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July 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 July 2014, 18:48

JCB to launch NFC payments in 2015

Japan-based payments network JCB is to begin testing a contactless payments service in Tokyo this month, ahead of a commercial rollout in 2015. “In addition to plastic cards, J/Speedy can be issued for a wide variety of devices, including mobile and wearable devices,” JCB says.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 12:44

Nigerian farmers use NFC to access seed and fertilizer subsidies

“In some parts of the developed world, NFC can sometimes be a solution looking for a problem but we’ve got plenty of problems here in Africa and it is an ideal solution for quite a few of them,” says mobile money expert Susie Lonie.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:38

Shortcut lets cricket fans order and pay for refreshments from their seat

London’s Oval Cricket Ground is to test a mobile ordering and payment solution that lets fans use their mobile phone to place an order and complete payment without having to leave their seat. The service is already in use at Durham County Cricket Club and is also to be tested by the UK’s Everyman Cinema chain.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:16

Walgreens tests augmented reality offers in stores

US pharmacy chain Walgreens is piloting a shopper marketing platform that uses Google’s Project Tango 3D augmented reality technology to let shoppers locate a particular product, get directions to the correct aisle and earn rewards as they shop.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 1 July 2014, 18:36

VivaLnk develops digital tattoos that unlock NFC phones

Moto X phone owners can now protect access to their mobile using a ‘digital tattoo’ developed by VivaLnk that can be positioned on the wrist and stays in place for five days.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 June 2014, 13:36

Russian Standard Bank adds embedded NFC payments

Russian Standard Bank has partnered with Samsung and MasterCard to offer NFC payments to consumers with a Galaxy S4 or Note 3 mobile phone. The service is the second embedded NFC payments service to be introduced by Samsung and MasterCard and follows the launch of a similar service by Commonwealth Bank of Australia in December 2013.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:18

BBVA launches NFC payments based on Visa HCE specifications

BBVA has become the first bank to launch a commercial NFC payments service that makes use of Visa’s cloud-based payments specifications. Customers in Spain with an Android NFC handset can use host card emulation (HCE) to make contactless payments today and the service will be extended to customers in the US, Mexico and Chile later this year.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2014, 11:24

Samsung launches VIP program for NFC phone owners

Samsung is providing Galaxy NFC device owners with a range of exclusive rewards and incentives via a new service that offers access to VIP lounges and suites, seat upgrades and vouchers for concessions and merchandise at 41 AEG venues across the US.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2014, 11:14

New York bars adopt mobile payments service that lets customers send drinks to friends

Twenty bars and restaurants in New York are using a new service that combines mobile payments with social networking, enabling customers to pay their tab, meet up and communicate with friends and send ‘Goodies’ like drinks and food to their contacts.

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QR

June 30th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 June 2014, 10:36

Edinburgh trams use QR codes to validate mobile tickets before boarding

The city of Edinburgh’s new tram service is using QR codes placed at tram stops to validate passengers’ mobile tickets before they board.

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July 25th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  2. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  3. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  4. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  5. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
  6. Square adds actions to POS transactions
  7. Visa invests in LoopPay
  8. Waitrose showcases QR payments
  9. Korean banks accelerate mobile wallet plans
  10. Consumers shop more on smartphones
  11. Worapay raises funds
  12. Visa to launch new payments service in September, Apple could be the first customer
  13. Festival uses BLE to gain insights into attendee activity
  14. Target launches image recognition app
  15. Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android
  16. Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand
  17. Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone
  18. IBM partners with Monitise
  19. GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal
  20. Nintendo adds NFC payments
 
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