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October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 16:26

RBC expands cloud-based NFC wallet to BlackBerry and Virgin

Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced.

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October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 14:33

Chicago transit users get half price rides when they pay by NFC

Users of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation services can now get half price journeys when they pay using the Serve prepaid card stored in their Softcard NFC mobile wallet.

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October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:53

US Tennis Association serves up Bluetooth beacons at Flushing Meadows

The US Tennis Association (USTA) has used a network of Bluetooth beacons placed around the US Open’s Flushing Meadows venue to tailor its mobile app to event attendees, learn how ticket holders moved around the location, and push messages to fans.

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October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:18

Carlsberg rolls out NFC beer mats and beacons to 250 Danish pubs and bars

Brewer Carlsberg is distributing beer mats containing an NFC tag and a QR code and installing Bluetooth beacons at 250 pubs and bars across Denmark to support its Crowdit offers and venue discovery app.

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October 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 October 2014, 17:14

Mobile network operators partner with Boku to bring carrier billing to the physical world

Carrier billing provider Boku has partnered with UK mobile network operators O2, EE and Vodafone to make it possible for customers to charge public transport tickets, takeaway food, cups of coffee and other “click and collect” physical world purchases to their mobile phone bill.

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October 3rd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 17 October 2014, 13:22

NFC World+ breaks all records in September

144,508 unique visitors read NFC World+ in September 2014, up 24% on a year ago, and we served 395,029 pages (up 22%) as business executives and technical experts flocked to the site to learn about Apple Pay, NFC and the future of mobile payments.

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October 2nd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 October 2014, 17:01

Chunghwa Telecom goes live with NFC payments in Taiwan

Subscribers to Chunghwa Telecom with accounts at any of four Taiwanese banks will be able to download a virtual version of their credit card to their SIM card and use it to make NFC payments from 16 October, the carrier has announced.

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October 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 October 2014, 09:23

KLM uses Bluetooth beacons to help passengers navigate Schiphol Airport

Passengers travelling with KLM from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport can now use the airline’s app to get a map of the airport that shows the route they need to take to their gate and the time required to get to there.

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September 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 September 2014, 17:24

Uber runs NFC marketing campaign in London pubs and clubs

Taxi hailing service Uber is running an NFC marketing campaign in more than 100 London pubs, bars and clubs to promote downloads of its app to drinkers looking to book a taxi ride home.

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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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October 25th, 2014

Latest news

  1. SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project
  2. Bookatable tests iBeacon at 119 restaurants
  3. Chicago to get NFC mobile ticketing in 2016
  4. Discover CEO outlines plan to join Apple Pay
  5. Researchers show off ‘skin buttons’ for smartwatches
  6. Apple Pay to launch in Korea?
  7. Amazon Rewards to join Apple Pay
  8. Apple Pay glitch charges customers twice
  9. Apple builds NFC tech into iPad Air 2
  10. Bell ID offers tokenization management software
  11. YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam
  12. Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC
  13. Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture
  14. Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet
  15. Alipay Wallet hits 190m users
  16. Google discusses Wallet plans
  17. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  18. Acer Pay is on the way
  19. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  20. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
 
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