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    19 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 February 2014, 14:46

    MasterCard backs host card emulation for NFC payments

    MasterCard is to publish a new specification during the first half of 2014 that uses host card emulation (HCE) for NFC mobile payments — avoiding the need to have access to a secure element on a customer’s mobile phone — and is already testing the technology with Spain’s Banco Sabadell and Capital One in the US.

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    19 February 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 February 2014, 13:41

    Octopus and Alibaba add NFC security to ecommerce

    Hong Kong prepaid card provider Octopus has partnered with Chinese online giant Alibaba's Taobao ecommerce platform and Alipay mobile payments service to let customers make secure online purchases using a combination of contactless cards, QR codes and NFC phones.

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    19 February 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 February 2014, 12:56

    Orange to launch NFC transport ticketing in Malaga and Valencia

    Mobile network operator Orange is to commercially launch NFC ticketing services in the Spanish cities of Malaga and Valencia in the coming months, following successful pilot phases that have been underway in Malaga since February 2012.

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    19 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 February 2014, 12:40

    GSMA upgrades NFC Badge validation for MWC 2014

    The GSMA has partnered with nine carriers to add extra functionality to its NFC Badge service at Mobile World Congress 2014, eliminating the need for visitors to present photo ID onsite.

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    18 February 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 February 2014, 12:43

    iPhone users to get NFC badges at MWC

    iPhone users will be able to participate in the NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress for the first time this year, courtesy of free NFC iPhone cases being made available by event sponsor Incipio that will provide support for NFC entry badges as well as a range of promotional offers and information services.

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    18 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 February 2014, 13:57

    Fujitsu develops glove with NFC and gesture recognition

    A new glove-style wearable device that combines an NFC tag reader, gyro sensor and accelerometer is to be demonstrated by Fujitsu Laboratories at Mobile World Congress 2014. Aimed at maintenance and other on-site operations, it will enable workers to touch the NFC tag on an item they are working on to get information about it and then input data about the work they have performed using simple gestures.

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    18 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 February 2014, 13:31

    Windows Phone users to get more NFC controls

    Windows Phone 8.1 will increase the level of control users have over NFC payment cards provisioned to their NFC SIM when it ships in mid-2014, according to a series of leaked screenshots, as well as provide a way for users to speed up NFC tag interaction times.

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    17 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 February 2014, 17:58

    NFC to account for 30% of mobile tickets

    More than 34 billion tickets will be delivered to mobile devices over the next five years, according to a new ABI Research forecast, with QR codes making up 48% of the total and NFC accounting for 30%. The remaining 22% will be delivered via a variety of alternative technologies, including SMS and Bluetooth Smart.

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    17 February 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 February 2014, 16:38

    Bankinter to launch HCE-based NFC payments

    Spain’s Bankinter is to commercially launch an NFC mobile payments service that makes use of host card emulation (HCE) during the second or third quarter of 2014.

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    17 February 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 17 February 2014, 13:17

    Pylon seeks funds for WiFi access point with NFC

    Funding is being raised on Kickstarter to commercialize an ultra-slim wall plaque that enables visitors to connect to a host’s WiFi network without having to ask for and enter a password, by just tapping their phone on entry to a home or commercial location.

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    November 26th, 2015

    This week's news

    1. Swatch partners with Visa to roll out NFC payment watch in US and Switzerland
    2. Diners Club launches mobile payments in Ecuador
    3. BBVA Bancomer deploys time-based dynamic CCV/CVC in mobile wallet
    4. Samsung Pay offers $100 discount to new users
    5. Apple Pay signs deal with China UnionPay?
    6. Google boosts Android Pay adoption with $1m charity fund
    7. BNP Paribas tests NFC screen shopping
    8. Three launches NFC mobile payments in Austria
    9. Swipp contactless payment opens up to 30,000 Danish merchants through Verifone deal
    10. United Overseas Bank offers HCE mobile payments in Singapore
    11. Smartwatches to play key role in mobile banking
    12. Apple Pay to launch in China by February?
    13. Samsung Pay adds eight more US issuers
    14. Square rolls out first contactless readers
    15. 28% of UK shoppers want beacons in-store
    16. MyPINpad takes PIN authentication online
    17. Coin launches cashback incentive
    18. Coinbase ships Bitcoin debit card
    19. PhilCare uses NFC phones to speed up health services in the Philippines
    20. German football fans get HCE mobile payments
    21. Dunkin’ Donuts pilots mobile ordering
    22. Rotterdam metro tests contactless cards
    23. Singtel adds NFC to Dash mobile payments service
    24. US transit operators move to mobile ticketing
    25. Four in ten US consumers plan to make an in-store mobile payment this holiday season
    26. MasterCard lets Apple Pay users travel for free in London
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