EDITORIAL: GB does contactless right – the world could learn from it.

Important 14 October event at Urban Innovation Centre bringing place management and technology together to make the city centre consumer experience more frictionless.

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britannia editorialThis post was first released on Monday 22nd June. Contactless Intelligence Weekly News Review Editorial – Week 26 2015:

There is always a reason to ‘diss’ the UK. Food, weather, politics – you name it. But there are also certain things that the UK does right. One of them being the acceptance and implementation of contactless technology in a variety of formats, from ticketing to payment. Some countries or regions look to the UK and how it has absorbed contactless technology and try their best to learn from it. Others, well, let’s just say that they have a way to go.

Take the ‘myki’ ticketing project in the Victoria region of Australia, for example. Myki was supposed to be Melbourne’s equivalent of London’s Oyster card but the differences have been vast. The project has cost the Victorian taxpayers $1.5 billion and been plagued by problems – many that we have…

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Google’s Android Pay – the basics

The pace of digital transformation is increasing

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Android paySo Google have unveiled Android Pay, which is in no way a copy of Samsung Pay or Apple Pay – whatever the respective fanboys (and fangirls!) may claim *winks*. We thought we would give you the basics and then have a look at a couple of elements that sets Android Pay apart from its nearest rivals.

Google is to introduce the NFC mobile payments platform called Android Pay with the release of Android M later this year, Dave Burke, vice president of engineering, announced during the Google I/O 2015 keynote. Android Pay will be an open platform that adds tokenization and fingerprint verification to Google’s existing support for host card emulation (HCE) and NFC payments and will be made available globally.

Google is working with financial institutions such as American Express, Visa, Discover and MasterCard to roll out the service. Users will also be able to activate Android Pay once…

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