JCDecaux to roll out PowaTag across Denmark

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News in brief Shoppers across Denmark will be able to make purchases from billboards, bus shelters and street furniture from outdoor advertising corporation JCDecaux subsidiary AFA JCDecaux via Powa Technologies...
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NFC Forum adds new members

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News in brief The NFC Forum has added new associate, implementer and non-profit members, following the recent addition of Apple as a sponsor member . “Representing industries as diverse as...
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Swiss develop ‘Sound-Proof’ authentication

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News in brief Swiss researchers have unveiled a two-factor authentication mechanism dubbed ‘Sound-Proof’ that uses the noise recorded by a user’s phone and the device he or she wants to...
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Square Cash finds time for Apple Watch

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News in brief Square has updated its P2P mobile payment app to add support for Apple Watch. Version 2.8 of Square Cash will now allow users to send money, pay...
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Apple Pay fees ‘sticking point’ for Australian banks

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News in brief Australia’s largest banks are reportedly in dispute with Apple over Apple Pay interchange fees. “Fees are a big sticking point in the negotiations, with big banks not...
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Visa Checkout reports 6m customers

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News in brief More than six million customers have signed up for Visa Checkout since its launch last year , Visa reports. The platform has nearly 250,000 merchants while financial...
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EMVCo to Release Overdue Tokenization Updates This Year; But Unclear if Major Update Planned for 2015

NFC Times Exclusive – Commercial standards organization EMVCo says it will publish what are considered overdue updates to its tokenization specification before the end of the year, though the organization is...
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Tokenization from Visa and MasterCard Will be Tough Sell in Such Markets as Turkey, which Could Opt for Alternate PANs

NFC Times Exclusive – Turkish banking group BKM and at least some Turkish banks are among those planning to support their own form of tokenization–alternate PANs–for early and perhaps later...
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Identiv Reports Q2 Results and ‘Disappointing’ Start to 2015; but Cites New Customer Wins

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – U.S.-based Identiv revised its full-year revenue guidance downward during its second quarter earnings call on Thursday, but the company’s leadership continues to predict positive adjusted...
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Apple’s Seat on NFC Forum Board Rounds out Representation from Three Major Device and Platform Players Rolling Out NFC

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – With the addition of U.S.-based tech giant Apple on the board of the NFC Forum industry trade and standards association, the group now counts among...
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US to get Samsung Pay in September

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News in brief Samsung Pay will launch in Korea on 20 August and in the US on 28 September, the handset maker confirmed as it announced two new flagship devices...
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Samsung Announces Dates for Payments Launch; Signs Up for Visa Tokenization Program

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – Samsung Electronics today released exact dates for when it plans to launch its mobile-payments service, Samsung Pay–Aug. 20 in South Korea and the U.S. on Sept....
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Join NFC World for a live Q&A with HCE pioneer Doug Yeager

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By Mike Clark • nfcworld.com • Published 13 August 2015, 14:31 • Last updated 13 August 2015, 14:31 The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be...
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Ugo adds gift cards

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News in brief Users of Canadian NFC mobile wallet Ugo will be able to store gift cards from today by scanning the card with their smartphone camera. The move comes...
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TD Bank to pilot NFC payments with Nymi biometric wristband

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 13 August 2015, 08:23 • Last updated 12 August 2015, 12:56 More than 100 TD Bank customers in Toronto, Canada are to begin...
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Apple joins NFC Forum

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News in brief Apple has joined the NFC Forum as a sponsor member as of August 11. “The top tier of NFC Forum membership, sponsor membership, entitles an organisation to...
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Kona I unveils Kona Pay

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News in brief South Korean smart card provider Kona I has unveiled Kona Pay, a platform that allows banks and credit card firms to develop mobile payment services based on...
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CurrentC to be tested in Ohio

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News in brief Mobile payments consortium MCX will test its CurrentC mobile wallet in Columbus, Ohio, in the coming weeks, The Wall Street Journal reports . Plans for the pilot...
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MCX member Rite Aid to accept Apple Pay and more

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 12 August 2015, 12:08 • Last updated 12 August 2015, 14:42 US pharmacy chain Rite Aid , a member of the MCX retailer-owned...
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LG U+ to issue UnionPay mobile credit cards in China

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News in brief Korean mobile network operator LG U+  will issue UnionPay mobile credit cards and payment services in China, in partnership with KB Kookmin Card , from next month....
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