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Google Play gets NFC vending machines in Japan

October 1st, 2013

Google Japan has unveiled a vending machine that allows consumers to tap to download Android games from the Google Play store via NFC. The units will be located outside the Parco department store in Shibuya,… More

StepJockey picks Signbox for NFC fitness posters

October 1st, 2013

Architectural sign maker Signbox has been chosen by StepJockey, a service that allows sets of stairs to be mapped and rated for calorie burn, to create NFC-enabled signs designed to encourage people to climb more… More

French pharmacies to test NFC shopping service

October 1st, 2013

Giphar, a French association of independent pharmacies, is to pilot an in-store NFC experience that allows consumers to use an NFC phone to receive tailored information about individual pharmacy products. The NFC Pharma app, developed… More

Elo debuts NFC signage kits

October 1st, 2013

Touch solutions provider Elo is now offering NFC kits that can be used to add NFC functionality to its range of interactive digital signage products. The adapter kits are compatible with Elo’s 32-inch, 42-inch and 70-inch touch screen HD displays.

Dialog adds NFC payment stickers

October 1st, 2013

Sri Lankan mobile network operator Dialog has expanded its contactless fuel payment card service to include NFC stickers that can be affixed to phones, wallets and keyrings, Lanka Business Today reports. “This is the next phase in the development of NFC technology and will pave the way to offer a wider range of services to Sri Lankan consumers”, says Fariq Cader, Dialog Axiata’s senior general manager for mobile money and payments.

Sistel shows NFC aid for Alzheimer’s

October 1st, 2013

Wireless communications specialist Sistelnetworks has demonstrated how its vWand NFC stylus could be used to help sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease. The project, which has been tested at MBDS facilities at the University of Nice, enables patients to use the vWand to revisit personal memories triggered by NFC tags and see them on their preferred screen. A pilot is planned at a retirement home in Grasse.

National Australia Bank launches NAB Flik mobile payments via NFC, QR and more

September 30th, 2013

National Australia Bank has launched a mobile payment service that lets users send, receive and request payments via NFC, QR codes, a mobile phone number, an email address or Facebook. Customers can use the service… More

Small businesses to introduce NFC currency in Valencia

September 30th, 2013

A new social currency that will work as a loyalty and rewards service for local businesses in the Russafa district of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, is set to launch in the coming weeks. The… More

NFC transit ticketing arrives in Dubai

September 27th, 2013

Public transportation users will be able to use an NFC phone to purchase and store tickets for use on Dubai’s subway, buses and water bus services from next week, courtesy of a new service developed… More

Smartrac launches BullsEye nTag210 for high volume NFC applications

September 26th, 2013

NFC and RFID tag manufacturer Smartrac has launched a new tag that is designed to provide a high performance and cost-effective option for high volume NFC applications that require simple URL addresses and unique identifiers… More

White paper details low cost option for adding two-way NFC to electronic devices

September 26th, 2013

“NFiC: A new, economical way to make a device NFC-compliant” has been produced by analog chip specialists AMS and is designed to help device makers understand the full range of options now available for adding NFC functionality to electronic products of all types. More

Creative Orchestra opens proximity mobile marketing agency

September 25th, 2013

London-based brand marketing and advertising agency Creative Orchestra has opened Comobi2, a dedicated proximity mobile marketing agency. “What every client wants is to connect the consumer with their brand on the mobile platform,” says Nigel… More

RapidNFC offers NFC Christmas cards

September 25th, 2013

Tag supplier RapidNFC has teamed up with London-based Freestyle Print to offer a range of Christmas cards that include an NFC tag programmed with a link to the sender’s choice of digital content. Each tag… More

America’s Cup fans get access to commentary via NFC

September 24th, 2013

Spectators at sailing’s prestigious America’s Cup are being immersed in the action this week thanks to Livecard kit, a multi-channel receiver authenticated by an NFC card that gives access to live conversations from crew members… More

Orange launches NFC Service Center

September 24th, 2013

Orange Business Services has launched the NFC Service Center, a dual TSM solution designed to enable banks and service providers to deploy a wide range of NFC services to customers of all the French mobile… More

CPI to lead £10m printable NFC components project

September 24th, 2013

The Centre for Process Innovation, a consortium of major suppliers in the print, electronics and design industries, is to lead a £10m (US$16m) project to create a UK supply chain that will enable the widespread… More

NFC wristband developers seek funds on Kickstarter

September 23rd, 2013

A team of developers are raising funding on Kickstarter for a rubber wristband that wearers will be able to use to unlock their phone, cancel or postpone an alarm clock, control the volume of music,… More

Volkswagen Bank tests iPhone NFC payments

September 23rd, 2013

Germany’s Volkswagen Bank is conducting an NFC payments pilot using iPhone 4, 4S and 5 smartphones equipped with an iCarte add-on case. Android NFC phones are due to be added in 2014. The trial, involving… More

RugGear to launch military spec rugged NFC phone

September 23rd, 2013

Rugged phone maker RugGear will include NFC in its next handset, a fully waterproof and dustproof 5.3-inch Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean smartphone. The RG970 is IP68 certified, the rating given to products that are totally… More

Dublin Business School adds NFC kiosk

September 23rd, 2013

Dublin Business School (DBS) has installed a triple-screen kiosk with NFC to allow students to access timetable information with their contactless ID cards. The ‘Tri Screen Poser Table’ kiosk houses three Microsoft Surface Pro tablet… More

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