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Archive for September 2011

Three: UK mobile operators’ NFC joint venture “raises serious competition concerns”

September 8th, 2011

“Competition authorities in Brussels should not allow this type [of] collaboration to go forward under any circumstances,” says Three, which was not invited to be part of the UK project. “We’re asking the Commission to take a clear view of what is at stake for consumers and the dangerous precedent this move could set across Europe.” More

NFC marketers form global alliance

September 8th, 2011

NFC specialists Blue Bite, Proxama and Tapit have formed an alliance that will see them working together to deliver global NFC-based marketing solutions. More

Cashless festivals to take off in 2012, with NFC to follow in 2013

September 7th, 2011

Following the successful trial of Mastercard’s PayPass prepaid wristbands at the UK’s Isle of Wight Festival last June, cashless music events are set to take off in 2012 — with NFC in wide use by 2013. More

STMicro shows potential of NFC in electronic devices

September 6th, 2011

The chip maker has released an Android app that shows how NFC phones can be used in conjunction with its M24LR64 wireless memory chip to interact with a wide range of electronic devices including consumer electronics, smart meters, home appliances and portable healthcare devices. More

Isobar to host NFC hackathon

September 6th, 2011

The digital marketing agency is inviting developers, programmers and hackers to take part in a 48-hour NFC ‘hackathon’ in Boston later this month.  More

50,000 Dutch nurses now using NFC phones

September 6th, 2011

The nurses use their NFC phones to track and manage home healthcare visits, in one of the world’s longest established commercial NFC services. More

French retailer tests NFC as aid for visually impaired shoppers

September 6th, 2011

The Casino supermarket chain is testing the use of NFC tags as a way for visually impaired and physically disabled customers to obtain product details including pricing and ingredient lists. More

Contactless convenience begins to win over UK consumers

September 1st, 2011

A survey of British consumers’ attitudes to contactless payment has found that 90% of users say it makes life simpler and 85% would recommend the technology to friends and family. More

HID Global launches next-generation NFC access control system

September 1st, 2011

The iClass SE system “provides a standards-based platform for implementing exciting new applications for NFC-enabled mobile phones,” says the employee ID card specialist. More

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