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    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC and the internet of things

    January 21st, 2016

    NFC World will host a free webinar on Wednesday 2 March that will explore how NFC is bringing plug-and-play simplicity to smart homes and the internet of things (IoT) and how the technology can be… More

    Gemalto’s cloud-based mobile payments system gets MasterCard approval

    January 18th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has gained MasterCard approval for a complete cloud-based mobile payment solution that includes everything from backoffice server platforms to the payment software running on cardholders’ mobile phones. More

    Four in ten US consumers have made a mobile payment

    December 17th, 2015

    43% of US consumers have used a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet or smartwatch to make an in-store purchase, up from 36% last year, research from location-based mobile platform Retale shows. PayPal takes the number… More

    Santa’s little helpers adopt NFC technology

    December 16th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Children visiting Santa’s Grotto in Blarney Woollen Mills, Ireland, are being given NFC wristbands that are pre-encoded with information provided by their parents. As the child approaches the grotto, the wristband gets scanned by an elf and Santa’s “naughty or nice” book is automatically updated with the information so that he can talk to the children on a personal level. More

    Gemalto brings PKI-based authentication to mobile devices over BLE

    December 11th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has launched a solution which can bring public key infrastructure-based authentication and security to any device through a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection. “SafeNet MobilePKI uses Bluetooth Smart technology… More

    SumUp expands to US

    October 22nd, 2015

    European mPos provider SumUp has launched in the US and has started taking pre-orders for a new EMV contactless card terminal for US$99. “The new contactless SumUp terminal has been specifically developed for the US and connects wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet,” the company says. The expansion comes after the company raised €10m in August 2015.

    Carrefour installs Bluetooth beacons in 28 hypermarkets across Romania

    July 23rd, 2015

    Supermarket giant Carrefour has installed 600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its 28 hypermarkets in Romania to guide shoppers around the stores and to deliver personalised promotions and offers either directly to their smartphones or to Samsung tablets affixed to the handles of their shopping carts.  More

    Shoppers spend more on iPhones than Android

    July 9th, 2015

    Shoppers making online mobile payments using an iPhone have an average transaction value (ATV) of £54 compared to Android users with £49, Adyen’s 2015 Q2 Mobile Payments Index reveals. Smartphones now account for 64.1% of browser-based mobile transactions, up from 61% in Q1, with the use of tablets dropping from 38% to 35.9%. iPhone devices are now used for 10% of all global online transactions.

    McGee Group adds NFC inspection tags to trucks

    June 25th, 2015

    Truck drivers from UK-based construction firm McGee Group can now log their daily vehicle inspections by tapping a tablet or smartphone against NFC tags mounted on their lorries, using a platform supplied by mobility solutions… More

    Broadcom licenses Mifare

    June 9th, 2015

    Chip maker Broadcom has licensed Mifare, the widely deployed protocol for contactless ticketing, transportation and access applications. “With this adoption, Broadcom supports a growing set of NFC and related payment applications in mobile phones, tablets and wearable devices,” the company says, “to enable OEMs to integrate a wide array of applications that deliver a simplified and consolidated user experience for payments, access and contactless ticketing.”

    Audi Q7 includes NFC tablet

    May 26th, 2015

    German car maker Audi’s new Q7 model features an NFC-enabled tablet, allowing passengers to transmit information and entertainment to and from their smartphones which can then be distributed throughout the vehicle. The Audi tablet uses the Android operating system and connects to the car’s MMI information and entertainment system via Wifi, allowing passengers to send a planned route to the driver’s navigation display, for example, or the driver can start a radio or media programme.

    American Airlines Center gets NFC tablets for payments on the go

    May 14th, 2015

    Employees at multi-purpose arena American Airlines Center in Dallas are to be given NFC tablets that will allow them to accept mobile and contactless credit card payments from visitors anywhere in the stadium. The solution,… More

    Pub chain picks Droplet’s fee-free mobile payments and rewards

    April 22nd, 2015

    British brewer Adnams is to roll out a mobile payments and rewards service in its 12 stores and 50 pubs across East Anglia and London this summer using a fee-free platform provided by UK startup Droplet. More

    Half of digital tickets will be bought on mobile by 2019

    April 17th, 2015

    More than one in two digital tickets will be bought using a mobile handset by 2019, Juniper Research has forecast. Global ticket purchases via mobile and desktop devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs, will reach 32bn in the same period, up from an estimated 16.2bn this year. Findings also reveal that one in three airline boarding passes will be issued via mobile devices by the same year.

    NFC wristbands to help swimmers track performance

    March 27th, 2015

    Swimmers will soon be able to use NFC wristbands to set up personal training regimes and measure their performance in the pool. A pilot in five pools in Israel will use the wristbands, a mobile… More

    Verifone and Samsung to offer Android mPOS

    January 13th, 2015

    Verifone and Samsung have announced a global partnership to deliver Android-based mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions to multi-lane and enterprise retailers. The initial offering is due to be introduced later this year and will include a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active tablet and support for EMV, NFC, beacon and magnetic stripe payments.

    BitStraat equips Dutch merchants with Bitcoin POS terminals

    December 3rd, 2014

    Dutch startup BitStraat has launched a project aimed at turning Amsterdam into Bitcoin City, providing one hundred merchants with a free tablet-based POS terminal they can use to process mobile payments made using the virtual… More

    White paper explains NFC-enabled sensors and their uses

    November 26th, 2014

    A new paper that explains how NFC-enabled sensors can be used to deliver service improvements in “hundreds of applications in many market sectors” is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre. NFC-enabled… More

    Keyssa unveils high speed short range ‘kiss’ connectivity technology

    November 17th, 2014

    Keyssa, a US startup backed by US$47m in funding from investors that include Intel, Samsung and Dolby Family Ventures and chaired by Nest founder Tony Fadell, has unveiled Kiss Connectivity, a solid-state embedded connector that can be used to transfer data between two devices at up to six gigabits per second. More

    Dairy Queen expands mobile loyalty and payment test

    November 10th, 2014

    US fast food chain Dairy Queen has expanded pilot testing of its myDQ mobile loyalty, offers and payments service to more than sixty locations in the states of Colorado and Nebraska ahead of a planned… More

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