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    Bank of America adds Android Pay withdrawals at ATMs

    May 19th, 2016

    Bank of America (BofA) customers can now make cash withdrawals at ATMs in the US using their mobile phone and Google’s Android Pay mobile payment service, the bank has announced at this week’s Google I/O… More

    Chevron to offer NFC mobile payments at the pump

    October 6th, 2015

    Oil and gas company Chevron has teamed up with Visa to offer mobile payments at the pump at 20 locations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley from “later this fall”. The service will be compatible… More

    Pizza Hut could let customers order and pay for pizza from their cars

    March 4th, 2015

    Pizza Hut is testing a proof-of-concept “connected car” system that would let its customers order and pay for pizza from their vehicle before identifying themselves when arriving at the restaurant through Bluetooth beacons placed in… More

    NFC wallet seeks funds

    July 2nd, 2014

    A Silicon Valley startup is seeking crowdfunding to put a minimalist wallet with two integrated NFC tags into production. LionNFC’s Asset credit-card sized wallet is made from two sheets of anodised aluminium held together with an elastic strap, with a programmable NFC tag that can be used to initiate actions on the user’s phone embedded in each face.

    EmoPulse seeks funding for NFC smartphone watch

    June 12th, 2013

    A US startup with ambitious plans to build “the world’s first smartphone you can wear like a bracelet” is seeking investment on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. EmoPulse’s Smile smartphone watch prototype includes support for NFC payments,… More

    Proximiant raises funds for NFC digital receipts

    October 10th, 2012

    Silicon Valley-based start-up Proximiant has completed a new funding round and added QR code support to its NFC-based digital receipts and rewards service. Earlier this year, the company introduced a service that lets NFC phone… More

    HID Global reports on Silicon Valley NFC access control pilots

    October 3rd, 2012

    A survey of participants in trials conducted at the offices of Netflix and Good Technology has found that more than 80% saw the technology as intuitive and easy to use. More

    Google Wallet boss: No more prepaid cards until we’ve dealt with hack

    February 11th, 2012

    “To address an issue that could have allowed unauthorized use of an existing prepaid card balance if someone recovered a lost phone without a screen lock, tonight we temporarily disabled provisioning of prepaid cards,” says Google Wallet VP Osama Bedier. More

    PayPal tests NFC payments in Stockholm

    December 20th, 2011

    “Over the next few months we’ll be testing many different proximity payments technologies (including NFC) and exploring numerous partnership opportunities,” says the online payments giant. More

    Amex to invest $100m

    November 10th, 2011

    American Express is to invest US$100 million in digital commerce startups over the next several years. A new Silicon Valley office will fund innovative technologies in loyalty and rewards, mobile and online payments, fee-based services, security and fraud detection, and data analysis. Investments will vary in size but will focus on early-stage startups.