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    Nearly half of global NFC SIM shipments go to Japan and Korea - S... Edit Post

    NFC-enabled SIM shipments grew to 78 million globally in 2013 from 30 million the previous year, according to the SIMalliance, the industry association whose members account for a majority of the global market for SIM cards. And nearly half last year’s figure (37 million) was accounted for by just two markets – Japan and Korea. Elsewhere North ...

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    Vodafone India reaches national coverage for M-Pesa Edit Post

    Vodafone completed the national rollout of M-Pesa in India this week but warned that its distribution of the mobile money service is limited by the country’s banking regulation. The operator, which partners local financial institution ICICI Bank on the rollout, launched M-Pesa this week in the state of Andhra Pradesh to reach national coverage. M-Pesa is available through 60,000 ...
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    Apple looks for execs to lead mobile payments push Edit Post

    Apple has been interviewing senior execs from the payments industry as it looks to develop a plan to offer online and physical payments through its devices, according to Re/code. The company has been interviewing potential applicants to fill two new positions as it looks to leverage the hundreds of millions of customer credit cards it holds ...