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24 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2015, 14:05

More than 50,000 European taxis to accept NFC mobile payments

Fifty thousand taxis across Europe will soon be upgraded to accept payments for journeys with either a tap of a passenger’s NFC phone using a mobile app provided by The Payment House or using a contactless card. The solution is to be rolled out with taximeter provider Digitax using an mPOS gateway provided by Payworks.

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24 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2015, 13:46

Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online

One in six consumers find usernames and passwords “cumbersome” and 77% are interested in using alternatives to protect their security on the internet, research from Accenture reveals. More than half (58%) say they are interested in using biometrics including voice, retina and fingerprint recognition in the next 12 months.

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BLE

23 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 July 2015, 15:55

Carrefour installs Bluetooth beacons in 28 hypermarkets across Romania

Supermarket giant Carrefour has installed 600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its 28 hypermarkets in Romania to guide shoppers around the stores and to deliver personalised promotions and offers either directly to their smartphones or to Samsung tablets affixed to the handles of their shopping carts.

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NFC

22 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2015, 15:03

Joint venture to develop painless diabetes monitoring with NFC

A new joint venture that includes the US-based Mayo Clinic and Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is developing an NFC-based diabetes monitoring system to replace the traditional glucometers that are currently used to monitor patients' blood sugar levels. The system will also use phones to control insulin delivery, using disposable NFC insulin delivery systems.

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22 July 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 22 July 2015, 13:47

HP picks Carta for NFC mobile payments

PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has been selected to support the delivery of “tap-and-go” mobile payment services to HP customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Canada.

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22 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 July 2015, 12:33

Half of UK consumers want to pay with contactless

Just under half of UK consumers (47%) either expect or would prefer businesses to offer contactless payments for transactions of less than £20, research conducted by GfK for Lloyds Bank Cardnet reveals. 12% think not enough retailers offer contactless and 9% suggest that the current £20 spending limit, which is due to increase to £30 in September, is too low.

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21 July 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 21 July 2015, 11:59

Gemalto and InComm to deliver prepaid contactless cards to mobile devices

PARTNER NEWS: Digital security specialist Gemalto has partnered with prepaid card provider InComm to enable mobile wallet providers to offer prepaid NFC mobile payment services.

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NFC

16 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 July 2015, 12:52

Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance aims for global NFC public transport ticket system

An alliance has been launched which aims to develop a global standard for people to buy public transport tickets in cities around the world on their mobile devices, using a single application, and verify the ticket with a tap of their NFC device to travel.

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NFC

15 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2015, 13:25

Ferngrove Wines to trial NFC smart bottles in China

Australia’s Ferngrove Wines is to equip smart wine bottles in China with NFC tags to help authenticate individual bottles throughout the supply chain, ensuring they are packaged, shipped, stocked and purchased in their original factory-sealed state.

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BLE

15 July 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2015, 09:52

Google introduces Eddystone, a new open format for BLE beacons

Google has introduced an open format for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons that is designed to address the shortcomings of existing beacon services and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

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September 3rd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Gemalto partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe
  2. Lyle & Scott creates contactless payment jacket with bPay
  3. Android Pay will launch ‘very soon’
  4. RBC gets Secure Cloud payments patent
  5. Google ‘shut down’ beacon project
  6. Singapore commuters trial wristband payments
  7. PayPal launches PayPal.Me
  8. India biometrics market to grow 35% by 2020
  9. Ingenico joins WorldPay bidding war
  10. Sony unveils Wena Wrist with NFC payments
  11. Uber ‘to launch mobile wallet in India’
  12. Samsung unveils Gear S2 with NFC
  13. Apple granted NFC and Touch ID patents
  14. Payments boost from contactless limit rise
  15. Brits spend £2.5bn with contactless in first half of 2015
  16. Google Play adds Android Pay option
  17. UK contactless limit increases to £30
  18. Join NFC World and Gemalto to learn how to develop a successful mobile payments roadmap
  19. Oxigen Wallet loyalty program partnership
  20. Half of Brits expect to replace cash with new technologies
  21. Wienerschnitzel launches mobile payment and loyalty app
  22. CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app
  23. PayAnywhere reader supports Apple Pay
  24. SumUp raises €10m in funding
  25. Google invites for Project Soli tests
  26. Cyber Group and Sensoro roll out beacons across Greater China
  27. $14.9bn biometrics market by 2024
  28. Samsung Pay opens US beta test
  29. UK contactless spending up 150% in last 12 months
  30. Coin unveils EMV-ready Coin 2.0 with NFC
  31. MCX adds offers and discounts to CurrentC mobile wallet
  32. Google says Android Pay is coming ‘soon’
 
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