Apple Pay is expanding to Switzerland, France and Hong Kong in the “next few months” and will be made available for online payments via an Apple Pay button that uses Touch ID for authentication, the company has announced during a keynote at its Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). More
US consumers who make their first purchase using Samsung Pay on a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge device this month are being offered a gift card worth US$30 from one of five selected Samsung Pay merchants — Best Buy, eBay, Whole Foods, Nike or Regal Cinema. More
More than nine in ten users of Apple Pay in the US (91%) have now made an in-store payment using a credit card stored on their mobile device and two thirds (67%) have made an in-app transaction, a survey by Phoenix Marketing International has found... More
Samsung Pay has added support for gift cards in the US, letting users store, pay with and share gift cards through the mobile payments service... More
As well as using the device to make payments with the new Apple Pay mobile payment service, Apple Watch wearers will be able to use their smartwatch as a boarding pass and to unlock their hotel room doors, Apple’s VP of Technology Kevin Lynch explained during the unveiling of the new device on 9 September... More
Nike is using Tapit’s NFC platform to offer easy app downloads ahead of Sydney’s biggest running race, City 2 Surf, which takes place on 11 August... More
A survey conducted in six European countries has found that consumers like the idea of interactive out-of-home advertising — but they expect a ‘value exchange’ in return for interacting with advertising and the most popular incentives are money or entertainment. More
China’s leading location-based social service is distributing NFC window stickers to more than 3,000 merchants in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Taipei and Hong Kong. More
Nokia has teamed up with China’s leading location-based service Jiepang to demonstrate NFC social check-in services... More
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