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Isis to pay USAT for adding NFC to vending machines

October 3rd, 2012

Isis has struck a deal with vending machine technology provider USA Technologies (USAT) that will see the NFC venture paying USAT a subsidy for converting up to 7,500 vending machines to accept Isis payments in… More

UK banks launch iPhone NFC payments service

October 3rd, 2012

The UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest banks, both part of RBS group, have launched TouchPay, an NFC payments service first announced in July. The service uses iCarte add-ons for Apple iPhone 4 and 4S devices. For the… More

Moo to offer NFC business cards

October 3rd, 2012

Printing firm Moo is to run an open beta test of a new NFC business card service that lets customers store a link to an online destination of their choice within the card’s NFC tag. “Moo’s… More

Linksys connects with NFC

October 3rd, 2012

Cisco is now shipping the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750, a WiFi router that allows users to connect to a home network by tapping their NFC phone to a SimpleTap card which ships with the device. The NFC functionality is delivered via the company’s recently introduced Cisco Connect Cloud software platform.

Telstra promotes NFC in Sydney and Melbourne

October 3rd, 2012

The Australian mobile network operator has equipped sales staff in flagship stores with NFC lanyards, helping them to show customers what NFC can do, as well as adding NFC tags to advertising posters and to promotional materials available in shopping mall food courts. More

Micros adds Isis support

October 3rd, 2012

Hospitality IT supplier Micros has added support for Isis SmartTap payments and offers to its Simphony cloud-based point of service platform. The solution is now live at Aramark restaurant locations in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

PrivatBank picks Gemalto for NFC payments in the Ukraine

October 2nd, 2012

The first commercial mobile payments deployment in the Ukraine will begin with contactless stickers and then be expanded to include NFC phones, says the country’s largest commercial bank. More

Telefónica O2 begins mobile payments rollout in Germany with mPass contactless stickers

October 2nd, 2012

The telecoms giant is adding MasterCard PayPass stickers to the mPass service it operates with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, allowing users of the mcommerce and ecommerce payments service to also use it to make purchases in stores. More

Identive reports NFC tag sales growth

October 2nd, 2012

Identive has announced it has received orders for more than 15m NFC tag transponders to be delivered over the next six months to large customers in the US, Europe and Asia. The company has also… More

Gemalto buys Ericsson’s mobile payments business

October 1st, 2012

Gemalto has acquired Ericsson’s Internet Payment Exchange business outside the US, including its NFC TSM service, for an undisclosed sum. IPX will join Gemalto’s Software & Services business line, within the company’s mobile communications division…. More

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