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    25 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 September 2014, 11:19

    China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing

    China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, has chosen Gemalto to supply it with NFC-enabled SIMs “to protect consumer credentials used for mobile contactless applications​, starting with mass transit services in Beijing.”

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    24 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 September 2014, 13:10

    Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization

    The US Federal Reserve’s Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) has given cautious backing to the potential of tokenization in mobile payments and formed a subgroup dedicated to exploring the impact of the technology in more depth.

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    23 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 17:26

    Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband

    Barclaycard is to extend the functionality of its bPay contactless wristband to include access control as well as payments, the card issuer has revealed, beginning with the introduction of branded bPay bands for fans of Southampton Football Club that deliver a range of added value benefits to wearers.

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    23 September 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 16:28

    SD Association adds support for TransferJet communications

    Memory card standards group the SD Association has expanded its iSDIO specification to include support for TransferJet, a short range contactless communications technology that enables data to be transferred between devices at high speed.

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    23 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 16:40

    AMS offers developer kit for adding NFC to electronic devices

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS, one of two NFC IC suppliers to Apple, has introduced a development kit and software stack designed to make it easy to build NFC functionality into routers, set-top boxes, automotive infotainment systems, consumer electronics devices, home appliances and other NFC-enabled electronics products.

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    23 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 23 September 2014, 12:58

    NFC Forum expands certification program

    The NFC Forum has added analog testing to its certification program, enabling device manufacturers to prove that their products are compliant with international radio frequency (RF) performance specifications for the first time.

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    19 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 September 2014, 11:06

    iPhone 6 teardown shows NFC chips from NXP — and AMS

    A teardown conducted by iFixit shows that Apple is using NFC chips from both NXP and AMS in the new iPhone 6, which began shipping today. The inclusion of an NXP chip was expected but the AMS chip is a surprise addition.

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    18 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 September 2014, 11:33

    Apple joins NFC secure element standards body

    Apple has joined GlobalPlatform, the organisation responsible for defining standards for the secure elements used to store sensitive data in NFC phones. The move means that, when and if Apple provides developers with access to the secure element in its new NFC devices, it is likely to do so in a way that is compatible with the international standards already used by other secure NFC service providers.

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    18 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 September 2014, 10:52

    Panasonic takes NFC to the air

    Panasonic Avionics is to add NFC to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems it supplies to airlines, providing a way for passengers and crew to make contactless payments and for passengers to access a range of personalized travel benefits.

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    17 September 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 September 2014, 13:30

    Macy’s unveils mobile payments and customer marketing plans

    Macy’s Inc, owner of the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s department store chains, has unveiled plans to implement a range of new technologies designed to provide an omnichannel shopping service to its customers. The plans include Bluetooth beacons in all stores, new mPOS terminals, support for Apple Pay and a mobile wallet app.

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    July 27th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Venmo enables in-app payments
    2. South Africans to get biometric authentication for card payments
    3. Apple Pay accounts for 75% of all contactless payments in the US
    4. Australian banks seek stronger negotiating powers with third party mobile wallet providers
    5. Americans expect cashless society in their lifetime
    6. Absa Bank comes to Facebook Messenger
    7. Mobile-only bank goes live in Germany
    8. LTA signs up Mastercard for account-based contactless ticketing in Singapore
    9. BBA reports UK contactless increase
    10. Mastercard planning to become a PSP in China
    11. PBOC working to regulate QR code mobile payments in China
    12. Scotiabank gives Apple Pay users 10% cashback
    13. PayPal to roll out NFC mobile payments across the US through Visa deal
    14. White paper advises banks on launching Android-based mobile payment services
    15. Mastercard takes majority stake in VocaLink
    16. Visa reports EMV uptake in the US
    17. Motorists rewarded for mobile payments at the pump
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