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Mobile Tag launches mobile barcode and NFC marketing platform, raises €6.6m

Mobile Tag launches mobile barcode and NFC marketing platform, raises €6.6m

February 28th, 2011

Mobile barcode specialist Mobile Tag has added support for NFC to its 1D and 2D mobile barcode marketing platform, enabling marketers to use a single platform to deliver marketing campaigns using a full range of… More

Alcatel-Lucent video shows Nexus S acting as POS terminal and payments device

Alcatel-Lucent video shows Nexus S acting as POS terminal and payments device

February 28th, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent‘s Touchatag team has produced a video demonstrating the use of a Google Nexus S as both a POS terminal and as a payments device. The video shows funds being transferred from a customer’s Nexus… More

NXP adds NFC TagWriter app to Android Market

NXP adds NFC TagWriter app to Android Market

February 28th, 2011

Semiconductor supplier NXP, manufacturer of the NFC chip used in the Google Nexus S, has made an NFC tag writing application available to download free of charge from Android Market. The NXP TagWriter app allows… More

AT4 Wireless and Collis to provide full range of NFC test solutions

AT4 Wireless and Collis to provide full range of NFC test solutions

February 28th, 2011

AT4 Wireless and Collis have teamed up to jointly offer a full range of NFC and mobile payments test solutions. The new partnership sees the two companies able to offer Collis’ SWP-HCI Test Suites, GlobalPlatform… More

NFC Forum approves Clear2Pay’s Integri NFC test solution

NFC Forum approves Clear2Pay’s Integri NFC test solution

February 28th, 2011

The NFC Forum has approved a second NFC test equipment solution, the Integri NFC Test Solution from Clear2Pay . The move follows the launch of the NFC Forum’s device certification programme in December 2010. The… More

Touchatag NFC tag platform now available on Android phones

Touchatag NFC tag platform now available on Android phones

February 27th, 2011

Touchatag, the NFC tag application platform developed by Alcatel-Lucent, is now available as a downloadable app for Android NFC phones from Android Market. The service, first introduced in 2008, was developed from the start with the aim… More

Transport for London confirms plans to accept contactless cards in time for Olympics

Transport for London confirms plans to accept contactless cards in time for Olympics

February 27th, 2011

London is to be the first city in the world to convert its entire public transport network to accepting contactless payment cards, Transport for London has announced. “By the end of 2012 card readers across the… More

Bank of America adds BlackBerry phones to NFC trial

Bank of America adds BlackBerry phones to NFC trial

February 26th, 2011

BoyGeniusReport has revealed details of a new invitation-only NFC payments trial to be conducted by Bank of America. Select customers who take part in the trial will use BlackBerry mobile phones equipped with a microSD NFC device… More

TazTag aims TazPad NFC Android tablet at retail

February 26th, 2011

Taztag’s new TazPad is the first Android tablet to feature NFC connectivity, along with the company’s trademark array of other wireless connection technologies and a biometric authentication option. More

10% of Japanese consumers made a purchase with their mobile wallet in December

10% of Japanese consumers made a purchase with their mobile wallet in December

February 26th, 2011

Analysis by Comscore for its 2010 Mobile Year in Review has found that just under 10% of Japanese mobile subscribers made a purchase with their mobile wallet during December 2010. In all, 9.8 million mobile users made… More

GSMA video shows NFC in action in Nice

GSMA video shows NFC in action in Nice

February 26th, 2011

Mobile network operators’ association the GSMA has produced a video showing near field communication phones in action in the French city of Nice, where mobile operators have been conducting an NFC trial under the Cityzi brand name. The… More

O2 Money seeks UK senior product manager

O2 Money seeks UK senior product manager

February 26th, 2011

O2 Money has a vacancy for a senior product manager. The successful applicant, says O2, will lead the product team in achieving its objective of developing market-leading payment- and wallet-based products that: Leverage all the assets… More

Ideo concept shows how RFID tags could be used in the music industry

Ideo concept shows how RFID tags could be used in the music industry

February 26th, 2011

Design consultancy Ideo has developed a concept music player that uses cards embedded with RFID tags to generate music playlists. “The idea here was to find a physical representation of the elements of modern musical life… More

Stanford researchers demonstrate NFC TV applications

Stanford researchers demonstrate NFC TV applications

February 26th, 2011

Researchers from Stanford University‘s MobiSocial lab, who last month demonstrated the first Android NFC peer-to-peer applications, have now developed a number of applications which show how NFC could be used to interact with TVs: The photo display application… More

Powermat aims to combine NFC and wireless charging technologies

Powermat aims to combine NFC and wireless charging technologies

February 26th, 2011

Israeli wireless charging specialist Powermat has developed an antenna that supports both near field communication and wireless charging, Forbes reports: By packing more features into one chip, Powermat aims to make its products more useful to consumers… More

Tata Docomo to test NFC self-service kiosks in Hyderabad

February 22nd, 2011

Consumers can access up to eighteen different services from each self-serve kiosk to top up airtime, pay bills, download ringtones and more. More

Deutsche Telekom details T-Mobile NFC rollout plans

February 21st, 2011

NFC services will begin in Germany and Poland in 2011 and in the US, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic in 2012. In Germany, the operator looks set to offer its own payments service but in other countries it will partner with other operators or with banks, depending on market conditions. More

Google chief outlines vision for NFC

February 21st, 2011

Advertising is the key to the internet giant’s NFC strategy and Eric Schmidt provided delegates at the Mobile World Congress last week with clear examples of how the company expects to be able to take advantage of the technology. More

World’s leading mobile operators commit to NFC — with the SIM as the secure element and the operators in control

February 21st, 2011

The GSMA has issued a statement outlining a commitment by leading global mobile network operators — many of whom have not previously been involved in NFC — to launch commercial services in 2012. “The operator community is focused on driving the standardised deployment of mobile NFC, using the SIM as the secure element to provide authentication, security and portability,” says the announcement.  More

Bankinter to test NFC payments in Madrid

Bankinter to test NFC payments in Madrid

February 20th, 2011

Bankinter, the sixth-largest listed banking group in Spain, has announced an NFC payments trial with Visa which will allow customers to have more than one card set up on their mobile phone. The bank, which… More

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