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    Orange Cash goes live in France

    February 13th, 2014

    Orange Cash, the prepaid NFC payments service announced by Orange and Visa in November 2013, is now live in the French cities of Strasbourg and Caen. The launch is being supported with a credit of… More

    Two in three phones to come with NFC in 2018

    February 12th, 2014

    NFC will be included in 64% of the mobile phones shipped in 2018, up from 18.2% in 2013, according to a new forecast from IHS Technology. Global shipments of NFC-enabled mobile phones will be more… More

    Hungarian mobile wallets get NFC event ticketing

    February 7th, 2014

    The NFC mobile wallet being tested by Hungarian carriers Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty scheme operator SuperShop is expanding its range of services to include ticketing for live events… More

    Visa certifies OTI NFC add-on

    February 6th, 2014

    OTI has received Visa certification for its Wave NFC add-on, a device that plugs into the audio jack of a smartphone, tablet or PC to enable NFC payments. Wave is already certified by MasterCard and is to be used for cross-border mobile payments by a group of banks in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

    Wells Fargo customers to get credits for paying with Isis

    February 5th, 2014

    Isis is offering 15,000 Wells Fargo credit card holders a 20% credit on purchases and a US$20 statement credit if they sign up and make use of its NFC payments service. The promotion runs until… More

    NFC Forum and SDA to promote NFC in memory cards

    February 4th, 2014

    The SD Association (SDA), the organisation responsible for setting memory card standards, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the NFC Forum “to jointly educate the market and help build the ecosystem for NFC among… More

    Telus launches NFC payments with CIBC

    February 4th, 2014

    Canada’s CIBC bank has expanded availability of its NFC payments service to customers of mobile network operator Telus. The service was originally launched in November 2012 in partnership with Rogers. The CIBC Mobile Payment App… More

    Nintendo looks to NFC to boost Wii U sales

    January 30th, 2014

    Making full use of the NFC functionality built into the Wii U GamePad is one of four strategies designed to boost the console’s flagging sales in the year ahead, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed… More

    Kyivstar and Alfa-Bank launch NFC payments in the Ukraine

    January 22nd, 2014

    Alfa-Bank and mobile network operator Kyivstar have begun testing the Ukraine’s first NFC mobile payments service. The pilot is expected to lead to a full commercial rollout across the country. The launch follows an announcement… More

    AIB promotes Me2U via NFC

    January 20th, 2014

    Allied Irish Banks is publicizing its new Me2U P2P mobile payments app via an NFC campaign running on 500 Adshel “six sheet” bus stop posters, 10 fully wrapped bus shelters and 55 further six sheets located in cinema lobbies across Ireland. Tapping the NFC tags on the ads takes the user to a landing page where they can download the Me2U app. The campaign was planned by Starcom and outdoor specialist Source Out Of Home.

    Wirecard NFC wallet gets BLE

    January 17th, 2014

    German payments technology provider Wirecard has added support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to its mobile wallet platform. “With BLE, the Wirecard Mobile Wallet communicates directly with the point-of-sale system,” the company says. “This then enables it to also offer a wide range of services that add value for customers in the fields of loyalty, vouchers and personalised offers.”

    Madshus adds NFC to skis

    January 17th, 2014

    Cross country ski maker Madshus is to incorporate NFC chips into its 2014/15 Redline and Champion range skis, enabling retailers to select the ideal set of skis for customers more quickly. The NFC chips will… More

    Apple patent combines NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi for mobile payments

    January 16th, 2014

    A newly published Apple patent application uses a secure element in a mobile phone to store cardholder data, NFC to initiate a transaction and Bluetooth or WiFi to complete the processing of a transaction and… More

    GlobalPlatform grows NFC specs

    January 15th, 2014

    Secure element standards organisation GlobalPlatform has published a new framework for secure NFC service deployment, designed to reduce both time to market and overall deployment costs. End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework v1.0 specifies “the workflows… More

    Thinfilm to buy Kovio’s NFC tech

    January 15th, 2014

    Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Kovio’s printed NFC tag technology. Kovio’s NFC Barcodes use silicon ink and thin film technology and hold the promise of ultra low cost tags that can be directly printed onto product labels, coupons and packaging.

    Thinaire combines NFC and BLE

    January 15th, 2014

    NFC marketing specialist Thinaire has added support for Bluetooth LE to its mobile engagement management platform, enabling brands to communicate with consumers via either NFC or BLE — depending on the capabilities of their mobile device. The introduction of Thinaire Spaces “is based on marketers’ demand for both BLE and NFC to meet their emerging needs across retail, media, product and beyond,” says CMO Patrick Meyer.

    NXP and EnOcean demo NFC smart lighting

    January 10th, 2014

    Chip maker NXP has teamed up with smart home specialist EnOcean at CES 2014 to show a solution that uses NFC to make it easy for homeowners to set up and add wireless lighting elements… More

    O2 UK to shut down mobile wallet service

    January 9th, 2014

    Mobile network operator O2 is to cease operating its O2 Wallet service in the UK on 31 March. Launched in April 2012, the service included a range of money transfer, mobile shopping and offers services… More

    La Caixa partners with Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange and Visa for Europe’s largest NFC payments service

    December 17th, 2013

    Spain’s La Caixa bank is to introduce a commercial NFC mobile payment service in partnership with Visa Europe and the country’s three leading mobile network operators — Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange. Between them, the three… More

    Westpac to launch embedded NFC payments in New Year

    December 13th, 2013

    Australia’s Westpac bank is to introduce NFC payments from the beginning of 2014, using the secure elements embedded in some Android mobile phones. The bank is working with Visa on the project and says customers… More

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