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    16 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 February 2015, 19:43

    Liber8 raises funds for e-ink bracelet that uses NFC to change designs

    A bracelet that combines an e-ink display with NFC to let the wearer change its design by simply selecting an image on a mobile app and tapping their smartphone against the bracelet has beaten its fundraising target on Indiegogo and is now set to go into production.

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    13 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 23 February 2015, 17:00

    NFC gets 75% approval rating from US consumers

    The speed, convenience and control of NFC have made it a clear winner with the American public in a study conducted by Strategy Analytics for the NFC Forum. “Once you get the technology into the hands of the consumer and allow them to experience it firsthand, NFC is preferred far away and above competing technologies,” analyst Christopher Dodge has told NFC World.

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    13 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 February 2015, 15:46

    Visa sets out tokenization expansion plans

    Visa is to expand its Visa Token Service to more regions, to a range of mobile devices and to online transactions made using its Visa Checkout service in 2015, the payments network has announced, “helping to prevent exposure of sensitive consumer account information in online and mobile payments.”

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    12 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2015, 15:17

    NXP and Enfucell give cold comfort to biopharmaceutical supply chain

    Medical staff can now use an NFC phone to check that vaccines, hormones and other biopharmaceutical products have been kept at the correct temperature throughout the supply chain, using a disposable temperature logging foil that can be attached to each individual item.

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    12 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2015, 14:40

    Supermarket in a box gives staff chance to shop at work

    Employees at chip maker STMicroelectronics’ Catania office in Italy can now order and pay for fresh food, groceries and personal hygiene products from their mobile phone and then collect their order from a unique “supermarket in a box” based in the office car park.

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    11 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2015, 15:51

    USA Technologies reveals secret of success for Apple Pay branding

    “Certification work” with Apple was all that was needed to add 200,000 vending and other self-service machines supplied over the last five years to the list of Apple Pay acceptance points, USA Technologies (USAT) has told NFC World+.

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    11 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2015, 16:00

    Samsung to mandate NFC in S6 accessories?

    Samsung is to require companies that manufacture accessories for the forthcoming Galaxy S6 mobile phone to include NFC-enabled authentication chips in their products, according to DDaily.

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    10 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 February 2015, 14:58

    Shell UK picks PayPal for mobile payments at the pump

    Oil and gas company Shell has partnered with PayPal to roll out mobile payments at the pump across the “vast majority” of its 1,000 service stations in the UK. The move follows a successful trial in 2013 and will begin with a pilot involving selected Shell Drivers’ Club customers in April ahead of a nationwide rollout later in the year.

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    9 February 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 February 2015, 18:01

    UK to increase contactless transaction limit by 50%

    The spending limit for contactless transactions is to be increased from £20 (US$30) to £30 (US$46) in September 2015, The UK Cards Association has told NFC World. The move follows the news last week that contactless card usage surged in the UK in 2014 to 319.2m transactions with total spend more than trebling to a record £2.32bn.

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    Partner news NFC

    9 February 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 9 February 2015, 17:10

    NXP offers pre-validated NFC mPOS module

    PARTNER NEWS: An mPOS module that provides developers with “a complete hardware and software reference demonstrator for secure near field communication enabled mobile point of sale solutions” has been developed by NXP in partnership with Creditcall and ViewAt Technology.

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    December 10th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. App offers order ahead restaurant service
    2. Facebook given licence to launch Messenger payments in Europe
    3. NFC clothing range connects US Ski Team with winter sports fans
    4. Google’s browser connects with BLE
    5. Belgian bank joins mobile payment platform
    6. India Reserve Bank drops two-factor authentication
    7. Lessons learned from implementing HCE for cloud-based NFC mobile payments — See the webinar now on NFC World
    8. Cartes Bancaires picks Gemalto to ease member banks’ NFC mobile payments offer
    9. Alipay comes to more Australian stores
    10. Australian bank reveals NFC payments sticker use
    11. Apple Pay adds US and Australian banks
    12. German MNO begins SIM-based NFC mobile payments pilot
    13. Take part in our ‘Lessons learned from implementing HCE’ webinar today
    14. Apple Pay targets US retail and transport expansion
    15. Pakistan bank offers mobile ATM cash withdrawals
    16. Samsung Pay set for 2017 UK launch
    17. Canadian bank replaces NFC SIM-based service with HCE
    18. Android Pay launches in Ireland
    19. E-wallet added to Carrefour Romania app
    20. MacBook Pro Touch Bar has NFC controller
    21. Indian payments app ties up 15 mobile wallets
    22. Alipay expands across Europe after deals with major banks and payment providers
    23. Android Pay offers Christmas rewards
    24. Loyalty and gifts added to Apple Pay
    25. Amazon Go store will let customers shop and go without checkout queues
    26. Join us on Thursday for HCE mobile payments webinar
    27. Graphene NFC antennas pave way for cheaper, stronger connected wearables
    28. Indian government working on Aadhaar mobile payments app
    29. Wirecard to integrate insurance into Boon
    30. Army cadets develop NFC medical bracelet
    31. Royal Mint to develop blockchain for gold trade
    32. Battery-less smartwatch powered by body heat
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