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    Android Pay to launch in Australia, adds in-app payments in US

    December 16th, 2015

    Google will launch its Android Pay mobile payment service across Australia in the first half of 2016 with support from several of the country’s major financial institutions, including ANZ, Westpac, Bank of Melbourne, Bank of South Australia, Bendigo Bank, Cuscal, ING Direct, Macquarie Bank and St George. The mobile payment service has also enabled in-app payments in the US. More

    One in four US consumers would share DNA with their bank

    June 22nd, 2015

    One in four US consumers would consider sharing their DNA with their financial institution if it meant it would make authentication easier and their personal information more secure, research from Telstra reveals. “Two thirds of US consumers think that using biometrics — such as voice, fingerprint, iris and facial recognition — would be more secure and help reduce the risks of fraud,” says the Australian telecoms operator’s Rocky Scopelliti.

    Telstra uses NFC to cut costs and improve customer service for broadband users

    May 22nd, 2014

    Australian telecommunications provider Telstra is now applying NFC tags to all its broadband modems, enabling customers to access personalised help, information and support recommendations by tapping the tag with their NFC phone. The company’s Telstra… More

    GSMA upgrades NFC Badge validation for MWC 2014

    February 19th, 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. Customers of Bouygues Telecom,… More

    New Year app gets NFC push

    December 3rd, 2013

    Australian telco Telstra has teamed up with Tapit to enable revellers to download a New Year’s Eve app by tapping NFC tags located at 1,100 Telstra phone boxes and on lanyards worn by 1,300 retail staff. Consumers will use the app to connect with family and friends at midnight as well as submit a text message that could end up being projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    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

    Telstra promotes NFC in Sydney and Melbourne

    October 3rd, 2012

    The Australian mobile network operator has equipped sales staff in flagship stores with NFC lanyards, helping them to show customers what NFC can do, as well as adding NFC tags to advertising posters and to promotional materials available in shopping mall food courts. 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

    Westpac to run internal NFC trial

    May 18th, 2011

    Westpac has become the latest of Australia’s big four banks to trial contactless mobile phone payment technology. The bank intends to conduct an internal NFC trial later this month, iTnews reports. Employees will be supplied with… More

    Australia’s first NFC trial hailed a success

    Australia’s first NFC trial hailed a success

    February 24th, 2009

    Telstra, National Australia Bank and Visa say participants in a three month trial in Melbourne have given the thumbs up to the technology and the companies will now continue to work towards a commercial NFC launch. More

    GSMA calls for mass market NFC handsets by mid-2009

    GSMA calls for mass market NFC handsets by mid-2009

    November 19th, 2008

    The mobile industry association has finalised its device requirements for NFC handsets and called on manufacturers to put phones incorporating the Single Wire Protocol interface into consumers’ hands by the middle of next year. More

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