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ExxonMobil to combine NFC and QR mobile payments at the pump

“Drivers refuelling their vehicles at Exxon and Mobil fuel stations across the USA will soon be able to use their mobile phone to make both NFC and QR contactless payments at the pump. ExxonMobil is rolling out its ‘point and pay’ technology to more than 11,500 of its  stations, allowing customers to pay by either […]
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Albertsons unveils contactless payment option at all stores

“Albertsons Pay users can choose one of two new contactless pay options through the just for U app: Albertsons Direct, a safe and secure way for shoppers to pay through their bank, and Albertsons Cash, a stored-value account that can be pre-loaded and used across all Albertsons Cos. stores. After setup, customers simply show the QR […]
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Companies

Apple Would Have to Share Payment Tech Under Rules Mulled by EU

“The European Union is considering new rules that would likely require Apple Inc. to give competitors access to payments technology inside its iPhones. The new laws would prevent mobile device manufacturers from limiting access to near-field communication technology embedded in smartphones and other devices such as smartwatches, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg. NFC technology […]
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Salvation Army Adds NFC Chips to Red Kettles

“The Salvation Army is adding NFC chips to all 25,000 of its iconic Red Kettles for its Christmas 2019 fundraising campaign, enabling shoppers to simply tap their Apple or Android NFC phone to make a donation to the charity. The Salvation Army is providing fundraisers across the USA with NFC tags and stickers printed with […]
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McKinsey Includes NFC Tags in Mall of America Technology Showcase Store

“Shoppers can scan the tags with their mobile phones to easily find out more about products on sale. Soon, they will also be able to use them to add items to a virtual shopping basket and then check out and pay with their mobile phone. Modern Retail Collective is a “fully technology enabled” bricks-and-mortar store […]
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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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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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PCI Security Standards Council Publishes New Standard for Contactless Payments

“Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new data security standard for solutions that enable merchants to accept contactless payments using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet) with near-field communication (NFC). Using the PCI Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC™) Standard and supporting validation program, vendors can provide merchants […]