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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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BLE

July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 14:56

French shopping centre uses BLE beacons to help retailers attract customers

Les Terrasses du Port, a new 480-hectare shopping centre in the French city of Marseille, has installed Europe’s largest network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, enabling retailers such as Zara and H&M to deliver promotional offers and information straight to shoppers’ smartphones.

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NFC

July 11th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 July 2014, 12:06

UK city to run NFC, QR and BLE shopper marketing pilot

Proximity commerce specialist Proxama has partnered with the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) to run a shopper marketing pilot in the UK city of Norwich.

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July 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 July 2014, 15:58

Two thirds of UK smartphone owners open to the idea of mobile wallets

Two thirds of UK smartphone owners are open to the idea of using a mobile wallet, according to a survey conducted by Marketing Sciences — but most consumers want to use a mobile wallet to collect loyalty points and offers rather than for making payments.

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NFC

July 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 July 2014, 13:24

British Banking Association reports on UK’s banking ‘revolution’

Mobile and internet banking in the UK is now being used for transactions worth nearly £1bn a day and totalling £6.4bn a week, up from £5.8bn last year, according to an industry-wide report on how mobile technology is changing the banking industry from the British Banking Association and Ernst & Young.

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BLE

July 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 15:08

Easyjet pilots Bluetooth beacons at three European airports

Low-cost airline easyJet is trialling iBeacon technology at London Luton, London Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. The aim of the project is to “enhance the in airport experience”, the airline says.

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NFC

July 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 July 2014, 14:28

NFC payments venture Isis to change its name

Isis, the NFC venture set up by US carriers AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, is to get a new name. The move is in response to the growing profile of the Isis militant group.

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NFC

July 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 July 2014, 13:55

HID Global aims to cut Medicaid fraud via NFC

HID Global has introduced a care worker tracking service that meets Medicaid Electronic Visitor Verification (EVV) requirements. The service uses NFC tags and NFC phones to provide an “indisputable and auditable” record of visits made to patients.

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NFC

July 8th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 July 2014, 08:33

Smartwatch with iris recognition and NFC seeks funding

Crowdfunding is being sought for an NFC-enabled smartwatch that features iris recognition technology, letting wearers identify themselves and unlock services using their unique biometric data.

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August 27th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Smart Card Alliance offers HCE paper
  2. Square lets consumers send cash by text
  3. Citi launches digital wallet
  4. Estimote unveils BLE stickers
  5. IPC Media promotes magazine sales via convenience store beacons
  6. St George adds fingerprint security to mobile banking app
  7. Boston Fed reports on mobile payments
  8. Walmart moves to EMV
  9. NTT Docomo picks Gemalto for NFC
  10. QikServe raises funds
  11. Twitter to add payments?
  12. eBay to spin off PayPal?
  13. Orderella to install NFC tags and Bluetooth beacons in 79 UK pubs and bars
  14. NFC brings statues to life in London and Manchester
  15. Aruba Airport to test biometric tokens
  16. EyeVerify raises $6m
  17. Levi’s Stadium adds BLE beacons
  18. PayPal introduces one touch mobile payments
  19. US to get 575m chip cards next year
  20. UK retailers install hi-tech mannequins that let customers buy what they see in the window
 
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