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July 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 16:04

Online furniture retailer tests NFC in London showroom

Online furniture retailer Made.com is trialling an NFC shopping experience at its London showroom, enabling consumers to tap NFC tags to find out further information about items and email themselves a wishlist of products they have viewed.

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July 15th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 15 July 2014, 15:48

PayPal adds loyalty cards to mobile wallet app

A new version of the PayPal iOS app has been released that enables users to store a wide range of loyalty cards within their mobile wallet.

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BLE

July 15th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 12:15

Japan Airlines combines beacons and smartwatches to improve customer service at airports

Japan Airlines staff at Tokyo's Haneda airport are being provided with smartwatches that work in conjunction with Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, to give management a way to assign staff more efficiently and respond more swiftly to customer requests.

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NFC

July 15th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 15:35

Australian supermarket chain launches mobile wallet that works with NFC stickers

Australian supermarket chain Coles has launched the Coles Mobile Wallet, an iOS and Android app that works in conjunction with an NFC sticker to provide customers with a way to make mobile payments, manage their spending, collect loyalty points and access special offers.

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NFC

July 15th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 14:31

IDATE forecasts NFC phones and payments volumes

Twenty-eight million consumers will use their NFC phone to make a mobile payment in 2014, a new forecast by IDATE reveals, and the value of transactions conducted via NFC will rise from an estimated €4.6 billion in 2014 to €53.8bn in 2018.

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BLE

July 14th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 July 2014, 13:07

Marriott to deliver rewards to guests via BLE

Hotel chain Marriott is adding support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and special offers to its rewards program, enabling guests to access deals provided by Marriott hotels and other businesses during their stay. The new LocalPerks services will provide Marriott Rewards members with geo-targeted mobile offers during their visit to a particular hotel.

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NFC

July 14th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 July 2014, 10:45

Australian credit union launches HCE payments

CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, has become the first in the Asia Pacific region to launch an NFC payments service that makes use of host card emulation (HCE) technology.

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July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 July 2014, 11:45

Brits turn to mobile for purchase decision making

Nearly half of all UK consumers with a tablet or smartphone (46%) now use mobile devices as their primary tool for telecoms purchase decision making, 39% for insurance and 33% for retail, according to new research from location ad platform xAd and call measurement technology provider Telmetrics.

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BLE

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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August 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. NFC brings statues to life in London and Manchester
  2. Aruba Airport to test biometric tokens
  3. EyeVerify raises $6m
  4. Levi’s Stadium adds BLE beacons
  5. PayPal introduces one touch mobile payments
  6. US to get 575m chip cards next year
  7. UK retailers install hi-tech mannequins that let customers buy what they see in the window
  8. Invitation to contribute to the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre
  9. Merchants to test BLE payments at Vilnius street fair
  10. Paym reaches 1m users
  11. SIMalliance publishes NFC paper
  12. One Stop gives mobile vouchers
  13. KakaoTalk to add payments
  14. London buses accept NFC payments
  15. Westpac NZ unveils augmented reality banking app
  16. UK contactless transactions surge
  17. Two hundred US shopping malls to use BLE beacons for shopper marketing
  18. GSMA publishes mobile money paper
  19. BLE guides the blind at SFO
  20. Analysts report on Apple/Visa partnership
 
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