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    Android Pay signs up “millions” of users, readies loyalty programs

    October 27th, 2015

    Android Pay has signed up “millions” of users since its launch in the US in September 2015, Google’s Sridhar Ramaswamy has told attendees during his keynote at Money20/20. He also announced that single tap loyalty rewards are set to go live at NFC-enabled Coke vending machines in the next “few weeks”. More

    Google demonstrates how Android Pay will work

    June 2nd, 2015

    Google has demonstrated how its Android Pay mobile payments service will work for making in-store and in-app purchases, for payments made through a banking partner mobile app, and how users will be able to pay for items such as a Coca-Cola from a vending machine using just the points stored in a customer loyalty account. More

    Apple Pay now at 700,000 locations

    March 9th, 2015

    Apple Pay is now accepted “at nearly 700,000 locations” and “works with over 2,500 banks”, Apple has announced at its Spring Forward launch event. “There are now hundreds of thousands of vending machines accepting Apple Pay, including more than 40,000 Coca-Cola vending machines.”

    InMarket reports positive consumer response to Bluetooth beacons

    June 19th, 2014

    Shoppers who receive marketing messages via inMarket’s Mobile to Mortar (M2M) iBeacon platform interact more with advertised products, increase their in-store app usage and are more likely to keep an app on their phone, a… More

    Isis NFC mobile wallet goes live across the US

    November 14th, 2013

    NFC payments are now available to AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless subscribers across the US, with the national launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet. A 20% discount on their first $200 of purchases made with… More

    Coca-Cola runs NFC promotion in 100 stores

    August 13th, 2013

    Coca-Cola is conducting an NFC marketing campaign in one hundred Australian retail stores, with the aim of engaging consumers at the point of sale and driving downloads of its loyalty app. The promotion makes use… More

    Coca-Cola reports on Isis loyalty project

    July 31st, 2013

    “More than one-third of active Isis Mobile Wallets users in Austin have loaded a My Coke Rewards card into their wallet since our pilot began and 90 percent of these are new to the My… More

    Samsung Galaxy S4 launches with support for NFC and 1D barcodes

    March 15th, 2013

    The smartphone maker’s new flagship device is the first to use Mobeam technology, allowing coupons, loyalty cards, gift cards, event tickets and more to be transmitted from the device to any of the 165m laser scanners installed in retail stores today. More

    Tapit raises US$2.4m Series A to grow NFC platform

    January 7th, 2013

    The Sydney-based NFC specialist is to use the funds to expand internationally, adding a local presence in South Africa, Israel, India, Mexico, the US, UK, Sweden, Japan, Vietnam, UAE, Singapore and, potentially, China. More

    Isis adds fuel retailers to merchant line-up

    July 31st, 2012

    Pay-at-pump technology providers Gilbarco Veeder-Root and GE-owned Wayne have agreed to build Isis’s SmartTap technology into their fuel dispensers, ahead of the NFC joint venture’s first pilots in Austin and Salt Lake City. More

    NFC specialist Tapit to raise US$8m for international expansion

    July 26th, 2012

    The fast growing Sydney-based start-up already counts Coca Cola, RIM, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever amongst its clients and has just implemented a major new project for Australian carrier Telstra. More

    Isis releases video tutorials

    July 17th, 2012

    The US NFC payments venture has produced a series of educational videos, designed to show consumers how to use the Isis Mobile Wallet in stores and how to add cards and offers, as it moves towards pilot launches in Austin and Salt Lake City. More

    Isis unveils merchant partners for Austin and Salt Lake City pilots

    May 15th, 2012

    Aeropostale, Coca-Cola, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice and Macy’s have signed up to take part in the US NFC joint venture’s pilot trials, along with a number of local grocery stores, retailers, gas stations, coffee shops and restaurants. More

    Survey finds consumers expect rewards for interacting with ads

    March 26th, 2012

    A survey conducted in six European countries has found that consumers like the idea of interactive out-of-home advertising — but they expect a ‘value exchange’ in return for interacting with advertising and the most popular incentives are money or entertainment. More

    Coca-Cola tests NFC advertising in Singapore

    December 20th, 2011

    Coca-Cola has launched an NFC out-of-home advertising campaign in Singapore. The campaign promotes the company’s Coca-Cola and Fanta drinks brands and uses the NFC-enabled Mobile Life! network of two hundred advertising panels introduced by Clear… More

    Snack machines go Google

    December 6th, 2011

    US-based vending machine technology provider Cantaloupe Systems has equipped 6,000 units in San Francisco, Chicago and the mid-Atlantic region to accept Google Wallet, AllthingsD reports, while Chicago-based Mark Vend plans to convert half its 2,000 machines in the first half of 2012. Coca-Cola is also conducting a trial of Google Wallet in vending machines.

    Coca-Cola tests NFC vending

    November 11th, 2011

    “We’re doing a trial with Google Wallet and it’s great for those consumers who don’t have cash but want to buy a Coke,” Coca-Cola SVP Wendy Clark told attendees at Ad:tech in New York this week, Mobile Commerce Daily reports. “We’re experimenting with this…. The combination of mobile commerce and location technology moves our business from the point of sale to the point of thirst,” she explained. “If we know where you are and that you are thirsty we can move you to the nearest outlet to quench that thirst.”

    Coke mulls NFC for Olympics

    October 14th, 2011

    Coca-Cola is in talks with Visa to put contactless payment equipped vending machines into the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Games, reports Marketing. Both companies are official sponsors of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Visa plans to introduce an NFC Olympics phone with Samsung.

    NFC news in brief • 29 Nov 2010

    November 29th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: PingPing adds Coca-Cola • Indian banks offer mobile payments • GSMA investigates embedded SIMs • VeriFone buys Hypercom • Brands test Google Goggles • 500m to use mobile medical apps by 2015 • CPI hits 100M contactless cards • and more… More

    Belgacom launches PingPing, tests NFC stickers

    Belgacom launches PingPing, tests NFC stickers

    April 3rd, 2009

    The Belgian telecoms operator has launched a series of mobile payment initiatives under the new PingPing banner and has partnered with Accor Services, Coca-Cola and supermarket chain Delhaize to test three different applications for NFC tag payments. More

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