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    15 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 December 2014, 12:54

    Ubudu turns beacons into two-way communications devices

    Mobile proximity solutions provider Ubudu has unveiled uBeacon Mesh, a platform that enables Bluetooth beacon installations to be used to create two-way mobile communications with consumers.

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    15 December 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 January 2015, 18:36

    NFC World’s Sarah Clark to chair mobile payments session at CES 2015

    The editor of NFC World+ will be at the International CES in Las Vegas from 4-9 January to chair the future of mobile payments conference session and meet up with readers to discuss the latest technologies and trends.

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    NFC

    11 December 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 December 2014, 17:27

    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC security strategies

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 20 January and will focus on how to select the right security strategy for your NFC service.

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    NFC

    9 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 December 2014, 18:21

    MIT researchers unveil NFC sensors that detect hazardous chemicals

    MIT chemists have devised a way to detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants using an NFC-enabled sensor and a smartphone. The low cost of the sensors means the technology could be widely deployed as a way to monitor food spoilage as well as to detect the presence of other hazards such as explosives, the researchers suggest.

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    9 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 December 2014, 16:49

    MasterCard to offer interactive payment cards to its issuers around the world

    Interactive payment card developer Dynamics has signed a deal with MasterCard that will see the payments network offering the startup's technology to its issuers around the world. MasterCard has also participated in Dynamics' US$70m Series C funding round along with Canada's CIBC and existing investors.

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    9 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 December 2014, 10:51

    Fujitsu uses LED lights to send data to smartphones

    Fujitsu Laboratories has shown off a way to use LED lighting to transmit data about a particular product in a store, an exhibit in a museum or a song being performed during a concert to a consumer’s smartphone.

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    QR

    8 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 December 2014, 14:28

    Mobile payments platform Sixdots goes live with multiple banks in Belgium

    Customers of nine banks representing 80% of the Belgian market can now make use of Sixdots, a mobile wallet service that uses a combination of QR codes and a six-digit PIN to make payments in stores, online and between friends.

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    BLE

    8 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 December 2014, 12:13

    Bluetooth 4.2 to increase speed and security of Smart devices

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has adopted version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core specification, introducing security improvements that mean Bluetooth beacons are now unable to engage with smartphones without permission from the user and making it harder for eavesdroppers to track a device via its Bluetooth connection.

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    NFC

    5 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 December 2014, 12:18

    Barcelona equips 8,000 city locations with NFC and QR touchpoints

    More than eight thousand locations across the Spanish city of Barcelona are to be equipped with NFC and QR touchpoints that deliver information on local services directly to visitors’ and citizens’ smartphones.

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    NFC

    4 December 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 December 2014, 19:16

    One in ten US iPhone 6 owners have now used Apple Pay

    Apple Pay is yet to gain widespread adoption among iPhone 6 owners due to poor awareness of which stores accept the NFC payments technology and a lack of understanding of how the service works, a survey conducted by InfoScout has found. Those who have used it, however, compare it highly favourably to using a traditional plastic card.

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    December 7th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Apple Pay targets US retail and transport expansion
    2. Pakistan bank offers mobile ATM cash withdrawals
    3. Samsung Pay set for 2017 UK launch
    4. Canadian bank replaces NFC SIM-based service with HCE
    5. Android Pay launches in Ireland
    6. E-wallet added to Carrefour Romania app
    7. MacBook Pro Touch Bar has NFC controller
    8. Indian payments app ties up 15 mobile wallets
    9. Alipay expands across Europe after deals with major banks and payment providers
    10. Android Pay offers Christmas rewards
    11. Loyalty and gifts added to Apple Pay
    12. Amazon Go store will let customers shop and go without checkout queues
    13. Join us on Thursday for HCE mobile payments webinar
    14. Graphene NFC antennas pave way for cheaper, stronger connected wearables
    15. Indian government working on Aadhaar mobile payments app
    16. Wirecard to integrate insurance into Boon
    17. Army cadets develop NFC medical bracelet
    18. Royal Mint to develop blockchain for gold trade
    19. Battery-less smartwatch powered by body heat
    20. 600m mobile devices to include biometrics by 2021
    21. ANZ could offer mortgages through Apple Pay
    22. Mastercard and Verifone unveil Instalments payments app
    23. Austrian bank deploys NFC-ready ATMs
    24. Apple Pay launches in Spain
    25. American Express launches NFC mobile payments in Canada
    26. Apple Pay offered for HSBC Singapore customers
    27. Mastercard launches AI across global network
    28. FIS to offer Zelle support
    29. Korea gets BioCA facial recognition solution
    30. Alzheimer’s Research UK promotes Christmas ad through Proxama’s beacon network
    31. Android Pay launches with single bank support in New Zealand
    32. Apple Pay to launch in Spain?
    33. Mastercard biometric service rolls out to Latin America
     
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