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May 2nd, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 18 October 2014, 16:31

Google and NXP join Fido Alliance to develop secure authentication standards

Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo.

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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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November 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Cartamundi to develop flexible NFC tags
  2. 30% of US shoppers to use mobile payments this holiday season
  3. Drop offers beacon-based payments
  4. Square eyes global expansion
  5. Saatchi & Saatchi designs beacon loyalty rewards for Japan’s TenTen Technologies
  6. First Bus takes Pingit nationwide
  7. Millennials more open to mobile payments
  8. Motorola secures Android and Apple devices with smart keyfob
  9. United Airlines to let passengers pay for airport food and drinks using award miles
  10. 65% of Canadians plan to make mobile payments
  11. Google Wallet adds refer-a-friend program
  12. White paper quantifies consumer attitudes to wearable payments
  13. SunTrust adds Apple Pay
  14. US mobile payments to reach $142bn in 2019
  15. inMarket hits 18% of US mobile shoppers
  16. Bi-Lo adds Apple Pay
  17. Polish banks join up for launch of Blik mobile payments service
  18. Post Office offers Tweet-to-donate service
  19. Venmo adds TouchID
  20. Japan Airlines tests battery-free beacons at 13 airports
 
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