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    Verizon goes live with Samsung Pay

    October 22nd, 2015

    Samsung Pay is now available to Verizon Wireless customers with a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or Note 5. The carrier confirmed its support for the mobile payments service earlier this month after being notably absent from the list of companies supporting Samsung Pay when it launched in the US in September.

    Blocks smashes Kickstarter campaign for build-your-own NFC smartwatch

    October 15th, 2015

    A UK startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular smartwatch that includes NFC and contactless payment functionality has amassed pledges totalling more than double its US$250,000 target in just two days. More

    MasterCard partners with P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at the pump

    October 8th, 2015

    MasterCard has announced a global partnership with mobile payments at the pump provider P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at gas stations and convenience stores that are equipped with P97’s PetroZone platform. “Powered by… More

    Samsung responds to LoopPay hack

    October 8th, 2015

    Samsung has responded to a New York Times report that claimed a hacking group affiliated with the Chinese government penetrated the corporate network of LoopPay, the inventor of Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology that was… More

    NYT reports on LoopPay breach

    October 7th, 2015

    A hacking group affiliated with the Chinese government penetrated the corporate network of LoopPay, the inventor of the Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology that was acquired in February 2015 to form a core part of Samsung Pay, the New York Times reports. “Both LoopPay and Samsung executives said they were confident that they had removed infected machines, and that customer payment information and personal devices were not affected.”

    Verizon agrees to support Samsung Pay

    October 7th, 2015

    US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has confirmed it will be adding support for Samsung Pay. “Samsung Pay will be supported on compatible Verizon smartphones — Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge+ — through a future software update,” the carrier said in a tweet. Verizon was a notable absence from the list of companies supporting Samsung Pay when the mobile payment service launched in the US last month.

    Samsung Pay gets seven city US promo tour

    October 2nd, 2015

    Samsung is to run a seven city tour to promote the launch of Samsung Pay in the US. “Samsung will give consumers in Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles a special opportunity to unlock special offers and prizes through Samsung Pay,” the company says. The service launched in the US this week.

    Samsung Pay goes live in the US

    September 28th, 2015

    Samsung Pay has launched in the US today after going live in Korea in August 2015, where it racked up a total 1.5m transactions in its first month. It launches with support from American Express, Bank of America, Citi, US Bank, MasterCard and Visa, with mobile network operators Sprint, US Cellular, AT&T and T-Mobile on board. Verizon Wireless has yet to announce its support.

    US carriers push Samsung Pay to phones

    September 28th, 2015

    T-Mobile has reportedly begun pushing software updates to Samsung Pay supporting devices ahead of the mobile payment service’s launch in the US, expected today. “The update contains mostly tweaks to Samsung Pay,” Android Headlines reports. AT&T is also pushing out an Android 5.1.1 update for both the Samsung S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that brings with it the addition of Samsung Pay, according to Android Central.

    Samsung Pay adds new features

    September 24th, 2015

    Samsung Pay has updated its app for Android devices for those currently using the service in a beta test in the US. “Most importantly are the new ‘Simple Pay’ settings, which let you control where and when the phone is ready to launch Samsung Pay so you can use it in a store,” Android Central reports. The service is due to launch in the US this month.

    Korean Samsung Pay users spend $30m in first month of launch

    September 24th, 2015

    More than US$30m has been spent through Samsung Pay since the mobile payment service’s launch in Korea one month ago, Samsung has revealed. In total, more than 1.5m transactions were conducted, of which 60% took… More

    500,000 Koreans sign up for Samsung Pay

    September 17th, 2015

    Samsung Pay has signed up more than 500,000 users since its introduction in Korea in August 2015. “If this trend continues, it seems to be only a matter of time to surpass 1m subscribers in 1 to 2 months,” Business Korea reports. “Both the ICT industry and Samsung Electronics are apparently surprised.” The company is expected to launch Samsung Pay across the US later this month.

    Samsung Pay averages 25,000 new users daily

    September 9th, 2015

    Samsung Pay is averaging 25,000 new users and more than US$620,000 in transactions per day since its launch in Korea last month. “Samsung EVP Injong Rhee said in an interview the firm will likely launch new mid- and low-tier smartphones compatible with Samsung Pay next year,” Reuters reports.

    Google and Samsung sign up to MasterCard Digital Enablement Express

    September 9th, 2015

    Google and Samsung are among the first digital partners to join MasterCard’s newly launched Digital Enablement Express program which aims to speed up the process of digitizing and tokenizing MasterCard accounts through the MasterCard Digital Enablement… More

    Samsung Pay coming to Gear S2 in November

    September 4th, 2015

    Samsung has confirmed its mobile payment service Samsung Pay will be made available on its recently unveiled Gear S2 smartwatch from November, Droid Life reports. The device will also let wearers make Alipay barcode payments in Beijing and Shanghai, store digital coupons through FidMe and unlock Yale Real Living Locks using Yale Digital Keys stored on the smartwatch.

    Samsung’s NFC smart suit to hit IFA 2015 catwalk

    September 3rd, 2015

    Samsung’s fashion division is to showcase a smart suit equipped with an NFC chip in its sleeve at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The item from Samsung C&T Fashion Group will be one of four on show over the next week as the company unveils its platform brand for wearables which aims to integrate fashion design and technology. More

    Gemalto partners with Samsung for the launch of Samsung Pay in Europe

    September 3rd, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has partnered with Samsung to drive the deployment of Samsung Pay across Europe, utilising its Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH). Both companies are now working with payment issuers to… More

    Samsung unveils Gear S2 with NFC

    September 1st, 2015

    Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Gear S2, its latest smartwatch which includes NFC for payments. “Samsung is working to expand the usability of wearables,” the company says, “including smart car keys, residential room keys and remote controls to manage a connected home.” The Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic will be showcased at Tempodrum, Berlin this week.

    Samsung Pay opens US beta test

    August 27th, 2015

    Samsung has begun inviting those eligible to take part in a Samsung Pay beta test in the US ahead of the mobile payment service’s launch next month. Participants must own a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5, have an active Samsung account, a qualifying card and be a customer of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or US Cellular. Verizon Wireless is yet to announce its support.

    80,000 cards added to Samsung Pay in Korea

    August 26th, 2015

    More than 80,000 credit or debit cards have been registered on Samsung Pay in Korea since its launch last week. “More than 10,000 cards were registered on August 20,” Business Korea reports. “About 80,000 cards are believed to have been registered as of August 24. Observers say around 20,000 credit or check cards issued by large credit companies have registered.”

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