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Buy a magazine, pay through your phone bill – with Gemalto’s Netsize

LeKiosk, France’s leading distributor of digital magazines, is deploying Gemalto’s Netsize direct and online operator billing solution​. The end-user benefit is one-click mobi​​le payment for digital magazine downloads charged directly to their regular phone bill. The new service is supported by France’s three leading network operators, Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR and the Netsize payment […]

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L’Oréal, Altavia, Connecthings deploy in-store interactive marketing campaign at national scale – because you’re worth it…

L’Oréal Professional, Altavia and Connecthings conducted the first interactive poster campaign in Italy at national scale. In conjunction with an online campaign promoting the Inoa hair color brand, hair salons across Italy were offered to install an interactive sticker on their shop window. After two month of installation, the posters have shown a great success, […]

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In the US, while EMV migration deadline looms, retailers are not ready

A new ACI Worldwide retailer survey explores EMV readiness, payments security initiatives and mobile wallets and with only nine months until the EMV migration deadline, retail and technology professionals are still unprepared, is the reports summary. The survey of 200 retail industry professionals was conducted in January 2015 at the National Retail Federation’s 104th Annual […]

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Amazon loses confidence in mobile wallet app – quietly walks away

After placing their mobile wallet app onto the Google Play and Amazon Appstore back in July last year, Amazon has just as quietly shut down and walked away from the app. The company has informed users that they will still be able to use any gift, loyalty or membership cards stored on the app, but […]

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Cubic joins Smart Cities Council

Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., a business segment of Cubic Corporation and an integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions, has announced that it has joined the Smart Cities Council as a global lead partner. The partnership, says Cubic,  will reinforce Cubic’s NextCity transport payment and data analytics innovations. Smart Cities […]

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EDITORIAL: Rumour has it…. Softcard is in trouble – “glassless” Google to the rescue?

This post was first released on Monday 19th January. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 04 2015: Can you spare a little sympathy for the mobile wallet joint venture Softcard? Either a small show of sympathy or a dose of ‘schadenfreude’ (the pleasure derived from the misfortune of others)? They just don’t seem […]

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ROAM’s mobile commerce expertise to join Ingenico Mobile Solutions

Ingenico Group has reported that it now owns 100% of ROAM. ROAM and its mCommerce platform – consisting of secure mobile card readers, mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) applications, an innovative mobile payments engine and professional services – are now part of Ingenico Mobile Solutions, Ingenico Group’s mobile-focused brand, which will continue to be headquartered in Boston. […]

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Aerohive powers new HivePass app, more engagement opps for retailers

Today, retail is focused on traffic, conversion, attachment and retention. However, retailers struggle to extract and coordinate unique insights around foot traffic, POS, mobile devices and inventory across all stores in order to optimize customer loyalty, acquisition and engagement.  Aerohive Networks believe that the majority of retailers today lack an integrated infrastructure and ecosystem to […]

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