Apple Pay gets 98% satisfaction rate for in-store purchases

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 11 August 2015, 14:36 • Last updated 11 August 2015, 14:36 Apple Pay has gained a 98% satisfaction rate among those that have...
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PaidEasy raises $2m in seed funding

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News in brief Mobile payment startup PaidEasy has announced a seed round of funding valued at US$2m. “PaidEasy launched out of beta this week and plans to use the money...
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Indian mobile payment provider ToneTag raises $1m

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News in brief Indian mobile payment provider ToneTag , which enables contactless payments through mobile phones using sound waves or NFC technology, has raised US$1m from Reliance Capital . “ToneTag...
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CTBC Bank pilots ATM with biometrics

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News in brief Employees of Taiwan’s CTBC Bank have begun piloting an ATM that uses both a finger vein scanning solution from Hitachi and facial recognition technology to authenticate transactions....
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Transaction amounts on iOS double those on Android

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News in brief Average transaction amounts on iOS devices (US$124.47) were almost double those made on Android ($65.22) in 2014, research from Kount reveals. “Average online and in-store transaction amounts...
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InMobi unveils Miip payment platform

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News in brief Indian advertising platform InMobi has unveiled Miip, a platform that can be integrated into mobile apps to allow users to make payments through buy buttons on product...
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Ezetap raises $24m for mPOS expansion

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News in brief Bangalore-based Ezetap has raised Rs150crores (US$23.5m) to expand its mPOS solution of configurable mobile app and card reader that plugs into a merchant’s mobile device. “Ezetap is...
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Korean card issuers cleared for biometrics

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News in brief Korean card issuers will adopt biometric recognition solutions from September following clearing from the Financial Services Commission . “ BC Card is the first local financial institution...
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Besides MST Technology, Samsung Seeks to Differentiate New Payments Service from Apple Pay with More Flexible Architecture

NFC Times Exclusive – Besides touting its much larger base of acceptance points, Samsung Electronics appears to be emphasizing what it says is a more “agnostic” approach to its technology...
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Losses Continue in Second Quarter for OTI as New CEO Takes Reins

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – The new CEO of Israel-based On Track Innovations, Shlomi Cohen, is starting his tenure with the announcement by the company of declining revenue and continuing...
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SmarTone unveils Kiss mobile marketing platform with NFC payments and Bluetooth beacons

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 7 August 2015, 14:27 • Last updated 7 August 2015, 14:27 DEAL WITH A KISS: Service will go live shortly when a critical mass of...
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Flint adds Apple Wallet support

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News in brief Mobile payment provider Flint  has added a new feature to its platform that lets its business users create coupons and distribute them to Apple Wallet users. “Businesses...
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Less than half of US small businesses aware of EMV liability shift

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 7 August 2015, 13:00 • Last updated 7 August 2015, 13:00 Only 49% of small business owners in the US that accept point-of-sale card...
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11% of US retailers integrate loyalty with payment app

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News in brief Some 11% of US retailers have already integrated a loyalty program into a mobile payment app, while 40% plan to do so within the next two years...
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RapidNFC provides NFC wristbands for payments at Vieilles Charrues music festival

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 6 August 2015, 15:38 • Last updated 6 August 2015, 15:39 FESTIVAL BAND: RapidNFC wristband contained NFC tag linked to guest’s mobile wallet...
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Indian banks to test mVisa mobile payments in Bangalore

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 6 August 2015, 15:10 • Last updated 6 August 2015, 15:01 India’s Axis Bank , HDFC Bank , ICICI Bank and State Bank...
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Target tests Bluetooth beacons in 50 US stores

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By Rian Boden • nfcworld.com • Published 6 August 2015, 14:52 • Last updated 6 August 2015, 14:52 ON TARGET: Push notifications of recommendations are delivered via Target Run app US...
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Hampton Inn hotels install beacons in Seattle

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News in brief Guests at hotel chain Hampton Inn are to be greeted with personalised messages, digital concierge services, directions and tailored offers on their smartphones via Bluetooth Low Energy...
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Twitter to offer Buy buttons with Shopify

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News in brief Twitter is reportedly integrating with e-commerce platform Shopify to offer its Buy buttons to a wider range of businesses. “Shopify has around 100,000 merchants in the US,”...
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Toys R Us app gets Snap-to-Coupon

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News in brief Toys R Us has added a feature in its mobile app that lets shoppers take a photograph of any coupon they see in a newspaper, catalogue or on...
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