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Fossil’s new smartwatches get NFC payments and heart rate tracking

Fossil's newest smartwatches come with features many of their predecessors were sorely lacking. In an attempt to catch up to its rivals, the company has added heart rate trackers, NFC payment and built-in GPS to its latest Wear OS models. The Fossil…
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Israel may issue cryptocurrency to speed up payments

Some countries are treating cryptocurrencies as the bane of their existence, but that might not be true of Israel — it might see the technology as a cure. Reuters sources have claimed that the Bank of Israel is considering issuing virtual currency…
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Google Tez is new mobile payments platform in works for Indian market

India continues to show signs of becoming a major market for the tech industry despite challenges related to the relative lack of wealth and Google is working hard to capitalize on that growth. The latest move from Google involves a mobile payment platform that is localized for India going by the name Google Tez, which […]

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You can now make payments via the 30,000 bots within Facebook Messenger

Facebook has updated its Messenger platform with a number of great new features — including the ability to now pay them for goods and services. This should make it far easier to place orders through Facebook.

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PayPal inks a deal with MasterCard to enable in-store payments

Payments platform PayPal has announced an agreement with MasterCard to enable in-store payments. In addition, Venmo users will gain the ability to withdraw funds instantly, as soon as they’re available.

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Walmart takes Visa to court over debit card payments

Walmart isn't happy that Visa still allows customers to sign for purchases made with their chip-equipped debit cards. The retail giant has filed a lawsuit against Visa in New York in an effort to compel the credit card brand to require PIN verificati…
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Apple and the NFC Forum are bringing contactless payments to public transit

The NFC Forum, a standards body of which Apple is a part, has announced a collaboration with APTA to spur the adoption of contactless public transit payments, and reports indicate that contactless payment is being adopted by major urban transit systems.

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Denmark could be the first country to go cashless, relying completely on electronic payments instead

According to recent reports, Denmark may go completely cashless by January of 2016, making it the first country in the world to entirely abandon paper currency in favor of electronic money.

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