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    Gemalto assesses the mobile payments landscape

    November 12th, 2015

    A 24-page white paper designed to give banks, processors, OEMs, retailers and other issuers a clear overview of the evolving world of mobile payments is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. More

    Alibaba and Ant Financial make “strategic investment” in India’s Paytm

    September 29th, 2015

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Financial are to make a “strategic investment” believed to be worth some US$680m in Indian mobile payment platform Paytm through an agreement with its parent company One97 Communications…. More

    White paper highlights actions European card issuers can take to succeed with mobile payments

    September 8th, 2015

    A 14-page white paper highlighting the key actions European card issuers can take to gain a competitive advantage from the arrival of tokenized NFC payments is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge… More

    Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World

    May 22nd, 2015

    NFC World’s ‘Tap to travel: Delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale’ webinar is now available to view online. Some 359 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the… More

    SIMalliance: NFC SIM shipments up 69% in 2014

    April 14th, 2015

    A total of 4.7bn SIMs were shipped in 2014 by members of the SIMalliance, an organisation that represents suppliers responsible for 86% of the global SIM market, including 132m NFC SIMs, up 69% on 2013 and taking the total number of NFC SIMs shipped by alliance members over the past four years to 256m. More

    Mozido buys CorFire

    December 19th, 2014

    Cloud-based mobile payments platform provider Mozido has acquired the majority ownership of mobile commerce specialist CorFire, previously wholly-owned by South Korean IT services provider SK C&C. “By adding [Corfire’s] strength in NFC-enabled mobile wallets to Mozido’s extensive mobile financial services and retail marketing capabilities, we can now give merchants around the world access to a powerful mobile ecosystem,” says Mozido’s Michael Liberty.

    SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project

    October 24th, 2014

    A new open source software project designed to help banks offer tokenized card payments has been launched by HCE specialist SimplyTapp. “We feel the accessibility and control of current offerings are pretty restrictive and there… More

    Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet

    October 22nd, 2014

    Banco Central del Ecuador is to launch a mobile payments scheme to act as the national mobile wallet in the country, Payments Views reports. “The vision includes building out an ecosystem that includes P2P, top-up, B2B, cash in and cash out, in-store purchases and electronic receipts,” the article explains. “The plan is to link the mobile payment platform with the banking platform so that mobile accounts can receive funds from and send funds to bank accounts.”

    Google discusses Wallet plans

    October 21st, 2014

    Google has talked about its plans with regard to its Google Wallet app and mobile payments, hinting at possible partnerships and insisting that the company is still trying to “get it right.” “I think our goal… More

    Transcript: eBay CEO John Donahoe discusses the future of PayPal as an independent company

    September 30th, 2014

    “We want PayPal to be present whenever and wherever consumers want to pay so if that means being in other wallets, if that means being in any existing or other new ecosystems where payment occurs, our desire is to be a payments platform that can enable payments in any of those environments,” says eBay’s CEO. More

    NFC Forum expands certification program

    September 23rd, 2014

    The NFC Forum has added analog testing to its certification program, enabling device manufacturers to prove that their products are compliant with international radio frequency (RF) performance specifications for the first time. Certification testing for… More

    Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right

    July 28th, 2014

    Facebook is looking into the potential of adding payments capabilities across its business, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has explained during the company’s first earnings call following the hiring of PayPal boss David Marcus to head its… More

    GSMA reports on NFC adoption at MWC, SIM trends and HCE

    April 14th, 2014

    One in nine attendees at Mobile World Congress (11.8%) made use of the NFC Badge function available at this year’s event, the GSMA has told NFC World, and there was a “significant increase” in the… More

    EMVCo publishes tokenization framework specification

    March 11th, 2014

    The first version of the EMV Payment Tokenization Specification has now been published and is available to download. The document sets the scene for the arrival of MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, JCB and UnionPay… More

    MTS picks Novacard for NFC in Russia

    March 5th, 2014

    Russian carrier MTS has selected Novacard, a Russia-based SIM and smart card supplier, as its TSM provider and will launch the new platform at the end of 2014. The Novacard platform to be introduced by… More

    2014 “will be the year of NFC” says new AFSCM president

    February 13th, 2014

    Three French banks will launch national NFC services in partnership with carriers this year, the new president of the association responsible for bringing NFC to market in France has told NFC World — but transforming consumers into active and frequent users will be critical to success. More

    W3C publishes draft NFC API

    January 29th, 2014

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a draft specification for an NFC API that will provide web developers with a standard way to access the NFC functionality on an NFC-enabled device. The Web… More

    Marvell announces wireless combo chip with NFC

    January 8th, 2014

    Chip maker Marvell has introduced a new quad-radio wireless combo chip for mobile devices that includes support for NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, 1×1 802.11ac WiFi and FM radio. The Avastar 88W8887 is designed to provide “a… More

    Swiss firms tie up for NFC ID

    November 18th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Swisscom, ID company Legic Identsystems and security specialist Kaba are working together to create an NFC ecosystem that will allow businesses across Switzerland to easily integrate NFC-based access control and time and… More

    Glocon shows off NFC and Bluetooth multi-function bracelet

    October 15th, 2013

    The creators of Glocon, a waterproof bracelet that combines NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, have shown their prototype device to a number of industry leaders at the Money2020 expo with the intention of launching on crowdfunding website Kickstarter later this year. More

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