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Archive for January 2012

Akbank joins Turkcell NFC service

January 3rd, 2012

Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has signed up a third bank for its Cep-T Cüzdan NFC payments service. Turkcell launched the service in conjunction with Yapi Kredi Bank in May 2011, and later added Garanti… More

Galaxy Note to come with NFC

January 3rd, 2012

An NFC version of Samsung’s Android Galaxy Note tablet/phone device is on its way to AT&T in the US during the first half of 2012, according to fan site Sam Mobile. A Galaxy Note SHV-E160S test report submitted to the FCC appears to confirm the report.

Spoonity picks NFC for loyalty

January 3rd, 2012

A new loyalty platform for independent restaurants and cafés has begun pilot testing in Ottawa, Canada. Spoonity uses NFC tags to identify customers and NFC phones to administer points and rewards. “Spoonity can be part of the sales voice of a privately-owned restaurant,” co-founder Myron Gomes told online newspaper Kanata EMC. “The low overhead makes us an affordable vehicle with plenty of benefits.”

Seventeen cities shortlisted for €20m French government NFC grant

January 3rd, 2012

The funding will be used to build out an NFC transport ticketing infrastructure in Paris and other major French cities as national NFC standards are finalised and carriers prepare to rollout NFC payments services across France this year. More

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