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Creative Orchestra opens proximity mobile marketing agency

September 25th, 2013

London-based brand marketing and advertising agency Creative Orchestra has opened Comobi2, a dedicated proximity mobile marketing agency. “What every client wants is to connect the consumer with their brand on the mobile platform,” says Nigel… More

RapidNFC offers NFC Christmas cards

September 25th, 2013

Tag supplier RapidNFC has teamed up with London-based Freestyle Print to offer a range of Christmas cards that include an NFC tag programmed with a link to the sender’s choice of digital content. Each tag… More

Orange launches NFC Service Center

September 24th, 2013

Orange Business Services has launched the NFC Service Center, a dual TSM solution designed to enable banks and service providers to deploy a wide range of NFC services to customers of all the French mobile… More

NFC Forum appoints Paula Hunter as executive director

September 18th, 2013

The NFC Forum has chosen Paula Hunter as its new executive director. “Hunter comes to the NFC Forum with more than 18 years of leadership experience in technology association management, marketing, operations, and business development,”… More

Google confirms commitment to NFC with new Google Wallet app

September 17th, 2013

Google has released a new version of Google Wallet that will allow anyone with an Android device running version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ or higher to store loyalty cards and offers on their mobile phone as well… More

Omron launches NFC weight loss tracker

September 17th, 2013

Omron Healthcare has launched an activity monitor that can be synced with an online dashboard via an NFC ‘tray’ that plugs into a USB port on a Mac or PC. The aim, Omron says, is to make it easier for wearers to keep track of how many calories they have burned and whether they are currently on target. More

Capital One exits Isis pilot

September 16th, 2013

Capital One, one of Isis’ three founder card issuers, is pulling out of the NFC venture’s pilot tests. Notification has been sent to cardholders who have been participating in the pilots and, Capital One has… More

Swisscom picks Trüb and Sequent for NFC

September 11th, 2013

Mobile network operator Swisscom is to use technology developed by Sequent Software and delivered by Trüb to enable bank card issuers and other service providers to provision cards over-the-air to subscribers’ NFC phones. Multiple phone… More

No NFC for iPhone 5S

September 10th, 2013

Two new iPhones have been unveiled by Apple, a flagship iPhone 5S and a lower cost iPhone 5C. A Touch ID fingerprint sensor has been built into the home button on the iPhone 5S, as… More

Apple patent reignites iPhone NFC hopes

September 9th, 2013

A newly published patent application shows that Apple has been working on ways to combine the fingerprint verification technology it acquired in July 2012 with NFC — and may also be eyeing a variation of… More

MasterCard, C-Sam and DNP to offer white label NFC platform in Japan

August 28th, 2013

Japanese retailers are to be able to provide shoppers with branded NFC mobile wallets, courtesy of a new white label platform to be offered jointly by MasterCard, C-Sam and DNP. The NFC white label service… More

Proxama begins trading on AIM

August 23rd, 2013

Shares in NFC specialist Proxama are now trading on London’s AIM stock market under the ticker symbol “PROX”. “With the market for mobile commerce and particularly mobile contactless payments and engagement ever increasing, we know that the time is right to list on AIM,” says CEO Neil Garner.

NFC pilot to begin in Chile

August 14th, 2013

Mobile network operator Movistar has partnered with Banco Santander, Samsung, Oberthur Technologies and MasterCard to conduct Chile’s first NFC payments trial. Two hundred people will take part in the pilot, using Samsung Galaxy S III mobile phones running an NFC payments app developed by Movistar and Banco Santander. A commercial launch is planned “before the end of 2013″.

TapCheck to launch NFC medical devices

August 13th, 2013

A range of NFC-enabled healthcare and wellness devices developed by Hong Kong-based Plus Prevention are to be unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin on 6 September. The TapCheck range includes blood… More

Paris city hall gets NFC signage

August 13th, 2013

The Hôtel de Ville in Paris, the largest municipal building in Europe and home to the French capital’s city council, has introduced NFC and QR-enabled signage developed by Connecthings. Tapping or scanning a sign enables visitors to download an app they can use to get step by step directions to individual offices and other locations within the building.

Isis wallets to include Chase credit cards

August 12th, 2013

Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire, Chase Slate and JP Morgan Palladium cardholders across the US will be able to add their credit cards to their Isis mobile wallets when the NFC venture rolls out nationally later… More

Desjardins to offer NFC payments in Canada

August 12th, 2013

Canadian cooperative financial group Desjardins is to roll out NFC payments to members and clients in 2014, using a mobile payment application developed by Monitise. EnStream, a joint venture formed by Canada’s mobile network operators,… More

Isis phones to come with Amex prepaid card

August 9th, 2013

“The new co-branded account will be offered in every Isis Mobile Wallet as a part of a nationwide launch later this year, enabling millions of Americans to tap and pay using their American Express Serve account,” the financial services giant says. More

Google cancels support for NFC gift and loyalty cards

August 9th, 2013

Google Wallet users who have added a gift or loyalty card to their NFC phone are being sent an email telling them that support is to be cut off in less than two weeks time,… More

Inside Secure doubles NFC sales

August 5th, 2013

Security chip specialist Inside Secure‘s mobile NFC division recorded sales of US$9.5m during Q2 2013, double its sales during the first quarter of the year, according to the company’s latest financial results. “As expected, revenue… More

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