French city launches Android-compatible NFC ticketing service

NFC ticketing - Person using phone on public transit

In Strasbourg, all Android phones enabled with near field communication technology can use the service. Android smartphone owners with near field communication in their devices can use a new NFC ticketing service in Strasbourg to purchase, store and validate digital tickets and passes. The service can be used across the French city for monthly or annual bus passes and other transportation. The NFC ticketing service works for riders of buses, trams, and other forms of public transportation in Strasbourg, France, including regional rail services. The system was implemented by the…

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QR code Easter egg hunt lets American city kids enjoy contactless celebration

QR code Easter egg hunt - child collecting Easter eggs

Kids simply need to scan all the barcodes they find so that they can gain a chance to win a grand prize. Children living Texarcana – located on the boarder between the states of Texas and Arkansas – have the chance to enjoy a unique QR code Easter egg hunt this year. The kids will be able to enjoy hunting for the eggs but in a safe and contactless way this year. Kids who wish to participate in the QR code Easter egg hunt will need their parents’ phones to…

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Sports events in this Nebraska city to take place at no cash venues

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Omaha fans will need to make sure they’re ready for mobile payments, credit and debit transactions. Fans attending sporting events in Omaha, Nebraska will need to make sure they’re prepared for mobile payments or credit or debit cards as the city is rolling out no cash venues. The facilities in Omaha have chosen to accept only cashless payment transactions. The goal of the decision to roll out no cash venues is to further restrict person-to-person contact. These transaction methods ensure that the only thing customers will need to touch is…

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New Bill Nye virtual reality science kit launched in time for holiday shopping

Bill Nye virtual reality - child wearing VR headset

This toy allows children to wear goggles and immerse themselves in the scientist’s world. This holiday season, children can experience science as they never have before with a fully immersive Bill Nye virtual reality experiment toy that was recently released. The kit includes a free mobile app as well as VR goggles compatible with any smartphone. The Bill Nye Virtual Reality Science Kit is retailing for $59.99 and includes the VR goggles kids need to wear as well as the free mobile app for any smartphone. The idea is to…

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Ticketmaster enters contactless mobile payment technology partnership

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The massive ticketing company has partnered with VenueNext for a broad digital fan experience. Ticketmaster and VenueNext have announced the rollout of a new contactless mobile payment technology partnership. This collaboration between the companies will make it possible for fans to manage transactions in a contact-free way. The same can be said about their mobile orders and other forms of in-venue experiences, which will all be accessible by way of their smartphones. The partnership will be based on the VenueNext point of sale and m-commerce company’s tech. The two companies…

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