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Chinese banks sign up for China Telecom NFC wallet launch

December 3rd, 2013

Mobile network operator China Telecom is to launch an NFC mobile wallet in China later this year, in cooperation with more than a dozen financial institutions. More than 30m NFC-enabled SIM cards will be distributed… More

SimplyTapp gets funding for HCE

November 27th, 2013

SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners…. More

Positive reaction sees Hungarian mobile wallet ready for market

November 27th, 2013

Eight out of ten testers of the Hungarian mobile wallet pilot project have found the service “very useful” prompting the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association — an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and… More

Diamond Circle to turn NFC tags into Bitcoin wallets

November 27th, 2013

An Australian startup is to begin issuing NFC tags that act as Bitcoin wallets, NFC readers that merchants can use to charge customers in Bitcoins, and to provide Bitcoin ATMs that can be used to issue new wallet tags as well as top up and withdraw funds from Bitcoin accounts. More

Federal Reserve reports on barriers to NFC adoption in the US

November 27th, 2013

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has published a summary of a June meeting of its Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) that sets out a number of reasons why NFC has not yet taken off in… More

Hong Kong banks agree NFC payment standards

November 26th, 2013

The Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) has issued Best Practice for NFC Mobile Payment in Hong Kong, a set of common standards and best practices that aims to help establish an interoperable, as well… More

OrientDeal offers OEM NFC phone

November 26th, 2013

Chinese supplier OrientDeal has launched the OrientPhone P6 Plus, an OEM NFC smartphone with a 6-inch Full HD display and 13 megapixel rear camera. Powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, the 3G… More

One in ten consumers say they have an NFC phone

November 25th, 2013

The number of consumers with an NFC phone has doubled since 2012 according to Deloitte‘s third annual Global Mobile Consumer Survey, with 10% of 37,600 consumers surveyed in 20 countries saying they know that they… More

US department stores add NFC tags to shoes

November 25th, 2013

Thirty US department stores are to place NFC labels on items in their shoe sections, letting shoppers tap a product to find out if their size and preferred colour is in stock and, if not,… More

Vodafone to launch NFC mobile wallet across Europe

November 22nd, 2013

Mobile network operator Vodafone‘s NFC mobile wallet is going live today in Spain, will be available in Germany in mid-December and expand to the Netherlands, UK and Italy in spring 2014. Vodafone Wallet works with… More

Isis Alliance Program to support merchant technology providers

November 22nd, 2013

US carrier joint venture Isis has introduced the Isis Alliance Program, an initiative designed to support “merchant technology ecosystem partners with exclusive tools and resources to capitalise on the opportunities created by mobile commerce.” “We… More

ConfGames uses NFC to gamify conferences

November 21st, 2013

German startup ConfGames is using NFC tags to add game mechanics to conferences with the aim of encouraging networking and interaction between visitors and sponsors. More

Fashion retailer Heidi.com to personalize shopping in flagship store with NFC

November 21st, 2013

Swiss online fashion store Heidi.com is to use NFC to identify shoppers and drive personalized communications between the brand and its customers when it opens its first brick and mortar store in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Consumers… More

Porsche and BlackBerry launch $2,350 luxury NFC phone

November 21st, 2013

Porsche Design has redesigned BlackBerry’s Z10 NFC smartphone with a sleeker shell and leather rear cover to create the US$2,350 P’9982. Inside, the handset is the same as the Z10 but offers 64GB of internal… More

Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC in toys and games

November 20th, 2013

The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series, to be held from 13:00 to 14:00 GMT  on Thursday 12 December, will focus on using NFC in toys and games. Join NFC World’s editor… More

Passive NFC chip can power lights and sounds

November 20th, 2013

Thailand-based NFC designer Silicon Craft Technology has developed a passive NFC transponder chip aimed at the toy, advertising and souvenir markets that harvests energy provided by an NFC interaction and uses it to power sounds… More

Dutch restaurant offers NFC ordering

November 20th, 2013

Dutch healthy eating restaurant Popolare has introduced an NFC ordering system, designed to reduce the need for waiting staff while ensuring meals are delivered as fast and fresh as possible. Diners at the Nijmegen eatery begin… More

Marvel promotes Thor with NFC tables

November 20th, 2013

Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster has been promoted in France via NFC posters placed below the surface of glass-topped dining tables in participating cafes and restaurants. More

DeviceFidelity updates iPhone NFC case to work with SIM-based SEs

November 19th, 2013

DeviceFidelity will unveil an NFC case for the iPhone 5s and 5 that supports the use of a SIM card as the secure element at this week’s Cartes 2013 show in Paris. Previous versions of… More

Swiss firms tie up for NFC ID

November 18th, 2013

Mobile network operator Swisscom, ID company Legic Identsystems and security specialist Kaba are working together to create an NFC ecosystem that will allow businesses across Switzerland to easily integrate NFC-based access control and time and… More

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