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NXP reports slowdown in NFC revenue growth

February 10th, 2014

NXP Semiconductors has reported a slowdown in revenue growth for its NFC business in 2013 but says it is optimistic that business will pick up again during the second half of this year. During what… More

Hungarian mobile wallets get NFC event ticketing

February 7th, 2014

The NFC mobile wallet being tested by Hungarian carriers Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty scheme operator SuperShop is expanding its range of services to include ticketing for live events… More

Weve partners with MasterCard for NFC payments in the UK

February 6th, 2014

Weve, the mobile commerce joint venture between the UK’s three largest mobile network operators, has partnered with MasterCard to add NFC payments to its offering. “We are in dialogue with all the major banks” and… More

Wells Fargo customers to get credits for paying with Isis

February 5th, 2014

Isis is offering 15,000 Wells Fargo credit card holders a 20% credit on purchases and a US$20 statement credit if they sign up and make use of its NFC payments service. The promotion runs until… More

NFC Forum and SDA to promote NFC in memory cards

February 4th, 2014

The SD Association (SDA), the organisation responsible for setting memory card standards, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the NFC Forum “to jointly educate the market and help build the ecosystem for NFC among… More

Telus launches NFC payments with CIBC

February 4th, 2014

Canada’s CIBC bank has expanded availability of its NFC payments service to customers of mobile network operator Telus. The service was originally launched in November 2012 in partnership with Rogers. The CIBC Mobile Payment App… More

Schiphol Airport installs NFC boarding gate

January 31st, 2014

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has installed an NFC boarding gate, supplied by air transport IT specialist Sita, allowing passengers to validate their boarding pass with a touch of their NFC smartphone. The installation is the first… More

Delage to include NFC chips in premium leather bags

January 30th, 2014

French leather goods brand Delage has partnered with NFC object identification specialist Selinko to integrate NFC tags into its range of premium leather bags. The chips will be provided by Inside Secure and the first… More

Nintendo looks to NFC to boost Wii U sales

January 30th, 2014

Making full use of the NFC functionality built into the Wii U GamePad is one of four strategies designed to boost the console’s flagging sales in the year ahead, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed… More

UK retailer Argos pilots NFC marketing in 40 UK stores

January 30th, 2014

UK retail chain Argos is conducting an NFC pilot in 40 of its stores, enabling shoppers to tap their NFC smartphones to engage with store staff wearing NFC-enabled lanyards and have the latest offers sent… More

W3C publishes draft NFC API

January 29th, 2014

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a draft specification for an NFC API that will provide web developers with a standard way to access the NFC functionality on an NFC-enabled device. The Web… More

Rabobank sets NFC mobile wallet launch date

January 29th, 2014

The NFC payments pilot in the Dutch city of Leiden has proved successful in terms of both consumer and merchant uptake, partners Rabobank, ING and ABN Amro report — and Rabobank is now set to… More

AT&T adds iPhone cases for Isis NFC payments

January 27th, 2014

iPhone owners in the US can now make Isis payments following AT&T’s introduction of a range of phone cases that add NFC functionality to the devices. Five options are available: The Incipio Cashwrap Mobile Wallet… More

Kyivstar and Alfa-Bank launch NFC payments in the Ukraine

January 22nd, 2014

Alfa-Bank and mobile network operator Kyivstar have begun testing the Ukraine’s first NFC mobile payments service. The pilot is expected to lead to a full commercial rollout across the country. The launch follows an announcement… More

Royal Bank of Canada launches NFC payments in the cloud

January 21st, 2014

Royal Bank of Canada has introduced an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. The new RBC Wallet is available to customers with a Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung… More

Cetrix launches OEM NFC phones and tablets

January 21st, 2014

Malta-based mobile device maker Cetrix has launched two smartphones and two tablets equipped with NFC, with minimum order quantities of between 100 and 3,000 units. The 5-inch HD CV300 smartphone is powered by a MediaTek… More

FC Solution tracks security guards with GPS and NFC

January 21st, 2014

Thailand-based FC Solution has introduced a tracking system that requires security guards to check in to a location by tapping their NFC phone to a tag — and also records the employee’s GPS location to… More

Madshus adds NFC to skis

January 17th, 2014

Cross country ski maker Madshus is to incorporate NFC chips into its 2014/15 Redline and Champion range skis, enabling retailers to select the ideal set of skis for customers more quickly. The NFC chips will… More

Apple patent combines NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi for mobile payments

January 16th, 2014

A newly published Apple patent application uses a secure element in a mobile phone to store cardholder data, NFC to initiate a transaction and Bluetooth or WiFi to complete the processing of a transaction and… More

Five UK banks to launch Zapp NFC and QR payments

January 15th, 2014

The UK’s HSBC, First Direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank are to provide their 18 million UK customers with the ability to make NFC and QR code payments from next year, using an online and in-store mobile payments service that integrates with the banks’ existing mobile apps. More

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