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    WeChat offers payments in stores

    September 24th, 2014

    Tencent’s instant messaging app WeChat can now be used to make payments in the retail stores of nine Chinese merchants including DQ Ice Queen, NUS Pharmacy, Rainbow, One Plus One, Lotus, Good Neighbours, Baby Room, Minsheng Department Store and NUS 365, according to Iamwire. “Whenever they click into the credit card function, there will be a two-dimensional code for scanning and barcode on the screen, respectively,” the report explains.

    Worldline develops interactive fridge magnets that make it easy to add items to shopping lists

    May 7th, 2014

    Transaction services provider Worldline has unveiled Connected Kitchen, an electronic fridge magnet aimed at online food retailers that lets consumers add everyday products to their shopping list as they use them, by scanning the product’s… More

    Adlink launches B2B NFC phone

    October 9th, 2013

    Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Adlink has released an NFC phone and “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1… More

    Microsoft to close Tag platform

    August 19th, 2013

    Microsoft is to close its QR-like Tag programme, handing over the reins to barcode specialist ScanBuy. Microsoft Tag is a free platform that works with the software giant’s own HCCB multicolored 2D barcode scheme as… More

    USPS offers NFC discounts

    July 29th, 2013

    The US Postal Service is offering marketers a 2% discount if they incorporate NFC, 2D barcodes or augmented reality in their direct mail campaigns between August 1 and September 30, reports Direct Marketing News. On the topic of NFC, VP of new products and innovation Gary Reblin said: “Market penetration may take some time, but it’s a natural fit, with the way consumers interact with their mobile phones and direct mail.”

    FlashiZ to expand NFC and QR payments service to Australia

    June 17th, 2013

    Luxembourg-based mobile payments and loyalty provider Mobey is to launch its  FlashiZ prepaid service in Australia by the end of this year. The company’s digital wallet supports both NFC and QR codes and is currently available online… More

    Leaf adds NFC to Android POS terminal

    May 15th, 2013

    POS solution provider Leaf has unveiled a new version of its Android-based LeafPresenter device which includes support for NFC payments as well as EMV, gift cards, and 1D and 2D barcodes. The new tablet-style device is… 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

    Apple Passbook gets NFC — on Android devices

    February 14th, 2013

    An app that allows Android devices to use ‘passes’ created for Apple’s Passbook can now beam and redeem them via NFC, giving a vision of how an NFC iPhone could streamline usage of the increasingly popular Passbook app. More

    Sixty banks and retailers sign up for new Korean mobile wallet service

    December 12th, 2012

    KT’s MoCa combines payment cards, coupons and offers stored in the cloud with a mobile wallet app that allows consumers to make payments at merchants via traditional barcodes, QR codes or NFC — providing retailers with the flexibility to use their prefered choice of POS hardware to close the “last inch” at the point-of-sale. More

    Auchan picks mobile barcodes for France’s MCX

    December 12th, 2012

    “Our goal is to create the m-payment standard within the retail sector, independent of any telephone operators and banks,” says the head of Flash’n Pay, a new mobile wallet brand that has been created by one of the country’s largest grocery retailers and is set to go head to head with the French carriers’ NFC-based Cityzi service. More

    Alaska Airlines prepares for NFC

    August 2nd, 2012

    Alaska Airlines is to install 320 BGR135 boarding gate readers, supplied by Access IS, which can be easily upgraded to support NFC. The airline was the first in North America to adopt 2D barcodes for boarding… 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.

    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

    MobileAdValley delivers NFC treasure hunt

    MobileAdValley delivers NFC treasure hunt

    May 30th, 2012

    Malaysian mobile advertising provider MobileAdValley has conducted a smart poster-based mobile treasure hunt using a combination of Microsoft Tags and NFC tags at the GoMobile 2012 event in Kuala Lumpur, the company’s Lim Tan has… More

    Mobile superstore trial sets out to discover how poster shopping will change the future of retailing

    March 23rd, 2012

    Swedish ecommerce platform provider Jetshop has provided NFC World with the preliminary results of a landmark project designed to find out how the ability for shoppers to use their mobile phone to make a purchase directly from a printed poster will affect traditional retailing. More

    Portugal Telecom unveils mobile wallet service

    March 21st, 2012

    Eleven thousand employees have been invited to pilot test the new TMN Wallet, a mobile payments service that enables transactions to be made via NFC, SMS, USSD or QR Codes and runs on any mobile phone. More

    Paperlinks platform adds NFC

    January 24th, 2012

    Paperlinks, a service that enables business users to create and manage QR and barcode based campaigns, has included NFC tag reading functionality in its new barcode scanning app for Android devices.

    Barcode reader app adds NFC

    January 23rd, 2012

    Enterprise barcode scanning specialist Skycore is adding NFC tag reading and writing capabilities to its codeREADr app for Android devices. The functionality is currently in beta and being trialled with customised versions of the app.

    Reply adds ‘tap to buy’ payments

    November 25th, 2011

    Italian technology provider Reply has unveiled Hi Credits, a new service that lets consumers make purchases by scanning a 2D barcode displayed on a merchant’s mobile phone, or printed on a wide variety of promotional media, or by tapping an NFC tag. To register, consumers download an app and sign up on a participating bank’s website. They can then complete a scanned or tapped purchase by simply entering a PIN on their phone and pressing ‘OK’.

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