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Panasonic launches Lumix GF6 camera with NFC

April 9th, 2013

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GF6, a 16 megapixel compact camera with WiFi and NFC functionality. The launch follows the introduction of the NFC-enabled ZS30 and TS5 earlier this year. The added connectivity allows snappers… More

Rosenberg launches new NFC business

April 9th, 2013

Industry veteran Einar Rosenberg has launched a new company that plans to roll out twelve new NFC services over the next year. Creating Revolutions‘ first service is MyCardNFC, an NFC-powered contact exchange application that combines… More

Trevica picks Cardtek TSM platform

April 9th, 2013

MasterCard-owned payments processor Trevica has selected Cardtek Group’s TSMXpert platform to offer mobile payment solutions to European banks and service providers. Trevica is based in Poland and operates in a number of other countries in… More

HTC includes NFC in Facebook phone

April 5th, 2013

The HTC First is a mid-range touch screen smartphone that pushes Facebook integration to the front and centre — and includes NFC support. The Android device features Facebook Home, a “mobile experience that puts your friends… More

Metz gets NFC parking

March 26th, 2013

Drivers in Metz, France can now register online to get an NFC sticker that allows them to pay for their stay at a 2,100 place underground car park without a ticket or cash. When entering… More

NEC launches cloud-based NFC payments service

March 25th, 2013

NEC has launched a turnkey prepaid payments service that includes cloud-based system servers, cards, smartphone apps and payment terminals and is available in both Japan and internationally. The Integrated Electronic Money Solution provides customers with… More

Film festival says it’s showtime with NFC posters

March 25th, 2013

The Go Short film festival, held in the Dutch city of Nijmegen from 13 to 17 March, used NFC tags to provide movie-goers with information on upcoming screenings and locations. Netherlands-based startup Tag N Tap provided posters… More

Visa backs MasterCard digital wallet surcharge plan

March 21st, 2013

MasterCard’s move to increase the fees charged to “staged” digital wallets like PayPal could see a similar surcharge being applied by Visa. “I think it is totally appropriate to do that,” Visa chief executive Charlie… More

Smaller devices to get wireless charging with NFC

March 20th, 2013

Wireless charging is on its way for smaller devices, by combining wireless power transmission with NFC technology, says Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre. Combining the two technologies will make it possible to design increasingly compact… More

Banco Sabadell pilots NFC payments in Spain

March 20th, 2013

Spanish banking group Banco Sabadell has launched an NFC payments pilot in partnership with Telefonica and BlackBerry. Customers taking part in the pilot receive an NFC-enabled BlackBerry Curve smartphone with their Visa bank card details… More

Researchers present Inverse Reader Mode concept for NFC ticketing

March 19th, 2013

A team of researchers from NFC Research Lab Hagenberg is working on an alternative approach to using card emulation mode for NFC ticketing applications. The concept holds the potential of enabling NFC ticketing systems to… More

Telecom Italia tests NFC food deliveries

March 19th, 2013

Telecom Italia has launched a new initiative, in collaboration with Unicoop Tirreno, allowing employees to order grocery deliveries at work using NFC smart posters placed around their offices. Staff need to register online with the… More

Sony adds Xperia SP and Xperia L NFC phones

March 18th, 2013

Sony Mobile has announced two additions to its Xperia smartphone line up, the Xperia SP and the Xperia L. Both are mid-range mobile phones that include NFC and will be available globally in Q2 2013…. More

Video shows Wii U NFC toys in action

March 18th, 2013

Nintendo has released a video trailer for Pokémon Scramble U — expected to be known as Pokémon Rumble U outside Japan — which shows how the range of NFC-enabled toys that will be available with the… More

Galaxy S4 to come with Visa payments applet

March 15th, 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will come with Visa’s payWave contactless payments applet preloaded into an embedded secure element. This, says Samsung, “can be used by both MNOs and banks; more payment applets from multiple brands are… More

Weve picks Logic Group for coupon and loyalty pilot

March 13th, 2013

Weve, the joint venture between the three major mobile network operators that is working to bring mobile payments services to market in the UK, has chosen customer interaction specialist The Logic Group as one of… More

Logic Group to offer NFC in-store marketing platform to retailers

March 13th, 2013

Retail technology specialist The Logic Group has partnered with NFC provider Proxama to create an in-store NFC marketing platform for retailers. The platform will enable retailers to distribute vouchers and coupons to shoppers via NFC-enabled smart posters… More

Nintendo to launch Pokemon toys with NFC

March 13th, 2013

The first game to make use of the NFC capabilities in the Nintendo Wii U is to launch in Japan on 24 April. The new Pokemon Rumble U Pokemon Scramble U game will work with a series… More

IATA to report on NFC for airlines

March 12th, 2013

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is conducting an evaluation of NFC on behalf of member airlines and aims to report back to members at its Passenger Services Conference event in October. “The objective of IATA… More

EMT pushes NFC in Estonia

March 12th, 2013

Estonian mobile network operator EMT is promoting the use of NFC by making tags available in all its stores across the country. The tags work in conjunction with an Android app called EMT NFC Starter, a… More

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