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    9 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 October 2014, 18:44

    Patent provides insights into the inner workings of Apple Pay

    A newly published Apple patent application provides insights into how the iPhone maker’s new Apple Pay service will work, how the company has optimized the iPhone’s NFC capabilities to ensure the best possible user experience at the point of sale, and how secure payment credentials will be provisioned onto secondary devices such as the Apple Watch.

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    9 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 October 2014, 13:44

    CaixaBank rolls out contactless wristbands across Spain

    Spain’s CaixaBank is making contactless wristbands available to customers at all of its branches, enabling customers to make payments at any of the more than 300,000 contactless terminals in Spain by simply touching the band to a merchant’s POS device.

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    8 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 16:18

    ALH rolls out Clipp mobile payments to 300 pubs across Australia

    ALH Group, operator of more than 300 pubs in Australia, is to introduce a mobile payment service developed by Clipp that allows customers to “open, view, share and pay their bar tab or restaurant bill securely and instantly.”

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    8 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 15:32

    New Zealand banks and carriers to begin Semble NFC wallet rollout in November

    TSM NZ, the NFC payments joint venture between New Zealand’s carriers and the Paymark payments network, has announced a new brand name, a November date for its first trials — and a marketing partnership with Samsung.

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    Tokens

    8 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 October 2014, 12:14

    Major UK merchants sign up for Zapp mobile payments

    Zapp, the mobile payments startup formed by UK payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has announced that major retail chains including Sainsbury’s, Asda, House of Fraser, Thomas Cook, Shop Direct, Spar and Clarks are to use its service to let customers make payments with their mobile phones. Rollout is due to begin in 2015.

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    7 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 October 2014, 17:55

    Bill Gates talks Apple Pay, NFC, Bitcoin and mobile money

    “Apple Pay is a great example of how a cell phone that identifies its user in a pretty strong way lets you make a transaction that should be very, very inexpensive,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates has told Bloomberg TV.

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    6 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 16:26

    RBC expands cloud-based NFC wallet to BlackBerry and Virgin

    Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced.

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    6 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 14:33

    Chicago transit users get half price rides when they pay by NFC

    Users of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation services can now get half price journeys when they pay using the Serve prepaid card stored in their Softcard NFC mobile wallet.

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    BLE

    6 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:53

    US Tennis Association serves up Bluetooth beacons at Flushing Meadows

    The US Tennis Association (USTA) has used a network of Bluetooth beacons placed around the US Open’s Flushing Meadows venue to tailor its mobile app to event attendees, learn how ticket holders moved around the location, and push messages to fans.

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    6 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 October 2014, 13:18

    Carlsberg rolls out NFC beer mats and beacons to 250 Danish pubs and bars

    Brewer Carlsberg is distributing beer mats containing an NFC tag and a QR code and installing Bluetooth beacons at 250 pubs and bars across Denmark to support its Crowdit offers and venue discovery app.

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    August 30th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Indian employees make NFC payments using everyday objects
    2. Two in three young Brits have made a mobile payment in-store
    3. Japanese bank eyes facial recognition
    4. IHG to accept Alipay in hotels worldwide
    5. NFC Ring circles the globe
    6. JPMorgan Chase to support Android Pay
    7. Apple Pay bank list grows
    8. Samsung Pay hits 100m transactions in first year
    9. Transport for NSW seeks bright ideas
    10. MegaFon launches contactless card with carrier billing
    11. QuickPass launches in Macau
    12. Singapore aims for cashless society
    13. Barclaycard reveals large contactless increase across UK
    14. UK contactless spending hits record high
     
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