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Archive for November 2011

Events get NFC Facebook link

November 1st, 2011

French digital agencies Nexence and United Spirit have unveiled MyCheckExperience, a service for event organisers wishing to connect a social media aspect with their real world events. Attendees who register on the organiser’s Facebook page can then use QR codes, RFID bracelets or NFC phones to feed pictures taken by roaming event staff back to their Facebook walls.

Google Wallet goes on tour

November 1st, 2011

Google, Sprint and Samsung are taking Google Wallet across the US on a five city roadshow that will allow consumers to test out the NFC service in selected retail stores. The roadshow, already live in New York and in… More

iPad and NFC capture event leads

November 1st, 2011

Event registration specialist ITN International has added iPad support to its NFC-based “Touch ‘n Go” attendee credential system. The Bcard Reader App lets exhibitors capture, qualify and manage leads on an iPad which has been paired with the company’s NFC badge reader.

ABnote forms NFC division

November 1st, 2011

Secure document and services provider ABNote has opened a division to develop and deliver NFC mobile payment solutions. The new team, based in Australia, will focus on developing secure mobile applications that work with ABNote’s TSM platform for the finance, government and corporate sectors. The company recently announced it was providing the product and services provisioning for an NFC pilot in New Zealand with ANZ and MasterCard.

M-coupons to be worth over $43bn

November 1st, 2011

The total redemption value of mobile coupons will exceed US$43 billion globally by 2016 — an eightfold increase from $5.4bn this year — as they are increasingly delivered by mobile apps, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

NFC parking meters for Ottawa

November 1st, 2011

Parking meters in Ottawa will accept payments from NFC-enabled smartphones starting in early 2012. Customers with credit card information stored in their NFC wallet will be able to tap their phone on a reader to pay when they park. Currently, 39 per cent of parking transactions at ‘pay and display’ machines in the Canadian city are made with credit cards.

Survey: 40% of merchants need to be equipped for contactless payments to take off

November 1st, 2011

The tipping point for consumers to begin using contactless payments technologies will be when at least 40% of merchants are equipped with compatible POS terminals, according to a survey by First Data which also found that banks are the trusted and preferred provider for mobile wallet solutions. More

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