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October 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 16:18

ALH rolls out Clipp mobile payments to 300 pubs across Australia

ALH Group, operator of more than 300 pubs in Australia, is to introduce a mobile payment service developed by Clipp that allows customers to “open, view, share and pay their bar tab or restaurant bill securely and instantly.”

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October 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 15:32

New Zealand banks and carriers to begin Semble NFC wallet rollout in November

TSM NZ, the NFC payments joint venture between New Zealand’s carriers and the Paymark payments network, has announced a new brand name, a November date for its first trials — and a marketing partnership with Samsung.

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October 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 12:14

Major UK merchants sign up for Zapp mobile payments

Zapp, the mobile payments startup formed by UK payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has announced that major retail chains including Sainsbury’s, Asda, House of Fraser, Thomas Cook, Shop Direct, Spar and Clarks are to use its service to let customers make payments with their mobile phones. Rollout is due to begin in 2015.

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October 7th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 October 2014, 17:55

Bill Gates talks Apple Pay, NFC, Bitcoin and mobile money

“Apple Pay is a great example of how a cell phone that identifies its user in a pretty strong way lets you make a transaction that should be very, very inexpensive,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates has told Bloomberg TV.

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October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 16:26

RBC expands cloud-based NFC wallet to BlackBerry and Virgin

Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced.

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October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 14:33

Chicago transit users get half price rides when they pay by NFC

Users of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation services can now get half price journeys when they pay using the Serve prepaid card stored in their Softcard NFC mobile wallet.

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October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:53

US Tennis Association serves up Bluetooth beacons at Flushing Meadows

The US Tennis Association (USTA) has used a network of Bluetooth beacons placed around the US Open’s Flushing Meadows venue to tailor its mobile app to event attendees, learn how ticket holders moved around the location, and push messages to fans.

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October 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:18

Carlsberg rolls out NFC beer mats and beacons to 250 Danish pubs and bars

Brewer Carlsberg is distributing beer mats containing an NFC tag and a QR code and installing Bluetooth beacons at 250 pubs and bars across Denmark to support its Crowdit offers and venue discovery app.

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October 3rd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 October 2014, 17:14

Mobile network operators partner with Boku to bring carrier billing to the physical world

Carrier billing provider Boku has partnered with UK mobile network operators O2, EE and Vodafone to make it possible for customers to charge public transport tickets, takeaway food, cups of coffee and other “click and collect” physical world purchases to their mobile phone bill.

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October 3rd, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 17 October 2014, 13:22

NFC World+ breaks all records in September

144,508 unique visitors read NFC World+ in September 2014, up 24% on a year ago, and we served 395,029 pages (up 22%) as business executives and technical experts flocked to the site to learn about Apple Pay, NFC and the future of mobile payments.

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October 31st, 2014

Latest news

  1. MCX prepares to open its wallet to NFC and bank cards
  2. Ralph Lauren promotes new line with NFC and QR codes in Harrods windows
  3. Visa CEO identifies mobile payment as major growth driver
  4. 60% of consumers will share data with stores
  5. Bedier unveils Poynt POS
  6. Kili puts mPOS in a chip
  7. Charity picks up contactless pennies
  8. Taco Bell app lets customers rotate to reorder
  9. Football fans get BLE promos
  10. MCX suffers email address data breach
  11. Samsung to offer money transfers
  12. MCX responds to criticism
  13. White paper explores the role of TSMs in cross-border NFC payments
  14. McDonald’s adopts Softcard
  15. A million consumers sign up for Apple Pay in first 72 hours
  16. Apple Pay and HCE to push NFC payments to more than 500m users
  17. NRF defends retailers’ decision to block NFC payments
  18. US payments body hits out at Rite Aid and CVS
  19. NFC tech included in iPad Mini 3
  20. MCX retailers turn off NFC payments
 
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