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    6 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 September 2016, 13:19

    Translink announces contactless ticketing for Northern Ireland

    Public transport operator Translink has announced plans for contactless payments across its bus and rail services in Northern Ireland. The move comes as part of a £45m (US$60m) investment by the Northern Ireland Executive and will, says Translink, “transform travel and lead to an increase in the number of people using public transport”.

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    5 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 September 2016, 14:46

    US study reveals increased use and awareness of Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay

    Nearly nine in ten US consumers with Apple Pay compatible devices (89%) are now aware of the mobile payment service, research released by First Annapolis Consulting reveals. 64% of those owning Android Pay compatible devices have heard of the service, while 54% of Samsung users show awareness of Samsung Pay.

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    Partner news BLE

    2 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 September 2016, 12:32

    Proxama gains certification to use Google’s Eddystone beacons

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital payment solutions provider Proxama has gained certification from Google to deliver a range of consumer experiences that utilise the Eddystone open beacon format, after passing the technical requirements to demonstrate full stack integration.

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    1 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 September 2016, 14:44

    Xiaomi launches Mi Pay NFC mobile payments

    Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has launched its Mi Pay NFC-based mobile payments service in its domestic market.

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    1 September 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 September 2016, 14:06

    Huawei Pay goes live in China

    Handset maker Huawei has announced the launch of its Huawei Pay NFC-based mobile payment service in China, in collaboration with bankcard association China UnionPay and support from 25 of the country’s banks.

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    31 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 August 2016, 10:57

    Apple says NFC access “not open to negotiation with any bank”

    Apple has made clear that allowing access to the NFC technology within its iPhone is “not open to negotiation with any bank”.

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    30 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 August 2016, 14:41

    Malibu equips 40,000 bottles with NFC tags for UK pilot

    Coconut rum maker Malibu has equipped 40,000 bottles with NFC tags. Drinkers will be able to tap their NFC device against a sunset image on the product packaging to access content and prize draws directly on their mobile phone.

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    30 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 August 2016, 14:27

    Apple to offer iPhone with FeliCa NFC payments in Japan

    Apple is planning to launch an iPhone in Japan equipped with Sony FeliCa NFC technology to allow owners to make payments for travel and other services.

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    26 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 August 2016, 15:15

    Indian employees make NFC payments using everyday objects

    Some 8,000 employees across India are making payments in workplace cafeterias by tapping their pens, ID cards or even key chains against contactless terminals using Zeta Super Tag, an NFC tag that adheres to any object.

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    25 August 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 August 2016, 15:48

    Two in three young Brits have made a mobile payment in-store

    More than two thirds of the UK’s 16-34 year olds (67%) have used their mobile phone to make an in-store payment, research released by Worldpay reveals.

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    September 28th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Samsung Pay gets new features and gives away $100,000 in prizes
    2. NXP rebrands Mifare SDK as TapLinx
    3. FCC authorizes mysterious Apple product
    4. Android Pay users get free London travel and coffee
    5. Gemalto and BankAxept to simplify mobile payments for Norwegian banks
    6. Danish shoppers to get BLE mobile payments in 2017
    7. LG Pay delays launch, cites testing issues
    8. Square brings contactless reader to Australia
    9. Study shows growing appetite for mobile payments and biometrics
    10. mBeaconVend enables mobile vending machine payments
    11. US gets same day ACH
    12. Samsung adds biometrics to mobile transactions
    13. Kohl’s to allow checkouts from mobile app
    14. Glacéau Smartwater sends tips to Londoners using BLE beacons
    15. Contactless POS transactions nearing $500bn
    16. Valencia commuters to test NFC wristbands for public transport
    17. 250 products are now Fido certified
    18. Domino’s Pizza enables Messenger ordering
    19. Valeo and Gemalto launch mobile car keys for Bluetooth access
     
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