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16 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 December 2014, 13:57

Barclaycard tests contactless payment gloves

Barclaycard has begun ‘testing’ woollen gloves that can be used to make payments at any of the 300,000 contactless POS terminals in the UK with a touch of a hand.

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BLE

15 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 December 2014, 13:34

Brazilian online fashion retailer installs Bluetooth Fashion Spots

Dafiti, Latin America’s largest online fashion retailer, is to place Bluetooth beacons in restaurants, bars and newsstands in the Brazilian city of São Paulo to send out promotional messages to shoppers’ smartphones.

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NFC

15 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 December 2014, 13:22

Jeweller debuts NFC pearls

US jeweller Galatea has unveiled Momento Pearl, a cultured pearl that contains an NFC chip. Using an accompanying NFC app, “the user records a message or uploads an audio file,” the jeweller explains. “By tapping the pearl against an NFC-enabled mobile device, the audio is played and other digital material displayed.”

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BLE

15 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 December 2014, 12:54

Ubudu turns beacons into two-way communications devices

Mobile proximity solutions provider Ubudu has unveiled uBeacon Mesh, a platform that enables Bluetooth beacon installations to be used to create two-way mobile communications with consumers.

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15 December 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 January 2015, 18:36

NFC World’s Sarah Clark to chair mobile payments session at CES 2015

The editor of NFC World+ will be at the International CES in Las Vegas from 4-9 January to chair the future of mobile payments conference session and meet up with readers to discuss the latest technologies and trends.

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NFC

11 December 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 December 2014, 17:27

Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC security strategies

The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 20 January and will focus on how to select the right security strategy for your NFC service.

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9 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 December 2014, 18:21

MIT researchers unveil NFC sensors that detect hazardous chemicals

MIT chemists have devised a way to detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants using an NFC-enabled sensor and a smartphone. The low cost of the sensors means the technology could be widely deployed as a way to monitor food spoilage as well as to detect the presence of other hazards such as explosives, the researchers suggest.

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9 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 December 2014, 16:49

MasterCard to offer interactive payment cards to its issuers around the world

Interactive payment card developer Dynamics has signed a deal with MasterCard that will see the payments network offering the startup's technology to its issuers around the world. MasterCard has also participated in Dynamics' US$70m Series C funding round along with Canada's CIBC and existing investors.

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9 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 December 2014, 10:51

Fujitsu uses LED lights to send data to smartphones

Fujitsu Laboratories has shown off a way to use LED lighting to transmit data about a particular product in a store, an exhibit in a museum or a song being performed during a concert to a consumer’s smartphone.

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QR

8 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 December 2014, 14:28

Mobile payments platform Sixdots goes live with multiple banks in Belgium

Customers of nine banks representing 80% of the Belgian market can now make use of Sixdots, a mobile wallet service that uses a combination of QR codes and a six-digit PIN to make payments in stores, online and between friends.

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July 28th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service
  2. MasterCard token platform close to Australia launch
  3. Burger King adds MasterPass to US app
  4. HSBC and First Direct go live with Apple Pay in UK
  5. HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong
  6. Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020
  7. OneBit tests Bitcoin payments via NFC
  8. US shoppers buying into mobile payments
  9. Square ‘files for public offering’
  10. Visa signs up 2,300 financial institutions for Visa Token Service
  11. One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments
  12. Shell UK rolls out PayPal mobile payments at the pump
  13. More than 50,000 European taxis to accept NFC mobile payments
  14. In-store tests for CurrentC mobile wallet
  15. 25% of Brits to make NFC mobile payment this year
  16. Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online
  17. Apple Pay adds 35 US banks
  18. Carrefour installs Bluetooth beacons in 28 hypermarkets across Romania
  19. Joint venture to develop painless diabetes monitoring with NFC
  20. HP picks Carta for NFC mobile payments
  21. Apple Pay to hit 1.5m US locations by year end
  22. Half of UK consumers want to pay with contactless
  23. LivQuick raises $1.6m for mobile wallet
 
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