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September 30th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 30 September 2014, 16:12

NFC technology report available for free download

NFC Technologies and Systems, a 98-page report that explains in detail the technology behind NFC tag reading and writing, the role and functionality of trusted service managers (TSMs), how secure elements work and how they keep sensitive data secure is now available as a free download in the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre.

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September 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 September 2014, 16:46

eBay to spin off PayPal as a separate company in 2015

eBay Inc is to be split into two separate publicly traded companies in 2015, the company has announced — and Dan Schulman, president of American Express’ enterprise growth group, has been hired as the new president of PayPal as well as CEO-designee post-spin off.

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September 29th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 September 2014, 15:30

Dartmouth researchers develop continuous authentication service based on smart wristbands

Researchers at Dartmouth College’s Trustworthy Health and Wellness (THaW) group have developed a service that uses a bracelet containing an accelerometer, gyroscope and radio to continuously authenticate the user of a computer system.

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BLE

September 29th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 September 2014, 12:47

Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick

Mobile offers platform Shopkick, which is working with a number of high profile US retailers to roll out a network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, has been acquired by SK Planet (SKP), operator of Korea’s largest shopper rewards program and part of the same group as carrier SK Telecom.

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BLE

September 26th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 September 2014, 16:28

Miami Airport provides airlines and retailers with open access to Bluetooth beacons

Miami International Airport has become the first in the world to use an open approach to deploying Bluetooth beacons across its footprint. The beacons — located at entrances, check-in, gates, baggage claim and valet parking zones — can be used by a wide range of airport service providers including airlines and retailers, rather than being tied to one particular provider.

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NFC

September 26th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 September 2014, 12:23

TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport

More than one million journeys have been paid for using a contactless payment card since Transport for London (TfL) began accepting the cards on the underground and commuter rail services on 16 September.

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NFC

September 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 September 2014, 11:19

China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, has chosen Gemalto to supply it with NFC-enabled SIMs “to protect consumer credentials used for mobile contactless applications​, starting with mass transit services in Beijing.”

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September 24th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 September 2014, 13:10

Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization

The US Federal Reserve’s Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) has given cautious backing to the potential of tokenization in mobile payments and formed a subgroup dedicated to exploring the impact of the technology in more depth.

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NFC

September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 17:26

Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband

Barclaycard is to extend the functionality of its bPay contactless wristband to include access control as well as payments, the card issuer has revealed, beginning with the introduction of branded bPay bands for fans of Southampton Football Club that deliver a range of added value benefits to wearers.

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September 23rd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 16:28

SD Association adds support for TransferJet communications

Memory card standards group the SD Association has expanded its iSDIO specification to include support for TransferJet, a short range contactless communications technology that enables data to be transferred between devices at high speed.

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October 26th, 2014

Latest news

  1. SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project
  2. Bookatable tests iBeacon at 119 restaurants
  3. Chicago to get NFC mobile ticketing in 2016
  4. Discover CEO outlines plan to join Apple Pay
  5. Researchers show off ‘skin buttons’ for smartwatches
  6. Apple Pay to launch in Korea?
  7. Amazon Rewards to join Apple Pay
  8. Apple Pay glitch charges customers twice
  9. Apple builds NFC tech into iPad Air 2
  10. Bell ID offers tokenization management software
  11. YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam
  12. Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC
  13. Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture
  14. Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet
  15. Alipay Wallet hits 190m users
  16. Google discusses Wallet plans
  17. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  18. Acer Pay is on the way
  19. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  20. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
 
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