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    14 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 March 2017, 15:00

    Tag Heuer unveils connected watch range with Android Pay

    Luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer has unveiled the second generation of its connected watch range, powered by Google’s Android Wear 2.0 operating system and offering host card emulation (HCE) payments through Android Pay.

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    Partner news NFC

    13 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 March 2017, 17:09

    Nintendo Switch includes STMicroelectronics NFC technology

    PARTNER NEWS: Nintendo has integrated a range of advanced semiconductor solutions from STMicroelectronics into the main console and controllers of its latest Nintendo Switch gaming device. The solutions include motion sensors, STM32 microcontrollers, a touch-screen controller IC and an NFC controller IC.

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    13 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 March 2017, 17:00

    Hasbro to create new beat with NFC music mixing game

    A music mixing game that lets players create and share new tunes by mixing elements of their favourite songs contained on NFC-enabled cards is to be released globally by toy and board game provider Hasbro in September 2017.

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    13 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 March 2017, 13:06

    MSC Cruises passengers to get onboard mobile payments and tailored holidays with NFC, beacons and biometrics

    Holidaymakers aboard ships belonging to MSC Cruises will soon be able to make onboard payments, tailor their individual holiday preferences and access features such as a digital personal advisor through facial recognition technology, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, plus a mobile app and interactive cabin TV screens.

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    9 March 2017 • By Christopher Brown • Last updated 9 March 2017, 16:22

    Wearable payments platform to be tested on three continents

    A digital cash service allowing consumers — including those without bank accounts — to load money onto a range of wearable items and make contactless payments in retail outlets will roll out across “eight or nine countries” in North America, Europe and Africa from April 2017.

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    9 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 March 2017, 13:49

    Sweden becomes first Nordic country to get Samsung Pay

    Samsung Pay has launched in beta across Sweden, the first Nordic country to see the mobile payment service rolled out, with support from debit and credit card providers Mastercard, Mastercard SAS, Visa, Eurocard, and banks Nordea and SEB. Other supporting financial institutions joining “shortly” include Handelsbanken, ICA Banken, Re:member, Swedbank and Ticket Rikskuponger.

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    8 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 8 March 2017, 14:51

    Offers increase US mobile payment transaction frequency in stores by 50%

    Transaction-based incentives are driving the use of mobile payments both in-store and in-app across the US, research from Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) shows, with those who received an incentive to use mobile payments in-store over a one-week period doing so 4.6 times compared to 3.1 times for those not offered an incentive.

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    Partner news NFC

    7 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 March 2017, 17:09

    White paper explores how identification technologies are transforming the industrial and commercial landscape

    A four-page white paper that explores how identification technologies such as RFID, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are transforming the industrial and commercial landscape by making it possible for businesses to generate actionable results from large amounts of data is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    7 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 March 2017, 15:48

    Belgium becomes tenth country to go live with Android Pay

    Android Pay has launched in Belgium with support for Mastercard and Visa credit cards from BNP Paribas Fortis, Hello Bank! and Fintro, with debit cards issued by the three banks plus CBC/KBC expected to be supported soon. The mobile payment service is available at more than 85,000 retail locations — including Carrefour, McDonald’s, Media Markt and H&M — that accept contactless payments.

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    7 March 2017 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 7 March 2017, 13:57

    Apple Pay goes live in Ireland with support from Mastercard, Visa and two banks

    Apple Pay has been launched across Ireland with support from Mastercard, Visa, KBC and Ulster Bank, allowing customers to make in-store, online and in-app payments using their compatible devices.

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    March 30th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Dunkin’ Donuts customers get mobile ordering through Google’s navigation app
    2. Apple Pay goes live in Taiwan with support from seven banks
    3. NXP adds new NFC chips and sensors to secure the Internet of Things
    4. Square arrives in the UK
    5. Nordic banks roll out first mobile payment services with support for Dankort
    6. Boston Fed calls for clearer value proposition to encourage mobile payments
    7. Apple Pay to launch in Taiwan on March 29?
    8. Wells Fargo to add NFC mobile withdrawals to ATMs later this year
    9. Android Pay to launch in Korea in May?
    10. Nordea Bank: PSD2 will require banks to adopt a ‘totally new way of viewing their customer base’
    11. UK consumers want more biometric security options for online banking
    12. Apple Pay struggles in China in the face of tough competition
    13. Study reveals US attitudes to authentication methods
    14. Ted Baker and Mondaine to add NFC payments to watches
    15. US Payments Forum offers card-not-present fraud advice
    16. Starbucks to add gift cards to iMessage as Mobile Order & Pay grows
    17. Dynamics CEO shares details on how LG Pay will work with magnetic stripe card terminals
    18. Esso customers get mobile payments and rewards at 1,000 Canadian gas stations
    19. White paper explores how dedicated Android NFC devices can be used to improve the delivery of financial services in emerging markets
    20. Android O to offer autofill for payments
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