Walmart India signs up for MobiKwik payments

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News in brief Walmart is the latest retailer to support in-store payments from mobile wallet service MobiKwik in 20 of its Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in India, following WHSmith...
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Canada’s Ugo mobile wallet signs up 50,000 users

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News in brief Ugo , the open NFC mobile wallet developed by Canadian banks President’s Choice Financial and TD Bank Group , has signed up 50,000 users since December. The...
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LG and Google could partner for Android Pay launch

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News in brief LG Electronics has reportedly partnered with Google to launch Android Pay on its next Google Nexus phone, expected to become available in October. “The Nexus phone is...
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Apple adds 46 US banks to Apple Pay

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News in brief Apple has added an additional 46 banks and credit unions to its list of supporting financial institutions in the US . “The new additions increase the number...
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OTI Names New CEO, as Two Key Board Members Resign and Share Price Struggles

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Israel-based On Track Innovations is undergoing a major change of leadership after its board of directors named a new CEO yesterday and two major players on...
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Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance to Use Tokenization; Faces Long Road Ahead

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Spokespersons for Nokia’s HERE digital mapping business declined to comment on how the acquisition of HERE by German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes, announced yesterday, would...
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DigiSEq gets MasterCard approval to provision payments to mass market wearables

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 4 August 2015, 16:12 • Last updated 4 August 2015, 16:12 MasterCard has approved a solution that enables payment credentials to be provisioned...
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August smart lock update lets Apple Watch users unlock their front door

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 4 August 2015, 14:54 • Last updated 4 August 2015, 14:54 Smart lock maker August has updated its iOS app to allow people...
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FlexStr8 brings NFC tracking to hazardous chemicals

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 4 August 2015, 13:51 • Last updated 4 August 2015, 13:51 MULTILINGUAL: Information on chemicals is available along an international supply chain Smart label systems...
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Ola Cabs to apply for mobile wallet licence

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News in brief Indian mobile cab hailing service Ola Cabs is reportedly planning to apply for a mobile wallet licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). “Ola currently offers...
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Samsung Pay to start second beta testing round

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News in brief Samsung Pay is reportedly set to start a second round of beta testing in Korea with Samsung Card this Friday. BC Card is also expected to test...
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China moves to open up mobile payments services

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News in brief People’s Bank of China has proposed new regulations that could force internet companies Alibaba , Tencent and Baidu to offer each others’ online payment services alongside their...
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25% of world’s population to use mobile banking in four years

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News in brief More than 25% of the world’s population will use mobile banking in the next four years, research from KPMG using data from UBS Evidence Lab reveals, predicting...
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Brits want black cab contactless payments

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News in brief Three quarters of UK consumers say they should be able to pay for their fares in black cabs using contactless payments, a survey of 1,002 respondents conducted...
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GlobalPlatform discovery specification eases NFC roaming

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 3 August 2015, 14:28 • Last updated 3 August 2015, 14:28 Standards body GlobalPlatform has published a new specification that enables an NFC...
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Nokia sells Here to Audi, BMW and Daimler

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News in brief Nokia has sold its mapping and location intelligence service Here to a consortium of automotive companies including Audi , BMW and Daimler . “The transaction values Here...
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London markets could go contactless

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News in brief Londoners may soon be able to pay with their contactless cards at market stalls across the city as a result of the £20m London Regeneration Fund launched by...
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Amex cardholders use reward points for Best Buy purchases

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News in brief American Express card members in the Membership Rewards program can now use points to pay for online purchases at US retail giant Best Buy . “American Express’...
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US IT decision makers unprepared for EMV

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News in brief Some 42% of US IT decision makers have taken no steps or are unaware of any progress being made in the migration towards EMV, research from Randstad...
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New Google Glass ‘released soon’

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News in brief A second version of Google Glass is in the works and will be “released soon”, according to CEO of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica . “The partnership to...
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