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July 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 10:49

Boots delivers personalised offers to shoppers via new mobile app

UK pharmacy and retail chain Boots has launched a new mobile app that tailors offers to a customer’s shopping habits. Customers will be able to browse through special deals, select their favourites and then redeem them in-store using their existing Boots Advantage Card.

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July 2nd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 2 July 2014, 12:02

Sensory adds voice and face security to phones

US startup Sensory has unveiled a biometric security solution that enables individual apps on a consumer’s smartphone to be secured via voice verification, facial verification or, for higher security applications like mobile payments and banking, a combination of the two.

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July 2nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 July 2014, 10:52

Air France lets passengers board planes with NFC

Air France, Orange, SITA, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and RESA have teamed up to provide an NFC boarding experience, allowing a select number of passengers to move through the airport — from entering the building to boarding the plane — by tapping their Orange NFC smartphone at dedicated terminals.

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July 2nd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 2 July 2014, 10:58

Tapit powers Google I/O and Game of Thrones NFC promotions

NFC marketing platform provider Tapit has run two high-profile campaigns with Google in recent weeks.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 3 July 2014, 18:48

JCB to launch NFC payments in 2015

Japan-based payments network JCB is to begin testing a contactless payments service in Tokyo this month, ahead of a commercial rollout in 2015. “In addition to plastic cards, J/Speedy can be issued for a wide variety of devices, including mobile and wearable devices,” JCB says.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 12:44

Nigerian farmers use NFC to access seed and fertilizer subsidies

“In some parts of the developed world, NFC can sometimes be a solution looking for a problem but we’ve got plenty of problems here in Africa and it is an ideal solution for quite a few of them,” says mobile money expert Susie Lonie.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:38

Shortcut lets cricket fans order and pay for refreshments from their seat

London’s Oval Cricket Ground is to test a mobile ordering and payment solution that lets fans use their mobile phone to place an order and complete payment without having to leave their seat. The service is already in use at Durham County Cricket Club and is also to be tested by the UK’s Everyman Cinema chain.

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July 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 July 2014, 11:16

Walgreens tests augmented reality offers in stores

US pharmacy chain Walgreens is piloting a shopper marketing platform that uses Google’s Project Tango 3D augmented reality technology to let shoppers locate a particular product, get directions to the correct aisle and earn rewards as they shop.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 1 July 2014, 18:36

VivaLnk develops digital tattoos that unlock NFC phones

Moto X phone owners can now protect access to their mobile using a ‘digital tattoo’ developed by VivaLnk that can be positioned on the wrist and stays in place for five days.

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June 30th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 June 2014, 13:36

Russian Standard Bank adds embedded NFC payments

Russian Standard Bank has partnered with Samsung and MasterCard to offer NFC payments to consumers with a Galaxy S4 or Note 3 mobile phone. The service is the second embedded NFC payments service to be introduced by Samsung and MasterCard and follows the launch of a similar service by Commonwealth Bank of Australia in December 2013.

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July 30th, 2014

Latest news

  1. NXP CEO: NFC secure elements will continue to see strong demand
  2. Vodafone Italia pilots smart shopping posters
  3. Pepsi tests NFC for shopper marketing
  4. Interest in mobile payments grows
  5. Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right
  6. Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week
  7. Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons
  8. Amazon to enter mPOS market?
  9. Motherboard leak fuels iPhone NFC rumours
  10. PayPal goes Dutch on mobile payments
  11. Microsoft publishes WP8.1 NFC guide
  12. Amazon Fire phone packs NXP chip
  13. Jamba Juice gives away 1m NFC smoothies
  14. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  15. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  16. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  17. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  18. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
  19. Square adds actions to POS transactions
  20. Visa invests in LoopPay
 
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