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    16 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 October 2015, 13:21

    Telkomsel launches NFC mobile payments and loyalty service in Indonesia

    Mobile network operator Telkomsel Indonesia has launched an NFC mobile payment and loyalty service in partnership with Verifone Mobile Money and financial services provider Finnet Indonesia to allow more than 140m subscribers to tap and pay with their mobile device at participating merchant locations.

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    15 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 October 2015, 15:36

    MCX expands CurrentC beta to 150 stores

    US retailer-led consortium MCX is expanding its CurrentC mobile wallet pilot to further locations across Columbus, Ohio, making it available for use in nearly 150 stores. New participating retailers include Kmart, Sam’s Club, Sears and Walmart.

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    Partner news NFC

    15 October 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 15 October 2015, 13:39

    Gemalto to deliver mobile payment solutions to Japan’s Dai Nippon Printing

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto is to provide its mobile payment solutions to Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), an NFC technology supplier and solution provider for financial institutions in Japan.

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    15 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 October 2015, 13:48

    Capital One adds NFC mobile payments to wallet app

    Capital One has become the first US bank to enable NFC payment capability within its own mobile app to allow customers to pay at any contactless terminal using their mobile device.

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    Partner news HCE

    15 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 October 2015, 13:31

    Carta launches turnkey tokenization platform for cloud-based payments

    PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has introduced an appliance-based turnkey solution that aims to dramatically reduce the time it takes for large banks, processors and domestic networks to bring tokenized HCE mobile payment services to market.

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    15 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 October 2015, 09:29

    Blocks smashes Kickstarter campaign for build-your-own NFC smartwatch

    A UK startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular smartwatch that includes NFC and contactless payment functionality has amassed pledges totalling more than double its US$250,000 target in just two days.

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    14 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 October 2015, 14:29

    NFC Forum issues new technical specifications that widen tag support and enhance interoperability

    The NFC Forum has published one adopted and three candidate technical specifications, offering new capabilities that support improved RF communication, new and legacy tag support, NFC-V technology and active communication mode, which balances power consumption and enhances link stability during peer-to-peer communications.

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    14 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 October 2015, 12:07

    Swatch launches NFC payment watch in China

    Swiss watchmaker Swatch has launched an NFC watch in China in partnership with China UnionPay and Bank of Communications that will let consumers make payments with a tap of their wrist in stores across the country.

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    13 October 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 October 2015, 14:07

    Ultracash launches sound-based mobile payment service in Bangalore

    Bangalore-based Ultracash Technology Labs has launched a mobile payment service that lets consumers make payments at close to 500 merchants in the city using a high frequency sound-based technology.

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    Partner news

    13 October 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 13 October 2015, 13:17

    Gemalto tackles card-not-present fraud with dynamic CVV codes

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has launched Dynamic Code Verification, a payment security solution that replaces traditional, static three-digit security codes with a time-based dynamic CVV/CVC that changes every 20 minutes and can be displayed on a customer’s mobile device or a display-enabled payment card.

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    May 25th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Polish bank gets HCE mobile payments through First Data and Bell ID
    2. Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service
    3. Analyst predicts exceptional growth for Apple Pay due to secure element approach
    4. Apple Pay adds Visa, MasterCard and five major banks in Singapore
    5. Wells Fargo to add NFC-based mobile payments to banking app
    6. 50% of Americans use mobile banking
    7. MyPay to launch mobile wallet in Myanmar
    8. Chili’s Grill & Bar to enable Android Pay at the table
    9. Pizza Hut Asia trials order and pay using a robot called Pepper
    10. Wells Fargo to launch NFC mobile payments
    11. Starbucks to take mobile payments and rewards to India
    12. TfL rolls out contactless on Thames river buses
    13. Inside Secure launches MatrixHCE solution
    14. One in 10 UK card payments were contactless in 2015
    15. Wearable device gives users electric shock if they overspend
    16. Wirecard supports launch of Curve
    17. Jones adds NFC and QR codes to smart packaging with Tuku
    18. Barclaycard reports on HCE service take-up
    19. Alipay users in China can now make payments through Samsung Pay
    20. UK contactless spending totalled £1.5bn in March 2016
    21. Barclaycard sees surge in ‘silver spenders’ using contactless
    22. Samsung Pay expected to enable support for Alipay
    23. Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs
    24. Google enhances APIs to take Android Pay in-app and to mobile websites
    25. UK driving licenses may be added to Passbook
    26. Samsung Pay adds membership and loyalty cards in the US
    27. Fitbit buys Coin’s wearable payment assets
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