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May 2nd, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 May 2013, 11:31

Airplus pilots NFC virtual cards for travel expenses

Business travel payment specialist Airplus is pilot testing a mobile wallet solution that generates virtual card numbers travellers can use to pay for travel expenses.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Joe Davies • Last updated 1 May 2013, 13:59

Has NFC missed the mobile payments boat or will the industry rise to the cloud payments challenge?

In the April issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook the NFC World team examines why NFC is failing to gain traction in the mobile payments market, analyzes the range of cloud-based options available for those seeking to deliver mass market mobile wallets — and sets out in detail how MCX's barcode and cloud-based wallet will work, when it's likely to launch and who is already using the same approach today.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 May 2013, 13:25

Dortmunder Volksbank launches NFC payments with O2

German cooperative bank Dortmunder Volksbank (DV) has introduced a mobile payments service that enables customers to make payments with their NFC mobile phone at any merchant equipped to process MasterCard PayPass contactless transactions.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2013, 12:27

Mecca books NFC ads on trains

“We are passionate about giving our customers new games and more ways to play so this campaign will let people have a little bit of fun while commuting,” says Paul Meadows, the UK leisure company's head of brand.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 May 2013, 10:34

Luxury watches get NFC authentication

Swiss luxury watchmaker HYT Watches has adopted security specialist WiseKey’s NFC brand protection solution WiseAuthentic.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2013, 10:02

Google and Equity Bank launch NFC payments in Kenya

The BebaPay service is now live on buses in Nairobi and a free app enables any Android NFC phone to be used as a card reader. Shops, traders and small businesses will be able to use Google's BebaPay in the future "to accept payments from customers, without needing expensive tills and cash registers."

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April 30th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 30 April 2013, 17:22

Samsung to issue new TecTiles that meet NFC Forum standards

Samsung is to introduce a new range of NFC tags because its existing TecTiles tags don’t meet NFC Forum standards and won’t work with the new Galaxy S4 smartphone.

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April 29th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 April 2013, 21:53

MasterCard blames carriers for NFC payments delays

"The telcos keep on doing the same thing, they get arrogant and then they get disintermediated,” MasterCard's Jorn Lambert has told The Australian Financial Review.

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April 29th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 April 2013, 12:29

Inside Secure NFC chip sales fall

Inside Secure has reported a fall in revenues of 68% year-on-year for its Mobile NFC division. Revenues were just US$4.5m in the first quarter of 2013, down 61% on the fourth quarter of 2012.

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April 29th, 2013 • By Joe Davies • Last updated 29 April 2013, 10:37

Usat and Isis launch loyalty program for NFC vending machines

USA Technologies (USAT) has teamed up with NFC platform provider Isis to offer a mobile loyalty program. Customers who use an Isis NFC phone to make payments at vending machines will get their fifth purchase free.

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October 24th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Apple Pay glitch charges customers twice
  2. Apple builds NFC tech into iPad Air 2
  3. Bell ID offers tokenization management software
  4. YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam
  5. Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC
  6. Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture
  7. Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet
  8. Alipay Wallet hits 190m users
  9. Google discusses Wallet plans
  10. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  11. Acer Pay is on the way
  12. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  13. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
  14. 23% of Canadians have made a mobile payment
  15. Shopkick drives $1bn in revenue
  16. Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table
  17. Kotak launches P2P payments for Facebook
  18. Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills
  19. iOS 8.1 brings Apple Pay NFC payments to iPhone
  20. Over 20m NFC devices now in use in Japan
 
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