PowaTag – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, near field communication (NFC) and contactless, and beyond Tue, 05 Feb 2019 18:35:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png PowaTag – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 PowaTag sold to investors https://www.nfcw.com/2016/03/07/343055/powatag-sold-to-investors/ Mon, 07 Mar 2016 18:59:40 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=43055 Mobile payments platform PowaTag has been sold to a consortium led by entrepreneur Ben White, administrator Deloitte has confirmed, following news that its parent company Powa Technologies went into administration last month. The company’s ecommerce platform PowaWeb has also been sold to UK-based digital business group Greenlight Digital. The Financial Times reports that the sales were for “undisclosed […]

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Powa goes into administration https://www.nfcw.com/2016/02/22/342479/powa-goes-into-administration/ Mon, 22 Feb 2016 13:39:20 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=42479 The company behind the PowaTag mobile payments platform has gone into administration, the Financial Times reports. Powa Technologies CEO Dan Wagner “sent an email to staff on Friday telling them that Wellington Management, its largest investor, had called in loans that it had made to the company and forced it into administration,” the publication says. […]

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Otto Group to offer PowaTag mobile payments https://www.nfcw.com/2016/01/25/341553/otto-group-offer-powatag-mobile-payments/ Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:37:43 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=41553 German retail giant Otto Group has partnered with Powa Technologies to offer its customers mobile payments through PowaTag, a service that lets consumers make purchases by capturing ‘PowaTags’ using their mobile device. The partnership follows Otto Group’s decision to close its Yapital mobile payments service in November 2015.

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Xbox One enables on-screen mobile payments through PowaTag https://www.nfcw.com/2015/12/09/340516/xbox-one-enables-on-screen-mobile-payments-through-powatag/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:06:27 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=40516 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.

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JCDecaux to roll out PowaTag across Denmark https://www.nfcw.com/2015/08/25/337236/jcdecaux-to-roll-out-powatag-across-denmark/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:31:40 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=37236 Shoppers across Denmark will be able to make purchases from billboards, bus shelters and street furniture from outdoor advertising corporation JCDecaux subsidiary AFA JCDecaux via Powa Technologies’ mobile payments platform PowaTag. “AFA JCDecaux will utilise the PowaTag offering in 20 key cities including Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense and Vejle,” Powa says. The news follows Powa’s […]

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Vodafone customers top up with PowaTag https://www.nfcw.com/2015/08/03/336890/vodafone-customers-top-up-with-powatag/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:30:34 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=36890 Pay-as-you-go customers of Vodafone UK can now top up their mobile phones via Powa Technologies’ mobile payment platform PowaTag in more than 500 Vodafone stores as well as Argos, Brighthouse, Co-Op, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, JD Williams and Wilkinson. The platform is already in use by France’s Teleshopping, Denmark’s Danske Bank and retailer Comptoir des Cotonniers.

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France’s Teleshopping network tunes into PowaTag mobile payments https://www.nfcw.com/2015/07/07/336447/frances-teleshopping-network-tunes-into-powatag-mobile-payments/ Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:13:41 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=36447 More than 400,000 viewers of France’s largest television shopping network will soon be able to buy products featured on the TV channel by holding up their smartphone to the screen to scan audio tags that will then redirect them to the item’s online page where they can make a purchase using their stored payment information. The Teleshopping network […]

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Danske Bank to integrate PowaTag platform with mobile payments app https://www.nfcw.com/2015/05/26/335451/danske-bank-to-integrate-powatag-platform-with-mobile-payments-app/ Tue, 26 May 2015 13:54:05 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=35451 Denmark’s Danske Bank is to build support for mobile commerce platform PowaTag into its MobilePay app, allowing two million Danes to order and pay for goods with their smartphones via ‘virtual boutiques’ generated by PowaTag Codes placed within print, broadcast and out-of-home (OOH) advertising. The PowaTag platform will be integrated with the bank’s existing app […]

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Powa raises $80m for US launch https://www.nfcw.com/2014/11/11/332588/powa-raises-80m-us-launch/ Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:41:54 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=32588 Powa Technologies has raised US$80m from Wellington Management to launch its PowaTag mobile payments platform in the US. The company has now signed up more than 950 retailers and brands worldwide, Powa has told NFC World+.

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Tesco tests PowaTag mobile payments https://www.nfcw.com/2014/10/15/332008/tesco-tests-powatag-mobile-payments/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:06:28 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=32008 UK supermarket giant Tesco is conducting a one week test of Powa's PowaTag mobile payments technology at its Dean Street store in London. To promote the service, a free lunchtime Meal Deal was offered on 13 and 14 October to the first five hundred shoppers to download the PowaTag app and use it to pay with their mobile phone.

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