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    23 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 December 2016, 14:49

    STMicroelectronics to use NFC assets acquired from AMS to deliver next-generation solutions

    PARTNER NEWS: STMicroelectronics (ST) will use its July acquisition of NFC and RFID products, resources, technologies and intellectual property from AMS to create a new generation of high-performance NFC solutions for both mass-market and vertical-market applications, the company’s Sylvain Fidelis and Mark Dickson have told NFC World.

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    22 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 December 2016, 14:15

    Mahindra Comviva adds chatbot payments to mobile wallet

    PARTNER NEWS: Customers using mobile financial services firm Mahindra Comviva’s Mobiquity Wallet can now make payments through a chatbot integration designed to assist consumers “through their digital payments journey with their banks”. The feature forms part of the latest version of the digital wallet platform.

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    21 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 December 2016, 13:08

    Hungary’s national bank to launch instant payments through mobile phone numbers

    A proposal from Hungary’s central bank Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) for the launch of an instant payments service that will allow consumers to initiate a payment using only the mobile phone number of the recipient, with transactions completed “in a matter of seconds”, has been approved by the country’s Financial Stability Board.

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    20 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 20 December 2016, 13:36

    Huawei Pay NFC mobile payments rolled out across China public transport

    PARTNER NEWS: Smartphone maker Huawei is to begin rolling out NFC mobile payments for public transport in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing through Huawei Pay, which launched in China in September 2016.

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    19 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 December 2016, 13:04

    Mahindra Comviva takes digital payment services to the cloud

    PARTNER NEWS: Mobile financial solutions firm Mahindra Comviva’s Mobiquity Wallet and PayPlus digital payment services are now available in the cloud, enabling banks to “deploy services faster, adapt to markets quicker and serve their customers better”.

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    16 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 16 December 2016, 14:35

    Visa and Mastercard tokenization deal will ‘simplify and secure payment experience’

    The tokenization agreement signed yesterday by Visa and Mastercard will help to address the “lack of comprehensive tokenization across brands”, a key merchant barrier to adopting the technology, Visa’s VP of digital products Vish Shastry has told NFC World.

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    16 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 December 2016, 14:37

    London bar tests contactless self-serve beer pump

    Customers at Henry’s Café Bar in London’s Piccadilly have been testing a prototype self-serve beer pump that allows them to order drinks on a touchscreen and complete payment by tapping their contactless card or NFC device at the base of the pump, before placing their glass under the dispenser for the drink.

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    15 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 15 December 2016, 13:24

    Amazon trials drone delivery system in UK

    Online retail giant Amazon has begun trials in the UK of a package delivery system using autonomous drones, which aims to deliver goods to customers within 30 minutes.

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    14 December 2016 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 December 2016, 12:33

    Two fifths of global card-present payments use EMV standard

    More than two fifths of all card-present transactions conducted globally (42%) between July 2015 and June 2016 used the EMV chip card standard, up from 33% for the previous 12-month period, standards body EMVCo has revealed.

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    14 December 2016 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 14 December 2016, 11:01

    Google unveils updated Android for Internet of Things

    Google has unveiled Android Things, an update to its Internet of Things (IoT) developer platform, which it says will make it “faster and easier to create smart, connected products” powered by Android’s operating system and secured with updates directly from the internet giant.

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    January 17th, 2017

    This week's news

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