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February 25th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 February 2014, 14:58

Japanese beauty salons to offer NFC coupons

Salon de Wallet, a mobile membership service for Japanese beauty salons, is to add mobile coupons that can be redeemed via NFC or mobile barcodes, using a solution developed by C-Sam, Dai Nippon Printing, carrier KDDI and POS provider HyperSoft.

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February 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 February 2014, 14:03

German carriers team up with MasterCard for NFC payments

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone have connected their TSM platforms to MasterCard-owned Trevica's TSM platform for card issuers, providing German banks with a single entry point for deploying NFC payments to 80% of the local population — and MasterCard plans to offer a similar service in other European countries this year.

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February 25th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 February 2014, 12:41

KT delivers NFC info points to Mobile World Congress

The 65 NFC-enabled digital Tap-n-Go Points located around Fira Gran Via for MWC 14 have been produced by KT, the Korean carrier has announced. The NFC Media Poles deliver a range of information services to visitors at the tap of an NFC phone, including films, coupons, tickets, music and advertisements.

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February 25th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 25 February 2014, 12:17

KDDI, SK Planet, Chunghwa Telecom and HKT form Asia NFC Alliance

Japanese carrier KDDI, Korea’s SK Planet, Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom and Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) are to work together to spread adoption of NFC services in Asia, using a shared NFC tag specification, brand mark and platform.

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February 24th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 April 2014, 18:20

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with NFC, fingerprint verification and PayPal payments

The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, includes biometric security as well as NFC — and can be used to make payments at any merchant that accepts PayPal online or in store.

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February 24th, 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 24 February 2014, 17:35

Yota adds NFC to its dual display phone

Russian phone maker Yota Devices is to offer a new version of its YotaPhone, a handset that comes with two displays — this time a 5-inch full HD Amoled screen at the front plus a 4.7-inch always-on, full-touch control electronic paper display to the rear.

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February 24th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 February 2014, 17:00

CaixaBank picks Morpho TSM

Spain’s CaixaBank has chosen Morpho as its trusted service manager (TSM) for the rollout of the largest commercial NFC mobile payment deployment in Europe to date in terms of customer coverage and number of contactless payments.

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February 24th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 February 2014, 15:33

Visa: HCE will drive innovation in payments

“We’ve seen this as a vehicle for innovation for financial institutions, for merchants, for others who want to enable payment using the mobile device,” Visa‘s Sam Shrauger has explained at MWC 2014, just a few days after the payment network announced its adoption of host card emulation (HCE) for NFC and QR payments.

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February 24th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 24 February 2014, 15:15

Sony adds wearable, Xperia tablet, phones and accessories with NFC

Sony Mobile has launched a smart wristband, two new Xperia smartphones, an Xperia tablet and a range of accessories, all featuring NFC, at MWC 2014.

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February 24th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 February 2014, 14:36

Broadcom introduces low cost, low power NFC chips for smartphones and wearables

Chip maker Broadcom has unveiled a new generation of NFC controllers that reduce power consumption by 60%, lower the total cost for device manufacturers by 35% and cut antenna size by 50% — making them practical for use in both NFC phones and wearables.

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September 17th, 2014

Latest news

  1. SimplyTapp compares Apple Pay and Android HCE
  2. Macy’s unveils mobile payments and customer marketing plans
  3. Subway to accept mobile payments in 26,000 US locations
  4. Apple Pay to get 0.15% transaction fee
  5. No Apple Pay for Walmart, Best Buy
  6. Weve drops wallet plans?
  7. Apple confirms NFC chip lockdown
  8. Transcript: Apple VP Kevin Lynch and CEO Tim Cook show off how Apple Watch can be used beyond payments
  9. Video demos show how Apple Pay users will make a payment with the iPhone 6
  10. How Apple will generate revenues from mobile payments begins to become clear
  11. Discover in talks on Apple Pay support
  12. MasterCard issues European contactless POS mandate
  13. MasterCard launches MDES token platform for mobile payments
  14. No support for carriers’ NFC SIMs in Apple devices?
  15. iPhone, NFC and Apple Pay: How should banks react?
  16. Visa launches token service to support Apple Pay and more
  17. Apple NFC: No support for tags or pairing?
  18. Apple posts PassKit payments dev guide
  19. Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue introduce Apple Pay mobile payments and NFC
  20. iPhone 6 to ship with NFC and support for Apple Pay mobile payments
 
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