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NFC

May 13th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 May 2014, 14:52

Fidesmo unveils NFC ticketing service that stores multiple transit passes on one contactless card

Swedish startup Fidesmo has developed a service that lets NFC phone owners replace multiple, physical transport passes with a single contactless card.

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BLE

May 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:32

OMsignal launches biometric clothing that tracks the wearer’s health and fitness with BLE

A Canadian startup has introduced a range of smart sports shirts that monitor the wearer's heart rate, breathing and movement and then use Bluetooth LE to send the collected data to their smartphone for real time analysis.

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May 12th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:32

UK shopping centre runs multi-retailer NFC marketing pilot

A shopping centre in Solihull, UK is piloting a service that lets shoppers access discounts and promotions from multiple retailers by tapping their phone against NFC-enabled posters displayed in the windows of participating stores.

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NFC

May 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:33

Brightwire: Apple signs mobile payments deal with China UnionPay

“Apple is likely to incorporate a near field communication (NFC) payment function in the next generation iPhone and has reached an agreement with China UnionPay on a mobile payment service,” investment newswire Brightwire reports, citing “a source close to the matter”.

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QR

May 12th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:33

OTP Bank launches mobile payments in Hungary

Hungary’s OTP Bank has launched a mobile wallet that allows consumers to pay in stores by scanning a QR code placed next to the cash register. The new OTPay service can also be used to make online payments, by entering the shopper’s mobile phone number during checkout.

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BLE

May 12th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 12 May 2014, 16:33

nTrust pilots Bluetooth payments in Canada

Canadian payments and money transfer provider nTrust has begun piloting a new mobile payments service that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons placed in stores to make wireless purchases.

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May 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 May 2014, 10:00

DNP to add invisible smart ink to printed media

Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing has signed a partnership deal with US startup T+ink, developer of an invisible conductive ink technology that can be used to let consumers interact with books, magazines, advertising, tickets, product packaging and other printed media using a smartphone or other mobile device.

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NFC

May 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 May 2014, 13:29

Vodafone adds support for barcode loyalty and membership cards to NFC wallet

Mobile network operator Vodafone is expanding the functionality of its mobile wallet beyond NFC with a deal to add Austria-based Bluesource's Mobile-Pocket technology to the service, enabling customers to store hundreds of loyalty, membership, transit and promotional cards in their Vodafone wallet by simply scanning them in using the camera on their smartphone.

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QR

May 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 May 2014, 12:48

Yapital expands mobile payments to advertising media

Retailer-owned mobile payments provider Yapital is to add “one click” purchases from printed advertising media to its app, enabling shoppers to order and pay for promoted products by scanning QR codes in merchants’ billboard and newspaper ads, flyers and shop window decals.

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NFC

May 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 May 2014, 12:13

Nintendo to launch NFC toys and payments

A new Nintendo Figurine Platform and a range of NFC toys that makes use of the NFC functionality in the Wii U GamePad is to be unveiled at the E3 games show next month, company president Satoru Iwata has announced. A standalone device that will enable NFC toys to be used with the Nintendo 3DS handheld console will also be introduced and NFC payments for games are to added, initially in Japan, from this summer.

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November 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Cartamundi to develop flexible NFC tags
  2. 30% of US shoppers to use mobile payments this holiday season
  3. Drop offers beacon-based payments
  4. Square eyes global expansion
  5. Saatchi & Saatchi designs beacon loyalty rewards for Japan’s TenTen Technologies
  6. First Bus takes Pingit nationwide
  7. Millennials more open to mobile payments
  8. Motorola secures Android and Apple devices with smart keyfob
  9. United Airlines to let passengers pay for airport food and drinks using award miles
  10. 65% of Canadians plan to make mobile payments
  11. Google Wallet adds refer-a-friend program
  12. White paper quantifies consumer attitudes to wearable payments
  13. SunTrust adds Apple Pay
  14. US mobile payments to reach $142bn in 2019
  15. inMarket hits 18% of US mobile shoppers
  16. Bi-Lo adds Apple Pay
  17. Polish banks join up for launch of Blik mobile payments service
  18. Post Office offers Tweet-to-donate service
  19. Venmo adds TouchID
  20. Japan Airlines tests battery-free beacons at 13 airports
 
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