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Archive for July 2010

France’s top sporting venue to adopt NFC ticketing

France’s top sporting venue to adopt NFC ticketing

July 21st, 2010

Stade de France, the 81,000 seater home to France’s international football and rugby fixtures, cup finals, music concerts and other events, has signed a deal with mobile network operator Orange that will see NFC ticketing… More

Kasikornbank and AIS introduce NFC payments in Thailand

Kasikornbank and AIS introduce NFC payments in Thailand

July 20th, 2010

Kasikornbank, Thailand’s second largest bank, and Advanced Info Services (AIS), the country’s largest telecommunications operator, have partnered with Gemalto to introduce NFC services in Thailand. Gemalto is supplying the two companies with Trusted Service Management… More

Lenovo adds NFC functionality to ThinkPad laptop PCs

Lenovo adds NFC functionality to ThinkPad laptop PCs

July 19th, 2010

Laptop computer maker Lenovo has begun offering near field communication functionality as an optional extra to buyers of its T410, T510 and W510 ThinkPad laptops. The NFC option is available now to enterprise clients and… More

European Payments Council publishes NFC white paper

European Payments Council publishes NFC white paper

July 15th, 2010

The European Payments Council (EPC) has published a white paper which examines the ways in which NFC technology could be used to deliver compatible mobile phone-based payments services across the 32 countries of the Single… More

KDDI, Softbank Mobile and SK Telecom to introduce NFC standard services in Japan and Korea

July 15th, 2010

The three mobile network operators are to move away from the non-NFC mobile contactless technologies they currently support in favour of an NFC standard solution. More

Rfinity expands BYU-Idaho University NFC pilot to local stores and shoppers

Rfinity expands BYU-Idaho University NFC pilot to local stores and shoppers

July 15th, 2010

Rfinity has signed a deal with Citizens Community Bank that sees its NFC payment trial at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus expanded to include both non-University students and off-campus merchants. The trial at BYU-Idaho began… More

Apple patent introduces Products+ for NFC-based product promotions

Apple patent introduces Products+ for NFC-based product promotions

July 15th, 2010

Yet another NFC-related Apple patent application has been published, this time covering the use of an NFC phone to read a tag on a consumer product in order to obtain a benefit provided by the… More

French government funds twelve more NFC and RFID projects

French government funds twelve more NFC and RFID projects

July 14th, 2010

Christian Estrosi, the French Minister for Industry and the Mayor of Nice, has announced details of twelve NFC and RFID projects which are to share in €4.5 million of funding from the French government. The… More

HID Global and Inside Contactless to add employee ID cards to NFC phones

HID Global and Inside Contactless to add employee ID cards to NFC phones

July 14th, 2010

Employee ID card leader HID Global and Inside Contactless have partnered to offer support for HID’s iClass vicinity card technology to NFC phones. iClass is HID’s top of the range ID card technology and includes… More

PayPal begins move into retail store payments with Bling Nation pilot

PayPal begins move into retail store payments with Bling Nation pilot

July 14th, 2010

Online payments giant PayPal has partnered with Bling Nation for a trial that will see consumers being able to use their PayPal accounts to make payments in retail stores. The pilot will take place in Palo… More

La Caixa reports first results from Sitges NFC trial

La Caixa reports first results from Sitges NFC trial

July 14th, 2010

The first results of the NFC payments trial taking place in Sitges, Spain show that 60% of the participants have so far used their phone to make a payment, Benjamí Puigdevall, CEO of e-La Caixa,… More

Nokia: MeeGo will include NFC too

Nokia: MeeGo will include NFC too

July 2nd, 2010

Nokia’s new head of mobile solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, has revealed that near field communication functionality will be a core capability of the new MeeGo operating system. In a blog post entitled ‘The fightback starts now’,… More

Gentag develops NFC compatible disposable wireless sensors

Gentag develops NFC compatible disposable wireless sensors

July 2nd, 2010

Disposable wireless sensors specialist Gentag has announced that it has successfully tested the use of its technology with an NXP NFC controller, opening up the market for NFC phones to be used to read a… More

China Mobile will continue to ‘vigorously promote’ RF SIM

July 2nd, 2010

Despite pressure from regulators to drop its RF SIM technology, China’s largest mobile network operator says it will continue to push ahead with its RF SIM deployment while, at the same time, also exploring options for delivering solutions compatible with the NFC technology being adopted by Chinese banks. More