Amazon Launches Largest Checkout-Free Store; Clerks and POS Terminal Vendors Need Not Worry…Yet

By:  Dan Balaban NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Ecommerce giant Amazon expanded its no-checkout concept to its first “full-sized” supermarket Tuesday, in its headquarters city of Seattle, enabling shoppers to scan an app upon entering, pull products off of shelves and “just walk out,” with hundreds of cameras and numerous sensors having recorded everywhere the shoppers…

PayPal fixes Google Pay integration exploit

PayPal says it has now fixed an issue with its Google Pay integration that saw multiple users reporting that unauthorized transactions were appearing in their PayPal history, ZDNet reports. “Victims reported that hackers abused Google Pay accounts to buy products using linked PayPal accounts,” ZDNet says. Screenshots and user reports indicated that most of the…

Singapore to pilot hands-free transit ticketing

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a tender inviting suppliers to design a hands-free ticketing solution that will enable commuters to access trains and buses without needing to physically tap their card or mobile phone. “According to tender documents, the system will use either radio frequency identification (RFID) or Bluetooth technology, with sensors built…

Amazon opens cashierless grocery store

Amazon is using the cashierless store technology that powers its Amazon Go convenience stores to provide a checkout-free experience in a full-size grocery store for the first time. The company’s first Amazon Go Grocery store is in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Seattle in the US and covers 10,400 square feet. “Amazon Go Grocery is…

EU to unveil pan-European payments plan

The European Commission is planning to create an integrated EU payments system that will “facilitate the use of national payment services across Europe and reduce the dependency from international card operators such as Visa or Mastercard,” an EU official has told Euractiv. The European Commission is planning to present its strategy this autumn, the report…