GUEST POST: iPhone 6 will pave the way to connected commerce on NFC

By François Lecomte-Vagniez, Partner, Lobary Consulting. Just as iPhone 3 revolutionized the use of the Internet on mobile, iPhone 6 could very well change the way we purchase and pay ...


EDITORIAL: Apple launch – more lessons learnt than innovation?

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 38 2014: Sometimes its easier to watch (no pun intended) where others go wrong than to be the innovator. Case in point ...


Cryptomathic advises industry how to secure HCE Applications

Keeping in line with both the public and private sector fears of security breaches in the payment service industry, the e-security solutions provider, Cryptomathic, has published a white paper, which ...

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A walk-through demo of Apple Pay

Apple has revealed its mobile payments play, and it features NFC and ...

PayByAss – the new way to pay…

It’s Friday and we were looking for something amusing to put up ...

Beacon technology comes to the Graceland tour

Earlier this week NFC World reported on a Summer story that we ...

Educating your sales force on NFC promotions: Guinness

We saw this video that Proxama had posted on their YouTube channel ...

NXP releases complete passive solution for NFC interaction with electronic devices that can power itself

NXP Semiconductors N.V. have released a complete passive solution for NFC interaction ...
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MasterCard launches MasterPass in South Africa

MasterCard has launched it’s digital wallet, MasterPass in South Africa providing local ...

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GURU POST: iPhone, NFC & Apple Pay: How Should Banks React?

By Martin Cox, Global Head of Sales at Bell ID. After years of speculation, Apple has finally revealed its mobile payments strategy: Apple Pay. This is good news for (U.S.) iPhone users who want to ‘tap to pay’, but what about the majority of smartphone users who are using an Android device? What about those […]

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GUEST POST: Is London’s transport system finally ready for contactless payments?

By Eve Pearce. London is a traveler’s city, a place where everyone is constantly on the go. Tourism is on the rise and people are eagerly looking for better, more convenient ways to spend their holiday cash. During the first six months of 2014, vacation visits in the United Kingdom were up 12% from last […]

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MasterCard wants to fast-track ‘contactless acceptance as standard’ by 2020

MasterCard has said they want to establish contactless acceptance as standard by 2020 for merchants accepting MasterCard® and Maestro® in Europe, ensuring that, consumers will be able to pay with their contactless cards and NFC enabled devices at all point-of-sale (POS) terminals in Europe by 2020. “Europeans can already use contactless cards or NFC enabled […]

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GUEST POST: Apple could make it easy to adopt miCommerce

By Andy Marken, Marken Communications. Just to set the record straight, I didn’t see any of the unclothed actress photos and didn’t even bother searching for them after my wife told me she blocked all the locations on my devices. Just looking, staring, ogling never seemed very satisfying to me. Were the exposed individuals really […]

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GUEST POST: IRONIC – Will Apple lead the way with NFC?

By Frank Viljoen. (Editors Note: This was originally published this year in May, but we felt that some of the points raised here still had some significance, especially in light of the release of the iPhone 6) For the last few years I have been focused and excited at the opportunity of using my mobile […]

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Apple finally embraces the world of NFC

As was fully expected (although the details were kept under wraps) yesterday Apple unveiled its anticipated next-generation iPhone, iPhone 6, which was – as also expected – accompanied by a bigger model (iPhone 6 Plus) But that was not all: it also offered us the Apple Watch, and a new payment service it hopes will […]

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MasterCard works with Apple to integrate Apple Pay

Owners of the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch will be able to use their MasterCard credit or debit cards from participating banks directly through Apple Pay. At a store, consumers can pay by just holding their iPhone near a contactless reader with their finger on Touch ID and their transaction will […]

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Visa launches Token Service

Visa Inc., has announced the launch of Visa Token Service – an innovative technology that provides a secure environment to help drive innovation in online and mobile commerce.

Visa Token Service replaces sensitive payment account information found on plastic cards with a digital account number or “token”. Because “tokens” do not carry a consumer’s payment account […]

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GUEST POST: Contactless cooks spoiling the broth?

By Helixion Times Square on New Year’s Eve, a record store signing by One Direction or waiting to cross at Tokyo’s Shibuya crossing. All of these examples have one word in common; BUSY. Although they may be highly populated (and the One Direction example swamped by hysterical teenage girls) many feel the hustle and bustle […]

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EDITORIAL: Will nude pics be the undoing of Apple’s iWallet?

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 37 2014: Apple must be livid with the timing of the latest media feeding frenzy involving a clutch (101 to be precise) of celebrities and their, shall we say, photographic indiscretions. After the photographs were taken, they were uploaded to the cloud for backup, most noticeably the […]

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