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MasterCard brings contactless payment to the 2014 World Series

MasterCard is bringing contactless acceptance to ballpark food and beverage concessions at the 2014 World Series through a partnership with mobile technology leader MLB Advanced Media, enabling fans to make payments using a variety of NFC-enabled devices and services, including the newly introduced Apple Pay. These two ballparks will be the first professional sports facilities […]

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Diamonds (and NFC) could be a girls best friend

A Tokyo-based jewelry maker has found a way to mix technology with its diamond rings, according to Wall Street Journal: TSLJ Co., which operates Core Jewels, will shortly begin to take orders for what it is calling “the world’s first diamond items by a jewelry brand to come with near-field communication technology”. “There have been […]

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MasterCard and Zwipe launch world’s first biometric contactless payment card

MasterCard and Zwipe has announced their partnership for the launch of the world’s first contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor. The launch of the card comes after a successful live pilot with Norway’s Sparebanken DIN, aligned to the Eika Group, as an answer to the complex challenge of providing a fast, convenient payment […]

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Apple Pay available to millions of Visa and Mastercard cardholders in US from Monday

In readiness for mondays launch of Apple Pay in the US, both Visa and MasterCard have announced to their U.S. consumers that via the iOS 8.1 update on Monday, October 20th Apple Pay will be available to both Visa and MasterCard cardholders on their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. […]

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NFC Forum Approves KEOLABS’ Validation Solution

KEOLABS, a provider of testing tools and services for smart objects and NFC, has announced the NFC Forums’ accreditation of its NFC Forum Digital Validation Solution. This solution allows companies designing NFC capable products to verify the strict conformance of their protocol implementation to NFC Forum standards and thus ensure interoperability with other NFC products […]

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Use S-Money to Tweet some cash

We reported earlier this week on French bank Groupe BPCE  allowing all Twitter users in France – irrespective of their bank – to ‘Tweet’ money to one another thanks to their S-money service. Everyone with a bank card and a Twitter account in France will be able to send money to other users easily, rapidly, […]

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EDITORIAL: Is the secret to mobile payment adoption location, location, location?

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 42 2014: Mobile interaction (payment, ticketing, ID, marketing etc) is supposed to be the ultimate demonstration of free movement, expression and of a simplified lifestyle. After all, you only need your phone, no cumbersome wallet, cards etc. So how ironic is it, that such an expanding and […]

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G&D demonstrates next generation subscription management, supports GSMA ‘embedded SIM’

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is demonstrating a subscription management solution that supports the GSMA ‘Embedded SIM’ Specification at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series Event in Dubai. This “next generation” G&D solution offers more flexibility through the use of a full SIM profile download, and supports more customer use cases for remote subscription management, cost-effectively enabling […]

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Groupe BPCE now allowing users in France to ‘Tweet’ money to one another

Starting this month, all Twitter users in France – irrespective of their bank – will be able to ‘Tweet’ money to one another thanks to the S-money service developed by French bank Groupe BPCE. Everyone with a bank card and a Twitter account in France will be able to send money to other users easily, […]

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OT brings dynamic security codes to payment cards to secure online transactions

Oberthur Technologies (OT) is launching the first payment card integrating dynamic Card Verification Value/Code (dCVV/dCVC) technology from NagraID Security in order to secure online transactions. NagraID Security is the display card specialist acquired by OT in September this year. EMV chip technology adoption has enabled issuers to efficiently fight “card present” (card payments in physical stores) […]

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EDITORIAL: Is the eBay PayPal split really about Apple Pay?

Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 41 2014: There was a lot of talk and coverage last week concerning the split of PayPal from eBay. It’s not surprising that so many commentators are covering the story as it follows in the wake of the Alibaba IPO last week and the shake up of […]

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