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Nissan to Build RFID Payments Into All Cars Sold in Brazil

“All Nissan vehicles manufactured in Brazil are to come factory-installed with Sem Parar RFID tags, enabling them to be used to make in-vehicle payments for electronic tolls, car parking, fuel and retail transactions — including at McDonald’s drive-thrus across the country. Used vehicles sold by Nissan dealerships will also be retrofitted with Sem Parar’s RFID […]
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Google Adds Secure NFC Option to Android 10

“A new feature in Android 10 will make it possible for consumers to choose whether or not they wish to be able to make NFC card emulation transactions without first unlocking their device. The function will be available for “off-host card emulation” payment and transit transactions that make use of a secure element on the […]
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Apple Adds Ultra Wideband Communications Chip to IPhone 11

“Apple’s iPhone 11 smartphones will come with a new chip that supports Ultra Wideband communications, opening up the potential for the devices to support a range of new proximity-based services including item tracking, keyless vehicle entry and mobile payments “The new Apple‑designed U1 chip uses Ultra Wideband technology for spatial awareness — allowing iPhone 11 […]
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Companies

Starbucks Japan Launching Contactless Pen With Payments Technology

“Starbucks Coffee Japan Co. is launching a mobile payment product called Starbucks TouchThe Pen, a ballpoint pen with embedded contactless payment technology, according to a company press release.  The pen, developed in cooperation with Zebra Corp., uses dark brown water resistant gel ink, inspired by Starbucks Coffee. It’s based on FeliCa contactless payment chips from Sony Corp., […]
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How I Survived a Week Without My Wallet

“Turns out, my smartphone can do almost everything my wallet can do, from paying at restaurants to renting a bike, to even getting into a hotel room. And by the end of the week, I saw an added benefit for my future travels: I don’t have to bring my wallet everywhere. And imagine being wallet-free […]
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Google Pay Launches NFC Spot Codes for Merchants in India

“Google has launched a new offering for merchants in India that combines an online storefront with physical Spot Codes they can place in their premises to let shoppers easily place orders and make payments. Spot stores are fully integrated into Google Pay and built using HTML and JavaScript “so existing investments into mobile websites or […]
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Bank Fees: ATM Charges Hit Record High and Faster Hikes May Be Coming

“Those pesky ATM fees have climbed to a record high, and the pace of increases may soon accelerate. The average surcharge that ATM operators charge non-customers to withdraw cash rose 2% over the past year to $3.09, the 15th straight year of increases, according to a July survey by Bankrate.com. The good news is that […]