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    20 May 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 May 2014, 15:12

    McDonald’s World Cup app turns fast food into football match

    McDonald’s is set to roll out a new campaign for the 2014 Fifa World Cup using an augmented reality app to turn packaging and tables into virtual football games.

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    20 May 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 May 2014, 14:54

    Juniper predicts 1.5bn mobile wallets in 2018

    There will be more than 1.5billion mobile wallets in use around the world by 2018, according to a new forecast from Juniper Research, representing one in five handsets and up from one in 10 at the end of 2013.

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    20 May 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 22 May 2014, 12:11

    London taxi firm promotes app downloads with NFC and QR stickers

    Radio Taxis, one of London’s biggest taxi operators, is promoting downloads of its mobile app by placing NFC and QR code stickers in its 2,500 vehicles.

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    19 May 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 May 2014, 16:02

    US sports venues to get interactive displays

    Sports venue display provider Access Sports Media is to use Blue Bite’s mTag platform to add NFC, QR, SMS and geofencing capabilities to its more than 20,000 displays in 200 US sports venues.

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    16 May 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 16 May 2014, 16:00

    Safaricom reports on merchant adoption of mobile money at the point of sale

    Kenyan mobile network operator Safaricom has now signed up 122,000 merchants for Lipa na M-Pesa, a service launched in June 2013 that enables Kenyan consumers to use the funds stored in their M-Pesa mobile money account to pay for goods in stores.

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    15 May 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 15 May 2014, 15:06

    White paper sets out benefits of white label mobile payments

    “Building a Foundation for Mobile Payment”, a white paper from Datacard, explains why banks and other card issuers must advance their mobile payments strategy quickly and demonstrates the benefits of taking a white-label approach to mobile payment platforms.

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    15 May 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 May 2014, 12:04

    TD Canada Trust launches NFC mobile payments with support from all three major carriers

    TD Canada Trust, the retail banking arm of the Toronto-Dominion Bank, has become the first in Canada to offer an NFC mobile payment solution that is supported by the country’s three major wireless networks: Bell, Rogers and Telus.

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    15 May 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 May 2014, 11:17

    Dauntless sets out to track world’s food supply with NFC

    A US startup is seeking funds for a service that tracks produce all the way from farm to supermarket shelf, ultimately letting consumers tap a tag on a bag of coffee to see the farm on which it was grown and trace its journey.

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    15 May 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 15 May 2014, 11:04

    Isis reports 20,000 new mobile wallet users a day

    Isis saw its user adoption growth rate double last month and is now adding an average of 20,000 new users a day, Michael Abbott, CEO of the US carrier-led NFC venture, has revealed.

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    14 May 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 May 2014, 12:42

    RenRen lets social media users make friends with animated QR codes

    Chinese social media site RenRen is giving users the ability to create a personal, animated QR code for their profile page, which they can use to let contacts add them quickly to their friends list.

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    February 7th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    2. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    3. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    4. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
    5. Apple begins selling Square contactless reader
    6. Viber to add money transfers to messaging app
    7. European Central Bank to develop P2P service
    8. Charity goes contactless for World Cancer Day
    9. MobileNow! enables parking payments from Apple Watch
    10. Amazon Echo adds Domino’s pizza orders
    11. Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016
    12. GlobalPlatform updates NFC SIM spec
    13. Musician Beatie Wolfe promotes new single with NFC jacket
    14. MyWallet NFC payments service put on hold in Slovakia
    15. Russian mobile payments startup raises US$3.8m
    16. NXP updates NFC Taginfo app
    17. Guide offers advice for card issuers on implementing EMV
    18. Rail passengers pilot mobile ticketing at 230 UK stations
    19. Visa launches cross-marketing network for coupon-free digital rewards
    20. Ugo Wallet adds P2P transfers
    21. Uber China adds cross-border Alipay support
    22. Bank of America and Wells Fargo to add NFC to ATMs
    23. Proxama joins the NFC World partner program
     
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