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KIA Oval is all ‘over’ beacon technology

The KIA Oval launched an interactive digital experience for cricket fans by enabling mobile proximity technology in the grounds. The app, “The KIA Oval”, available for both Android and iPhone users, uses beacon and geo-fencing technology to enrich visitors’ experience at the stadium with exclusive, location-based valued content. The technology, which is enabled by mobile marketing, loyalty […]

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GUEST POST: Do HCE mobile payments need additional security?

By Robert Wessels – Technical Sales Consultant, Bell ID.  Since Google announced support for host card emulation (HCE) in Android KitKat 4.4 last year, the industry has been divided. Many recognize the value and opportunity that this brings to banks, mobile network operators (MNOs) and service providers for the deployment of mobile services – like payments, transit and loyalty […]

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‘Bespoke Instant Fundraising Wristbands’ are a real boost for charities

Bristol-headquartered, Hft, a national learning disabilities charity is one of the vanguard of charities who continue to employ new technology to empower their fundraisers to capitalise on spontaneous donations instantly. The charity will be giving Bespoke Instant Fundraising Wristbands to participants taking part in Hft’s portfolio of Team Extreme and Challenge events (such as bikes […]

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In London, statues are coming to life thanks to NFC technology.

From August 19th, for approximately one year, 35 statues across London and Manchester will speak their minds! Arts producers Sing London have commissioned some of the nation’s most celebrated writers, actors and comedians to create monologues for a range of iconic statues.  Pass a Talking Statue, engage the NFC tag and get a call back […]

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EDITORIAL: iWallet, NFC, Beacons, HCE & predictions for the next 6 months…

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 33 2014: August. The time of year when the industry – and all the hard-working people in it – resembles one of those marathon runners after reaching the finishing line after a long race. You know what I mean… The out-of-breath, wide-eyed stare into the distance. The […]

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City of Liverpool takes ‘Giant’ step in digital proximity technology

Liverpool is one of the first cities to use mobile digital proximity technology to enhance visitor experience with venues and events concurrently across the city. The mobile app, I’m@app, uses beacon and geo-fencing technology to enrich visitors’ experience of arts and culture by providing timely and relevant content to the visitor based on their location in the […]

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EDITORIAL: Apple and NFC? The world holds its breath…

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 32 2014: A touch of sarcasm in a headline never hurt anyone. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. And to be honest, it’s what the technology trade press would have you believe. Especially, if you have been following the latest rumours and ‘leaks’ that continue […]

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MasterCard offers single Priceless platform for SFX dance music fans

MasterCard and SFX Entertainment are to develop a multi-year global partnership that will bring technology solutions to the SFX platform and demonstrate MasterCard’s commitment to music and entertainment. Acting as a technology partner, MasterCard are to simplify the way hundreds of millions of electronic dance music (EDM) fans worldwide can access SFX events, engage with […]

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GUEST POST: Driving Cash down the Value Chain

By Mark Austin, Director of Innovation Development and Product Management, Visa Europe. When the term “the death of cash” first started circulating in the payments industry, the future for coin and paper payments was perhaps not quite as bleak as some suggested. But over recent years, as chip and pin has pioneered the move away […]

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G&D supplies secure SIM card platform for Swiss Tapit digital wallet

The Swiss mobile network provider Swisscom is counting on highly secure NFC-enabled SIM cards from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to allow its customers to make payments with “Tapit”. Tapit is the digital wallet for smartphones in Switzerland. The platform is used by every mobile network provider in the country. The smartphone app uses NFC technology […]

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