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    Santander unveils first NFC wallet to offer both Visa and MasterCard payments

    February 26th, 2012

    The banking giant, the eighth largest in the world, has partnered with Orange for the development and introduction of the first NFC payments solution to support cards issued by both Visa and MasterCard. More

    SXSW attendees to get NFC business cards

    February 26th, 2012

    Online identity management start-up Vizibility is offering 1,000 attendees at SXSW 2012 Interactive the chance to get a free NFC business card they can use to share contact information and personal details as well as… More

    TazTag unveils first Android phone with NFC and ZigBee

    February 26th, 2012

    French Zigbee and NFC specialist Taztag is to unveil the first Android phone to include support for both NFC and Zigbee wireless communications at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. “The TPH-One is… More

    Isis details NFC wallet plans

    February 26th, 2012

    “The Isis mobile wallet, set for release in two US cities this summer, will feature a prepaid card with cash already loaded and a capability to ‘follow’ participating merchants to receive coupons and other offers,”… More

    Belgian NFC payments joint venture hits the rocks

    February 26th, 2012

    Plans to create a common mobile payments platform for Belgium’s banks and mobile network operators have been abandoned over an inability to agree on whose technology to use or a business case that could work for all parties. More

    NXP joins Japan’s move to NFC

    February 26th, 2012

    The chip maker has followed Samsung in announcing it will work with FeliCa Networks to develop solutions that allow phones to work with both NFC and Japan’s existing Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service. More

    Orange UK announces Quick Tap treats for 200,000 NFC customers

    February 24th, 2012

    Two hundred thousand UK customers have now been equipped with NFC phones they will be able to use to tap smart posters and receive special rewards, says the mobile network operator. More

    FeliCa Networks signs deal with Samsung for Japan’s move to NFC

    February 24th, 2012

    The joint venture between Sony and carrier NTT Docomo, which runs Japan’s Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service, has signed a deal with Samsung for the development of a new chip solution that will provide consumers with phones which work with both NFC services and Japan’s existing mobile payments infrastructure. More

    Inside Secure to demo NFC on a SIM solution at MWC

    February 24th, 2012

    Inside Secure is to show a new version of its NFC-on-a-SIM solution, first unveiled at the Cartes show in Paris in November 2011, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week. The solution enables… More

    Visa and Samsung to unveil Olympics NFC payments app at Mobile World Congress

    February 24th, 2012

    Visa and Samsung are to demonstrate an NFC mobile payment service for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. The two London 2012 sponsors first announced in May 2011 that they… More

    Boku enters NFC market with white label payments and offers platform

    February 23rd, 2012

    The high profile online mobile payments company, whose services are used by more than 240 mobile network operators around the world, has entered the NFC market with Boku Accounts, a turnkey white label platform that lets carriers offer subscribers a full suite of in-store payments and loyalty services. More

    Yubico introduces one-time password token that secures access to the contents of NFC phones

    February 22nd, 2012

    The online identity protection specialist, which has more than one million users in 100 countries, has developed a new version of its YubiKey device that can be used to lock and unlock access to applications and data stored on NFC phones. More

    Komerční Banka to launch NFC payments in Czech Republic

    February 22nd, 2012

    The bank has partnered with Visa Europe for a limited commercial NFC payments rollout, using iPhone 4 and 4S handsets equipped with Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte accessory. More

    EMT begins NFC bus ticketing trial in Malaga

    February 22nd, 2012

    Public transportation operator EMT has begun an NFC ticketing pilot in the city of Malaga, the fifth largest in Spain, in conjunction with mobile network operator Orange. The first one hundred users went live earlier this month… More

    Noverca picks G&D for NFC trial

    February 22nd, 2012

    Giesecke & Devrient has announced that its new Taurus NFC SIMs are being used by Italian MVNO Nòverca for financial institution Intesa Sanpaolo’s NFC pilot in Milan and Turin.

    Société Générale picks NFC payments TSM

    February 22nd, 2012

    The French bank has chosen Oberthur to act as its trusted service manager for a rollout of NFC payments services this year. More

    Moneto adds Android NFC payments

    February 21st, 2012

    Support for a range of Android phones based on Samsung’s Galaxy S has been added to NFC supplier DeviceFidelity’s Moneto service. Launched last month with support for Apple iPhones, Moneto allows anyone in the US… More

    Firms find NFC B2B app pays for itself in months

    February 21st, 2012

    Companies of all sizes and in a range of markets are finding that they are getting a return on their investment in Think&Go NFC‘s business-to-business Audit&Control solution within five to twelve months, the company reports…. More

    EMVCo picks GlobalPlatform secure element compliance programme

    February 21st, 2012

    EMVCo, the standards body collectively owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, has officially recognised the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program for validating secure elements as an integral part of its mobile payment certification process. The move… More

    Samsung in Malaysian NFC deal

    February 21st, 2012

    Samsung has signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysian RFID firm Smartag that will see the two firms working together to bring NFC technology to the Malaysian market. “Together we will work to simplify the Malaysian lifestyle by using the digital wallet for credit, debit, membership and loyalty cards using mobile phones,” says Smartag CEO PK Lim.

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