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March 25th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 March 2013, 13:30

NEC launches cloud-based NFC payments service

NEC has launched a turnkey prepaid payments service that includes cloud-based system servers, cards, smartphone apps and payment terminals and is available in both Japan and internationally.

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March 25th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 March 2013, 16:25

InfoChip adds Sniper device for reading tiny tags with NFC phones

A simple add-on adapter for NFC phones cuts the cost of equipping staff with a reader for InfoChip's 8mm industrial tags by more than half, the company says, and will “bring profound revolution in safety compliance, inspection management and industrial asset management.”

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March 25th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 March 2013, 11:47

Film festival says it’s showtime with NFC posters

The Go Short film festival, held in the Dutch city of Nijmegen from 13 to 17 March, used NFC tags to provide movie-goers with information on upcoming screenings and locations.

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March 22nd, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 March 2013, 15:18

Gemalto sees profit in TSM services

“Customers will only have one TSM. It’s like a billing system; if you’re in, it’s harder to get you out rather than if you fight to get in,” says Olivier Piou. “I think that we have a very good momentum.”

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March 21st, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 March 2013, 11:51

Visa backs MasterCard digital wallet surcharge plan

MasterCard’s move to increase the fees charged to “staged” digital wallets like PayPal could see a similar surcharge being applied by Visa.

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March 20th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 March 2013, 12:53

MasterCard fights back against new payments players with increased transaction fees for digital wallets that don’t share data

The new fee is to be applied to "staged" digital and mobile wallets that provide a way for transactions to be charged to a customer's credit card without any details about the purchase being passed on to the payments network. PayPal and Google Wallet as well as a number of other new market entrants are all expected to be affected but "traditional" NFC wallets will not.

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March 20th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 March 2013, 12:47

Korean banks launch NFC payments service

Sixteen Korean banks have introduced BankWallet, a prepaid NFC payments service that uses a platform developed by interbank clearing house KFTC. SK Telecom subscribers with an NFC phone will be the first to be able to use the new service and KT customers will be added soon.

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March 20th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 18 October 2014, 16:33

Fraunhofer offers secure NFC keys that can be shared via QR codes

Key2Share allows virtual keys stored on NFC phones to be shared securely using QR codes that can be sent by email or MMS message — or even in the mail.

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March 20th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 20 March 2013, 10:18

Smaller devices to get wireless charging with NFC

Wireless charging is on its way for smaller devices, by combining wireless power transmission with NFC technology, says Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre.

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March 20th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 20 March 2013, 09:34

Banco Sabadell pilots NFC payments in Spain

Spanish banking group Banco Sabadell has launched an NFC payments pilot in partnership with Telefonica and BlackBerry.

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October 22nd, 2014

Latest news

  1. YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam
  2. Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC
  3. Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture
  4. Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet
  5. Alipay Wallet hits 190m users
  6. Google discusses Wallet plans
  7. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  8. Acer Pay is on the way
  9. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  10. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
  11. 23% of Canadians have made a mobile payment
  12. Shopkick drives $1bn in revenue
  13. Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table
  14. Kotak launches P2P payments for Facebook
  15. Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills
  16. iOS 8.1 brings Apple Pay NFC payments to iPhone
  17. Over 20m NFC devices now in use in Japan
  18. Bionym begins shipping wristband
  19. Amex commits $10m to EMV upgrades
  20. Twitter preps for Buy button launch
 
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