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Apple unveils NFC car keys

Apple's Emily Schubert introduces Apples NFC car key during the iPhone maker's virtual WWDC event

Apple iPhone users will be able to lock, unlock and start vehicles using a new NFC CarKey feature from next month, Apple has announced, with BMW the first vehicle manufacturer to add support for the new service... More




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ST adds NFC car key reader chip

STMicroelectronics

PARTNER NEWS: ST has added a new NFC reader IC to its digital car key line that complies with the latest Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) specification and “delivers rapid car-key response and reliable connections over extended distances”... More












What's New in Payments

National QR standard for mobile payments rolls out in Sri Lanka

Commercial Bank launches ComBank Q+ — Sri Lanka’s first QR based payment app under LankaQR — Commercial Bank of Ceylon — “The Commercial Bank of Ceylon (CBSL) has launched ComBank Q+ — the first Quick Response (QR) based payment app to be launched under LankaQR… LankaQR is the national QR standard for local currency payments introduced by the CBSL.”




What's New in Payments

Alipay and WeChat Pay to support common QR code standard for Japan

Japan to unify mobile payment codes, enlisting Chinese giants — Nikkei Asian Review — “Line and Alibaba Group Holding are among five major internet businesses from Japan and China that will standardize QR codes that are scanned to make payments via smartphones in Japan, Nikkei has learned. The others joining this undertaking are online flea market operator Mercari and mobile carrier NTT Docomo from Japan and Tencent Holdings’ WeChat Pay from China.”



W3C adopts password-free login standard

W3C approves WebAuthn as the web standard for password-free logins — VentureBeat — “The specification lets users log into online accounts using biometrics, mobile devices, and/or Fido security keys. WebAuthn is supported by Android and Windows 10. On the browser side, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge all added support last year. Apple has supported WebAuthn in preview versions of Safari since December.”


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