Street Fight Daily: Apple Locks NFC to Apple Pay, ClearChannel Rebrands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology Apple’s iPhone 6 NFC Chip is Restricted to Apple Pay (Verge) Apple’s move to integrate NFC in its latest iPhone 6 seemed like the perfect way to push the technology even further to the masses. But the NFC chip in the iPhone 6 is restricted to Apple Pay, the company’s new mobile payments platform.Read the full article

  • Apple’s iPhone 6 NFC chip is restricted to Apple Pay

    theverge.com - 11 readers, 859 Tweets - Apple’s move to integrate NFC in its latest iPhone 6 seemed like the perfect way to push the technology even further to the masses, but Apple’s implementation isn’t going to be as open as Android...

  • Clear Channel Rebrands As IHeartMedia

    adage.com - 7 readers, 163 Tweets - Clear Channel will now be known as iHeartMedia after its iHeartRadio platform, the company announced on Tuesday.

  • Is the Mobile Check-In Dead?

    adweek.com - 10 readers, 178 Tweets - Mobile check-ins were red-hot when Foursquare launched in 2009, followed by Facebook Places in 2010. But by 2012, the trend had lost significant steam and is now rarely used in branding efforts.

  • Subway Launching Massive Mobile Payments Plan Next Month

    mashable.com - 10 readers, 4 Tweets - Subway has inked a deal with Softcard to offer NFC-based mobile payments in its 26,000 locations starting Oct. 1.

  • When Digital Meets Physical: Don't Chase the Shiny Penny

    adage.com - 5 readers, 29 Tweets - Four creative agency executives discuss bringing digital experiences to the physical world.

  • Barclaycard trials new contactless payment wristbands

    dailymail.co.uk - 13 readers, 59 Tweets - Barclaycard is trialling contactless payment wristbands (shown) in London. Called bPay the band lets anyone of any bank make payments without cards.

  • Yelp Settles U.S. Suit Over Collecting Data on Children

    businessweek.com - 6 readers, 2 Tweets - Yelp Inc. (YELP), the online customer-review service, said it paid $450,000 to settle a U.S. regulator’s lawsuit accusing it of collecting names and e-mail addresses from children as young as 9 without the consent of their parents.

  • Zara Builds Its Business Around RFID

    online.wsj.com - 6 readers, 229 Tweets - Many retailers have stumbled implementing RFID tags for inventory control, but the Zara chain is working the system. The scale and speed of its rollout is drawing notice in the industry.