Articles Tagged ‘NFC’


Zapper boosts at-the-table mobile payments via QR codes

August 7, 2014

Hundreds of independent restaurants and chains are enabling diners to scan a QR code printed on bills using a free mobile app without having to wait for a card terminal.

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Toys “R” Us reports 23K Isis transactions in first three months

June 12, 2014

Pointing to how near field communication mobile payments continue to grow, Toys “R” Us recently reported that it has seen 23,000 individual transactions in the first three month since becoming an Isis merchant.

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Sberbank enhances banking app with HCE-enabled mobile payments

May 28, 2014

Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia, will soon begin testing Host Card Emulation for mobile payments, making it the largest bank so far to embrace the burgeoning solution for making tap-and-go payments more widely available.

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More than half of mobile wallets to feature contactless payments: Juniper

May 21, 2014

While mobile-enabled contactless payments have been lagging, this could soon change, with more than 50 percent of wallets in developed markets – and more than a third globally – expected to rely on contactless technology by 2018, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

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TD Canada Trust taps NFC to scale Canadian mobile payments

May 19, 2014

TD Canada Trust gets a leg-up on competitors as the first North America bank to offer mobile payments across all three of Canada’s carriers.

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Will Apple’s commerce push include broader mPOS play?

May 15, 2014

Apple is reportedly introducing a new mPOS system in its own retail stores, possibly signaling its intention to introduce a solution more broadly in the market.

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Tribeca Film Festival NFC-enabled posters tapped 8,195 times

May 9, 2014

During the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, an out-of-home promotional campaign using near-field communication technology saw fans seeking free tickets tap promotional posters 8,195 times with 1,156 unique mobile devices.

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HCE vs. BLE: Which has the bigger in-store potential?

May 1, 2014

The battle is on to transform the in-store shopping experience leveraging mobile technology, with host card emulation-enabled near field communications and Bluetooth Low Energy beacons at the forefront.

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Google Wallet distances itself from NFC with Sionic Mobile integration

March 21, 2014

Google Wallet users will now be able to access Google Wallet Instant Buy via Sionic Mobile’s ION Rewards application, getting rid of the wallet’s dependence on near-field communication and switching over to bar codes.

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NFC takes another blow as 7-Eleven, Best Buy shut it down

March 20, 2014

Best Buy and 7-Eleven have announced that they will be shutting down their near-field communications capabilities in their retail locations, pointing to further struggles for NFC-based mobile payments.

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