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Telus mobile payments coming “very soon”

March 7th, 2013

Future Telus smartphones will use Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards to securely store customer credentials, it was announced today. “Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM technologies comply with the most stringent global security requirements and they have… More

GSMA reports on NFC Experience at MWC

March 6th, 2013

More than 10,000 Mobile World Congress 2013 attendees tried out the NFC Experience at this year’s event. “We can probably improve a few things regarding the ergonomics,” the GSMA’s head of NFC has told NFC World, “but overall it went smoothly.” More

Kovio signs NFC big data deal with Symphony Teleca

March 6th, 2013

“Big data” analytics specialist Symphony Teleca has signed a strategic development partnership deal with printed silicon tag maker Kovio. “NFC-enabled mobile phones are bringing about a new era in consumer marketing, enabling manufacturers and retailers to gather… More

Bike Identificator debuts NFC and RFID tracking service

March 5th, 2013

A anti-theft service for bicycles has been introduced by Italian firm Bike Identificator. Both an NFC tag and an RFID tag, fixed to the chassis of the bike, are used in combination with an online registration… More

Tag-a-bag NFC labels go live

March 5th, 2013

Tag-a-bag, an award winning lost and found baggage solution that uses luggage labels equipped with an NFC tag and a QR code, is now live and available to purchase worldwide. The launch follows the completion of a pilot test that has been running since September 2012.

Samsung enters the mobile wallet market

February 27th, 2013

Samsung has unveiled its own mobile wallet app at Mobile World Congress 2013. Samsung Wallet “is a convenient mobile app which allows users to store and manage event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons… More

GSMA staff get NFC hotel keys for Mobile World Congress

February 26th, 2013

Hotel room key provider VingCard Elsafe, in conjunction with other Assa Abloy group companies, has provided an NFC solution enabling Mobile World Congress 2013 event staff to use their Sony Xperia T NFC phones to access… More

Gemalto demos NFC eID

February 26th, 2013

Gemalto is demonstrating a proof-of-concept NFC enterprise ID service at Mobile World Congress 2013. “Utilizing the company’s proven UpTeq NFC SIM, Gemalto’s experimentation enables secure and fast entry to buildings as well as [providing] strong authentication on PCs, laptops, IT networks and other company services with nothing more than a tap of the phone,” the company says.

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

SecureKey signs with Enstream to provide mobile credentials

February 24th, 2013

Customers of Canadian mobile operators Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus will be able to use NFC for secure authentication and identification after the EnStream mobile commerce joint venture signed a deal with credential issuer SecureKey. SecureKey recently… 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

Fiat investigates NFC car keys

February 21st, 2013

Fiat is working with Telecom Italia on the development of NFC car keys, enabling drivers to unlock their vehicles with their mobile phones and distribute keys to shared vehicles over-the air. A video produced by Telecom… More

Inside Secure launches all-in-one NFC hardware package for consumer electronics devices

February 18th, 2013

ComboPulse “is a drop-in, zero-tuning solution that makes it easy and inexpensive to add NFC functionality into a broad range of mainstream consumer electronic products, including tablets, entry-level mobile phones, personal media players and other smart mobile devices,” says the NFC chip specialist.  More

Apple Passbook gets NFC — on Android devices

February 14th, 2013

An app that allows Android devices to use ‘passes’ created for Apple’s Passbook can now beam and redeem them via NFC, giving a vision of how an NFC iPhone could streamline usage of the increasingly popular Passbook app. More

Hoverkey adds NFC security to Android apps

February 13th, 2013

Android users can ditch their passwords and instead wave a contactless smart card over their phone or tablet to securely log in to apps and access encrypted data. More

The new issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook is now out

February 11th, 2013

The January/February issue of the monthly trends bulletin from the NFC World team’s business intelligence service examines the impact on the mobile wallet market of the new Facebook Card, the arrival of NFC in the home and the latest mobile wallet business developments from around the world. More

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

CalypsoKey adds contactless keys to iPhone cases

February 6th, 2013

Upmarket iPhone case maker CalypsoCrystal has added contactless door key technology to its range of cases for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. CalypsoKey is available as an option with the company’s Ring,… More

NFC Forum adds payments, retail, consumer electronics, healthcare and transport groups

January 25th, 2013

“By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers,” says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa. More

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