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January 8th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 January 2015, 14:07

RedCritter launches classroom rewards with NFC

Business productivity management specialist RedCritter has unveiled a platform for schools that recognises, rewards and socialises students' learning achievements via NFC and QR codes.

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January 7th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 January 2015, 16:16

BMW offers contactless credit card that can unlock and start hire cars

BMW has partnered with MasterCard to offer an NFC-enabled contactless credit card that makes it possible to hire, unlock and operate a BMW or Mini from a car rental fleet that has more than 2,800 vehicles and more than 350,000 users in the US, UK, Germany and Austria.

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January 7th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 January 2015, 14:56

Nine Polish banks to launch HCE mobile payments

Nine Polish banks are to launch host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments services using Visa’s cloud-based payment specifications “from early this year,” allowing their customers to make contactless payments using NFC-enabled Android smartphones.

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January 6th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2015, 18:34

LoopPay signs up OEMs to embed contactless tech into more products

Mobile payments startup LoopPay has announced deals with XPal Power and Trident Case to embed its Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) mag stripe emulation technology into a broad range of products including smartphones, wearables, cases and accessories, with “many other partners in the pipeline.”

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January 6th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2015, 17:48

VivaLnk shows wearable NFC thermometer

Digital tattoo inventor Vivalnk is to launch an NFC-based wearable thermometer that adheres to skin and provides accurate temperature measurements directly to a smartphone without requiring a battery.

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January 6th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2015, 17:08

Yale introduces residential deadbolt with NFC unlocking

Lock maker Yale has introduced an NFC-based door lock for homes which can be operated with a tap of a smartphone and allows homeowners to send keys to others, control when others have access, get a notification when someone uses the lock, and revoke already issued digital keys at any time.

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January 6th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2015, 13:52

Digipas secures suitcases with NFC luggage lock

An NFC-enabled luggage lock that can be unlocked with a tap of an NFC device or a pre-programmed NFC tag has been shown off at CES in Las Vegas.

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January 5th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 January 2015, 17:47

Toshiba launches TransferJet dongle for iPhones

Toshiba has unveiled an add-on adapter for iOS devices that will enable users to transfer large data files such as movies and images from one device to the other using TransferJet, a high-speed short range contactless communications technology.

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January 5th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2015, 13:39

KDDI releases Japan’s first Firefox OS smartphone

Japan's KDDI has launched an LTE smartphone with NFC that runs Mozilla's Firefox OS, the open mobile platform advocated by the Firefox browser maker. The LG Fx0 offers a 4.7-inch HD screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor running Firefox OS 2.0, the latest version of Mozilla's operating system.

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January 5th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 January 2015, 15:45

OnStar to deliver offers to drivers on the move

OnStar, a General Motors subsidiary that provides subscription-based in car communications, security, navigation and remote diagnostics throughout the US, Canada and China, is to roll out an extension to its platform that will enable retailers to send drivers coupons tied to their specific destinations.

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January 28th, 2015

This week's news

  1. NXP sues Marvell over Xbox NFC chips
  2. Cachet adds prepaid cards to Apple Pay
  3. Apple CEO says 2015 will be the “year of Apple Pay”
  4. USAT adds support for Apple Pay
  5. Starbucks increases mobile payments to 16% of total
  6. Wirecard to offer white label HCE wristband
  7. Samsung Pay to launch at MWC?
  8. Schoolboys protect Macs with Touch ID
  9. Descartes offers ear verification for mobile devices
  10. Taiwanese banks to use Wave NFC dongle
  11. Android devices get multifactor biometrics
  12. Ringly raises US$5.1m for light-up rings
  13. Cancer Research brings contactless donations to shop windows
  14. New York metro heads to NFC
  15. Payment security tops retailer priorities
  16. Chocolate shop sweet talks tourists with Bluetooth beacons
  17. Clear2Pay explains HCE, tokenization and the role of testing with infographic
  18. Most US retailers won’t be ready for EMV
  19. Juniper forecasts biometric authentication market
  20. Young Brits ready to ditch PINs for biometrics
  21. FNB to offer Apple Pay
 
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