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NFC technology lets Android users collect Greggs loyalty rewards

NFC technology lets Android users collect Greggs loyalty rewards

The company’s app gives its users the chance to tap their smartphones at the point of sale for rewards. Greggs, a very popular bakery in the United Kingdom, has now updated its mobile app to function with the NFC technology in certain Android smartphones so that customers can collect and redeem loyalty rewards at the checkout counter. This mobile app update makes it possible for the entire process to take no longer than a tap at the … Read entire article »

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NFC technology in the next Samsung smartwatch will allow mobile payments

NFC technology in the next Samsung smartwatch will allow mobile payments

A new report from South Korea suggests that the wearable technology will have near field communication tech. Recently, a report surfaced out of South Korea, which indicated that Samsung intends to integrate NFC technology into its next smartwatch, which it intends to release onto the market in the latter half of this year. This near field communication support will make it possible for wearers to use contactless mobile payments. The company’s own mobile wallet service, Samsung Pay, was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

UK iBeacon Startup Linktagger joins Uber Paypal and HP at Europe’s biggest Hackathon

UK iBeacon Startup Linktagger joins Uber Paypal and HP at Europe’s biggest Hackathon

UK Based Internet of Things startup Linktagger have been chosen as API providers to the largest Hackathon in Europe along side companies such as Uber, Paypal, HP and Alcatel. Linktagger will provide teams of hackers across Europe with access to its Physical Web platform. Connecting physical objects to the Internet using unique URL’s, hackers can deploy iBeacon and NFC tags as physical gateways to online content, services and create real world automation. Linktagger founder Liam Winder said … Read entire article »

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Mobile wallets will be in half of all smartphones by 2016

Mobile wallets will be in half of all smartphones by 2016

Smartphone based payments apps are taking off and are expected to become major players next year. There is a reason that mobile wallets have been taking up such a central place in the headlines over the last little while, and this is because they are expected to become a serious part of the technology environment in the not too distant future. The idea is that it will help to make it much safer and simpler for consumers … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Gemalto and Tapit launch new mobile payments service

Gemalto and Tapit launch new mobile payments service

New service aims to make mobile payments more simple Gemalto, a leading digital security firm, and Tapit, a mobile commerce firm, have partnered to launch a new mobile payments platform that is designed with simplicity in mind. Mobile commerce has become popular with consumers because of its convenient nature, but a growing number of platforms are becoming quite complex. Simple solutions could help accelerate the adoption of mobile payments among consumers and businesses alike. Tapit and Buy … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Google confirms new mobile payments framework called Android Pay

Google confirms new mobile payments framework called Android Pay

Google has announced details concerning Android Pay project at the Mobile World Congress Google has confirmed that it is developing a new mobile payments structure, which will be called Android Pay. Rumors concerning this new project have been circulating for a few weeks, but Google had been secretive with its plans concerning the new initiative. During the recent Mobile World Congress, Google announced the Android Pay project, which aims to serve as a platform that anyone … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Mobile payments could suffer from liability shift and confusion

Mobile payments could suffer from liability shift and confusion

Liability is beginning to shift away from consumers and on to companies As mobile payments become more prominent, liability is beginning to shift. Liability shift places the burden of fraudulent payments on merchants and banks that are not making use of new technology and security standards. Previously, such liability had been placed on the consumer or, more accurately, those conducting fraudulent charges. Because fraud in the mobile payments space can be difficult to track down, merchants … Read entire article »

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