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17.09.2014 SIMalliance to Host NFC-Security Themed Workshop.
SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, will bring together a number of experts from across the NFC ecosystem in October. It will host an interactive workshop designed to help banks and other secure NFC service providers – such as merchants and transit operators – understand the importance of choosing an optimal NFC deployment strategy based on their unique service and security requirements. Continue reading...
15.09.2014 Weve abandons joint mobile wallet project.
Weve ( owned by EE, O2 and Vodafone) has announced plans to abandon their standard 'Wave & Pay' mobile wallet project. Instead, the operators planned to promote wave and pay via smartphone to their customers by pre-loading apps and implementing loyalty schemes. The joint venture would take a small cut of purchases in a mobile payments market instead.
The Telegraph says that the three involved MNO's have been unable to reach agreement on the wallet operations that was was announced over six months ago. For now, they have officially ended the joint project, which was slated for launch early next year, in favour of individual apps. Continue reading...
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