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    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.

    Fujitsu to launch phones and tablets featuring NFC and biometric security

    February 20th, 2012

    Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu is to introduce a wide range of smartphones and tablets with both NFC and biometric security capabilities, according to a Financial Times report. The company is an established phone manufacturer in Japan, where… More

    Inside Secure completes IPO

    February 20th, 2012

    Shares in the first NFC specialist to go public were oversubscribed by five times and the offer price was set at the high end of the range at €8.30 per share, netting the firm €69m and giving it a market capitalisation of €261m. More

    Kaching rings up 110k downloads

    February 20th, 2012

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s CommBank Kaching NFC-enabled mobile payments app has been downloaded 110,761 times in the two months since it was first made available, the bank reports. “The first release of CommBank Kaching is just the beginning of the journey and we are constantly reviewing how to evolve our technology to deliver the best customer experience,” says the bank, which last week revealed it had picked Giesecke & Devrient as its TSM.

    UK NFC joint venture prepares to seek EU approval

    February 20th, 2012

    The UK NFC joint venture announced last year by mobile network operators Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere is expected to seek the official go ahead for the scheme, dubbed Project Oscar, in the next two… More

    World Expo 2012 to showcase NFC applications

    February 20th, 2012

    This year’s World Expo in Yeosu, Korea is to include NFC-based payments, food ordering, entrance tickets and parking as well as an NFC shopping wall and access to multilingual information on exhibits and transportation. More

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