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Finnish book uses NFC tag for video content

June 5th, 2013

Readers of a biography of former Nokia chief technology officer Yrjö Neuvo can access multimedia content by tapping an NFC tag inside the book’s back cover with their phones. Bit Bang has been published by… More

Mopius translates speech messages with NFC

May 7th, 2013

Mobile app developer Mopius has launched a Windows Phone 8 app that records and then stores voice messages on NFC tags in text format. When the tag is read, NearSpeak uses text-to-speech and translation software… More

Madhya Pradesh to offer NFC info

April 29th, 2013

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is to use NFC and QR codes to provide tourists with information at heritage centres, The Times of India reports. By tapping a tag or scanning a code at the popular Khajuraho and Orchha tourist destinations, visitors who download the mobile app will be able to access detailed information, videos and pictures on their mobile phone in Hindi, English, Japanese, French and Mandarin.

Clear Channel promotes NFC with prizes

April 25th, 2013

Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel has launched ‘Human vs Machine’, a quiz game designed to begin getting consumers used to the idea of interacting with its new network of 10,000 advertising panels equipped with NFC tags. To… More

Startupbootcamp launches accelerator program for NFC startups

April 17th, 2013

Ten startups with great NFC and contactless ideas will be able to access a three month program of assistance and guidance, €15,000 in seed funding, free office space, a sponsor package and the chance to pitch their final product to investors. More

Wolfsoniana Museum adds NFC tags to exhibits

March 12th, 2013

The Wolfsoniana Museum in Genoa, Italy is offering visitors a more immersive experience with the addition of NFC and QR code tags to eleven of its artworks. By tapping an NFC smartphone to the tags or… More

Telenor unveils Valyou NFC mobile wallet

February 26th, 2013

The carrier has partnered with DNB bank for the launch of the NFC payments service in Norway and is demonstrating the new solution at Mobile World Congress 2013. More

Think&Go demos Android NFC device for field workers

February 25th, 2013

Think&Go NFC is demonstrating a new NFC device from technology provider Famoco at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Famoco FX 100 Series is an Android-based device which can operate in all three NFC modes — tag… More

Identive powers NFC at MWC Connected City

February 25th, 2013

Identive’s Tagtrail NFC platform is being used in deliver information to visitors to the GSMA’s Connected City exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013. “The Connected City will be filled with brand-new products and experiences that will… More

China Mobile and China UnionPay complete NFC TSM integration

February 23rd, 2013

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, and Chinese bank card association China UnionPay have announced they have completed integration of their NFC trusted service manager (TSM) platforms. The completion of the work means that… More

Connecthings to power MWC NFC Experience

February 20th, 2013

The GSM Association and the city of Barcelona have chosen France-based NFC specialist Connecthings to implement a series of NFC “smart access points” around Barcelona during the 2013 Mobile World Congress. The NFC access points are… More

NFC World’s Joe Davies to chair NFC Symposium

January 11th, 2013

Joe Davies, associate editor of NFC World and The Mobile Wallet Report, is to chair NFC Symposium 2013 in Stockholm later this month. “NFC Symposium 2013 is the number one meeting place in Scandinavia for all… 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

Christmas app conjures up Santa with an NFC tap

December 7th, 2012

US NFC developer TeamProjectsOnly has come up with a hi-tech and festive way to reward children for good behaviour in the run up to Christmas, using NFC phones and tags. More

Edenred tests NFC meal vouchers in Milan

December 4th, 2012

“This important testing project marks a watershed for the entire industry and charts the path for the future development of meal vouchers,” says the Ticket Restaurant and Luncheon Vouchers operator. More

Sistel launches NFC pen for smartphones and tablets

November 29th, 2012

The vWand is designed to act as a data bridge, enabling users to read data stored on contactless ID cards and other media and forward it on to standard PCs and mobile phones via Bluetooth.  More

China Mobile to unveil its NFC payments service on 5 December

November 28th, 2012

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator with close to 700m subscribers, is to demonstrate its NFC payments platform for the first time on 5 December at its Worldwide Developers Conference. China Mobile describes… More

Telecom Italia begins NFC pilot in Milan

October 23rd, 2012

Participants in the trial can use their NFC phones on Milan’s public transport network, in around 1,000 stores and to access interactive information services. More

RIM to manage Canadian NFC secure elements

October 22nd, 2012

The BlackBerry maker has been selected by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to handle secure credential management for SIMs used in both Android and Windows smartphones as well as its own BlackBerry NFC devices. More

Join NFC World for a webinar on NFC mobile keys and access control

October 12th, 2012

NFC World will be hosting a one hour webinar on “NFC in Access Control” on Thursday 25 October, and all readers are invited to participate free of charge. Daniel Bailin, director of strategic innovation at… More

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