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Nokia video shows high speed, high capacity tag technology

June 8th, 2011

Nokia Research Center has released a video touting a high-speed data transfer system that allows mobile phones to interact with high capacity tags at up to 100Mbits per second. The Explore and Share technology was… More

Juniper: NFC payments to hit $50bn in three years

June 8th, 2011

NFC mobile contactless payment transactions will reach nearly US$50bn worldwide by 2014, according to market forecasters Juniper Research. “Based on our analysis and interviews with key industry players, our view is that the next 18 months… More

FaceCash adds NFC to barcode payments system

June 8th, 2011

Mobile payments provider Think Computer has added NFC support to its FaceCash Wallet mobile barcode payment system. FaceCash is based on the idea of combining barcodes and an image of the user. Retailers equipped with suitable scanners… More

NFC room keys find favour with hotel guests

June 8th, 2011

Guests at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm said using an NFC-enabled phone to check in, enter their room and check out made their stay more pleasant, saved time and inspired them to use the service again. More

One in four US consumers ready to buy groceries with NFC phones

June 7th, 2011

The level of positive responses to a new survey of US consumer attitudes to NFC mobile payments represents a “significant volume… beyond the level we’d call early adopters”, says Compete. More

Korean national NFC alliance aims to create a billion dollar business opportunity

June 6th, 2011

Korean mobile network operators, card issuers, consumer electronics manufacturers and government organisations have formed the Grand NFC Korea Alliance with the aim of creating a US$1bn business opportunity and more than 5,000 jobs. More

700m to use mobile money in emerging markets by 2015

June 6th, 2011

More than 700 million people in emerging markets around the world will be using mobile money services in 2015, new research from Berg Insight suggests, as the market grows 40% a year from 2010’s 133m… More

France set for commercial NFC services to begin in spring 2012

June 6th, 2011

Technical specifications have been finalised, the French government is providing €20m to promote the adoption of NFC services and four mobile network operators and four banks have announced they will deploy NFC services nationally in the spring of 2012. More

NFC news in brief • 6 June 2011

June 6th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: M-Pesa revenues soar • Google Offers trial gets underway • Tyfone expands team • NXP’s partner programme • SVB picks EMV • British consumers ‘not comfortable’ with location-based services • SCM launches plug-in NFC reader • Elephant Talk to unveil NFC mobile wallet platform • and more… More

Netcom unveils NFC microSD add-on

June 6th, 2011

Chinese electronics manufacturer Netcom has demonstrated an NFC-enabled microSD card  at the Computex 2011 show in Taipei. The new card carries 8GB of memory as well as adding NFC capabilities to existing mobile phones but,… More

Broadcom announces NFC security chip for PCs and tablets

June 2nd, 2011

The chip maker has announced a secure application processor for PCs and tablets which includes an NFC interface and is designed to handle keys and credentials. More

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