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    Archive for November 2010

    Inside Contactless announces combined NFC controller and embedded secure element package

    November 29th, 2010

    The NFC and contactless specialist has teamed up with Infineon and Giesecke & Devrient to provide handset manufacturers with a single package that includes both an NFC controller and an embedded secure element. More

    Discover begins national roll out of contactless stickers

    Discover begins national roll out of contactless stickers

    November 29th, 2010

    Discover Financial Services has begun issuing Discover Zip contactless credit cards and stickers to select cardholders. Further cards and stickers will be issued from January 2011 and cardholders interested in receiving one can now apply… More

    NFC news in brief • 29 Nov 2010

    November 29th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: PingPing adds Coca-Cola • Indian banks offer mobile payments • GSMA investigates embedded SIMs • VeriFone buys Hypercom • Brands test Google Goggles • 500m to use mobile medical apps by 2015 • CPI hits 100M contactless cards • and more… More

    MegaFon subscribers to use NFC stickers on St Petersburg subway

    MegaFon subscribers to use NFC stickers on St Petersburg subway

    November 29th, 2010

    Russian mobile network operator MegaFon has announced it is to issue NFC-compatible contactless stickers that subscribers will be able to use to pay for St Petersburg Metro tickets, the St Petersburg Times reports: The project… More

    Ericsson IPX introduces next-generation NFC TSM service

    November 29th, 2010

    The company aims to kickstart commercial NFC services by acting as a broker between mobile network operators and service providers — Ericsson IPX plans to pay operators to rent space on their SIM cards and then sub-let it to a range of service providers. More

    DBS, StarHub and EZ-Link to begin Singapore NFC pilot in December

    November 29th, 2010

    The bank, mobile network operator and transport card issuer will be using Gemalto’s N-Flex NFC add-on and plan to launch commercial services towards the end of 2011. More

    RIM seeks NFC test engineer

    RIM seeks NFC test engineer

    November 29th, 2010

    A job vacancy posted on Research In Motion’s recruitment website suggests that the BlackBerry maker is now actively involved in the development of NFC-enabled mobile phones. The job posting follows comments made by RIM co-CEO… More

    NFC Business Models: Just 48 hours left to save 25% on our new research report

    NFC Business Models: Just 48 hours left to save 25% on our new research report

    November 29th, 2010

    Just a short housekeeping message: I wanted to let you know that the pre-publication special offer on our latest research report, NFC Business Models, expires tomorrow. This report sets out the latest thinking on how… More

    Think&Go NFC offers innovators 300 free devices for use in pilots

    Think&Go NFC offers innovators 300 free devices for use in pilots

    November 26th, 2010

    Think&Go NFC has launched a call for NFC innovators to apply for up to 300 NFC devices to use in near field communication pilot tests. The devices will include Morpho’s NFC Mobile Wallet, TwinLinx’s MyMax… More

    Sprint investigating multiple mobile payment options

    Sprint investigating multiple mobile payment options

    November 26th, 2010

    Mobile network operator Sprint, the only major US operator not involved in the new Isis NFC payments project, says it is now looking at a number of different ways to offer mobile payments — in… More

    NXP and Gemalto sign Mifare NFC licensing deal

    NXP and Gemalto sign Mifare NFC licensing deal

    November 25th, 2010

    NXP Semiconductors and Gemalto have signed a global strategic licensing agreement for NXP’s Mifare technology which will enable Gemalto to integrate both Mifare DESFire and Mifare Plus into its SIM cards. “Mifare is already at… More

    Bank of America to issue contactless stickers next year

    Bank of America to issue contactless stickers next year

    November 24th, 2010

    Bank of America plans to issue contactless stickers to its credit and debit card customers next year, PaymentsSource reports: “Offering contactless debit cards and payment stickers is another step in” BofA’s push to add “more… More

    Wima 2011 call for papers: Closing date for submissions is 3 December

    Wima 2011 call for papers: Closing date for submissions is 3 December

    November 24th, 2010

    The deadline for submitting papers for consideration for presentations at next year’s Wima conference, to be held in Monaco in April, is 3 December. Anyone who wishes to make a presentation at the Wima 2011… More

    DeviceFidelity adds NFC support for Android and Mifare

    DeviceFidelity adds NFC support for Android and Mifare

    November 24th, 2010

    DeviceFidelity has announced that its In2Pay microSD format NFC devices can now be used in Android phones. In2Pay already works with BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows and Symbian devices and is being tested extensively by Visa member… More

    Tyfone picks up another patent, shows off NFC on Androids

    Tyfone picks up another patent, shows off NFC on Androids

    November 22nd, 2010

    NFC-on-microSD specialist Tyfone has been granted another patent that covers its use of memory cards as an NFC-enabler in mobile phones. US patent 7,828,214, “Mobile phone with electronic transaction card”, was issued on 9 November… More

    O2 Money recruits NFC and payments specialists to ‘establish the newest name in financial services’

    O2 Money recruits NFC and payments specialists to ‘establish the newest name in financial services’

    November 22nd, 2010

    O2 Money, the financial services arm of UK mobile network operator O2, is on the hunt for a number of NFC, card and payments specialists to “help establish the newest name in financial services,” according… More

    RIM could add NFC to BlackBerrys ‘in the near term’

    November 19th, 2010

    Discussing NFC at the Web 2.0 Summit, RIM’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie said “we’d be fools not to have it in the near term… and we’re not fools.” More

    Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

    Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

    November 19th, 2010

    UPDATE: “There’s not going to be any launch by Nokia at this event,” the company’s Damien Balsan has told NFC World. “We’re just going to be discussing NFC with ecosystem actors and developers.” A meeting… More

    US Bank begins testing microSD based NFC payments service

    November 19th, 2010

    US Bank has begun a field trial of microSD format NFC devices. Employees in a number of US states will begin piloting the technology this month and plans call for the trial to be opened… More

    Centre Pompidou’s Teen Gallery lets young people test NFC

    November 19th, 2010

    The new Teen Gallery at the Centre Pompidou modern and contemporary art museum in Paris allows young visitors to easily access and share location and multimedia information by touching an NFC mobile phone to tags located around the gallery. More

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