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Archive: Newswire

OTI gets MasterCard approval for Wave NFC add-on

October 24th, 2013

Contactless technology specialist On Track Innovations (OTI) has received MasterCard Mobile PayPass certification for Wave Dongle, an add-on that plugs into the audio jack of a standard mobile device to provide users with NFC payments… More

SK Planet’s radical touchpoint design sees NFC interaction soar

October 24th, 2013

A radical new NFC touchpoint design, coupled with the offer of nationally redeemable rewards, led to consumer interactions increasing by a factor of more than 20 at a recent exhibition in Korea, SK Planet has… More

BWC offers rugged NFC tablet

October 23rd, 2013

Mobile device supplier BWC is now offering a rugged 7-inch tablet that comes with NFC. The ToughSlate 7″ meets the IP67 standard, ensuring it is waterproof, dustproof and durable. Powered by a 1GHz quad core… More

FineLine and Scanbuy offer retailers interactive packaging

October 23rd, 2013

Product labelling supplier FineLine Technologies and mobile solutions specialist Scanbuy have teamed up to offer a turnkey solution that enables retailers to add NFC, QR and Microsoft Tags to product packaging. The solution includes “mobile… More

NFC Interactor adds geo tag navigation

October 23rd, 2013

Mopius has released an update to its NFC Interactor app for Windows Phone 8 devices, enabling a map and directions to a location to be provided to users when they tap an NFC tag. A video… More

French drivers to get multi-functional NFC licenses

October 23rd, 2013

French drivers are now being issued with new multi-application driving licenses based on contactless smart cards that contain both a public and a private data area. The private area can only be accessed and verified… More

Garanti Bank launches NFC payments in Romania

October 23rd, 2013

Customers of Turkey-based Garanti Bank in Romania can now use their mobile phones to make payments in the capital city of Bucharest. The service uses Seamless’ Seqr payments platform, enabling merchants to accept mobile payments… More

Nokia unveils Windows tablet with NFC

October 22nd, 2013

Nokia has shown off the Lumia 2520, a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 RT tablet that includes NFC and features 4G LTE and WiFi as well as a 6.7 megapixel camera with a Zeiss lens. More

Nokia launches Lumia 1520 NFC phone

October 22nd, 2013

Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 1520, a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ with NFC and a 6-inch Full HD display that makes it possible to view a third column of tiles on the start screen. The… More

Kiroco seeks funding for NFC jewellery range

October 22nd, 2013

UK based Kiroco is seeking funding of £20,000 on Kickstarter to produce a range of interactive jewellery gifts that allow the recipient to use an NFC phone to view short text, video and photo messages… More

CommBank to launch NFC payments using embedded secure elements

October 22nd, 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has announced a series of upgrades to its mobile banking and payments service, including plans to offer NFC payments using secure elements embedded in “certain phones” and NFC stickers that can… More

IBM launches two-factor authentication for NFC devices

October 21st, 2013

Computer giant IBM has added a two factor authentication solution to its IBM Worklight mobile app platform, providing “an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contactless smart card to conduct… More

Italians give NFC payments an 8 out of 10

October 21st, 2013

Consumer research undertaken by payments processor SIA has found that 94% of the Italians who have had the opportunity to try out NFC payments appreciated the technology, giving the experience an average rating of 8… More

Australian supermarket chain tests NFC stickers

October 21st, 2013

Australian supermarket chain Coles is testing a contactless payment sticker that attaches to a customer’s mobile phone. “By simply attaching the ‘sticker’ tag to a mobile phone, Coles MasterCard customers will no longer have to… More

Brazilian carriers test NFC in Rio de Janeiro

October 21st, 2013

Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with… More

Isis to give away a million smoothies

October 16th, 2013

US NFC joint venture Isis has teamed up with Jamba Juice to offer up to one million free smoothies to consumers who tap and pay using their Isis Mobile Wallet. Starting later this year shoppers will be able to… More

China Mobile reports NFC adoption stats

October 16th, 2013

China Mobile has seen a take-up of 2.5m NFC handsets, 600,000 SIMs and 1.4m NFC-enabled POS terminals, the carrier’s Liu Xin has revealed at the GSMA’s NFC & Mobile Money Summit in New York. Those… More

News Corp runs NFC campaign in Sydney

October 16th, 2013

News Corp newspaper The Daily Telegraph is promoting its content using NFC and QR posters placed on the rear of the seats of more than 80 buses in Western Sydney, Australia, enabling commuters to download… More

Eurobank offers NFC payments in Poland

October 16th, 2013

Poland’s Eurobank has begun offering its customers the ability to pay with NFC using T-Mobile’s MyWallet service. The service is already offered by Getin Bank, Noble Bank, Raiffeisen Polbank and mBank. To make NFC payments,… More

US politician uses NFC campaign to attract younger voters

October 15th, 2013

Aspiring US politician Rico Reyes is using NFC solutions provider Camintel’s Touch2Vote platform to send out NFC and QR code-enabled flyers in a bid to attract the support of younger voters in Austin, Texas. The… More

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