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    27 October 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 October 2014, 17:51

    MCX retailers turn off NFC payments

    US pharmacy chains Rite Aid and CVS, both members of the MCX retailer-owned consortium which is due to launch its CurrentC mobile payment service in 2015, have stopped accepting NFC payments in the wake of the launch of Apple Pay.

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    27 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 October 2014, 16:54

    Swirl serves ads to shoppers inside stores

    Proximity marketing specialist Swirl has unveiled an in-store programmatic ad exchange that enables retailers and brands to reach consumers with relevant content and offers on their smartphones while they shop at participating locations. The service supports Bluetooth beacons today and will be expanded to include NFC “and other mobile engagement technologies” in the future.

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    27 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 October 2014, 16:10

    SIA offers Europeans instant P2P payments with Jiffy

    Payment processor SIA has launched a peer-to-peer payments service that lets users send and receive money in real-time with their smartphone. Based on the Sepa Credit Transfer scheme, Jiffy is available to all banks operating in the Single Euro Payments Area, opening it up to a potential 400 million consumers.

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    27 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 October 2014, 14:22

    Survey finds US consumers willing to switch platforms to get Apple Pay

    Almost half (45%) of US smartphone owners with non-iOS devices would be willing to switch to an iOS device in order to gain access to Apple Pay, a study from market research firm Lab42 has revealed.

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    27 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 October 2014, 13:49

    Total and BKM Express launch in-car mobile payments

    Oil and gas company Total is to begin accepting mobile payments through a partnership with card payment system operator BKM at its petrol stations across Turkey that will let Club Total members make a payment without having to leave their car.

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    HCE

    24 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 October 2014, 17:22

    SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project

    A new open source software project designed to help banks offer tokenized card payments has been launched by HCE specialist SimplyTapp. “We feel the accessibility and control of current offerings are pretty restrictive and there is a need for a more open and transparent approach,” CEO Doug Yeager told NFC World. “It’s kind of like the referee has decided to play in the game in some cases.”

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    24 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 October 2014, 15:29

    Chicago to get NFC mobile ticketing in 2016

    Travellers across Chicago will be able to pay for rides on all three transit systems including Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains and buses, Metra commuter rail and Pace suburban buses with a mobile app next year, and “with a few taps on their mobile devices” from early 2016.

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    24 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 October 2014, 14:06

    Discover CEO outlines plan to join Apple Pay

    Discover CEO David Nelms has spoken out about his expectation that the company will eventually participate in Apple Pay, explaining that the company is “actively working to be included over time.”

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    24 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 October 2014, 13:36

    Researchers show off ‘skin buttons’ for smartwatches

    Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group has developed a system that will allow smartwatches to laser project icons representing device functions or notifications for missed calls and messages onto the wearer’s skin.

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    23 October 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 October 2014, 17:23

    Apple Pay glitch charges customers twice

    Some Apple Pay users have been charged twice for purchases made using a Bank of America card, CNN’s Samuel Burke discovered after using the service to make purchases at Whole Foods and Duane Reade earlier this week.

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    September 30th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Japanese government to trial biometrics
    2. Sarine to add NFC to share details on diamonds and gemstones
    3. WhatsApp tests NFC for group invites
    4. Samsung Pay gets new features and gives away $100,000 in prizes
    5. NXP rebrands Mifare SDK as TapLinx
    6. FCC authorizes mysterious Apple product
    7. Android Pay users get free London travel and coffee
    8. Gemalto and BankAxept to simplify mobile payments for Norwegian banks
    9. Danish shoppers to get BLE mobile payments in 2017
    10. LG Pay delays launch, cites testing issues
    11. Square brings contactless reader to Australia
    12. Study shows growing appetite for mobile payments and biometrics
    13. mBeaconVend enables mobile vending machine payments
    14. US gets same day ACH
    15. Samsung adds biometrics to mobile transactions
    16. Kohl’s to allow checkouts from mobile app
    17. Glacéau Smartwater sends tips to Londoners using BLE beacons
     
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