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    5 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 May 2015, 15:15

    NFC gets top marks for helping Barcelona kids get to school

    Six schools in Barcelona are issuing contactless cards to students who use public transport so that parents can track them on their journey to school and be notified when their child has arrived safely. Assistants with NFC phones monitor the childrens’ progress as they get on and off buses.

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    1 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 1 May 2015, 17:46

    Apple Watch carries NFC components from NXP and AMS

    A teardown of the Apple Watch shows a design centred on a custom processor with NFC components from NXP and AMS, ABI Research has revealed.

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    1 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 May 2015, 14:20

    Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”

    Apple Watch owners with tattooed wrists have been reporting that their smartwatches are not functioning properly as the LED-based heart monitor built into the devices experiences difficulty detecting that the watch is being worn — an issue which impacts the use of Apple Pay among other features such as receiving notifications, placing phone calls and using some applications.

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    1 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2015, 14:00

    84% of banks and retailers plan to invest in mobile payment technology

    The “overwhelming majority” of financial institutions and retailers are currently investing or planning to invest in new payment technologies within the next 18 to 24 months, with online (86%) and mobile payment technologies (84%) topping the list, a survey by payments provider ACI and IT consultants Ovum has found.

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    1 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2015, 12:11

    Yandex offers mobile payments at 1,300 Ukraine fuel stations

    Ukrainian drivers can now pay for fuel at more than 1,300 outlets across the country using a mobile payment service launched by Russian internet company Yandex, in partnership with PrivatBank and MasterCard.

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    29 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 April 2015, 10:24

    MCX appoints interim CEO after Best Buy announces support for Apple Pay

    MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson has left the retailer-led consortium to “pursue other opportunities” in the same week it was announced that founder member Best Buy will roll out support for rival mobile payments service Apple Pay later this year.

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    28 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 April 2015, 15:55

    MCX confirms it will launch CurrentC this summer in a “mid-sized market”

    Retailer owned mobile payments consortium MCX has confirmed to NFC World that it will launch its CurrentC mobile wallet in an unspecified mid-sized US market soon, following the announcement that founder member Best Buy will begin to accept rival mobile payments service Apple Pay in its stores later this year.

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    28 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 April 2015, 14:48

    Starwood guests unlock hotel rooms with Apple Watch app

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched an app for the Apple Watch that enables wearers to tap their device to unlock hotel room doors via Bluetooth. The SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app incorporates the SPG Keyless door entry system, which has been available for iPhones and Android devices since November 2014.

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    28 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 April 2015, 11:16

    MCX member Best Buy to accept Apple Pay across the US

    US retail giant Best Buy, a founder member of retailer-led consortium MCX which requires members to exclusively support its own yet-to-launch mobile payments service, has announced that it will accept Apple Pay NFC payments in its stores “later this year”.

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    27 April 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 April 2015, 14:52

    Discover to add support for Apple Pay

    Apple Pay will be supported by all major US credit card companies “beginning this fall” after Discover announced plans to join Visa, MasterCard and American Express in letting its cardholders add cards and make NFC payments using the mobile payments service.

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    January 23rd, 2017

    This week's news

    1. India to rank states on digital transactions
    2. HSBC to launch Hong Kong P2P mobile payments app
    3. Indian mobile wallet adds healthcare services
    4. Singapore commuters to get NFC-enabled transport payment wearables
    5. Call to ‘digitise Indian rupee’ using blockchain
    6. Mercedes Pay mobile payments unveiled for Daimler mobility services
    7. P2P service expands to Macau
    8. GlobalPlatform standardises TEE management
    9. Google to add payments for Home Assistant?
    10. Japanese bank plans new biometrics firm
    11. Boon launches in France for Apple Pay users
    12. Mobile marketplace offers African farmers promise of richer, cashless harvest
    13. US bank backs top five mobile payment services
    14. Mobile payments market worth $3,338bn by 2022
    15. Apple Pay offers Chinese New Year discounts
    16. Facebook gets Spanish e-money licence
    17. One in 10 UK consumers have used mobile payments, survey reveals
    18. 25% of UK card payments now contactless
     
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