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Online verification
Main invests in verification specialist as demand grows
Main Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in InnoValor, the creator of ReadID - a global, mobile identity verification software provider using NFC.
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Cryptocurrency
Gaming company Polemos to enable the monetisation of NFT gaming assets from blockchain games.
The esports-focused company Polemos has released a white paper laying out a strategy to build the world's first GameFi platform enabling the monetisation of idle NFT gaming assets from integrated blockchain games.
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RFID
Aussie startup pre-empts hackers with smartphone tech that blocks NFC attacks
All it takes is for malicious code to be injected through the NFC feature on a smartphone and a hacker pushing out malicious RFID signal to a phone."
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Point of Sale / POS
Signagelive offers up contextual, responsive digital signage with NFC
Signagelive is using NFC and Beacon technology are being used to help serve up contextual and responsive, interactive digital signage.
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Payment gateways
ASB offers customers PayTag sticker for mobile payments
The ASB PayTag allows users to switch between their accounts within the ASB Mobile Banking app or by using online banking.
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Cloud
Westpac chooses Gemalto technology for mobile payments
The Optelio Contactless Sticker embeds a secure EMV microprocessor that will be linked to Westpac customers' credit or debit cards.
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Cloud
Apple Pay will change the way you buy everything
The technology means retailers will be able to accept payments via smartphones, and one day people may be able to exchange money using only their phones
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Apple
New iPhone 6 gives NFC "shot in the arm"
In short, Apple just gave NFC the greatest shot in the arm that it has ever received...
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Apple
Serko: Good things come to those who wait
It takes a 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint, but in the world of technology, it’s taken five years to utilise the perfect patent.
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Cloud
Apple Pay marks "milestone" in payments space
"The long anticipated entrance of Apple into the payments space marks a milestone in payments regardless of the eventual outcome of its new services."
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Apple
Serko on song as Apple NFC becomes reality...
"Today’s announcement by Apple is hugely significant because it marks the beginning of the end of credit cards."
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Apple
Opinion: Merchants will decide the fate of Apple's mobile wallet
The frenzy over Apple’s formal launch into the digital wallet space has reached a fever pitch. There is no shortage of speculation around the widely anticipated "iWallet" – and for good reason.
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Cloud
Apple NFC hype continues as world awaits iPhone 6...
As the waiting world prepares for the eagerly anticipated launch of Apple's iPhone 6, excitement is rising around NFC capabilities.
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Apple
Pay it isn’t so… Apple inks iPhone 6 credit cards deal
Apple is joining forces with American Express, Visa and MasterCard to offer a new smartphone payments system for the soon to be released iPhone 6.
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Cloud
Apple moves hint at imminent mobile payment deployment
For the past few years, Apple has been conspicuous by its absence from the mobile payments environment.
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Apple
Innovation and disruption ahead for mobile payments market
2014 will not be the year that near-field communication (NFC) takes off – and neither will 2015. A growing number of alternative enabling technologies are readily available, and at lower cost to merchants and consumers.
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NFC
Vodafone NFC trial gets thumbs-up from customers
Contactless payment technology ready for widespread adoption.
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Twitter
Tongan mobile money transfers enabled by kiwi tech - Updated
Mobile wallet service helps Tongans living in New Zealand send money to relatives back home.
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NFC
2degrees lets Wellingtonians ‘Touch2Pay’
Partnership with Snapper lets users pay bus and taxi fares by simply touching their mobile phones to a terminal.
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Westpac
Telecom, Westpac to trial mobile payments
Staff members to test 'mobile wallet' system in conjunction with retailers and transport operators.
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NFC
Telco deal brings NFC one step closer
Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees agree to partner with Paymark on venture to introduce mobile payments in New Zealand.
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Mastercard
MasterCard brings NFC to New Zealand
MasterCard and ANZ team up to bring NFC payment technology to Kiwi mobiles
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Payment gateways
NFC payments to reach $50b by 2014, say researchers
New research by Juniper suggests payments made globally using NFC (Near Field Communications) transactions will reach close to $50 billion worldwide by 2014. 
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Google
Update: Google Wallet another sign that NFC is close
NFC uptake is picking up steam with announcement of Google Wallet