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September 30th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 September 2014, 17:00

Transcript: eBay CEO John Donahoe discusses the future of PayPal as an independent company

"We want PayPal to be present whenever and wherever consumers want to pay so if that means being in other wallets, if that means being in any existing or other new ecosystems where payment occurs, our desire is to be a payments platform that can enable payments in any of those environments," says eBay's CEO.

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NFC

September 30th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 30 September 2014, 16:12

NFC technology report available for free download

NFC Technologies and Systems, a 98-page report that explains in detail the technology behind NFC tag reading and writing, the role and functionality of trusted service managers (TSMs), how secure elements work and how they keep sensitive data secure is now available as a free download in the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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September 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 September 2014, 16:46

eBay to spin off PayPal as a separate company in 2015

eBay Inc is to be split into two separate publicly traded companies in 2015, the company has announced — and Dan Schulman, president of American Express’ enterprise growth group, has been hired as the new president of PayPal as well as CEO-designee post-spin off.

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September 29th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 September 2014, 15:30

Dartmouth researchers develop continuous authentication service based on smart wristbands

Researchers at Dartmouth College’s Trustworthy Health and Wellness (THaW) group have developed a service that uses a bracelet containing an accelerometer, gyroscope and radio to continuously authenticate the user of a computer system.

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BLE

September 29th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 September 2014, 12:47

Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick

Mobile offers platform Shopkick, which is working with a number of high profile US retailers to roll out a network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, has been acquired by SK Planet (SKP), operator of Korea’s largest shopper rewards program and part of the same group as carrier SK Telecom.

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BLE

September 26th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 September 2014, 16:28

Miami Airport provides airlines and retailers with open access to Bluetooth beacons

Miami International Airport has become the first in the world to use an open approach to deploying Bluetooth beacons across its footprint. The beacons — located at entrances, check-in, gates, baggage claim and valet parking zones — can be used by a wide range of airport service providers including airlines and retailers, rather than being tied to one particular provider.

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NFC

September 26th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 September 2014, 12:23

TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport

More than one million journeys have been paid for using a contactless payment card since Transport for London (TfL) began accepting the cards on the underground and commuter rail services on 16 September.

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NFC

September 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 September 2014, 11:19

China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, has chosen Gemalto to supply it with NFC-enabled SIMs “to protect consumer credentials used for mobile contactless applications​, starting with mass transit services in Beijing.”

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September 24th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 September 2014, 13:10

Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization

The US Federal Reserve’s Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) has given cautious backing to the potential of tokenization in mobile payments and formed a subgroup dedicated to exploring the impact of the technology in more depth.

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NFC

September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 17:26

Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband

Barclaycard is to extend the functionality of its bPay contactless wristband to include access control as well as payments, the card issuer has revealed, beginning with the introduction of branded bPay bands for fans of Southampton Football Club that deliver a range of added value benefits to wearers.

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October 21st, 2014

Latest news

  1. Google discusses Wallet plans
  2. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  3. Acer Pay is on the way
  4. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  5. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
  6. 23% of Canadians have made a mobile payment
  7. Shopkick drives $1bn in revenue
  8. Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table
  9. Kotak launches P2P payments for Facebook
  10. Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills
  11. iOS 8.1 brings Apple Pay NFC payments to iPhone
  12. Over 20m NFC devices now in use in Japan
  13. Bionym begins shipping wristband
  14. Amex commits $10m to EMV upgrades
  15. Twitter preps for Buy button launch
  16. Starbucks to offer mobile ordering and payments across US in 2015
  17. JPMorgan Chase CEO outlines mobile wallet strategy
  18. Capital One founder hails Apple Pay “breakthrough”
  19. MasterCard backs Zwipe fingerprint payment card
  20. Obama signs chip and pin law
 
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