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    18 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 10:23

    Clear Channel launches NFC advertising in the US and Canada

    Out-of-home advertising giant Clear Channel’s Connect interactive advertising platform is now available in 29 US and Canadian markets. Bluetooth beacons may also be added to the service “when client demand and consumer benefit arise”, the company says.

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    17 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:20

    Google Wallet adds support for gift cards and P2P payments

    Google Wallet users can now store gift cards on their mobile phone and redeem them electronically in stores. Users can also send money requests to friends, make debit card payments free of charge and access a Spanish language version of the app if they have activated Spanish language settings on their mobile device.

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    17 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 July 2014, 14:11

    Base launches NFC payments and coupons in Germany

    German customers of mobile network operator Base, part of the E-Plus group, can now make payments, store membership cards and redeem coupons with their NFC phone.

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    17 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 July 2014, 11:18

    Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

    Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just a few clicks”. Visa Europe will continue to support V.me, however, and has pledged to invest a further €200 million in the digital wallet service.

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    16 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 16:04

    Online furniture retailer tests NFC in London showroom

    Online furniture retailer Made.com is trialling an NFC shopping experience at its London showroom, enabling consumers to tap NFC tags to find out further information about items and email themselves a wishlist of products they have viewed.

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    15 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 15 July 2014, 15:48

    PayPal adds loyalty cards to mobile wallet app

    A new version of the PayPal iOS app has been released that enables users to store a wide range of loyalty cards within their mobile wallet.

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    BLE

    15 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 July 2014, 12:15

    Japan Airlines combines beacons and smartwatches to improve customer service at airports

    Japan Airlines staff at Tokyo's Haneda airport are being provided with smartwatches that work in conjunction with Bluetooth Low Energy beacons, to give management a way to assign staff more efficiently and respond more swiftly to customer requests.

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    15 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 15:35

    Australian supermarket chain launches mobile wallet that works with NFC stickers

    Australian supermarket chain Coles has launched the Coles Mobile Wallet, an iOS and Android app that works in conjunction with an NFC sticker to provide customers with a way to make mobile payments, manage their spending, collect loyalty points and access special offers.

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    15 July 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 July 2014, 14:31

    IDATE forecasts NFC phones and payments volumes

    Twenty-eight million consumers will use their NFC phone to make a mobile payment in 2014, a new forecast by IDATE reveals, and the value of transactions conducted via NFC will rise from an estimated €4.6 billion in 2014 to €53.8bn in 2018.

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    BLE

    14 July 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 July 2014, 13:07

    Marriott to deliver rewards to guests via BLE

    Hotel chain Marriott is adding support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and special offers to its rewards program, enabling guests to access deals provided by Marriott hotels and other businesses during their stay. The new LocalPerks services will provide Marriott Rewards members with geo-targeted mobile offers during their visit to a particular hotel.

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    May 2nd, 2016

    This week's news

    1. SumUp and Payleven merge
    2. Payback to add NFC payments to mobile app
    3. PayPal CEO announces NFC payments expansion
    4. Deutsche Bank to launch NFC payments in Q3
    5. Gemalto named as leading mobile ticketing vendor
    6. MasterCard to reduce EMV checkout time
    7. Samsung Pay goes live at Woori Bank ATMs
    8. Australia’s ANZ adds support for Apple Pay
    9. A quarter of Brits have made an in-store mobile payment
    10. Tangerine adds biometrics to mobile banking app
    11. Samsung Pay to launch in Australia “very soon”
    12. More than half of payment cards shipped in 2015 were contactless
    13. Apple Pay gets 1m new users every week
    14. Adidas builds NFC into racing suits for FIA authentication
    15. IoT security spending to reach $348m this year
    16. Three quarters of Brits expect to be cash-free by 2021
    17. European spend on payments technology to rise
    18. Emirates Islamic takes banking to Twitter
    19. Tutuka to roll out cloud-based payments with Proxama
    20. NFC SIM shipment remains static in 2015 due to Softcard closure
    21. Vodafone Wallet wins PX Award
    22. Visa amends financial details of Visa Europe acquisition
    23. Nearly one in four payments at US Starbucks made via mobile
    24. 42% of UK mobile users don’t trust NFC mobile payments
    25. Xiaomi to launch Xiaomi Pay in China
     
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