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

Target Mobile Payments - Target Store

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

NFC Labels - Moldy Food - Rotten Food

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

iPhone NFC chip - Woman using iPhone

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

wine nfc technology marketing

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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