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    23 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 23 June 2015, 16:50

    NXP introduces plug and play NFC solution for Internet of Things

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP Semiconductors has unveiled a ‘plug and play’ NFC controller with integrated firmware and an NCI interface that is aimed at accelerating NFC adoption in the internet of things (IoT) by allowing hardware makers to rapidly build the technology into any device.

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    23 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 June 2015, 15:26

    Crunchfish unveils touchless storefront using gesture recognition

    Swedish gesture recognition firm Crunchfish has developed an interactive screen that can be placed in shop windows to encourage passersby to browse deals, read reviews and compare products with a swipe, push or grab of their hand.

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    23 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 June 2015, 13:00

    Spanish supermarket chain Bonpreu rolls out mobile payments to 170 stores

    Spanish supermarket chain Bonpreu is to roll out a mobile payments service to 170 stores, using a platform developed by Dinube that combines proprietary tokenization algorithms, NFC and biometric fingerprint security.

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    18 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 June 2015, 15:12

    Supenta seeks funding for NFC gaming smartphone case

    Mobile gaming provider Supenta is raising funds on Kickstarter for an NFC-enabled smartphone case with a built-in game controller that fits on to a smartphone device and uses energy harvesting technology to power its components.

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    18 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 June 2015, 13:44

    International retailer to install NFC shelf edge labels in 250 stores across Europe

    Imagotag, a subsidiary of electronic shelf labels supplier Store Electronic Systems (SES), has entered into an exclusive agreement in Germany with an unnamed “leading international retailer” to install its NFC e-paper displays in 250 stores across Europe.

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    17 June 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 June 2015, 16:50

    NFC Forum adds support for Type V tags

    The NFC Forum has released a new candidate specification that extends the functionality of NFC devices to include formal support for a new category of NFC tag. NCI 2.0 also enables tag data stored on an NFC device, such as an airline boarding pass, to be read even when a passenger’s smartphone is switched off.

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    17 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 June 2015, 16:33

    Almost one in six US consumers are using mobile wallets

    Almost one in six US consumers (15%) have used a mobile wallet in the past six months, up from 9% in the same period in 2013, and an additional 22% are likely to adopt mobile wallet functionality in the coming six months, a study released by market research and consulting firm Chadwick Martin Bailey has found.

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    BLE

    16 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2015, 14:54

    Gimbal aims to turn any Bluetooth Low Energy device into a beacon

    Mobile location and proximity services provider Gimbal has begun licensing its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon firmware to enable almost any device with BLE to act as a beacon — including ATMs, jukeboxes, access points, vending machines and more.

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    16 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 June 2015, 13:54

    Intelligent Environments replaces PINs with emoji passcodes

    Software provider Intelligent Environments has launched an emoji-only passcode system that lets consumers log into their bank’s mobile app using four emoji characters instead of traditional PINs.

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    BLE

    15 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 June 2015, 15:23

    Tesco puts beacons in 270 London stores

    UK supermarket giant Tesco has launched its “biggest trial” of Bluetooth beacon technology to date in partnership with consumer goods company Unilever. BLE beacons have been installed in 270 stores across London for the pilot and will be used to send out special offers to promote Magnum ice cream’s Pink and Black marketing campaign.

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    February 11th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Android users to get app-free beacon messages
    2. Mobeam update brings loyalty to POS scanners
    3. Apple Pay glitch prevents users adding Visa cards
    4. Mobile savings club scoops innovation award
    5. Visa offers mobile card controls
    6. Kiwis warm to mobile payments and biometrics
    7. Apple Pay reaches mobile app inflection point
    8. ANZ launches HCE mobile payments in Australia
    9. Paym reports 89% increase in use in second half of 2015
    10. Apple’s Error 53 shuts down handsets with Touch ID repairs
    11. 3bn loyalty cards will move to mobile by 2020
    12. FitPay launches Kickstarter campaign to bring NFC smartstrap to market
    13. Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners
    14. Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons
    15. Kazakhstan gets HCE payments
    16. Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe
    17. Apple Pay adds 32 banks in the US
    18. MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India
    19. White paper lays out NFC solutions for in-home healthcare providers
    20. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    21. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    22. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    23. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
    24. Apple begins selling Square contactless reader
    25. Viber to add money transfers to messaging app
    26. European Central Bank to develop P2P service
    27. Charity goes contactless for World Cancer Day
    28. MobileNow! enables parking payments from Apple Watch
    29. Amazon Echo adds Domino’s pizza orders
    30. Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016
     
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