Lenovo selects Infineon Secure Element chip for Vibe P1 and Lenovo X3 smartphones

Enabling secured mobile payment based on NFC technology: Infineon Technologies AG has announced that it supplies the embedded Secure Element (eSE) chip for the latest Lenovo smartphones.

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NFC: Where’s it come from and where’s it going?

An exclusive conversation with the inventors of NFC.

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How does Android Pay differ from Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for banks?

Google announced Android Pay yesterday at its I/O conference. The internet giant outlined a set of APIs that will allow developers to add an Android Pay button to their app and banks to enable payments in their existing applications, facilitating in-app and in-store payments on Android devices with KitKat 4.4 and above. This is a

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US FTC creates new ‘IoT office’ and starts hiring to protect consumers’ connected devices and security

The US Government’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that its Bureau of Consumer Protection is to replace the existing Mobile Technology Unit with a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI).

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SIMalliance publishes guidance on choosing the right NFC technology

SIMalliance has published guidance for banks, retailers, transit operators and other service providers aiming to bring NFC services to market, in an effort to help them choose the right NFC deployment technology model.

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Which industries could benefit from a Trusted Execution Environment for connected devices?

The richness of today’s connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and televisions, is bringing new challenges to service providers wanting to protect their offering against hackers and malware attacks.

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The HCE tap is open, let NFC services flow

I was prepared for Mobey Forum’s third annual Mobey Day event to be a lively affair. Bringing banks together with, amongst others, GSMA, chip manufacturers and mobile payment software providers to discuss the future of near field communication (NFC) was always going to ignite debate.

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This Week: Apple Watch, cyberwar, Gartner mansions, Rhino bracelets and wearable tech pays

You never now what’s coming next in this business. Jeremy Cowan’s week in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications has included wearable tech for payments, Ralph Lauren shirts, Apple Watches, global cyberwarfare, and the size of the average Gartner’s gaff.

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Apple may launch NFC payments in iPhone 6, but the banks and telcos can stop smiling …

West Malling, Kent, UK. August 22, 2014 – It’s that time again. Apple is expected to make a product announcement soon and the Mac-osphere is already going into meltdown about what might be coming. Not for the first time the smartphone “smart” money is on, well, money – or embedded security and near field communications

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Giesecke & Devrient guarantees secure payment function of BASE digital wallet

Munich, Germany, July 16, 2014 – BASE mobile subscribers can now make contactless payments using their smartphone at the supermarket when filling up their car and in restaurants using the “BASE wallet” digital wallet – and it is just as secure as using a traditional debit or credit card.

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Vodafone M-Pesa comes to Europe for the first time

Newbury, UK, 31 March 2014, Vodafone M-Pesa, the mobile money transfer and payment service that has transformed the lives of millions of people in emerging markets, has come to Europe for the first time.

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SAP survey shows Big Data gives customer insight and real-time offers for new CSP revenues

March 10, 2014 — SAP has revealed highlights from its surveys at Mobile World Congress of mobile commerce and communication service providers (CSPs). The first of these surveys shows Big Data-driven Customer Insight, and the second underlines the pace of change in telecoms.

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Mobile technology powers real-time lead management and session tracking at CES

Boston, Massachusetts and Bethesda, Maryland, USA, January 7, 2014 – Wyless, the global M2M managed services provider and ITN International, the provider of mobile NFC and cloud-based event solutions, have announced that ITN is utilising the Wyless Managed Network to provide real time lead management and session tracking at the 2014 International CES, currently taking place

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China Mobile selects FIME NFC RF test bench

Taipei, Taiwan – China Mobile Limited, the leading mobile services provider in mainland China, has purchased FIME’s EMV® contactless analogue test bench. Additionally, FIME will offer consultancy services and carry out pre-certification vendor handset testing.

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Biometrics can revolutionise mobile payment security, say analysts Frost & Sullivan

London, UK – Payments carried out via mobile devices have significantly increased in recent years. During a ‘card not present’ process, a personal account number (PAN), expiration date, and card validation code (CVC) are not enough to secure a transaction. Biometrics that provide high levels of security and an intuitive customer experience might be the

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OTI appoints Shlomi Eytan as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Rosh Pina, Israel – On Track Innovations Ltd (OTI), a global leader in contactless transactions and near-field communication, has appointed Shlomi Eytan to the new position of Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

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