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Google includes support for FeliCa NFC payments in Pixel 3 smartphones

“Google has extended the NFC capabilities of its Pixel smartphones with the addition of support for ‘NFC-F’ FeliCa NFC mobile payments in Japanese versions of its new Pixel 3 smartphones. This is the first time that Google has made a Pixel smartphone available in Japan but Android users in the country have been able to make Google […]
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Companies

How Apple’s update may turn the payments space on its head

“Since September 12, with the newly announced enhancements, any external device can now open an app automatically or trigger an Apple Pay payment by simply sending an NFC signal. The difference from last year is that the user doesn’t have to manually open an app anymore. And it doesn’t stop there: triggering an Apple Pay payment doesn’t […]
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Motiv is bringing NFC-based payments to its fitness ring

“Announced way back at CES 2016, Motiv’s fitness ring was surprisingly capable and accurate for its tiny form factor. Earlier this year, the startup promised to bring even more functionality to the finger, starting with biometric authentication that uses a wearer’s gait to unlock devices. This year at the show, the company’s got a handful of […]
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Apple to expand the iPhone’s NFC functionality?

“Apple could be set to expand the iPhone’s NFC chip reading capabilities to allow it to be used to read data stored in security chips like those used in passports, comments made by the UK government suggest. The UK Home Office has been in talks with Apple to find a way to extend availability of its EU […]
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The NFC Forum’s Latest Spec Is Aimed Squarely at QR Codes

“Backers of near-field communication technology for mobile payments made it plain on Tuesday they’re ready to fight back against quick-response codes, a rival technology that has won support not only from giant systems like China’s Alipay and WeChat Pay but also domestically from merchant apps from big chains like Walmart Inc. and Kohls Corp. The NFC […]
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NFC Forum bridges the gap between QR mobile payments services and NFC devices

“NMT “enables the transfer of money either between two persons or between a person and a merchant,” STMicroelectronics’ Daniel Orsatti adds. “The idea is to have a very simple way to do it by just using an app. “The starting point was to define an NFC solution able to replace existing QR code solutions in Asia which […]

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ST Announces New NFC Reader for Contactless Capability

“Our new component will officially launch early next year, but we are already previewing it during the event because the upcoming protocol will bring serious changes to the way manufacturers certify their terminals and vendors accept payments. It was thus important for us to put our partners at ease by demonstrating how we already tackled […]
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IDEMIA and JCB Partner to Launch Google Pay in Japan

“IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announces its partnership with JCB, the only international payment brand based in Japan, to launch Google Pay in Japan. Users will be able to make contactless mobile payments in store using their JCB branded credit, debit, and prepaid cards enrolled in their Google Pay, at places such as […]