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CommBank to launch NFC payments using embedded secure elements

October 22nd, 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has announced a series of upgrades to its mobile banking and payments service, including plans to offer NFC payments using secure elements embedded in “certain phones” and NFC stickers that can… More

IBM launches two-factor authentication for NFC devices

October 21st, 2013

Computer giant IBM has added a two factor authentication solution to its IBM Worklight mobile app platform, providing “an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contactless smart card to conduct… More

Italians give NFC payments an 8 out of 10

October 21st, 2013

Consumer research undertaken by payments processor SIA has found that 94% of the Italians who have had the opportunity to try out NFC payments appreciated the technology, giving the experience an average rating of 8… More

Australian supermarket chain tests NFC stickers

October 21st, 2013

Australian supermarket chain Coles is testing a contactless payment sticker that attaches to a customer’s mobile phone. “By simply attaching the ‘sticker’ tag to a mobile phone, Coles MasterCard customers will no longer have to… More

Brazilian carriers test NFC in Rio de Janeiro

October 21st, 2013

Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with… More

Isis to give away a million smoothies

October 16th, 2013

US NFC joint venture Isis has teamed up with Jamba Juice to offer up to one million free smoothies to consumers who tap and pay using their Isis Mobile Wallet. Starting later this year shoppers will be able to… More

China Mobile reports NFC adoption stats

October 16th, 2013

China Mobile has seen a take-up of 2.5m NFC handsets, 600,000 SIMs and 1.4m NFC-enabled POS terminals, the carrier’s Liu Xin has revealed at the GSMA’s NFC & Mobile Money Summit in New York. Those… More

News Corp runs NFC campaign in Sydney

October 16th, 2013

News Corp newspaper The Daily Telegraph is promoting its content using NFC and QR posters placed on the rear of the seats of more than 80 buses in Western Sydney, Australia, enabling commuters to download… More

Eurobank offers NFC payments in Poland

October 16th, 2013

Poland’s Eurobank has begun offering its customers the ability to pay with NFC using T-Mobile’s MyWallet service. The service is already offered by Getin Bank, Noble Bank, Raiffeisen Polbank and mBank. To make NFC payments,… More

US politician uses NFC campaign to attract younger voters

October 15th, 2013

Aspiring US politician Rico Reyes is using NFC solutions provider Camintel’s Touch2Vote platform to send out NFC and QR code-enabled flyers in a bid to attract the support of younger voters in Austin, Texas. The… More

Glocon shows off NFC and Bluetooth multi-function bracelet

October 15th, 2013

The creators of Glocon, a waterproof bracelet that combines NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, have shown their prototype device to a number of industry leaders at the Money2020 expo with the intention of launching on crowdfunding website Kickstarter later this year. More

French region provides multimedia content to tourists via NFC

October 15th, 2013

Five thousand hotels, campsites and holiday villages in the Ardèche region of France are being provided with NFC and QR stickers that allow tourists to access multimedia content about local sites of interest. One hundred… More

Skycore adds cloud-based asset tracking to CodeReadr app

October 15th, 2013

Mobile services provider Skycore has added a cloud-based web service to its CodeReadr NFC tag and barcode scanning app, designed to enable secure tracking and authentication of home medical equipment assets, dispensed medications and home… More

Octopus pilots Sony FeliCa NFC payments in Hong Kong

October 14th, 2013

Hong Kong contactless transportation ticketing and stored value payments provider Octopus is conducting a mobile payments pilot in conjunction with mobile network operator PCCW-HKT, using Octopus Mobile SIMs — NFC-enabled SIM cards compatible with Sony… More

Botanical garden uses NFC to inform visitors

October 14th, 2013

The Bellevue Botanical Garden in Washington, USA has installed three NFC-enabled signs in its Fuchsia display garden as part of a pilot project which aims to discover how NFC can be used to engage with… More

HTC One Max to come with NFC and fingerprint sensor

October 14th, 2013

Phone manufacturer HTC has announced the successor to its flagship HTC One smartphone, the NFC-enabled HTC One Max which houses a 5.9-inch 1080p display and fingerprint scanner. Located on the rear of the device, the… More

Fitbit upgrades NFC fitness wristband

October 14th, 2013

Health and fitness monitoring specialist Fitbit has upgraded its Fitbit Flex wristband with the Fitbit Force, now featuring an OLED screen that displays the time, how many steps you’ve taken, calories burned and floors climbed…. More

Stel tracks laundry via NFC

October 11th, 2013

Spanish technology integrator Stel Solutions has developed a service that uses NFC tags attached to garments to reduce handling errors when items are sent for cleaning. More

WiGroup tests NFC payments and coupons in South Africa

October 11th, 2013

South African mobile transaction platform provider WiGroup is testing an NFC payments and coupon solution with one of the country’s largest retailers, the company has told NFC World, and now plans to bring the technology… More

Nice bike rental stations get new NFC signs

October 11th, 2013

Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice are sporting a new design for their NFC signs. More

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