QR mobile payments app that also supports NFC launches in Belgium

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Payconiq gives Belgian debit card holders an easy way to pay in store, online and transfer money. Payconiq, the newly launched QR mobile payments app by Bancontact, supports both NFC and static dynamic QR codes contactless payment options. In addition to giving debit card users the ability to make payments in store and online, they can also transfer money direct to their contacts using a single app on their smartphone. Payments can be made at 290,000 payment points across Belgium. The QR mobile payments app was launched after the merger…

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Target mobile payments will include Apple Pay, contactless cards and beyond

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Soon Target customers will have the option to pay with their smartphone using multiple methods. Target mobile payments are set to expand to include Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay as well as “contactless cards” from credit card giants Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Target customers can use both smartphone or compatible wearable devices to make their purchases. One of America’s most popular department store retailers, and the 8th largest in the nation, Target mobile payments were first rolled out in 2017. At the time, the popular wallet feature,…

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NFC labels could send rotten food warning to mobile phones

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Scientists have invented a new technology that may help with food poison prevention. A team of researchers from China and the US have created unique NFC labels designed to be attached to food packaging that can send out a rotten food warning to smartphones, reported the Daily Mail. Every year, 3,000 people die from foodborne illness. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, 48 million people in the nation get sick from foodborne illness. Of this vast number, approximately 125,000 people are hospitalized for food…

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The iPhone NFC chip could soon unlock your car door

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Apple’s near-field communication chip to gain new unique features with huge update. Forgot your keys? That may no longer be a problem for Apple mobile phone users in the future as the iPhone NFC chip could soon have the power to unlock home and car doors. The secure wireless chip is set to expand beyond payments. The possible changes to the iPhone NFC chip could result in Apple users utilizing the NFC tech in their mobile phones beyond making mobile payments via Apple Pay, The Information reported. The changes could…

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Chinese QR codes remain head and shoulders above NFC technology

Chinese QR Codes - Mobile Shopping and Mobile Payments

When it comes to m-commerce and mobile payments, consumers in China prefer quick response codes. Despite the fact that mobile payments based on NFC technology are present, Chinese QR codes remain most popular. Apple Pay, for example, didn’t make it into the country until 2016. This gave quick response codes lots of extra time to make it into mainstream use. Mobile payments are commonly used in China, but NFC isn’t the top tech. Two mobile payments services had been available for quite some time and used QR codes. Tencent launched…

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NFC technology marketing campaign gives Barbadillo a shot in the arm

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The Spanish winemaker is using near field communication tech in its latest consumer-focused effort. Spanish winemaker Barbadillo is working with Thin Film Electronics ASA to use NFC technology marketing to engage consumers via smart products such as smartphones. The goal of the campaign is to provide a more interactive and informative experience for consumers. The NFC technology marketing campaign employs the near field communication tech in the form of SpeedTap tags added to 126,000 “smart” bottles from Castillo de San Diego. The products were added to shelves nationwide and will…

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Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

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The new method can now be used online, in-store as well as in-app for greater convenience. The latest addition to the Samsung Pay payment options is PayPal in the United States, according to an announcement from both companies. This strategic partnership involves an initial launch of the combined services in the U.S. but will eventually roll out in other countries, too, said the Samsung announcement. Beyond the addition of PayPal at points of sale through the mobile wallet, it will also function online and in-app. The Samsung Pay payment options…

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Biohacking takes wearable technology to new heights, but isn’t for everyone

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A man in Sydney, Australia embedded his transit pass chip – among other chips – into his body. With the popularity of wearable technology and near field communication chips (NFC), biohacking is becoming increasingly commonplace. That said, before consumers jump onboard this practice, they are being cautioned to think twice for a number of reasons. Among the latest cases of implanting technology under the skin and making headlines was in Sydney, Australia. That story occurred when biohacking practitioner, Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (that is his legal name) inserted the NFC…

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QR code integration is the next step for Raiffeisen Bank ATMs

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The Austrian financial institution will also be working NFC technology into its machines. In Austria, the Raiffeisen Bank is now changing their ATM network machines to include NFC and QR code integration. The financial institution is adding the reader devices to 1,200 machines throughout their network. The goal is to make it possible for traditional ATMs to accept quick response code scans and near field communication taps. There are several different types of transaction that will become possible with the mobile technology. Aside from the NFC technology and QR code…

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Apple Pay Russia has now launched

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The iPhone maker has rolled out its mobile payments software in the country, extending its global reach. Apple Pay Russia has now been launched as the iPhone maker brings its mobile wallet to the Russian population. This has allowed the American tech giant to extend the worldwide reach of its digital payments service. This has made Russia the tenth nation where Apple Pay transactions can be accepted. Among the other countries where these mobile payments are available include the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. It was originally launched in…

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Mobile wallet payments to break $13 billion by 2021 in UAE

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Large and widespread programs are underway for upgrading the country’s banks and devices for mobile wallets Massive mobile wallet strategies have now been launched in the UAE. As a result, mobile wallet payments will reach $13 billion in the country within a span of five years. The strategies will upgrade all devices and UAE banks to accept transactions via smartphones. The Mobile Wallet Project has been launched and will take a 35 percent market share in five years. The prediction is that the mWallet will generate $13.6 billion in mobile…

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