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July 19, 2016
Mobile Payments Today

Setting the record straight on contactless transactions and terminology

Without singling any party out, I think we can agree that there is a blanketed air of confusion in the mobile industry – a conflation of language, if you will.

Those of us working with this technology day in and day out (myself included) can default to jargon, and media conversations often follow suit as they surmise what specific technology, category of devices, app providers or ecosystem is going to “win.” There’s an inescapable deluge of acronyms used to describe the technologies that power and secure mobile transactions in particular: NFC, HCE, BLE, RFID, EMV, MST…the list goes on. It’s important for us to draw distinctions between terms that are misused or incorrectly interchanged. It’s time to set the record straight on exactly what these contactless terms represent, what the technologies do and why there is confusion in the first place.

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July 15, 2016
Yahoo Tech

NFC may help trainers trade their pocket monsters in ‘Pokémon Go’

Pokémon Go is already a huge hit — but the game is missing a few key features that fans of the franchise have come to expect. Trading pokémon with friends has long been an essential component of catching ’em all, but this activity isn’t currently available to Go players.

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July 15, 2016
Focus U

Added support for the embossing by the IC card (NFC embossing)

Stamped by the IC card to the new embossing line-up has been added (NFC embossing) way!

On the NFC-enabled Android devices, you can easily stamped by simply holding the Felica corresponding IC card.

Pre-settings, launch the app after downloading a dedicated app from the Play Store. 
The first time after setting the specific information to be issued from us, simply register by holding your hand of the IC card to the NFC sensor.

This article is in the Japanese language.

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July 14, 2016
iOS World

Square Comes up with Installment Plan of $1 Per Week for Contactless Reader of Apple Pay

Square’s new Apple Pay terminal is now available for those businesses who are interested in buying it. They are offering a contactless terminal that is compatible with Apple pay with an option of an installment plan of $1 a week. This new payment plan is of a 60 week period. Over the standard cost there is a premium of $11 however in order to pay it off in full, more than a year is given to merchants.

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July 13, 2016
TelecomReseller

NFC Forum Fuels Technology Innovation with Startup Company Membership

Recognizing that Near Field Communication (NFC) is the de facto standard for short-range communication and that NFC innovation and deployments have expanded the NFC ecosystem, the NFC Forum announced today a new reduced membership fee for startups. The Startup Implementer Membership fee is exclusively for NFC-focused startup technology companies. It allows these young and developing companies to participate in the NFC Forum’s technical, marketing, and educational efforts via the Forum’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Startup Members are also granted free access to NFC Forum technical specifications and may participate in the Certification Program.

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July 13, 2016
PR Newswire

Research and Markets – Global Mobile Wallet and Payment Technologies Markets Report 2016-2020 – Market is expected to reach $635.0 billion by 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Mobile Wallet and Payment Technologies: Global Markets” report to their offering.

The global mobile wallet market reached $46.8 billion in 2014. The market is expected to reach $635.0 billion by 2020 from $113.5 billion in 2015, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.1% from 2015 to 2020.

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July 13, 2016
Payments Industry Intelligence

Samsung Pay challenging Apple Pay user dominance

For over a year after its introduction, Apple Pay was the only real option for consumers who wanted to pay with their smartphone. That changed towards the end of 2015, when Android Pay and Samsung Pay were rolled out.

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July 8, 2016
Yahoo Japan

Only incorporated in the sensor material –NFC tags that can detect toxic gases in the smartphone

Shin Ishihara 輔氏 to serve as senior researcher at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) frontier molecule group of international Nanoarchitectonics July 7, 2016, developed a sensor material that when exposed to the toxic gas conductivity is greatly increased it announced that it was.  This article is in the Japanese language.

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July 6, 2016
Kakaku.com

Mitsubishi Electric, Sumaho voice input and FeliCa / NFC-enabled IH rice cookers

Mitsubishi Electric, announced IH rice cookers equipped with the cooperation function of the smartphone the “charcoal charcoal cooking pot NJ-VA107 form”. It is released from July 21. It should be noted that the smartphone for operation app, starts providing from July 8.  This article is in the Japanese language.

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July 5, 2016
The Huffington Post

All You Want To Know About NFC Technology

“This phone has NFC compatibility,” is a statement that you hear often these days. Lot of smartphones have adapted to the Near Field Communication protocol and applications for NFC have been growing by the day. Lets take a quick look at what NFC is and its application in the smartphone industry.

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July 4, 2016
Cellular News

More Than 25% of U.S. Smartphone Owners Use Payment Apps at Least Once a Month

More than a quarter of U.S. smartphone owners use payment apps at least once a month, according to Parks Associates. Their report finds m ore than three million retailers combined accept Apple Pay and Android Pay, but consumers currently prefer retailer specific apps, such as the Starbucks payment app, which accepts five million transactions per month. These large retailer apps are able to control all aspects of the payment app experience within their stores.

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June 30, 2016
IoT Hub

How NFC can help unlock smart home benefits

The NFC Forum has detailed how near-field communications can be used to help unlock the full potential of smart home technology.

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June 24, 2016
EIN News

NFC Chips Market Will Grow At A CAGR Of 91% To 2018 : Radiant Insights,Inc

/EIN News/ — San Francisco, June 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This technology allows various devices such as tablets, phones, and laptops to communicate with other NFC-equipped devices. Its origin lies in the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. NFC is effective within a radius of four inches. But unlike Bluetooth, it does not need to be manually paired with another device for data transfer.

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June 22, 2016
TechWeekEurope UK

Samsung Invests Heavily In IoT For US Market

Samsung has pledged to invest a significant sum of money to help develop Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in North America. The South Korean electronics giant announced that it would spend $1.2 billion (£817m) over 4 years for US-based IoT R&D and investments.

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June 22, 2016
TechCrunch

The implications of large IoT ecosystems

The Internet of Things genie is out of the bottle and growing at an accelerating pace. According to Gartner, 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015. This number will soar to more than 20 billion by 2020.

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June 21, 2016
PC World

Windows 10 phones finally gain NFC payment support as Wallet 2.0 rolls out in preview

Windows 10 Mobile’s adding a much-needed tool to its mobile payments arsenal even as the operating system slides into apparent slumber when it comes to actual phones. Microsoft’s pushing an updated version of its Wallet app out to Windows Insiders signed up for “Fast Ring” previews, complete with NFC tap-to-pay support.

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June 20, 2016
Business Wire

Selinko and NXP Join Forces to Provide an Internet of Things (IoT) Solution for Vintners

BRUSSELS & GRAZ, Austria–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Selinko, the Belgian company specializing in digital authentication of products, has announced a collaboration with NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI), thereby extending its range of secure NFC tags to provide a solution adapted not only for great vintages, but also for all other wine categories.
Patrick Eischen, CEO Selinko: “We’re delighted with this collaboration, which represents a real opportunity for vintners to be able to enter a new digital era and gain easier access to an NFC authentication technology with encryption – a type of solution that was previously only used for great vintages.”

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June 20, 2016
Matome

You aren’t using NFC. Seriously? It’s super convenient. NFC together with Android

NFC-enabled Android mobile phone has come out a large success. They have put together the NFC Android app. An Android app that uses NFC tags, an Android app that enables data transmission and reception using NFC between terminals. Take advantage!  This article is in the Japanese language.

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June 17, 2016
TechCrunch

The evolution of the mobile payment

It’s anticipated that there will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016. A recent report noted that 39 percent of all mobile users in the U.S. had made a mobile payment in 2015. This is up from 14 percent in 2014 and by my estimations will in the 70 percent range by 2017.

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June 8, 2016
ITS International

Xerox launches seamless, ticketless public transport smartphone payments

Xerox is using the ITS European Congress to launch its Seamless Transportation Solution, a next-generation approach to secure ticketless public transport payment by smartphone. The launch follows a successful nine-month pilot of the technology with the local transport authority Valence Romans Déplacements (VRD), in the city and area of Valence, in south eastern France.

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