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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

Isis releases pilot test results

July 31st, 2013

Analysis by carrier-owned NFC mobile payments venture Isis of its pilot tests in the cities of Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas has found that more than 80% of transactions take place at everyday… More

Isis to launch NFC mobile payments across the US in 2013

July 31st, 2013

NFC mobile payments are to be available to consumers across the United States from “later this year” following successful pilots in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, the Isis joint venture between carriers AT&T… More

Wind and BNL test NFC payments

July 26th, 2013

Italian mobile network operator Wind has teamed up with banking group BNL BNP Paribas, payments processor SIA and MasterCard to test NFC payments. The YouPass BNL service lets customers use a Samsung NFC phone to charge payments to a BNL Classic credit card stored on a Gemalto NFC SIM.

NFC Forum adds healthcare, handover and security standards

July 17th, 2013

The NFC Forum has issued the Personal Health Device Communication (PHDC) Technical Specification and released two candidate specifications, Connection Handover 1.3 and Signature RTD 2.0. PHDC is designed to provide a standard way for devices… More

SocGen launches NFC payments in Strasbourg

July 17th, 2013

French banking group Société Générale is now offering an NFC payments service to customers in the city of Strasbourg and plans to roll out the service nationwide, using a TSM platform provided by Oberthur Technologies…. More

CUP Wallet to include offers

July 17th, 2013

Payments network China UnionPay has officially launched CUP Wallet, an NFC-based mobile wallet platform which eight Chinese banks have committed to supporting. The new service will support a range of offers linked to credit card spending, China UnionPay says.

NFC ads deliver recipes that change with the weather

July 16th, 2013

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has run an NFC-enabled outdoor advertising campaign in three cities, providing shoppers with different recipes depending on how warm the weather is. “Depending on the temperature at the location of… More

Post Foods promotes breakfast cereal with NFC

July 16th, 2013

Cereal giant Post Foods has used promotional cards equipped with NFC tags and QR codes to enhance engagement with concertgoers at an event in Miami sponsored by its Honey Bunches of Oats breakfast cereal brand…. More

PetHub gets funding for NFC tags

July 15th, 2013

Pet ID tag and platform provider PetHub has closed a Series A investment round taking its total funding so far to US$1.7m, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports. The company’s NFC-enabled pet tags are now available in 1,000 US and 400 European stores.

ABI reports NFC chip market shares

June 12th, 2013

A total of 168m NFC controller ICs and 144m NFC secure element chips were shipped in 2012, according to ABI Research, and NXP topped the chip supplier list for both. For NFC controller chips, NXP… More

Juniper cuts NFC ticketing forecast

June 12th, 2013

Just over 950m mobile phone users worldwide are forecast to use their handsets for mobile ticketing by 2018, up from 458m this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research, but NFC ticketing will… More

Weve to launch NFC payments in the UK in 2014

June 11th, 2013

Weve, the mobile advertising and payments joint venture formed last year by UK mobile network operators Vodafone, EE and O2, aims to launch a mass market NFC payments service “by next year”, CEO David Sear… More

One in three mobile phones to come with NFC by 2017

June 5th, 2013

Between 2012 and 2017 the installed base of NFC-enabled handsets will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 65% to reach 2.1bn units, according to new research from Berg Insight. “The penetration rate for NFC across all handset segments will similarly increase to approximately 32% by 2017.” More

Gartner cuts NFC mobile payments forecast by 40%

June 5th, 2013

Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach US$235.4bn in 2013, a 44% increase on 2012’s $163.1bn, according to a new forecast from Gartner — but NFC transactions will account for a smaller than expected proportion… More

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