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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

Pulse introduces even slimmer ultrathin NFC antenna

October 8th, 2013

Electronic components maker Pulse Electronics has introduced an ultrathin NFC antenna that measures 35mm by 50mm by just 0.133mm, making it 28% slimmer than its previous version. The antenna is made of ferrite sheet material,… More

Lloyds Pharmacy promotes new branding via NFC

October 8th, 2013

Lloyds Pharmacy Ireland has promoted its new branding with an advertising campaign that gives customers €5 off a €20 spend when they tap their phone to NFC posters placed in 80 bus shelters near 74… More

Google to introduce smartwatch and NFC ring, bake payments into Android KitKat?

October 7th, 2013

As speculation builds for the likely launch of the Google Nexus 5 and new Android KitKat operating system later this month, rumours suggest Google could also unveil a smartwatch and NFC ring. More

Softbank offers Fujitsu Arrows A NFC phone with finger sensor

October 7th, 2013

Japanese carrier Softbank has unveiled the Arrows A 301F, an NFC smartphone built by Fujitsu that includes a fingerprint reader on the rear of the phone for unlocking the device. The  Arrows A comes with… More

The Informed Tourist equips Sydney hotels with NFC touchpoints

October 7th, 2013

Visitor information provider The Informed Tourist has installed NFC touchpoints in more than 200 hotels, rental car locations and city information centres in Sydney, enabling visitors to access information and get directions to local attractions… More

Isis picks Proxama to develop BlackBerry 10 NFC wallet app

October 4th, 2013

Proxama has been selected by Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, to develop the Isis Mobile Wallet application for Blackberry 10 NFC devices. The deal follows… 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

MTS and MasterCard launch co-branded NFC smartphone

October 3rd, 2013

Russian mobile network operator MTS has teamed with MasterCard to launch a co-branded smartphone that can make NFC payments at MasterCard PayPass contactless terminals. MTS Bank, Russian Standard Bank and Ak Bars credit cards and… More

HP puts NFC into enterprise printers

October 3rd, 2013

Hewlett Packard has announced two add-on units for existing printers and four new printers that use NFC to provide one-touch printing from mobile phones and other NFC devices. More

Wirecard adds CorFire technology to NFC platform

October 3rd, 2013

Electronic payments specialist Wirecard has integrated CorFire’s Mobile Payment Service Application (MPSA) NFC API stack into its products and services, enabling secure NFC capabilities to be supported from within mobile apps. Wirecard, whose clients include… More

Vertu launches Constellation NFC luxury smartphone

October 3rd, 2013

Luxury phone maker Vertu has unveiled the Constellation, a hand-built NFC smartphone which combines a scratch resistant sapphire crystal screen and a polished titanium body wrapped in calf leather. The Constellation houses a 4.3-inch HD… More

iZipline and Evrythng team up for NFC pouch packaging

October 2nd, 2013

NFC provider iZipline has unveiled PackageTagz, a patent-pending process for adding NFC functionality to pouch packaging. PackageTagz applies an NFC tag as the package is produced and is tethered to a software platform provided by… More

Tuit NFC ring looks for Kickstarter funding

October 2nd, 2013

The developers of Tuit, an NFC-based finger ring for unlocking Android smartphones, are aiming to raise US$100,000 through crowd funding website Kickstarter. More

Turkcell launches its own NFC phone

October 2nd, 2013

Turkcell has unveiled the T40, an NFC smartphone designed and manufactured in Turkey. The device runs a customised version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and includes a five megapixel camera and 4-inch LCD display. The… More

Amodoria launches NFC jewellery range

October 2nd, 2013

Upmarket Dubai-based jewellery maker Amodoria has released a range of NFC-enabled items, including cufflinks and bracelets made with gemstones and gold and a premium leather wallet. All the items, which can be personalised to the… More

Posterscope picks Proxama for out-of-home advertising

October 2nd, 2013

Posterscope, a global out-of-home communications agency that buys more than US$2bn of advertising space annually, is to offer NFC-based advertising campaigns to its clients in 20 countries using Proxama‘s TapPoint platform. Posterscope will use Proxama’s… More

SES ships 4m NFC tags to retailers

October 2nd, 2013

France-based Store Electronic Systems has deployed more than four million NFC electronic shelf-edge labels to a dozen retailers — and expects to sell a total of 5m this year and at least another 10m next… More

Yottavote uses NFC for anonymous voting and feedback

October 1st, 2013

US startup Yottavote has developed an NFC voting system designed to allow consumers to give anonymous feedback to merchants and other businesses via their smartphone. More

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