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iPhone NFC payments arrive in the UK

July 24th, 2013

The Moneto prepaid mobile wallet service, which uses DeviceFidelity’s microSD-based NFC technology, is now available in the UK via a partnership with payments processor Kalixa Group and MasterCard. The service is available at launch for iPhone… More

Daewoo fridge includes dynamic NFC tag

July 24th, 2013

Korean electronics manufacturer Dongbu Daewoo has introduced the Classe Cube, a refrigerator which includes NFC technology provided by STMicroelectronics. A built-in M24LR dynamic NFC/RFID tag collects and transfers sensor data from the fridge to an… More

NFC mobile ticketing to go live in Beijing

July 24th, 2013

The NFC mobile payments service introduced last month by China Mobile and China UnionPay will be commercially launched on public transport in Beijing next week, according to CCTV News. The launch follows a trial period… More

76% of mobile developers want to use NFC in their apps

July 24th, 2013

More than 31% of mobile developers are supporting NFC in their mobile apps today and an additional 45% plan to support the technology in the next 12 months, according to a Mobile Development Survey released… More

NFC Forum adds healthcare, handover and security standards

July 17th, 2013

The NFC Forum has issued the Personal Health Device Communication (PHDC) Technical Specification and released two candidate specifications, Connection Handover 1.3 and Signature RTD 2.0. PHDC is designed to provide a standard way for devices… More

SocGen launches NFC payments in Strasbourg

July 17th, 2013

French banking group Société Générale is now offering an NFC payments service to customers in the city of Strasbourg and plans to roll out the service nationwide, using a TSM platform provided by Oberthur Technologies…. More

Irish restaurant chain picks NFC P2P payments and rewards

July 17th, 2013

Dublin-based Graham O’Sullivan Restaurants has contracted retail software specialist Escher Group to deliver an NFC- and QR-based payments and rewards service that uses NFC’s peer-to-peer (P2P) capabilities. The solution works with any Android NFC phone… More

Japanese library adds NFC tags

July 16th, 2013

A library in the city of Hannō, Japan, is using NFC tags attached to bookshelves to provide readers with access to a range of services, designed to transform it from the traditional concept of a… More

NFC ads deliver recipes that change with the weather

July 16th, 2013

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has run an NFC-enabled outdoor advertising campaign in three cities, providing shoppers with different recipes depending on how warm the weather is. “Depending on the temperature at the location of… More

Banque Postale runs NFC payments pilot

July 16th, 2013

French bank Banque Postale is testing a microSD-based NFC payment system with 500 participants in the towns of Caen and Bordeaux. The experiment, which began earlier this month and will run until May 2014, allows… More

Post Foods promotes breakfast cereal with NFC

July 16th, 2013

Cereal giant Post Foods has used promotional cards equipped with NFC tags and QR codes to enhance engagement with concertgoers at an event in Miami sponsored by its Honey Bunches of Oats breakfast cereal brand…. More

Apple NFC rumours return

July 16th, 2013

A new round of rumours that the next iPhone will include NFC has begun to appear, as the probable September launch date of what is widely expected to be the iPhone 5S draws near. The… More

Topps promotes baseball cards with NFC

July 15th, 2013

Trading card maker Topps is using NFC tags and QR codes to promote its baseball cards at the 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest event, enabling the more than 100,000 attendees to touch or scan giant baseball… More

McDonald’s adds NFC games to restaurant tables

July 15th, 2013

McDonald’s has launched an NFC campaign in Singapore that turns dining tables into interactive racing tracks. The Happy Table initiative, delivered in partnership with worldwide advertising agency DDB, is currently running in one location as… More

Tap For Message adds NFC to gifts and greeting cards

July 15th, 2013

US-based startup Tap For Message is using NFC to add personalised audio and video messages to greeting cards, stickers, hang tags and gift card holders. NFC phone users can record their message using their smartphone… More

Nokia announces 41 megapixel Lumia 1020 with NFC

July 11th, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1020, the Finnish phone maker’s latest NFC handset, boasts the largest image sensor in a smartphone with a 41 megapixel PureView camera. Unveiled today at Nokia’s Zoom Reinvented event in New York,… More

Far EasTone brings low-cost NFC phone to Taiwan

July 11th, 2013

Mobile network operator Far EasTone has teamed with Vodafone to launch a low-cost Android NFC smartphone in Taiwan in preparation for its NFC payments pilot later this year. Far EasTone has already purchased some 10,000… More

Acardo and CorFire sign NFC coupon partnership

July 11th, 2013

Couponing technology provider and clearinghouse Acardo, which serves more than 10,000 retail locations across Europe, has signed a strategic partnership deal with mobile commerce specialist CorFire to enable NFC acquisition and redemption of vouchers through… More

Banca Mediolanum and Vodafone test NFC in Italy

July 11th, 2013

Banca Mediolanum is running a pilot to test NFC mobile payments with 60 consumers in Milan, in partnership with mobile network operator Vodafone Italia, and plans a commercial launch in early 2014. The Mediolanum Mobile… More

Hungarian national NFC service enters pilot testing phase

July 9th, 2013

The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, is launching a pilot to test a new NFC mobile payment solution in… More

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