Articles Tagged ‘NFC’


Firebirds Wood Fired Grill entices millennials with mobile wallet integration

January 6, 2016

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is integrating FreedomPay’s pay-at-table solution into its chain of restaurants, enabling tech-savvy diners to pay their bills via NFC mobile wallets such as Android Pay and Apple Pay.

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Beacons to deliver 1.6B coupons annually by 2020: report

December 9, 2015

Coupons are quickly growing as a significant component of beacon-enabled proximity marketing thanks to strong redemption rates, with brands and retailers forecast to deliver 1.6 billion coupons a year by 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

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Sleepy’s supports mobile sales with in-store contactless payment terminals

October 27, 2015

Mattress retailer Sleepy’s is fluffing its pillows for an uptick in sales as it begins rolling out contactless mobile payment terminals in all of its bricks-and-mortar stores, suggesting that more brands should streamline in-person checkouts with NFC capabilities.

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Slow EMV transition will dampen NFC’s potential this holiday season

October 1, 2015

While the EMV deadline arrives today, many retailers are not ready, suggesting that NFC payments solutions Apple Pay and Android Pay will continue to face more limited acceptance compared to Samsung Pay, which leverages older magnetic stripe technology.

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Barclays differentiates contactless payments offering with speed, card replacement

September 21, 2015

Barclays Bank continues to jockey for a meaningful role in mobile payments in Britain, most recently with plans to update the Barclaycard Android application to enable tap-and-go payments and provide services unique to the space.

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Mobile Minutes: Sprint and iPhone; IBM’s rodent brain; Successful apps; Samsung’s advantage

August 18, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Sprint tries out an easy-upgrade iPhone pitch; IBM’s ‘Rodent Brain’ chip could make our phones hyper-smart; Revealed: Secret strategies of world’s most lucrative apps; Samsung’s new mobile payment system has one big advantage over Apple Pay.

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Why Bluetooth could be the game-changer in mobile payments

August 11, 2015

The answer to merging the worlds of mobile and in-store retail lies in having a solution that offers the factors of function, convenience and a great user experience.

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Road to in-store mobile payments is bumpy for Apple Pay, MCX

May 6, 2015

Bringing contactless mobile payments to bricks-and-mortar stores continues to be a challenging process plagued with technology difficulties, inexperienced store associates and an evolving landscape.

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Mobile payments competition moves to OS as Microsoft eyes entry

April 9, 2015

Microsoft is reportedly developing a payments solution for Windows devices, making it the latest mobile operating system to push into the space and lending further support to proximity payments.

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Softcard to shut down in final blow to carriers’ NFC aspirations

March 6, 2015

In an expected move, mobile payments solution Softcard will be heading into the sunset as the nation’s three biggest wireless carriers consider if and what role they can play in what is expected to be a very significant market in the near future.

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