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    20 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 January 2015, 14:11

    One in three Germans ready to use mobile payments

    Almost one third of German consumers (31%) would use mobile payments if it meant they could do away with a purse or wallet completely, a survey by TNS Infratest for mobile payments provider Yapital has revealed.

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    20 January 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 22 January 2015, 14:50

    SimplyTapp explains the role of token requestors in mobile payments

    PARTNER NEWS: Token requestors play a key role in the delivery of mobile payment services like Apple Pay, Doug Yeager, CEO of SimplyTapp, explains in a blog post — and taking the time to get a detailed understanding of what that role involves could pay dividends in the future.

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    19 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 January 2015, 14:11

    USAA adds face and voice verification to mobile banking app

    Financial services group the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is to enable its members to use biometric authentication, including face and voice verification, to log in to their accounts on their smartphone. The function is expected to be available in early 2015.

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    19 January 2015 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 January 2015, 14:09

    Google in talks to buy Softcard to combat Apple Pay?

    Google is responding to the successful launch of Apple Pay by going on the mobile payments acquisition trail, according to industry rumours — and US carrier-owned NFC venture Softcard, which laid off 60 staff last week, could be a key target.

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    19 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 January 2015, 13:55

    TempTraq offers wearable Bluetooth thermometer

    Printed power solutions provider Blue Spark Technologies has unveiled TempTraq, a thermometer in the form of a patch that adheres to the skin to monitor body temperature for 24 hours and sends the results to a compatible mobile app via Bluetooth.

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    16 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 January 2015, 14:07

    Wirecard unveils HCE wristband for payments, loyalty and more

    German payments technology provider Wirecard has developed a wearable wristband that allows a user to make a payment using host card emulation (HCE) at any contactless POS terminal.

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    16 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 January 2015, 13:59

    Apple Watch owners to get beacon promos at Marsh Supermarkets

    US grocery chain Marsh Supermarkets is to use Bluetooth beacons to deliver targeted information such as shopping lists and recipes directly to a shopper’s Apple Watch or smartphone, marking the “world’s first iBeacon-wearable integration at retail”.

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    15 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 January 2015, 15:31

    Calorie counting app uses Bluetooth beacons in fridges to help users lose weight

    Carrot, a suite of mobile apps designed to push users into better behaviours, has added a calorie-counting app that works in conjunction with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon placed inside a fridge to help users lose weight, by keeping track of their daily calorie intake and punishing them for overeating.

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    15 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 January 2015, 15:27

    ViewSonic gives glimpse of smartphone with iris scanner

    Projector and display manufacturer ViewSonic has released a teaser video for a smartphone equipped with iris recognition that would enable users to unlock their phone, files and folders as well as authenticating mobile payments.

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    14 January 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 January 2015, 16:03

    Pey equips merchants with Bitcoin POS terminals that support iBeacon, QR and NFC

    Fifty merchants in the German city of Hannover have signed up to accept Bitcoin payments using a terminal supplied by startup Pey, that uses a combination of iBeacon, QR code and NFC technology.

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    October 27th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Federal Reserve calls for industry input on payments security
    2. Bell ID’s TSP to help Japan Apple Pay integration
    3. G&D to deliver prepaid wristbands for concerts and events
    4. Apple Pay transactions up 500% year on year, CEO reports
    5. EMVCo adds biometrics to 3-D Secure
    6. Samsung Pay boss reveals plans for ‘more aggressive expansion’
    7. UK supermarket chain trials NFC digital receipts
    8. Bank of America adds AI to mobile app
    9. US consumers ‘largely unfamiliar’ with contactless and mobile payments, research shows
    10. Mastercard to roll out biometric ID service in North America
    11. PayPal to be payment option in Messenger app
    12. App users positive on mobile payments
    13. Mastercard to launch artificial intelligence bots for banks and merchants
    14. Partnership deal for contactless payment wearables
    15. Visa opens up its tokenization platform to third party suppliers
    16. Apple Pay goes live in Japan
    17. Alipay targets 2bn global users
    18. PayPal talks up in-store mobile payments and One Touch adoption
    19. Alipay gains acceptance in US and Europe
    20. EMVCo and Fido to deliver biometric authentication standards for mobile payments
    21. Mastercard adds online Masterpass payments to Android Pay, Samsung Pay and Microsoft Wallet
    22. Blockchain authentication for mobile transactions
    23. Intel to put Visa payments technology into connected devices
    24. Delhi commuters to get wearable travel cards
    25. School children test wearable payments in Singapore
    26. US banks unveil money-transfer app
    27. US banks told to improve cyber security
    28. Face recognition ticketing system unveiled
    29. Apple Pay arriving in Germany?
    30. Chicago mobile ticket app hits 1m downloads
    31. Dubai bus passengers to get hands-free smart ticketing
    32. Visa works on blockchain B2B payment system
    33. Pizza Hut offers NFC tattoos that let customers order favourite takeaway
    34. Mastercard signs deal to roll out mobile payments in 33 African countries
    35. Meet NFC World’s partners at Money20/20
    36. French electronic wallets merge to create ‘universal mobile payment solution’
    37. Gemalto mobile security survey
    38. Stagecoach to deliver contactless payments on all its UK buses by 2018
    39. Azimo adds Siri money transfers
    40. Eckoh and Worldpay conduct first telephone-based Apple Pay transaction
    41. Android Pay launches in Hong Kong
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