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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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September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 16:40

AMS offers developer kit for adding NFC to electronic devices

PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS, one of two NFC IC suppliers to Apple, has introduced a development kit and software stack designed to make it easy to build NFC functionality into routers, set-top boxes, automotive infotainment systems, consumer electronics devices, home appliances and other NFC-enabled electronics products.

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September 23rd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 12:58

NFC Forum expands certification program

The NFC Forum has added analog testing to its certification program, enabling device manufacturers to prove that their products are compliant with international radio frequency (RF) performance specifications for the first time.

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September 19th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 September 2014, 11:06

iPhone 6 teardown shows NFC chips from NXP — and AMS

A teardown conducted by iFixit shows that Apple is using NFC chips from both NXP and AMS in the new iPhone 6, which began shipping today. The inclusion of an NXP chip was expected but the AMS chip is a surprise addition.

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September 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 September 2014, 11:33

Apple joins NFC secure element standards body

Apple has joined GlobalPlatform, the organisation responsible for defining standards for the secure elements used to store sensitive data in NFC phones. The move means that, when and if Apple provides developers with access to the secure element in its new NFC devices, it is likely to do so in a way that is compatible with the international standards already used by other secure NFC service providers.

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September 18th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 September 2014, 10:52

Panasonic takes NFC to the air

Panasonic Avionics is to add NFC to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems it supplies to airlines, providing a way for passengers and crew to make contactless payments and for passengers to access a range of personalized travel benefits.

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September 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 September 2014, 13:30

Macy’s unveils mobile payments and customer marketing plans

Macy’s Inc, owner of the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s department store chains, has unveiled plans to implement a range of new technologies designed to provide an omnichannel shopping service to its customers. The plans include Bluetooth beacons in all stores, new mPOS terminals, support for Apple Pay and a mobile wallet app.

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September 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 September 2014, 11:04

Subway to accept mobile payments in 26,000 US locations

Subway restaurants across the US are to begin accepting NFC mobile payments on 1 October, using new POS terminals that carry branding from mobile network operator-owned commerce venture Softcard. The terminals will enable the 26,000 Subway outlets in the US to accept a full range of NFC payments services, including Apple Pay, Softcard has told NFC World+.

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September 12th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 September 2014, 19:51

Transcript: Apple VP Kevin Lynch and CEO Tim Cook show off how Apple Watch can be used beyond payments

As well as using the device to make payments with the new Apple Pay mobile payment service, Apple Watch wearers will be able to use their smartwatch as a boarding pass and to unlock their hotel room doors, Apple’s VP of Technology Kevin Lynch explained during the unveiling of the new device on 9 September.

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September 11th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 September 2014, 19:09

Video demos show how Apple Pay users will make a payment with the iPhone 6

Videos of Apple staff demonstrating how Apple Pay will be used to make payments in stores and for in-app purchases have now been made available, providing further details of how the new mobile payments service will work.

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October 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Google discusses Wallet plans
  2. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  3. Acer Pay is on the way
  4. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  5. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
  6. 23% of Canadians have made a mobile payment
  7. Shopkick drives $1bn in revenue
  8. Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table
  9. Kotak launches P2P payments for Facebook
  10. Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills
  11. iOS 8.1 brings Apple Pay NFC payments to iPhone
  12. Over 20m NFC devices now in use in Japan
  13. Bionym begins shipping wristband
  14. Amex commits $10m to EMV upgrades
  15. Twitter preps for Buy button launch
  16. Starbucks to offer mobile ordering and payments across US in 2015
  17. JPMorgan Chase CEO outlines mobile wallet strategy
  18. Capital One founder hails Apple Pay “breakthrough”
  19. MasterCard backs Zwipe fingerprint payment card
  20. Obama signs chip and pin law
 
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