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Vogue tries NFC in New York taxis

October 8th, 2013

Fashion magazine Vogue has become the first brand to make use of interactive NFC screens installed in New York taxi cabs by Creative Mobile Technologies. The three week campaign ran in August 2013 and enabled… More

Cubic launches NextWave NFC transit ticketing platform

October 4th, 2013

Transit ticketing provider Cubic has launched NextWave, an NFC platform designed to enable transportation operators to introduce NFC ticketing at a lower cost than has previously been possible. “Our existing agreements with mobile network operators,… More

Sprint launches Pinsight Touch NFC platform

October 3rd, 2013

US mobile network operator Sprint has introduced Pinsight Touch, “a nationwide, open platform for securely storing and accessing credentials on a mobile device” that, the carrier says, will open up “new possibilities for the transit,… 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

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

Austrian companies plan national NFC wallet standard

September 18th, 2013

A group of financial, technology and telecoms companies have formed Mobile Wallet Initiative Austria, a new organisation that aims to create an open nationwide standard for NFC mobile wallets. A commercial launch is scheduled for… More

Stagecoach adds NFC to Cambridge bus stops

September 12th, 2013

UK public transportation operator Stagecoach has begun adding NFC tags to bus stops in the city of Cambridge, to provide travellers with up to date information on bus arrival times. Tapping a tag located at… More

Vipnet adds NFC transit payments in Croatia

September 12th, 2013

Croatian carrier Vipnet has added NFC to its mPrijevoz service, allowing commuters in the city of Osijek to store their monthly Butra transport pass on their smartphone and validate it using contactless readers installed on… More

Cityzi hits 4m phones

September 12th, 2013

More than four million mobile phone users in France now have a Cityzi compatible NFC handset, French NFC trade association AFSCM reports, an increase of 500,000 since July 2013. “With the advent of 4G, we expect a further acceleration in the rate of adoption for NFC equipment,” says CEO Thibault Dreuille.

Oberthur gets Mifare app approval

September 11th, 2013

Oberthur Technologies has become the first supplier to achieve EAL4+ security certification for its Mifare DesFire transport application for mobile, the company says. “The Common Criteria at EAL4+ level has been made mandatory prior to the deployment of Mifare DesFire mobile applications, and ensures the system cannot be broken,” Oberthur explains.

New Zealand NFC wallet to launch in 2014

September 11th, 2013

The new CEO of TSM NZ, the NFC joint venture formed by Paymark, Telecom New Zealand, Vodafone and 2degrees in 2012, has announced that its mobile wallet will be available to the New Zealand market… More

Octopus to offer NFC payments

September 10th, 2013

Hong Kong’s Octopus stored value cards will be available on NFC phones by the end of 2013, chief executive Sunny Cheung Yiu-tong has told the South China Morning Post. The company will allow customers to pay for goods up to the value of HK$1,000 (US$129) with their mobile phone — “higher than the cap of HK$500 for NFC services at HSBC and Hang Seng, the only banks that have launched such services so far.”

Metro delivers news to bus stops with NFC

September 4th, 2013

For the next three months out-of-home media owner Clear Channel is to make content from free daily newspaper Metro available via NFC at its 10,000 touchpoint ad panels around the UK. At the majority of… More

G&D launches SkySIM multi application NFC SIM cards

September 3rd, 2013

Giesecke & Devrient’s SkySIM CX, an NFC SIM card that allows several NFC applications to be executed at the same time, has received EMVCo, American Express, MasterCard and Visa approval, confirming it meets their requirements… More

Electronics retailer opens NFC and QR shopping walls in Russian subway

September 3rd, 2013

Electronics retailer Media Markt has begun testing ‘shopping walls’ at a Moscow subway station, in partnership with the Moscow Department of Transportation. The concept makes use of both NFC and QR codes and will run until November.  More

Chile NFC pilot to begin in Santiago

September 2nd, 2013

More details of the NFC payments pilot to be carried out by mobile network operator Movistar and banking group Banco Santander in Chile later this year have been revealed. Following an initial trial in the… More

Dutch banks detail mobile payments pilot plan

August 30th, 2013

The mobile payments pilot to be conducted from next month by Dutch banks ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank in collaboration with the city of Leiden, Mastercard and mobile network operator KPN is to encompass 1,000 consumers and 150 businesses, the partners have announced.  More

Morpho opens Latin American TSM facility

August 20th, 2013

ID technology provider Morpho has opened a TSM data centre in São Paulo, Brazil. The facility, believed to be the first in Latin America, will “provide the infrastructure for all businesses that need secure and… More

NXP predicts flat NFC sales despite loss of key customer

August 7th, 2013

NXP Semiconductors has reported a decline in sales for its ID business in Q2 2013, citing a fall in mobile transaction revenue following the loss of a key customer. Overall, sales for the chip maker’s mobile transaction business “will be roughly flat year-on-year”, said CEO Rick Clemmer in an earnings call. More

Italian hackers reveal ‘infinite rides’ ticket exploits

August 6th, 2013

Two Italian hackers have told the Defcon convention about a pair of vulnerabilities in some contactless transportation ticketing systems that allow tickets to be altered by an NFC phone to give unlimited free rides. Matteo… More

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