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August 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 August 2014, 12:48

US merchant groups call for creation of open tokenization standards

Leading merchant groups in the US have come together to call for the creation of an alternative set of open standards for tokenized payments that would be managed by an independent body such as ISO or ANSI — rather than by the payments industry.

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July 31st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 31 July 2014, 14:34

Nestle runs NFC marketing campaign in 480 Woolworth stores across Australia

Shelf banners equipped with NFC tags have been placed in Woolworths supermarkets across Australia to promote food giant Nestle’s new Oats and Strawberries breakfast cereal.

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July 31st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 31 July 2014, 14:27

American Express tests HCE for NFC payments

American Express is working with Croatia’s Privredna Banka Zagreb (PBZ), part of the Italy-based Intesa Sanpaolo banking group, to pilot an NFC payments service that makes use of host card emulation (HCE) technology.

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July 31st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 July 2014, 14:22

Hilton to let guests unlock their doors with smartphones

Hotel chain Hilton Worldwide has announced a plan to enable guests to use their smartphones as keys at the majority of its properties around the world.

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BLE

July 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 July 2014, 11:04

HBC deploys iBeacons in Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor department stores across the US and Canada

HBC Department Store Group has begun using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons placed around its Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor department stores in Canada and the US “to deliver digital experiences to consumers’ smartphones while they shop”.

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July 29th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 July 2014, 15:06

NXP CEO: NFC secure elements will continue to see strong demand

“We feel very comfortable with the strength of the secure element,” NXP Semiconductors CEO Rick Clemmer has told analysts during the chip maker’s second quarter earnings call.

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July 28th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2014, 13:29

Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right

Facebook is looking into the potential of adding payments capabilities across its business, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has explained during the company’s first earnings call following the hiring of PayPal boss David Marcus to head its messaging business — but the company won’t rush into the market and expects to take several years to fully develop its offering.

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July 28th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2014, 12:13

Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week

Coffee chain giant Starbucks now has 12 million active users of its mobile app in the US and Canada alone. Customers make six million mobile payments a week — representing more than 15% of all transactions in its US stores — and the company is pursuing a range of opportunities to expand the potential of its mobile payments platform, CEO Howard Schultz has revealed.

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BLE

July 28th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 July 2014, 11:59

Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons

A national in-store mobile marketing campaign that used Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and geofencing technology to drive sales and awareness of American Craft Link Sausages has seen a 20-fold increase in purchase intent by those exposed to messaging, a 36% increase in brand awareness and a lift in overall sales, owner Hillshire Brands has revealed.

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July 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 July 2014, 12:12

London Underground to accept NFC payments

Users of mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC payments service will be able to use their mobile phone to pay for travel on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground services from 16 September, when Transport for London (TfL) introduces the ability for passengers to pay for travel using contactless cards.

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September 17th, 2014

Latest news

  1. SimplyTapp compares Apple Pay and Android HCE
  2. Macy’s unveils mobile payments and customer marketing plans
  3. Subway to accept mobile payments in 26,000 US locations
  4. Apple Pay to get 0.15% transaction fee
  5. No Apple Pay for Walmart, Best Buy
  6. Weve drops wallet plans?
  7. Apple confirms NFC chip lockdown
  8. Transcript: Apple VP Kevin Lynch and CEO Tim Cook show off how Apple Watch can be used beyond payments
  9. Video demos show how Apple Pay users will make a payment with the iPhone 6
  10. How Apple will generate revenues from mobile payments begins to become clear
  11. Discover in talks on Apple Pay support
  12. MasterCard issues European contactless POS mandate
  13. MasterCard launches MDES token platform for mobile payments
  14. No support for carriers’ NFC SIMs in Apple devices?
  15. iPhone, NFC and Apple Pay: How should banks react?
  16. Visa launches token service to support Apple Pay and more
  17. Apple NFC: No support for tags or pairing?
  18. Apple posts PassKit payments dev guide
  19. Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue introduce Apple Pay mobile payments and NFC
  20. iPhone 6 to ship with NFC and support for Apple Pay mobile payments
 
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