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Marriott Hotels to accept Alipay

September 9th, 2015

Visitors to hotel chain Marriott International will soon be able to pay for their hotel stays, food and drink purchases as well as for meeting and event bookings using Ant Financial’s Alipay QR-code mobile payment platform. “Marriott International will initially activate Alipay at 10 hotels in greater China, gradually expanding to other hotels in China and across Asia by mid-2016,” the chain says.

Sony and Watchdata team up on NFC

December 19th, 2012

Watchdata is to add support for Sony FeliCa contactless technology to its range of SIMpass NFC add-ons. Six million consumers in East Asia, mostly in China, already use a SIMpass SIM+antenna add-on to make NFC mobile payments with… More

Tyfone’s NFC-on-microSD technology to go into volume production

September 23rd, 2011

The US NFC specialist has signed a manufacturing and distribution deal with Taiwan’s AboMem technology that will see the company’s SideTap NFC-enabled microSD device become widely available for the first time. More