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July 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:11

Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone.

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July 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 July 2014, 11:18

Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just a few clicks”. Visa Europe will continue to support V.me, however, and has pledged to invest a further €200 million in the digital wallet service.

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NFC

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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September 2nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Melbourne Cricket Club equips roving snack vendors with Bluetooth beacons
  2. Downtown uses Bluetooth beacons to deliver orders to customers’ tables
  3. JD Sports adds BLE beacons
  4. BBVA reports 250,000 mobile wallet users
  5. Vodafone to launch NFC payments in the UK this month
  6. Broadcom offers IoT developer kit
  7. Visa licenses transactional ad platform
  8. Alipay partners with Huawei to add biometric security to mobile payments
  9. Visa adds Checkout partners
  10. Nintendo 3DS to get NFC
  11. Barclays calls time on Quick Tap NFC payments
  12. Apple iPhone NFC payments rumours reach fever pitch
  13. Verizon aims to replace usernames and passwords with QR codes
  14. Mapco adds mobile payments at the pump
  15. CaixaBank invests in contactless ATMs
  16. Evidence builds for NFC in iPhone 6
  17. Smart Card Alliance offers HCE paper
  18. Square lets consumers send cash by text
  19. Citi launches digital wallet
  20. Estimote unveils BLE stickers
 
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