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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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Barclays Opens Pingit Wearable Payments Store

““Customers will be able to purchase Pingit’s newly released range of fashion and lifestyle accessories embedded with payment capabilities, from key fobs to wearable payment bands to The Loop — a holder to add a payment chip to an existing watch or fitness band,” the bank says.”
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HonkMobile Launches App-free Apple Pay NFC Payments

“Parking payments specialist HonkMobile has unveiled a ‘virtual parking meter’ that uses Apple Pay’s new support for NFC tags to let iPhone users tap an NFC sticker to quickly make a payment via Apple Pay — without first needing to download an app or register for a service. HonkTap is now live “in select cities […]
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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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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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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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On The Wires

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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 […]