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    5 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 May 2015, 15:15

    NFC gets top marks for helping Barcelona kids get to school

    Six schools in Barcelona are issuing contactless cards to students who use public transport so that parents can track them on their journey to school and be notified when their child has arrived safely. Assistants with NFC phones monitor the childrens’ progress as they get on and off buses.

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    1 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 1 May 2015, 17:46

    Apple Watch carries NFC components from NXP and AMS

    A teardown of the Apple Watch shows a design centred on a custom processor with NFC components from NXP and AMS, ABI Research has revealed.

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    1 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 May 2015, 14:20

    Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”

    Apple Watch owners with tattooed wrists have been reporting that their smartwatches are not functioning properly as the LED-based heart monitor built into the devices experiences difficulty detecting that the watch is being worn — an issue which impacts the use of Apple Pay among other features such as receiving notifications, placing phone calls and using some applications.

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    1 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2015, 14:00

    84% of banks and retailers plan to invest in mobile payment technology

    The “overwhelming majority” of financial institutions and retailers are currently investing or planning to invest in new payment technologies within the next 18 to 24 months, with online (86%) and mobile payment technologies (84%) topping the list, a survey by payments provider ACI and IT consultants Ovum has found.

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    1 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2015, 12:11

    Yandex offers mobile payments at 1,300 Ukraine fuel stations

    Ukrainian drivers can now pay for fuel at more than 1,300 outlets across the country using a mobile payment service launched by Russian internet company Yandex, in partnership with PrivatBank and MasterCard.

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    29 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 April 2015, 10:24

    MCX appoints interim CEO after Best Buy announces support for Apple Pay

    MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson has left the retailer-led consortium to “pursue other opportunities” in the same week it was announced that founder member Best Buy will roll out support for rival mobile payments service Apple Pay later this year.

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    28 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 April 2015, 15:55

    MCX confirms it will launch CurrentC this summer in a “mid-sized market”

    Retailer owned mobile payments consortium MCX has confirmed to NFC World that it will launch its CurrentC mobile wallet in an unspecified mid-sized US market soon, following the announcement that founder member Best Buy will begin to accept rival mobile payments service Apple Pay in its stores later this year.

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    28 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 April 2015, 14:48

    Starwood guests unlock hotel rooms with Apple Watch app

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched an app for the Apple Watch that enables wearers to tap their device to unlock hotel room doors via Bluetooth. The SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app incorporates the SPG Keyless door entry system, which has been available for iPhones and Android devices since November 2014.

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    28 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 April 2015, 11:16

    MCX member Best Buy to accept Apple Pay across the US

    US retail giant Best Buy, a founder member of retailer-led consortium MCX which requires members to exclusively support its own yet-to-launch mobile payments service, has announced that it will accept Apple Pay NFC payments in its stores “later this year”.

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    27 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 April 2015, 14:52

    Discover to add support for Apple Pay

    Apple Pay will be supported by all major US credit card companies “beginning this fall” after Discover announced plans to join Visa, MasterCard and American Express in letting its cardholders add cards and make NFC payments using the mobile payments service.

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    November 25th, 2015

    This week's news

    1. Samsung Pay offers $100 discount to new users
    2. Apple Pay signs deal with China UnionPay?
    3. Google boosts Android Pay adoption with $1m charity fund
    4. BNP Paribas tests NFC screen shopping
    5. Three launches NFC mobile payments in Austria
    6. Swipp contactless payment opens up to 30,000 Danish merchants through Verifone deal
    7. United Overseas Bank offers HCE mobile payments in Singapore
    8. Smartwatches to play key role in mobile banking
    9. Apple Pay to launch in China by February?
    10. Samsung Pay adds eight more US issuers
    11. Square rolls out first contactless readers
    12. 28% of UK shoppers want beacons in-store
    13. MyPINpad takes PIN authentication online
    14. Coin launches cashback incentive
    15. Coinbase ships Bitcoin debit card
    16. PhilCare uses NFC phones to speed up health services in the Philippines
    17. German football fans get HCE mobile payments
    18. Dunkin’ Donuts pilots mobile ordering
    19. Rotterdam metro tests contactless cards
    20. Singtel adds NFC to Dash mobile payments service
    21. US transit operators move to mobile ticketing
    22. Four in ten US consumers plan to make an in-store mobile payment this holiday season
    23. MasterCard lets Apple Pay users travel for free in London
    24. MasterCard integrates loyalty programs and mobile payments with new specification
    25. Taubman malls to send out offers via WiFi
    26. Visa certifies Kona’s HCE wallet
    27. CommBank adds MasterCard and Amex credit cards to NFC wallet
    28. Samsung Pay set for China, Spain and UK?
    29. Apple Pay faces delays in China
    30. Samsung Pay to be added to lower-end devices
    31. LG signs up Korean issuers for mobile payments platform
    32. Apple Pay goes live in Australia
    33. ST includes AMS NFC chip in dev kit for IoT and wearables
    34. American Express unveils NFC, HCE and tokenization platform
    35. First National Bank adds coupons and vouchers to mobile app
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