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    Morpho acquires AirTag

    December 9th, 2015

    ID technology specialist Morpho has acquired mobile payment solutions provider AirTag for an undisclosed sum. “AirTag develops secure mobile transaction solutions; the company developed AirPass, a virtual bank card solution using host card emulation (HCE) technology and based on a proprietary tokenization platform,” Morpho says. “By combining their areas of expertise, the two companies will be able to manage the multiple security aspects involved in mobile payments.”

    Crédit Mutuel Arkéa to launch HCE in France

    November 3rd, 2015

    French banking group Crédit Mutuel Arkéa is to begin offering its customers a host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments service. “The solution, provided by Airtag, includes a tokenization server, a wallet management server, a mobile payment application based on HCE technology and a crypto solution to safely store payment credentials on mobile phones,” Airtag says. A national rollout of the service is expected next year.

    Credit Mutuel-CIC rolls out NFC

    June 16th, 2014

    French banking group Credit Mutuel-CIC has introduced an NFC payments service that is available to customers regardless of their mobile network operator. The bank is using Airtag’s Airpass white label mobile wallet solution for the SIM-based service. “The strength of the app is the simple installation process and the convenience added to in-store payment transactions,” says Airtag CEO Jérémie Leroyer.

    Brioche Dorée pilots mobile coupons and payments in 20 stores

    May 8th, 2014

    Groupe Le Duff, owner of 1,260 restaurants and bakeries, is piloting a mobile wallet developed by mobile shopping solutions provider Airtag in 20 of its Brioche Dorée quick service bakery outlets in France. The mobile… More

    Fira de Barcelona to use NFC and QR to speed up food service

    February 13th, 2014

    Visitors attending events at the Mobile World Congress venue will soon be able to place food orders and make payments using a mobile app, and then check in to restaurants via NFC or QR. They… More

    Airtag adds white label wallet

    February 23rd, 2013

    Mobile shopping specialist Airtag is launching a white label version of its NFC-enabled Airpass mobile wallet at Mobile World Congress 2013. “There are going to be not one, but many mobile wallets that succeed,” says Airtag CEO Jérémie Leroyer. “Each brand needs to start building their own identity in the wallet experience, not simply to get a piece of the payment pie, rather to retain and build loyal customers.”

    GoMcDo to add NFC

    November 28th, 2012

    The GoMcDo mobile ordering system offered by McDonald’s France is to get NFC support “very soon”, says solution provider Airtag. The new version of GoMcDo will also support Windows Phone 8 devices, in addition to those running iOS and Android.

    Airtag releases Mobile PayPass development kit

    October 17th, 2012

    NFC specialist Airtag has launched Airtag Kit, an all-in-one tool set designed to make it easier for banks, financial institutions and mobile network operators to develop MasterCard Mobile PayPass wallet applications. The Airtag Kit includes a… More

    Fast food outlet adds NFC

    July 19th, 2012

    Paris-based Mexican fast food restaurant Chido has put in Airtag’s Airfid NFC-compatible customer loyalty programme. After registration on the web customers collect loyalty points when they identify themselves to an in-store terminal with a 2d barcode printed on a membership card, an NFC sticker or their Passe Navigo transport card.

    Carrefour uses NFC and QR codes to speed up grocery shopping

    May 15th, 2012

    The French retail giant’s convenience store chain has launched ‘Mon Panier’, a mobile app that lets customers order and pay for their grocery shopping with their mobile phone — and then identify themselves via an NFC and QR-code enabled kiosk when they arrive at the store to collect their order. More

    NFC news in brief • 23 May 2011

    May 23rd, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Twitter and Docomo add ‘touch and follow’ • Doubletwist shares songs with NFC • Airtag offers P2P loyalty • Lifera and Taztag tie up • Lockitron opens doors with NFC • DPT unveils NFC-enabled car park pay machine • SK C&C USA rebrands as CorFire • Bayer puts antennas into decorative films • Mobey Forum expands • and much more…  More

    NFC news in brief • 7 March 2011

    March 7th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Norwegians ready to ditch cash • Airtag raises €4m • Cassis signs TSM deals • Intel invests in NFC firm • NEC introduces NFC POS device • AT&T adds ShopAlerts • Square hits $1m a day More

    French retailers begin the move to NFC loyalty programmes

    June 17th, 2010

    Three retailers in Nice are using Fidbook, an NFC loyalty application that works with a simple reader costing under €100 and avoids the need to upgrade to a contactless payments terminal. More

    The NFC Report: Retailers begin to seize the initiative with NFC coupons and loyalty programmes

    The NFC Report: Retailers begin to seize the initiative with NFC coupons and loyalty programmes

    October 8th, 2009

    Issues remain to be resolved for retailers in terms of the costs and benefits of equipping themselves to accept contactless cards. However, the ability of NFC to enable consumers to store discount coupons and loyalty cards on their phones, as well as to make payments, could change the proposition altogether.  More

    French fast food chain picks Airtag for contactless and NFC loyalty programme

    French fast food chain picks Airtag for contactless and NFC loyalty programme

    October 8th, 2009

    La Croissanterie, a 180-strong chain of fast food outlets, has adopted Airtag‘s Airfid system for its new loyalty programme. Airfid lets customers use a wide variety of devices, from NFC phones to transport cards and… More

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