier’s AT&T Commerce Connect mobile marketing platform.

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BLE

June 18th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2014, 22:41

LevelUp to build BLE into payments terminals

US mobile payments service LevelUp is to provide its merchants with the ability to push offers to shoppers via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons built into the next version of its POS device. The move follows a pilot with 20 merchants in Boston which saw participating retailers experiencing a 22% lift in the volume of LevelUp transactions made by customers.

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NFC

June 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 June 2014, 11:32

Verifone launches acoustic payments in Philadelphia

POS maker Verifone has expanded its Way2Ride mobile payments service to Philadelphia, allowing taxi users in the US city to pay for their journey using a sound-based proximity mobile communications technology.

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NFC

June 17th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 17 June 2014, 16:41

New guide explains how to connect BLE and NFC devices

The NFC Forum and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have updated their “Bluetooth secure simple pairing using NFC” developer guide. The new edition includes information on how NFC can be used to let consumers quickly and easily pair two devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), such as a smartphone and a smartwatch or other wearable device.

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June 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 June 2014, 09:16

Spanish banks and carrier launch mobile offers platform that links discounts to bank cards

Yaap, a joint venture between Spanish banks CaixaBank and Banco Santander and mobile network operator Telefonica, has launched a mobile commerce platform that lets consumers access merchant offers on their mobile device and then redeem them automatically by simply paying for a purchase with a pre-linked debit or credit card.

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June 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 June 2014, 15:28

Ticketmaster adds animated watermarks to mobile tickets

Ticketmaster has launched an iPhone app that uses an animated watermark to prove that a mobile ticket is authentic and valid. The app also lets ticket buyers resell tickets they own and transfer tickets to their new owner.

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NFC

June 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 June 2014, 08:15

Intel patents multi-surface NFC antenna design

The USPTO has published a patent application by three Intel engineers that describes an NFC antenna design which makes use of a cascaded coil concept to enable interactions to be performed without a user needing to precisely orientate their phone.

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June 16th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 16 June 2014, 15:55

French bank card association backs biometric payments

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB, the French bank card association which pioneered the use of chip cards for payments in the 1980s, expects to enable member banks to issue customers with keyfobs supporting fingerprint payments by the end of this year. A microSD option for mobile phones is also expected to be approved.

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June 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2014, 10:58

Priceline CEO outlines its plans for OpenTable

“In the area of mobile, there is just tremendous opportunity to enhance the end-to-end experience in both the accommodation business as well as the restaurant business by leveraging mobile as an asset,” Darren Huston, president and CEO of The Priceline Group, has told investors following the accommodation booking giant’s $2.6bn acquisition of OpenTable.

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January 25th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Descartes offers ear verification for mobile devices
  2. Taiwanese banks to use Wave NFC dongle
  3. Android devices get multifactor biometrics
  4. Ringly raises US$5.1m for light-up rings
  5. Cancer Research brings contactless donations to shop windows
  6. New York metro heads to NFC
  7. Payment security tops retailer priorities
  8. Chocolate shop sweet talks tourists with Bluetooth beacons
  9. Clear2Pay explains HCE, tokenization and the role of testing with infographic
  10. Most US retailers won’t be ready for EMV
  11. Juniper forecasts biometric authentication market
  12. Young Brits ready to ditch PINs for biometrics
  13. FNB to offer Apple Pay
  14. Amazon shuts mobile wallet
  15. Evaluating NFC security strategies webinar: See it now on NFC World+
  16. Turkish banks get HCE mobile payments option
  17. Alibaba invests in visual QR codes
  18. 7-Eleven HK adds mobile payment and rewards
  19. One in three Germans ready to use mobile payments
  20. SimplyTapp explains the role of token requestors in mobile payments
  21. Learn about HCE and secure elements in our live webinar TODAY
  22. Galaxy S6 to get new fingerprint sensor?
  23. USAA adds face and voice verification to mobile banking app
  24. Google in talks to buy Softcard to combat Apple Pay?
  25. TempTraq offers wearable Bluetooth thermometer
  26. Nintendo sells 2.4m NFC figures
 
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