Google Pay in India tests NFC based payment technology

Google Pay in India - person using Google Pay

The mobile payments platform is using credit and debit cards to trial the tech in the country. Google Pay in India has launched a new pilot for a near field communication (NFC) based feature to be used to complete contactless payments. The idea is to use enabled debit and credit cards to test NFC before rolling out wider mobile tap. NFC would make it possible for Google Pay in India to provide contactless or tap payments across the country. Considering that there are over a billion people in that market,…

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iPhone digital car key will be a tech first through BMW

Digital car key - Key Fob BMW

The owner will be able to share this access to the vehicle with up to five other smartphones. BMW and Apple have recently announced a new digital car key solution that will be rolling out for iPhones, representing a first for the automaker. The new app based unlocking system will use near field communication technology for keyless entry. The system was announced at Apple’s yearly World Wide Developers Conference on Monday. The digital car key system is compatible with iOS 13 and will also work with the upcoming iOS 14.…

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Starbucks payment pen to lunch in Japan

Starbucks Payment Pen - Woman holding Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks is releasing a new NFC-enabled product in Japan. Starbucks is gearing up to launch another gadget in Japan that can be used in its stores. This time around it’s a Starbucks payment pen. Called “Starbucks Touch: The Pen,” the new hardware product is indeed a working pen. Not only can you write with it, but it has an NFC reader that connects to a digital wallet, allowing the user to pay for items at the coffee shop. The pen features brown gel ink and FeliCa technology. The Starbucks payment…

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The Phoenix Suns to offer NBA mobile payments and NFC ticketing

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The Phoenix Suns mobile app will offer mobile-only ticketing at its Talking Stick Resort Arena. Beginning in the 2019/20 season in October, NBA mobile payments are coming to Arizona via the Phoenix Suns mobile app. In a partnership with Ticketmaster, the Arizona-based National Basket Ball Association (NBA) team will offer NFC ticketing after making the move to mobile-only ticketing at the team’s Talking Stick Resort Arena. The SafeTix service will be used to support the mobile ticketing. Ticketmaster’s Presence platform and its recently rolled out SafeTix service are being used…

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OMNY payments system brings Apple Pay to New York City’s MTA

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Contactless mobile payments have finally arrived at some New York City transit stations Beginning today (May 31, 2019), New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will begin accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay at select transit stations equipped with the new OMNY payments system. The contactless payment options are part of the MTA’s public test of its new OMNY. The new fare payment system called “One Metro New York” or OMNY, is a tap-to pay system. The OMNY payments system allows riders of NYC MTA transit to use their contactless…

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