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    2 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 June 2015, 13:34

    Google’s Project Soli to bring hand controls to wearables

    Google is working to create next-generation, hand-gesture technology that would enable rich interactions with smart devices regardless of screen size to “drive applications across wearable, home automation, automotive, industrial and medical markets”.

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    2 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 June 2015, 13:32

    Shazam launches visual recognition marketing platform with global brands

    Shazam has launched a visual recognition marketing platform that lets its mobile app users scan Shazam-enabled logos or QR codes placed on images to access custom mobile experiences including interactive content, special offers and the ability to purchase items or share them with others.

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    NFC

    1 June 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 1 June 2015, 16:58

    White paper sets out the need to go beyond tokenization for cloud-based mobile payments

    Card issuers looking to deploy host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments should not rely on tokenization alone to secure their services, NFC technology provider Sequent recommends in a white paper that is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.

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    NFC

    1 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 June 2015, 14:26

    Google’s Project Vault microSD features NFC for storing sensitive data

    Google has unveiled Project Vault, a hardware and software isolated environment in the form of a microSD card that stores the user’s sensitive data and comes equipped with NFC for authorisation.

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    NFC

    1 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 June 2015, 11:22

    Google to trial hands-free mobile payments

    Google has announced it will pilot a new payment service in the San Francisco Bay area later this year that will let users make hands-free, in-store mobile payments without having to get their phone out of their pocket. The service is to be trialled at McDonald’s and Papa John’s outlets.

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    1 June 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 June 2015, 13:30

    Project Jacquard: Google and Levi’s collaborate on interactive clothing

    Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group is working with Levi’s to develop interactive fabrics that would allow the wearer to use their phone just by tapping or swiping their clothes.

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    Tokens

    29 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 May 2015, 16:09

    Visa launches VDEP service to make it easier and cheaper for banks to offer mobile payments

    Visa has launched the Visa Digital Enablement Program (VDEP), a new service that builds on the company’s token technology and adds a “turn-key, toll-free commercial framework accessible to more than 14,500 Visa financial institution clients and technology partners around the world”.

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    29 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 May 2015, 14:32

    UK contactless transactions up nearly 50% in six months

    The number of UK contactless transactions has risen by nearly 50% in the last six months from 16.33m in November 2014 to 24.4m in April this year, representing an increase of 964% in the last two years, payment processor Worldpay has revealed.

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    Partner news NFC

    29 May 2015 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 May 2015, 14:04

    Stora Enso and NXP to make intelligent packaging with NFC

    PARTNER NEWS: Renewable packaging solutions provider Stora Enso is to begin integrating RFID technology supplied by NXP Semiconductors into its packaging. The move will allow products to be tracked and traced throughout the entire supply chain, as well as enable the end consumer to find out further information about a product and to check its authenticity with a tap of their NFC smartphone.

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    NFC

    29 May 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 June 2015, 11:23

    Google working on “brand new” Wallet service for Android and iOS

    Google has confirmed it is developing a “brand new” Google Wallet app for Android and iOS that will allow anyone with a US debit card to send and receive money for free “within minutes”, even if the other person doesn’t have the app.

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    April 25th, 2017

    This week's news

    1. Amazon gets approval for digital wallet in India
    2. Orange to launch mobile-only bank with NFC payments and AI
    3. Bank of Korea signs up retailers for coinless society trial
    4. Six Dutch banks to take Belgium’s Payconiq to the Netherlands
    5. NXP and GCL Technologies offer NFC tamper evident closure solution for wine and spirits brands
    6. Mastercard tests biometric payments card in South Africa
    7. Pizza Hut: The Internet of Things is becoming the Internet of Commerce
    8. Mastercard rolls out Messenger payment bots with US retailers
    9. Kiwi millennials want biometrics for payments
    10. Zelle processed 170m P2P payments in 2016
    11. Meet NFC World partners at Seamless Asia
    12. PayPal heads in-store with Android Pay and Wells Fargo
    13. Square to launch physical debit card?
    14. Lloyds to trial biometrics for online banking
     
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