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    RedCritter launches classroom rewards with NFC

    January 8th, 2015

    Business productivity management specialist RedCritter has unveiled a platform for schools that recognises, rewards and socialises students’ learning achievements via NFC and QR codes. More

    BMW offers contactless credit card that can unlock and start hire cars

    January 7th, 2015

    BMW has partnered with MasterCard to offer an NFC-enabled contactless credit card that makes it possible to hire, unlock and operate a BMW or Mini from a car rental fleet that has more than 2,800 vehicles… More

    Nine Polish banks to launch HCE mobile payments

    January 7th, 2015

    Nine Polish banks are to launch host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments services using Visa’s cloud-based payment specifications “from early this year,” allowing their customers to make contactless payments using NFC-enabled Android smartphones. Taking part… More

    LoopPay signs up OEMs to embed contactless tech into more products

    January 6th, 2015

    Mobile payments startup LoopPay has announced deals with XPal Power and Trident Case to embed its Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) mag stripe emulation technology into a broad range of products including smartphones, wearables, cases and… More

    VivaLnk shows wearable NFC thermometer

    January 6th, 2015

    Digital tattoo inventor Vivalnk is to launch an NFC-based wearable thermometer that adheres to skin and provides accurate temperature measurements directly to a smartphone without requiring a battery. The eSkin Thermometer, on show at the… More

    Yale introduces residential deadbolt with NFC unlocking

    January 6th, 2015

    Lock maker Yale has introduced an NFC-based door lock for homes which can be operated with a tap of a smartphone and allows homeowners to send keys to others, control when others have access, get… More

    Digipas secures suitcases with NFC luggage lock

    January 6th, 2015

    An NFC-enabled luggage lock that can be unlocked with a tap of an NFC device or a pre-programmed NFC tag has been shown off at CES in Las Vegas. The eGeeTouch luggage lock is made… More

    Toshiba launches TransferJet dongle for iPhones

    January 5th, 2015

    Toshiba has unveiled an add-on adapter for iOS devices that will enable users to transfer large data files such as movies and images from one device to the other using TransferJet, a high-speed short range… More

    KDDI releases Japan’s first Firefox OS smartphone

    January 5th, 2015

    Japan’s KDDI has launched an LTE smartphone with NFC that runs Mozilla’s Firefox OS, the open mobile platform advocated by the Firefox browser maker. The LG Fx0 offers a 4.7-inch HD screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor running Firefox OS 2.0, the latest version of Mozilla’s operating system. More

    OnStar to deliver offers to drivers on the move

    January 5th, 2015

    OnStar, a General Motors subsidiary that provides subscription-based in car communications, security, navigation and remote diagnostics throughout the US, Canada and China, is to roll out an extension to its platform that will enable retailers to send drivers coupons tied to their specific destinations. More

    Danish city installs Bluetooth and WiFi sensors to track shopper behaviour

    December 22nd, 2014

    The Aalborg City Business Association has installed sensors in pedestrian areas of the Danish city to track visitor behaviour using a Bluetooth and WiFi technology platform provided by IT company Blip Systems. More

    McDonald’s introduces Bluetooth beacon offers

    December 19th, 2014

    Twenty-six McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Georgia have installed Bluetooth beacons that can be used to deliver coupons, alerts, employment opportunities and customer satisfaction surveys directly to a consumer’s smartphone as they enter a participating location…. More

    RBC adds HCE to mobile payments app

    December 19th, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its RBC mobile app, “allowing Canadians to pay with most Android mobile phones without worrying about being on the right mobile… More

    Cooper Hewitt museum visitors to use NFC pens to interact with multi-touch display tables

    December 17th, 2014

    Visitors to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York are to be given the opportunity to use an NFC pen to interact with a range of NFC-enabled multi-touch display tables, enabling them to… More

    Barclaycard tests contactless payment gloves

    December 16th, 2014

    Barclaycard has begun ‘testing’ woollen gloves that can be used to make payments at any of the 300,000 contactless POS terminals in the UK with a touch of a hand. The decision to test the… More

    Brazilian online fashion retailer installs Bluetooth Fashion Spots

    December 15th, 2014

    Dafiti, Latin America’s largest online fashion retailer, is to place Bluetooth beacons in restaurants, bars and newsstands in the Brazilian city of São Paulo to send out promotional messages to shoppers’ smartphones. “Users can opt… More

    Jeweller debuts NFC pearls

    December 15th, 2014

    US jeweller Galatea has unveiled Momento Pearl, a cultured pearl that contains an NFC chip. Using an accompanying NFC app, “the user records a message or uploads an audio file,” the jeweller explains. “By tapping… More

    Ubudu turns beacons into two-way communications devices

    December 15th, 2014

    Mobile proximity solutions provider Ubudu has unveiled uBeacon Mesh, a platform that enables Bluetooth beacon installations to be used to create two-way mobile communications with consumers. The technology could be used to let shoppers respond… More

    NFC World’s Sarah Clark to chair mobile payments session at CES 2015

    December 15th, 2014

    The editor of NFC World+ will be at the International CES in Las Vegas from 4-9 January to chair the future of mobile payments conference session and meet up with readers to discuss the latest… More

    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC security strategies

    December 11th, 2014

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 20 January and will focus on how to select the right security strategy for your NFC service…. More

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