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Microsoft unveils $200 Lumia 650 handset with NFC

A new Windows 10 smartphone pitched at business users offers NFC connectivity and Microsoft app integration for less than US$200. The Lumia 650 will be available in select European markets beginning February 15, Microsoft says. The device is also expected to include support for host card emulation (HCE). More



What's New in Payments

Xbox One enables on-screen mobile payments through PowaTag

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Xbox One gamers across the US can now make online purchases from the game console’s new ecommerce store by scanning on-screen barcodes with their mobile device. TV commerce solutions provider Von Bismark has worked with Powa Technologies to roll out The Mall on Xbox One, which will make use of Powa’s mobile payments platform PowaTag. More





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Office 365 users get NFC access

ID card provider HID Global has integrated its ActivID Tap Authentication solution with Microsoft’s Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) to allow users of Microsoft Office 365 to access corporate cloud applications, data and services by tapping a smartcard against an NFC device... More






Microsoft to support Fido biometrics

Windows 10 will support the next version of the Fast Identification Online (Fido) Alliance technical specifications, Microsoft has announced, allowing users to unlock their devices using biometric authentication instead of passwords... More