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    6 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2015, 15:32

    NXP CEO: China will be next major NFC payments market

    Chip maker NXP will focus on the “significant” Chinese market for mobile wallets, the firm’s CEO has said, as the company revealed a 40% increase in sales for its emerging ID business in a fourth quarter earnings call.

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    6 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2015, 13:54

    Contactless card payments treble in Britain in 2014

    Ten contactless transactions took place in the UK every second in 2014, The UK Cards Association has revealed, and total spending on contactless cards more than trebled to reach a record £2.32bn. In total, 319.2m contactless transactions were conducted in 2014, up from 100.4m the year before.

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    5 February 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 February 2015, 17:36

    HCE specialist SimplyTapp raises an additional US$2.5m

    PARTNER NEWS: Fast growing mobile payments platform provider Mozido has made a US$2.5m investment in SimplyTapp, bringing the total amount raised in the host card emulation (HCE) specialist’s Series B financing round to US$10.1m.

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    5 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 February 2015, 14:19

    Knit extends Google Cardboard with NFC objects

    Creative technology agency Knit has developed a range of NFC-enabled Cardboard Objects that are designed to fit inside a modified version of Google’s Cardboard virtual reality (VR) headset to let users view “relevant app-based content” using real world objects.

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    4 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 February 2015, 10:45

    Mobile biometrics market to be worth US$33.3bn a year

    By 2020, smart mobile devices will include embedded biometric sensors as standard, according to research conducted by Acuity Market Intelligence, creating a US$33.3bn a year market for biometric products and services.

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    3 February 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 February 2015, 16:37

    NFC World to host free webinar on testing cloud-based mobile payments

    Join NFC World and payments testing specialist Gerd Thys from Clear2Pay on Tuesday 24 February to gain an in-depth understanding of the new testing, quality and compliance challenges created by the arrival of HCE and tokenization — and how to address them. This online workshop takes place at 15:00 GMT and attendance is free of charge.

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    3 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 February 2015, 17:11

    MasterCard moves towards MasterPass tokenization

    MasterCard is to incorporate tokenization technology into its MasterPass digital wallet in the near future, CEO Ajay Banga has told analysts during the payment network’s 2014 year end earnings call.

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    3 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 February 2015, 11:03

    Visa CEO discusses Apple Pay and tokenization rollouts

    “We continue to see good success with Apple Pay,” Visa CEO Charlie Scharf has told investors during the company’s first quarter earnings call. “On our tokenization efforts, we are very actively working with issuers in other parts of the world and would expect to see some tokenized solutions in the marketplace this calendar year.”

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    2 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 February 2015, 16:22

    McDonald’s lets customers pay with love

    McDonald’s restaurants across the US are adding a new payment method for a two-week promotion, letting customers pay for their orders with “random acts of loving” such as giving out high fives and hugs, taking selfies, calling family members, dancing and blowing kisses.

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    BLE

    2 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 February 2015, 15:43

    Facebook to test Bluetooth beacons in New York

    Facebook has unveiled a new service called Place Tips that works with Bluetooth beacons, WiFi and GPS to show the social network’s iOS app users “useful and relevant” information about the places they visit.

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    December 8th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Cartes Bancaires picks Gemalto to ease member banks’ NFC mobile payments offer
    2. Alipay comes to more Australian stores
    3. Australian bank reveals NFC payments sticker use
    4. Apple Pay adds US and Australian banks
    5. German MNO begins SIM-based NFC mobile payments pilot
    6. Take part in our ‘Lessons learned from implementing HCE’ webinar today
    7. Apple Pay targets US retail and transport expansion
    8. Pakistan bank offers mobile ATM cash withdrawals
    9. Samsung Pay set for 2017 UK launch
    10. Canadian bank replaces NFC SIM-based service with HCE
    11. Android Pay launches in Ireland
    12. E-wallet added to Carrefour Romania app
    13. MacBook Pro Touch Bar has NFC controller
    14. Indian payments app ties up 15 mobile wallets
    15. Alipay expands across Europe after deals with major banks and payment providers
    16. Android Pay offers Christmas rewards
    17. Loyalty and gifts added to Apple Pay
    18. Amazon Go store will let customers shop and go without checkout queues
    19. Join us on Thursday for HCE mobile payments webinar
    20. Graphene NFC antennas pave way for cheaper, stronger connected wearables
    21. Indian government working on Aadhaar mobile payments app
    22. Wirecard to integrate insurance into Boon
    23. Army cadets develop NFC medical bracelet
    24. Royal Mint to develop blockchain for gold trade
    25. Battery-less smartwatch powered by body heat
    26. 600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021
    27. ANZ could offer mortgages through Apple Pay
    28. Mastercard and Verifone unveil Instalments payments app
    29. Austrian bank deploys NFC-ready ATMs
    30. Apple Pay launches in Spain
     
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