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NXP brings NFC innovations into the automotive industry

NXP Semiconductors N.V. is looking to expand its NFC leadership to the automotive industry with the launch of a complete portfolio of automotive-qualified NFC products, enabling drivers and passengers to securely connect to the quickly growing NFC ecosystem. The new product line-up ranges from NFC tags and transceivers to the new flagship, high-end NFC controller, […]

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NXP’s MIFARE DESFire fires up icash 2.0

MIFARE DESFire based micropayment and smart loyalty scheme is being rolled out by icash Corporation in Taiwan. The new icash 2.0 card allows a faster, easier and more secure shopping experience for customers, a next generation micropayment and smart loyalty scheme running on NXP’s MIFARE DESFire technology. Consumers expect quick service and retailers’ acceptance of […]

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Ralph Lauren get closer to its customers with mobile proximity technology

Ralph Lauren has taken over the 15 window displays at Harrods on London’s Brompton Road to support the launch of its Polo Ralph Lauren line using mobile proximity technology. To mark the designer’s expansion to now include Polo for women; Ralph Lauren called upon Harrods’ previous experience in digital marketing. The brand is striving to […]

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Kili Technology Unveils First mPOS Solution-on-a-Chip, creates Dream Payments

Kili Technology Corporation, a rapidly growing developer of secure, low-cost payment processing solutions, has unveiled what they call ‘the industry’s most highly integrated line of secure Solution-on-a-Chip (SoC) processors for payment processing applications. Offering more functionality than any other controllers for payment processing on the market today, this new line of processors and supporting firmware […]

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Juniper Research: Apple Pay, HCE to push NFC payment to over 500 Million users in next four years

A new report from Juniper Research has found that there will be some 516 million mobile users of NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless payment services by the end of 2019, up from 101 million this year. The report argued that Apple’s introduction of an NFC-based payment mechanism – Apple Pay – would stimulate the wider […]

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Vantiv and VeriFone launch “Secure Your Future Today” campaign

Some merchants in the US (Walmart, CVSV and Rite Aid) may be turning off NFC-enabled transactions at their POS but in a new campaign just launched, Vantiv, Inc., a provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, and VeriFone Systems, Inc., have announced the launch of […]

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Swirl Ad Exchange launches, powered by Beacon technology

Mobile marketing technology company Swirl Networks Inc. is launching their Swirl Ad Exchange (SWx™), saying it is the world’s first programmatic ad exchange for proximity-based in-store mobile marketing. The company says that their platform enables leading retailers and brands to reach consumers with highly relevant content and offers delivered to their smartphones while they shop […]

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US pharmacy chains may be choosing MCX over Apple Pay by shutting off NFC at their POS

There have been a number of reports in the trade media concerning the shutting off of NFC terminal capabilities at the POS for two US drugstores in an attempt to shut out Apple Pay ahead of the launch of retailer-backed platform CurrentC in 2015. In a leaked internal memo published on SlashGear, it was revealed […]

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EDITORIAL: Apple Pay launches, cash gets tweeted, cards go biometric…

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 43 2014: After Apple’s big announcement concerning Apple Pay, the question on everyone’s mind was “When will it launch?” Last week, the date announced by Apple during their developers conference was the 20th October – today! This is it – D-Day, or Pay-Day rather… With another 500 […]

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Driving forward with Tokenization and HCE – new paper from the SPA

The Smart Payment Association (SPA) have released a new paper that seeks to clarify the relationship between Tokenization and HCE, and evaluates the potential impact of Apple Pay. The SPA also attempts to set out why smart card technology represents the perfect baseline for a new generation of payment instruments that fulfil the needs expressed […]

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Bell ID launches tokenization manager solution

Payment credential management specialist, Bell ID, has launched its Tokenization Manager software. The solution will be used by card issuers and merchants to enhance security and limit fraud by facilitating tokenized payments.    EMV payment tokenization is the process of replacing a personal account number (PAN) with a unique identifier, known as a ‘payment token’. The payment […]

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