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Coca-Cola runs NFC promotion in 100 stores

August 13th, 2013

Coca-Cola is conducting an NFC marketing campaign in one hundred Australian retail stores, with the aim of engaging consumers at the point of sale and driving downloads of its loyalty app. The promotion makes use… More

Guinness adds NFC to founts across UK and Ireland

August 12th, 2013

Guinness has installed 11,442 drink dispensers equipped with NFC functionality in pubs and bars across the UK, as well as 2,800 in Ireland. Plans call for a further 53,000 founts in the UK and 12,155 in Ireland to get NFC by 2015. More

Isis wallets to include Chase credit cards

August 12th, 2013

Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire, Chase Slate and JP Morgan Palladium cardholders across the US will be able to add their credit cards to their Isis mobile wallets when the NFC venture rolls out nationally later… More

Desjardins to offer NFC payments in Canada

August 12th, 2013

Canadian cooperative financial group Desjardins is to roll out NFC payments to members and clients in 2014, using a mobile payment application developed by Monitise. EnStream, a joint venture formed by Canada’s mobile network operators,… More

Starwood Hotels pushes app downloads with NFC in China

August 12th, 2013

Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty programme from international hotel chain Starwood Hotels, is using NFC to help promote downloads of its newly launched Chinese Android app. Visitors can now download the SPG mobile app by… More

CBN to offer NFC ads at 75 US college campuses

August 9th, 2013

Outdoor media owner CBN Campus Media has partnered with Blue Bite to install the out-of-home advertising specialist’s mTAG platform at 75 campuses across the US. Students will be able to obtain campus-specific information and announcements… More

LG shows off G2 NFC smartphone with rear buttons

August 9th, 2013

LG has unveiled its latest flagship handset, the LG G2, an NFC smartphone with buttons on the rear for ease of use. A 5.2-inch full HD display with IPS technology gives crisp colours and images… More

Google cancels support for NFC gift and loyalty cards

August 9th, 2013

Google Wallet users who have added a gift or loyalty card to their NFC phone are being sent an email telling them that support is to be cut off in less than two weeks time,… More

HTC Desire 500 heading to Europe with NFC version

August 7th, 2013

The HTC Desire 500 will launch across Europe this month with NFC and dual SIM versions available in some markets. The mid-range Desire 500 is an Android smartphone that features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, HTC’s… 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

UK high street promotes business with NFC

August 6th, 2013

A UK high street has received a welcome boost after an interactive window display using NFC and QR codes was installed to promote education and business opportunities. C-Instore combined vinyl wraps, QR and NFC to… More

Display Points bring NFC ads to restaurant tables

August 6th, 2013

NFC is to be included in a new range of touchscreen tabletop displays designed for the restaurant trade. Display Points will enable advertisers to target restaurant-goers with interactive advertising and loyalty offers, all uploaded to… 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

Inside Secure doubles NFC sales

August 5th, 2013

Security chip specialist Inside Secure‘s mobile NFC division recorded sales of US$9.5m during Q2 2013, double its sales during the first quarter of the year, according to the company’s latest financial results. “As expected, revenue… More

Japanese online retailer to launch DIY shopping wall

August 5th, 2013

Online retailer DIY-Tool.com is to launch a physical “shopping wall” that makes use of NFC tags and QR codes, using a new platform developed by Tokyo-based Aquabit Spirals, NFC vendor Tapit and application development company… More

MasterCard CEO: NFC should be seen as “a longer term effort”

August 5th, 2013

MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga has suggested that NFC should be seen as a longer term effort, while acknowledging that some markets have adopted NFC much faster than others. “I don’t think these are 12 and… More

SingTel to offer NFC payments in Singapore and Australia

August 2nd, 2013

Singapore-based mobile network operator SingTel has announced a partnership with Visa that will enable customers in Singapore and Australia, where it operates as Optus, to use its mCash mobile payments solution at any Visa PayWave… More

Slovak Telekom to offer NFC payments

August 2nd, 2013

Slovakian carrier Slovak Telekom is preparing to launch an NFC wallet allowing its customers to make payments, store loyalty cards and pay for transport. “Slovak Telekom is working on an NFC solution and we would… More

Nike promotes running app via NFC

August 2nd, 2013

Nike is using Tapit’s NFC platform to offer easy app downloads ahead of Sydney’s biggest running race, City 2 Surf, which takes place on 11 August. Runners are able to download the Nike+ running app for… More

Motorola unveils customisable Moto X with NFC

August 2nd, 2013

Motorola has announced the Moto X, a customisable NFC handset that lets customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colour, cover, memory and wallpaper. The 4G LTE Moto X is the Google-owned handset maker’s… More

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