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October 16

Secure elements vs cloud-based HCE: What is more secure for NFC mobile payments?

With the introduction earlier this year of Host Card Emulation (HCE) and last month’s reveal of the iPhone 6, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is making a strong move to fulfill its promise to be the dominant “physical world” payments technology.

The reinvigoration of interest in NFC is raising the stakes for enabling technologies . . .

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Lance Johnson
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lancejohnson
October 03

HCE Support Could Reach 85% of Smart Phones

Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology support is growing by leaps and bounds. Since it was introduced in the KitKat version of Android Operating System, HCE support in smart phones has been growing in a steep curve. Last month Google released new usage numbers showing that 25% of all smart phones running Android OS are already . . .

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Marcelo De Lima
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marcello
September 30

App Enablement: Turn Any App Into a Wallet

Today most companies understand that having their branded mobile app in a consumer’s smart phone is the closest connection they have ever had with their customers. With time spent on mobile devices rising, companies with a mobile app on a consumer’s phone have a spotlight and opportunity to connect like never before.

Apps . . .

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Kaushik Roy
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kaushik roy
September 24

Be Agnostic: Secure Element, HCE and all the Above

The launch of the iPhone 6 with NFC technology only reinforced something we have been telling our customers for years: focus on the user experience and be agnostic to technology. A consumer mobile payments system should work on all devices using any technology to cover as many consumers and merchants in a given country or . . .

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David Brudnicki
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September 16

What’s Next for Apple Pay?

A full week has passed since Apple’s announcement of Apple Pay and the market response has been swift and extremely favorable to Cupertino. For years the market anticipated that “this was the year” to launch a payment service. But true to form, Apple waited until it found the right mix of technology, business model . . .

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Robb Duffield
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robbduffield
September 03

Need to catch up fast: What is Near Field Communication (NFC)?

The dream of making payments using our smartphones at the corner store may be closer to reality with the recent developments in the market. Google announced support for Host Card Emulation earlier this year on its Android operating system, making the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) a lot easier on Android devices. And now . . .

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Hans Reisgies
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hans-reisgies
August 28

HCE Infographic: What is Host Card Emulation and Why it Matters

Ever since Google announced support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) earlier this year on the Android OS, banks, merchants and other mobile payment aficionados have been all over it, trying to grasp its significance. Countless blogs, papers and presentations have been written about it, but, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words . . .

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Marcelo De Lima
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marcello
August 26

One Tap Mobile Payments: Patenting Simplicity

Sequent announced yesterday that we have received a US patent for a key feature of mobile payments: “one tap” mobile payments. If you don’t know what it is, “one tap” or “single tap” functionality allows mobile wallets to transmit multiple cards — such as payment, loyalty, coupons, and offers — at the same time to a . . .

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David Brudnicki
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david brudnicki
August 18

Host Card Emulation Can Put Banks, Merchants at the Top of the Wallet

Ever since Google announced the availability of Host Card Emulation (HCE) in the last version of Android, the discussion in the world of mobile payments has taken a very interesting turn.

Banks that were previously forced to work with an overly complex technology and large and lengthy integration projects are suddenly in position to compete . . .

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John_Kirst
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john kirst
August 14

Host Card Emulation: A Solution for the 90%

I was surprised to read the other day that despite all the hype, still only about 1% of commerce transactions happen in mobile devices according to eMarketer. Even total e-commerce, around from the early days of the Internet, still represents barely 6% of total retail commerce.

These numbers are consistent with the numbers published . . .

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Marcelo De Lima
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marcello

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