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CPI to lead £10m printable NFC components project

September 24th, 2013

The Centre for Process Innovation, a consortium of major suppliers in the print, electronics and design industries, is to lead a £10m (US$16m) project to create a UK supply chain that will enable the widespread… More

NFC wristband developers seek funds on Kickstarter

September 23rd, 2013

A team of developers are raising funding on Kickstarter for a rubber wristband that wearers will be able to use to unlock their phone, cancel or postpone an alarm clock, control the volume of music,… More

Volkswagen Bank tests iPhone NFC payments

September 23rd, 2013

Germany’s Volkswagen Bank is conducting an NFC payments pilot using iPhone 4, 4S and 5 smartphones equipped with an iCarte add-on case. Android NFC phones are due to be added in 2014. The trial, involving… More

RugGear to launch military spec rugged NFC phone

September 23rd, 2013

Rugged phone maker RugGear will include NFC in its next handset, a fully waterproof and dustproof 5.3-inch Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean smartphone. The RG970 is IP68 certified, the rating given to products that are totally… More

Dublin Business School adds NFC kiosk

September 23rd, 2013

Dublin Business School (DBS) has installed a triple-screen kiosk with NFC to allow students to access timetable information with their contactless ID cards. The ‘Tri Screen Poser Table’ kiosk houses three Microsoft Surface Pro tablet… More

Westfield London shopping centre gets NFC

September 23rd, 2013

The Westfield London shopping centre is giving shoppers the opportunity to access and download content, enter competitions and win prizes by tapping their NFC smartphones against digital pods supplied by outdoor media company CBS Outdoor UK…. More

Vodafone pilots ‘Virtual Shelf’ shopping wall

September 23rd, 2013

Mobile network operator Vodafone is testing a mobile shopping wall at its German headquarters in Dusseldorf, enabling 5,000 staff to select grocery items using QR codes and then pay via NFC. To use the service,… More

Disney runs NFC advertising campaign in France

September 19th, 2013

Disney Infinity, the new video game platform that uses NFC figures, is being marketed in France via 5,000 NFC-enabled out-of-home posters operated by media owner Insert. The posters are located across 21 French towns and… More

Nets picks Oberthur for Nordic NFC services

September 18th, 2013

Nordic payments and card services provider Nets has selected Oberthur Technologies’ TSM platform to enable its banking partners to offer NFC services across the region, starting in Denmark in early 2014. The TSM platform will… More

NFC Forum appoints Paula Hunter as executive director

September 18th, 2013

The NFC Forum has chosen Paula Hunter as its new executive director. “Hunter comes to the NFC Forum with more than 18 years of leadership experience in technology association management, marketing, operations, and business development,”… More

Portugal Telecom picks CardMobili for NFC wallet

September 18th, 2013

Mobile network operator Portugal Telecom has selected digital wallet solution provider CardMobili to implement a digital wallet that will support both NFC and QR codes and offer a range of added value services, including loyalty,… More

Dutch retailers to test NFC coupons

September 18th, 2013

Online shopping platform MyOrder is to conduct an NFC mobile marketing pilot with 25 retailers in the Dutch city of Leiden. During the three month trial, shoppers will be encouraged to tap in-store NFC touchpoints… More

Packers fans get NFC merchandise

September 18th, 2013

NFC wearables specialist BaubleApp has teamed up with merchandise maker Foamation to offer NFC keyrings and necklaces to fans of the Green Bay Packers football team. More

Tabletalk debuts NFC Tablewraps

September 18th, 2013

Ambient advertising specialist Tabletalk Media is embedding NFC tags from Proxama in its large Tablewrap stickers after deciding the public’s adoption of NFC has increased significantly. The company operates table top advertising networks in universities,… More

Austrian companies plan national NFC wallet standard

September 18th, 2013

A group of financial, technology and telecoms companies have formed Mobile Wallet Initiative Austria, a new organisation that aims to create an open nationwide standard for NFC mobile wallets. A commercial launch is scheduled for… More

Google confirms commitment to NFC with new Google Wallet app

September 17th, 2013

Google has released a new version of Google Wallet that will allow anyone with an Android device running version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ or higher to store loyalty cards and offers on their mobile phone as well… More

Artist embeds NFC chip in hand to share digital art

September 17th, 2013

Digital artist Anthony Antonellis has embedded an NFC-compatible RFID chip in his hand as a way of sharing his artwork with others. The 1KB chip was implanted between Antonellis’ thumb and forefinger and holds an… More

Omron launches NFC weight loss tracker

September 17th, 2013

Omron Healthcare has launched an activity monitor that can be synced with an online dashboard via an NFC ‘tray’ that plugs into a USB port on a Mac or PC. The aim, Omron says, is to make it easier for wearers to keep track of how many calories they have burned and whether they are currently on target. More

Capital One exits Isis pilot

September 16th, 2013

Capital One, one of Isis’ three founder card issuers, is pulling out of the NFC venture’s pilot tests. Notification has been sent to cardholders who have been participating in the pilots and, Capital One has… More

Stagecoach adds NFC to Cambridge bus stops

September 12th, 2013

UK public transportation operator Stagecoach has begun adding NFC tags to bus stops in the city of Cambridge, to provide travellers with up to date information on bus arrival times. Tapping a tag located at… More

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