EU accepts modified version of Apple’s open NFC proposal

The European Commission has agreed to accept Apple’s proposal to open up access to the iPhone’s NFC functionality via Host Card Emulation (HCE) — with modifications that will also make it possible for iPhones to support person-to-person and merchant transactions via SoftPOS... More

Alipay adds support for NFC mobile payments

Alipay, China’s leading mobile payments provider and the pioneer of QR mobile payments, has launched a new service that adds support for NFC contactless payments, marking the first time the technology has been adopted by a major player in the world’s largest mobile payments market... More

Evian pilots mineral water refill stations at Wimbledon

Sports fans attending this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament can purchase a QR refill pass that gives them the ability to refill their water bottle at any of a number of Evian mineral water refill stations located around the All England Lawn Tennis Club, rather than buying their mineral water in a plastic bottle or using a free tap water refill station... More

NFC Forum sets out vision for Multi-Purpose Taps

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The NFC Forum has detailed its vision for its planned introduction of Multi-Purpose Taps, which will enable multiple functions to be actioned via a single tap of an NFC device, in a new paper which is available to download from the standards body’s website. More

Apple brings Tap to Pay on iPhone to Germany

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Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone softPOS technology is now live in Germany, Apple has announced, enabling merchants across the country to accept contactless payments on their mobile phone with no additional hardware required. More