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    31 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 March 2014, 15:44

    Banco Santander provides students with NFC microSDs

    A mobile campus card service that uses NFC built into microSD cards is now live at a “number of universities”, enabling students to use their mobile phone to make payments in canteens and to access buildings. A “wide range” of additional services are to be added in the future, including transportation ticketing.

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    31 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 March 2014, 14:27

    BNP Paribas rolls out NFC payments across France

    French banking group BNP Paribas’ Kix NFC payments service is now available to customers across France, following its introduction in the city of Strasbourg in January 2013.

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    27 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 March 2014, 15:59

    Kiroco launches NFC jewellery, scoops award

    UK-based Kiroco has won the Best Innovation of The Year award at London’s Wearable Technology Conference and Expo for a range of interactive jewellery that allows a recipient to tap an NFC phone to see text, video and photo messages uploaded by the sender.

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    26 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 15:49

    Bradesco and Claro to launch NFC payments in Brazil

    Mobile network operator Claro and one of Brazil’s largest banks, Bradesco, are to commercially launch an NFC mobile payments service in the state of São Paulo during the first half of this year, ahead of a national rollout that will reach a combined customer base of 85 million consumers.

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    26 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 17:14

    HTC launches One M8 smartphone with NFC

    HTC‘s newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8), has been announced and is available as a Google Play Edition running stock Android 4.4 KitKat, or from carriers worldwide with the handset maker’s own HTC Sense 6 skin running over Android.

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    26 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 13:12

    NFC onesie gets SXSW outing

    A prototype "onesie" jumpsuit has been developed that enables the location of the wearer to be tracked and can communicate using built-in NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

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    25 March 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 March 2014, 13:00

    Ocho seeks funds for NFC key tray that sends messages to friends and family

    US startup Ocho has unveiled an NFC tray that enables messages to be automatically sent to users, family members and colleagues when a key, wallet, phone or other NFC tagged object is placed on the device.

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    25 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 March 2014, 13:46

    Clear Channel to take NFC advertising global

    Clear Channel Outdoor is to equip 75,000 out-of-home advertising sites in 23 countries around the world with its Connect mobile advertising platform, allowing consumers to interact with brands via NFC tags, QR codes and, in Latin America, via SMS. The installation is due to be completed by June 2014.

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    25 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 March 2014, 13:17

    Panasonic adds wearable camcorder with NFC

    Panasonic has unveiled a wearable 4K camcorder that includes NFC pairing, enabling consumers to link the device to their smartphone or tablet and then broadcast live videos via Ustream.

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    25 March 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 March 2014, 12:40

    Payments NZ issues NFC standards

    Payments NZ, the organization responsible for overseeing New Zealand's payments infrastructure, has published a set of rules and standards for mobile devices ahead of the planned rollout of NFC payments in the country later this year.

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    November 30th, 2015

    This week's news

    1. Half of UK shoppers think wearable payments will be commonplace within five years
    2. One in five US consumers have used an EMV card
    3. Air New Zealand gives children NFC wristbands to track their journey
    4. Tencent launches WeChat mobile wallet in South Africa
    5. Swatch confirms payment watch launch in US, Switzerland and Brazil
    6. US Bank to donate $50,000 to charity through Apple Pay
    7. Beacons to drive $7.5bn in holiday season spending
    8. Seqr to add P2P transfers to mobile wallet
    9. Orange France reveals mobile retailing lessons
    10. Mahindra Comviva explains hybrid HCE
    11. Retail giant Otto to shutter Yapital mobile payments business
    12. 14% of US shoppers will use mobile payments over holiday season
    13. London taxis to get contactless payments
    14. Swatch partners with Visa to roll out NFC payment watch in US and Switzerland
    15. Diners Club launches mobile payments in Ecuador
    16. BBVA Bancomer deploys time-based dynamic CCV/CVC in mobile wallet
    17. Samsung Pay offers $100 discount to new users
    18. Apple Pay signs deal with China UnionPay?
    19. Google boosts Android Pay adoption with $1m charity fund
    20. BNP Paribas tests NFC screen shopping
    21. Three launches NFC mobile payments in Austria
    22. Swipp contactless payment opens up to 30,000 Danish merchants through Verifone deal
    23. United Overseas Bank offers HCE mobile payments in Singapore
    24. Smartwatches to play key role in mobile banking
    25. Apple Pay to launch in China by February?
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