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How does Android Pay differ from Apple Pay & Samsung Pay for banks?

By Martin Cox, Global Head of Sales, Bell ID Google announced Android Pay yesterday at its I/O conference. The internet giant outlined a set of APIs that will allow developers to add an Android Pay button to their app and banks to enable payments in their existing applications, facilitating in-app and in-store payments on Android […]

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Google’s Android Pay – the basics

So Google have unveiled Android Pay, which is in no way a copy of Samsung Pay or Apple Pay – whatever the respective fanboys (and fangirls!) may claim *winks*. We thought we would give you the basics and then have a look at a couple of elements that sets Android Pay apart from its nearest […]

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oti NFC readers support Android Pay

On Track Innovations Ltd. (oti) a provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment solutions, has integrated its NFC technology with Android Pay™ to support retail mobile payment and customer loyalty programs. Unveiled yesterday at the Google I/O event, Android Pay™ leverages the NFC functionality already available on most Android-based phones. When supported in […]

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Visa Inc. announces new commercial standard for mobile payments

Visa Inc. have unveiled a new program that connects financial institutions and technology companies to simplify and accelerate the roll-out of new payment and commerce services. Visa’s new Digital Enablement Program (VDEP) builds on the company’s secure token technology and adds a turn-key, toll-free commercial framework accessible to more than 14,500 Visa financial institution clients […]

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EDITORIAL: Is Apple Pay to launch in Europe this summer?

This post was first released on Tuesday 26th May. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 22 2015: It would appear that we have reached some form of milestone in the UK. Last weeks announcement by the UK’s Payments Council that the total number of cash payments made by consumers, businesses and financial organisations […]

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AMS drives contactless car key application

AMS, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, today announced that automotive equipment supplier Marquardt is using its AS3914 NFC reader IC in a new series of contactless door lock and ignition control modules. The tiny ams AS3914 NFC reader IC in a car’s door handle enables ‘touch to open’ function when […]

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