Author Archives | Steve Atkins

NFC Forum adds Analog testing to certification program

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, has announced the launch of Analog testing as part of its Certification Program. The NFC Forum analog certification will be the world’s first detailed evaluation of the Radio Frequency (RF) performance of an NFC device, assuring that the […]

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VeriFone expands point-to-point encryption services to UK

VeriFone Systems, Inc.have announced that its Payments as a Service (PaaS) platform for the UK market—PAYware Ocius—has been certified by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as an approved Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution. PCI SSC certification validates PAYware Ocius’ ability to help merchants enhance security and reduce the scope of PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) […]

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IDC Financial Insights: Mobile payments are facing large obstacles in Europe

A new report from IDC Financial Insights provides an overview of key technologies related to mobile payments and discusses implications for consumer experience based on real-life examples across Europe. The report found that although Europeans are increasingly using mobile devices for this purpose, most payments for physical goods are still made using the traditional ecommerce […]

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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 using NFC technology. Over the past ten years, Apple has been able to develop a powerful eco system of more than 500 million fans due […]

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EDITORIAL: Apple launch – more lessons learnt than innovation?

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 38 2014: Sometimes it’s easier to watch (no pun intended) where others go wrong than to be the innovator. Case in point is last weeks Apple product launch of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Apple Watch, which was booed by a few (very few actually…) […]

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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 offers advice to banks and payment service providers on how to protect mobile banking, payment and host card emulation (HCE) applications against security attacks. The […]

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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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A walk-through demo of Apple Pay

Apple has revealed its mobile payments play, and it features NFC and Touch ID, as many expected. Essentially, with the new iPhones, a user holds their phone near a payment terminal, and the payment card they’ve set as a default is called up, prompting a Touch ID action where the user authenticates their transaction. This […]

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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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