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    19 February 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 October 2014, 16:35

    Vertu launches luxury Android NFC phone

    Each Vertu Ti is handmade in England by a single craftsman, has a titanium body with leather, alligator skin or red gold trim, and costs from US$9,600.

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    19 February 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 19 February 2013, 12:56

    TfL “not convinced” about NFC

    Transport for London (TfL), which is rolling out contactless card acceptance on London’s public transportation network and ran one of the world’s earliest NFC pilots in 2008, is “not convinced” about NFC, says Matthew Hudson, the statutory body’s head of business development for fares and ticketing.

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    18 February 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 February 2013, 14:08

    Australian supermarket Coles tests NFC payments and rewards

    "This new trial will assess the user friendliness of the technology, its capacity to increase the speed of transaction, save customers time in store and seamless integration of Flybuys points to add even more value to the Coles customer experience," says the retailer.

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    18 February 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 February 2013, 13:29

    Inside Secure launches all-in-one NFC hardware package for consumer electronics devices

    ComboPulse "is a drop-in, zero-tuning solution that makes it easy and inexpensive to add NFC functionality into a broad range of mainstream consumer electronic products, including tablets, entry-level mobile phones, personal media players and other smart mobile devices," says the NFC chip specialist.

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    18 February 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 February 2013, 12:38

    MWC delegates to pay with NFC

    3,500 delegates attending this year's Mobile World Congress will be offered a Sony NFC phone they can use to make payments across the Fira Gran Via venue, at 16,000 Barcelona merchants and in 700 taxis equipped to accept NFC payments.

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    14 February 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 14 February 2013, 08:34

    Apple Passbook gets NFC — on Android devices

    An app that allows Android devices to use 'passes' created for Apple's Passbook can now beam and redeem them via NFC, giving a vision of how an NFC iPhone could streamline usage of the increasingly popular Passbook app.

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    14 February 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 14 February 2013, 00:57

    Singapore coffee chain adds NFC

    A chain of 51 coffee shops in Singapore has teamed up with Samsung to offer customers a free drink upsize when they tap their NFC phone to a TecTile NFC tag located in each store. The tap also generates a ‘like’ for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) chain on Facebook.

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    13 February 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2013, 23:16

    Isis releases Utah mobile payments usage stats

    Active users are now paying with Isis five or more times a week, says Jim Stapleton, the NFC payments platform's chief sales officer. "Consumers actually only need to know about the passcode, and you kind of have a mental 'Oh!' right there as they realize their leather wallet does not have a passcode," he explained.

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    13 February 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2013, 17:11

    London pub picks NFC for social media marketing

    Customers of The Cavendish Arms pub in Stockwell, London, can tap their NFC phones to tags located around the premises to get special offers. Each tap sends a message to their Facebook friends and Twitter followers, telling them they are at the pub and detailing any events taking place at the venue that night.

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    13 February 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2013, 15:43

    Clear Channel brings NFC to 10,000 ad panels across the UK

    The out-of-home advertising giant has begun rolling out 10,000 interactive panels featuring both NFC and QR codes to locations across the UK, "with the upgrade focused on high streets and town centres, reaching over 80% of adults every four weeks."

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    January 17th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Mobile payments market worth $3,338bn by 2022
    2. Apple Pay offers Chinese New Year discounts
    3. Facebook gets Spanish e-money licence
    4. One in 10 UK consumers have used mobile payments, survey reveals
    5. 25% of UK card payments now contactless
    6. NFC included in Nintendo Switch controller
    7. US bank to upgrade all ATMs for mobile withdrawals
    8. Australian bank offers instant digital card replacement
    9. Mastercard sizes up data sharing
    10. US consumers to use loyalty points as currency for in-store payments
    11. Palm vein authentication system launched for mobile devices
    12. Secure element security added to web applications
    13. Gemalto secures mobile payments and loyalty pilot
    14. Samsung Pay to get AI assistant?
    15. PayPal extends NFC payments with Discover
    16. European Central Bank calls for Europe-wide P2P mobile payments by end of 2017
    17. Vehicle recognition used in ad campaign
    18. Guide explains key concepts of tokenization
    19. PCI expands protections for mobile payments
    20. Visa promotes contactless payments with gold prize draw
    21. Mattel includes NFC in AI for kids
    22. Global mobile payment market to hit US$780bn in 2017
    23. Germany to get nationwide mobile ticketing system
    24. Biometric smartphones double in a year
    25. Samsung Pay available in Thailand
     
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