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July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 14:56

French shopping centre uses BLE beacons to help retailers attract customers

Les Terrasses du Port, a new 480-hectare shopping centre in the French city of Marseille, has installed Europe’s largest network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, enabling retailers such as Zara and H&M to deliver promotional offers and information straight to shoppers’ smartphones.

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NFC

July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 July 2014, 12:06

UK city to run NFC, QR and BLE shopper marketing pilot

Proximity commerce specialist Proxama has partnered with the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) to run a shopper marketing pilot in the UK city of Norwich.

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July 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 July 2014, 15:58

Two thirds of UK smartphone owners open to the idea of mobile wallets

Two thirds of UK smartphone owners are open to the idea of using a mobile wallet, according to a survey conducted by Marketing Sciences — but most consumers want to use a mobile wallet to collect loyalty points and offers rather than for making payments.

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NFC

July 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 July 2014, 13:24

British Banking Association reports on UK’s banking ‘revolution’

Mobile and internet banking in the UK is now being used for transactions worth nearly £1bn a day and totalling £6.4bn a week, up from £5.8bn last year, according to an industry-wide report on how mobile technology is changing the banking industry from the British Banking Association and Ernst & Young.

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BLE

July 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 15:08

Easyjet pilots Bluetooth beacons at three European airports

Low-cost airline easyJet is trialling iBeacon technology at London Luton, London Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. The aim of the project is to “enhance the in airport experience”, the airline says.

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NFC

July 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 July 2014, 14:28

NFC payments venture Isis to change its name

Isis, the NFC venture set up by US carriers AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, is to get a new name. The move is in response to the growing profile of the Isis militant group.

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NFC

July 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 July 2014, 13:55

HID Global aims to cut Medicaid fraud via NFC

HID Global has introduced a care worker tracking service that meets Medicaid Electronic Visitor Verification (EVV) requirements. The service uses NFC tags and NFC phones to provide an “indisputable and auditable” record of visits made to patients.

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NFC

July 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 08:33

Smartwatch with iris recognition and NFC seeks funding

Crowdfunding is being sought for an NFC-enabled smartwatch that features iris recognition technology, letting wearers identify themselves and unlock services using their unique biometric data.

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NFC

July 7th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 July 2014, 10:45

Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association reports NFC pilot results

Participants in The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association’s MobilTarca NFC pilot made 41,000 payments valued at more than 120 million HUF (US$525,000) during the first 12 months of the trial, the association has revealed. Users also conducted more than 4,000 loyalty point transactions.

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July 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 July 2014, 12:41

One third of US mobile banking users log in at least once a day

Some 31% of Americans who use a mobile banking app access the service at least once a day and more than four in five use it once a week or more, according to new research from Bank of America. Six in 10 respondents are not yet comfortable with the idea of using their smartphone as a wallet in the future, however, the survey found.

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July 31st, 2014

Latest news

  1. Nestle runs NFC marketing campaign in 480 Woolworth stores across Australia
  2. American Express tests HCE for NFC payments
  3. Hilton to let guests unlock their doors with smartphones
  4. HBC deploys iBeacons in Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor department stores across the US and Canada
  5. NXP CEO: NFC secure elements will continue to see strong demand
  6. Vodafone Italia pilots smart shopping posters
  7. Pepsi tests NFC for shopper marketing
  8. Interest in mobile payments grows
  9. Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right
  10. Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week
  11. Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons
  12. Amazon to enter mPOS market?
  13. Motherboard leak fuels iPhone NFC rumours
  14. Xiaomi unveils $13 smart band
  15. PayPal goes Dutch on mobile payments
  16. Microsoft publishes WP8.1 NFC guide
  17. Amazon Fire phone packs NXP chip
  18. Jamba Juice gives away 1m NFC smoothies
  19. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  20. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
 
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