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    NFC mobile payment users tip more, says Square

    July 8th, 2016

    Customers who pay using NFC mobile payments are more likely to leave a tip, according to a survey by mobile POS provider Square. 73% of customers tipped when using NFC mobile payments compared to 71% who tipped using EMV and 67% who paid using magnetic stripe cards at the point of sale. More

    US Smart City Challenge adds NXP’s RFID tagging solutions

    May 18th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has expanded its Smart City Challenge initiative to include NXP’s RFID tagging solutions and smart card ICs. The addition of NXP RFID tagging will enable automatic vehicle… More

    TriMet to roll out NFC ticket payments

    September 4th, 2015

    Canadian commuters in the greater Portland-Vancouver area will soon be able to pay for their journeys using Apple Pay and other NFC mobile wallet services, contactless cards and the Hop electronic transit card system. Scheduled to be rolled out by TriMet before the end of 2017, it will be valid on C-TRAN buses, Portland Streetcar and all TriMet buses and trains.

    Target tests Bluetooth beacons in 50 US stores

    August 6th, 2015

    US retail giant Target has begun testing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in 50 stores nationwide to send deals and recommendations on nearby products directly to a shopper’s smartphone running the retailer’s iOS mobile app…. More

    One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments

    July 24th, 2015

    Coffee chain Starbucks is processing nearly nine million mobile payments a week across its US locations, representing 20% of all in-store transactions, CEO Howard Schultz revealed during the company’s third quarter earnings call. The company… More

    Google introduces Eddystone, a new open format for BLE beacons

    July 15th, 2015

    Google has introduced an open format for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons that is designed to address the shortcomings of existing beacon services and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. More

    Starbucks expands mobile ordering

    March 10th, 2015

    Coffee chain Starbucks is expanding its Mobile Order & Pay service to 650 locations in the US states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska following a trial which has been running in Portland since December 2014. “The ease of use for both customers and baristas is expected to increase speed of service, drive incremental transactions and increase throughput across Starbucks stores,” the company says. The service is planned to roll out across the US during 2015.

    Starbucks increases mobile payments to 16% of total

    January 27th, 2015

    Starbucks is now processing an average of seven million mobile payments a week, representing around 16% of all its transactions, CEO Howard Schultz has revealed during a first quarter earnings call in which he also… More

    Starbucks launches Mobile Order & Pay in Portland

    December 4th, 2014

    Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay service is now live in Portland, Oregon ahead of a planned nationwide roll out across the US that will begin in 2015. The coffee chain first spoke about its plans… More

    Starbucks to offer mobile ordering and payments across US in 2015

    October 20th, 2014

    Starbucks customers in Portland are to be the first in the US to be able to order and pay for their coffee ahead of arrival and the service will be rolled out across the country… More

    US Bank expands NFC iPhone payments nationwide

    July 3rd, 2013

    US Bank has expanded its NFC mobile payment service for iPhone users nationwide following its beta test in Salt Lake City and Portland earlier this year. The Go Mobile service is now available to anyone… More

    US Bank launches iPhone NFC payments service

    January 11th, 2013

    Customers in Salt Lake City and Portland are being invited to beta test the bank’s new Go Mobile payments service, using an iPhone NFC case that stores a FlexPerks Visa credit card, ahead of a broader launch this year. More

    NFC news in brief • 6 June 2011

    June 6th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: M-Pesa revenues soar • Google Offers trial gets underway • Tyfone expands team • NXP’s partner programme • SVB picks EMV • British consumers ‘not comfortable’ with location-based services • SCM launches plug-in NFC reader • Elephant Talk to unveil NFC mobile wallet platform • and more… More

    NFC news in brief • 3 May 2011

    May 3rd, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: New online NFC store • eBay buys hyperlocal ads firm • Connecthings launches reader/writer app • Google’s Groupon rival hits Portland • Chase offers chip and pin in US • Visa and Gap working on real-time mobile discounts • Nokia to transfer Symbian jobs • and a brace of research reports… More

    Google expands NFC Hotpot marketing service to Austin, Texas

    Google expands NFC Hotpot marketing service to Austin, Texas

    February 14th, 2011

    Google has picked the city of Austin, Texas as the second location for its rollout of NFC-based marketing services. The move follows the December launch of Google’s first NFC service in Portland, Oregon. “The Internet… More