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London pub picks NFC for social media marketing

February 13th, 2013

Customers of The Cavendish Arms pub in Stockwell, London, can tap their NFC phones to tags located around the premises to get special offers. Each tap sends a message to their Facebook friends and Twitter followers, telling them they are at the pub and detailing any events taking place at the venue that night. More

Clear Channel brings NFC to 10,000 ad panels across the UK

February 13th, 2013

The out-of-home advertising giant has begun rolling out 10,000 interactive panels featuring both NFC and QR codes to locations across the UK, “with the upgrade focused on high streets and town centres, reaching over 80% of adults every four weeks.” More

Flomio launches 3D printed NFC objects

February 6th, 2013

The models include an embedded NFC tag, can be produced from standard 3D printing files and are available in sizes up to 15cm cubed at a starting price of US$8 per item. More

Bradesco tests NFC in Brazil

February 6th, 2013

Mobile network operator Vivo, part of the Telefonica group, and Brazil’s Bradesco bank have begun an NFC payments pilot. Employees of both companies are participating in the test, which enables them to store a Bradesco debit card on an NFC phone and use it to make payments.

Cherry On unveils range of luxury leather goods with NFC

February 6th, 2013

A team of Belgian designers is aiming to raise US$70,000 via Kickstarter to put into production a wallet, bags and tablet sleeves that use NFC to offer an anti-theft service, prove the item’s authenticity and give access to a customer club. More

Capify debuts NFC baseball caps

February 6th, 2013

“A cap is much more than a functional thing you wear on your head,” says Capify. “It is an extension of you and your personality.” More

Gema debuts multi-chip NFC super tag with built-in keyboard

February 5th, 2013

The new technology involves placing multiple NFC chips on a single tag base that are individually triggered when a consumer places their mobile phone on the base and presses a button. “Think of it like an NFC keyboard,” says founder Joanna Rogerson. More

Sequent launches multi wallet platform for NFC phones

January 31st, 2013

The technology makes it possible to create links between payment cards stored in a secure element and multiple mobile wallets and apps, allowing several different mobile wallets to be supported on one NFC phone and enabling merchants and other service providers to build secure payments capabilities into their existing apps. More

BlackBerry launches Z10 and Q10 smartphones with NFC

January 30th, 2013

“We will be a leader in connecting you to your internet of things,” says CEO Thorsten Heins as the Z10 touchscreen BlackBerry 10 phone and Q10 Qwerty phone are announced with NFC. More

Telefonica rolls out NFC payments in the Czech Republic

January 30th, 2013

Customers with an NFC phone can now sign up at any GE Money Bank branch to begin making mobile payments. More

Google Wallet gets a makeover

January 29th, 2013

A new version of Google’s mobile wallet app has been released, with a new look user interface and improvements to application stability and battery usage. More

HTC unveils NFC remote control for Butterfly smartphone

January 28th, 2013

The HTC Mini “provides a whole new way of human-computer interaction” says the phone maker, enabling users to make calls, text and access stored media with the tiny device while keeping their smartphone in their pocket. More

Taiwan TSM plans face opposition

January 24th, 2013

The decision, taken yesterday by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, to grant conditional approval for Taiwan’s five carriers and transit card issuer EasyCard to set up a national TSM joint venture for NFC payments and ticketing has not… More

Samsung tests NFC window shopping in Amsterdam

January 23rd, 2013

The phone maker has teamed up with Dutch ecommerce merchant JeansOnline to make exclusive offers to Samsung phone owners who tap a TecTiles tag or scan a QR code at a pop-up store in the city centre. More

Taiwan TSM project gets approval

January 23rd, 2013

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has given the go-ahead for transportation card issuer EasyCard and the country’s five carriers to form a joint venture company to deliver NFC payments and ticketing services — provided the partners comply with a number of conditions designed to ensure a competitive environment is maintained. More

RIM picks Bell ID for NFC token management

January 22nd, 2013

“We selected Bell ID for their broad experience within multiple vertical markets and proven technical ability to manage infrastructure complexity,” says Andrew Bocking, senior vice president of software product management at RIM. More

Telefónica O2 to begin beta testing NFC payments in Germany

January 21st, 2013

“Soon, children will only know from history books what a wallet and hard cash are,” says René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Germany, as the carrier prepares to make NFC payments available to customers from next month. More

Visa Europe forecasts breakout year for NFC

January 16th, 2013

“The year ahead will see us putting mobile contactless payments into consumers’ hands and introducing digital wallets on a mass scale,” says Peter Ayliffe, chief executive of Visa Europe, as the payments network predicts there will be 40 mobile contactless payments issuers in Europe in 2013. More

US Bank launches iPhone NFC payments service

January 11th, 2013

Customers in Salt Lake City and Portland are being invited to beta test the bank’s new Go Mobile payments service, using an iPhone NFC case that stores a FlexPerks Visa credit card, ahead of a broader launch this year. More

South Downs Way gets NFC sign posts

January 11th, 2013

“There are fascinating landscapes across the National Park where it’s just not appropriate to put up large display panels,” says the trail officer for the 100-mile walking route across the south of England. “By ‘tapping in’ to these small signs smartphone users will be able to discover all sorts of information about the land they’re walking through.” More

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