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SingTel to offer NFC payments in Singapore and Australia

August 2nd, 2013

Singapore-based mobile network operator SingTel has announced a partnership with Visa that will enable customers in Singapore and Australia, where it operates as Optus, to use its mCash mobile payments solution at any Visa PayWave… More

Slovak Telekom to offer NFC payments

August 2nd, 2013

Slovakian carrier Slovak Telekom is preparing to launch an NFC wallet allowing its customers to make payments, store loyalty cards and pay for transport. “Slovak Telekom is working on an NFC solution and we would… More

Nike promotes running app via NFC

August 2nd, 2013

Nike is using Tapit’s NFC platform to offer easy app downloads ahead of Sydney’s biggest running race, City 2 Surf, which takes place on 11 August. Runners are able to download the Nike+ running app for… More

Motorola unveils customisable Moto X with NFC

August 2nd, 2013

Motorola has announced the Moto X, a customisable NFC handset that lets customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colour, cover, memory and wallpaper. The 4G LTE Moto X is the Google-owned handset maker’s… More

One in three smartphones now comes with NFC

August 1st, 2013

The number of NFC phones shipped will increase 156% in 2013 to a total of 400m devices globally, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. This means that one third of the smartphones sold… More

NFC Interactor WP8 app adds functions

August 1st, 2013

NFC Interactor, the reader/writer app for Windows Phone 8 from Mopius, has expanded its suite of NFC functions. “NFC Interactor now supports 20 record type categories and allows adding/editing of 150 distinct details for various… More

Smukfest festival to use NFC for payments

August 1st, 2013

Music lovers attending the Smukfest festival in Skanderborg, Denmark, will be able to pay for goods using an NFC wristband — and three hundred traders will be able to accept contactless payments using Panasonic’s NFC-enabled… More

Far EasTone picks Morpho for NFC payments and rewards pilot

July 31st, 2013

Taiwanese carrier Far EasTone has chosen ID technology provider Morpho to provide the TSM platform for its upcoming NFC payments trial, which will see users able to make purchases in stores, pay for public transportation… More

ING Romania launches NFC wallet

July 31st, 2013

ING Bank Romania has made its ING Pay NFC mobile wallet available to customers, after a year-long in-house trial. Available for customers with an iPhone 4, 4S or a Samsung Galaxy handset, the ING Pay… More

Telenor to launch NFC wallet in Norway

July 31st, 2013

Norwegian telco Telenor‘s Valyou NFC mobile wallet is set for a commercial launch during the third quarter of 2013, in conjunction with banking group DNB. TSM Nordic, jointly owned by Telenor and DNB, will act as… More

Isis releases pilot test results

July 31st, 2013

Analysis by carrier-owned NFC mobile payments venture Isis of its pilot tests in the cities of Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas has found that more than 80% of transactions take place at everyday… More

Coca-Cola reports on Isis loyalty project

July 31st, 2013

“More than one-third of active Isis Mobile Wallets users in Austin have loaded a My Coke Rewards card into their wallet since our pilot began and 90 percent of these are new to the My… More

Isis to launch NFC mobile payments across the US in 2013

July 31st, 2013

NFC mobile payments are to be available to consumers across the United States from “later this year” following successful pilots in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, the Isis joint venture between carriers AT&T… More

News America Marketing rolls out NFC advertising in US stores

July 30th, 2013

Coupon publisher News America Marketing (NAM) is making NFC at-shelf promotions available to the majority of its 52,000 member retail network in the US, in partnership with NFC specialist Thinaire. The new SmartSource with NFC… More

Nokia to offer NFC and Bluetooth Treasure Tags?

July 30th, 2013

Nokia is readying the Treasure Tag, a proximity sensor accessory for Lumia handsets that uses a combination of NFC and Bluetooth to track personal items, reports The Verge. NFC is used to pair the accessory… More

Linkett transforms ordinary TVs into interactive ad panels

July 30th, 2013

Canadian digital signage network WestonExpressions has introduced Linkett, a device that plugs into a USB or HDMI connection to transform standard TVs into NFC-enabled interactive advertising displays. Linkett also contains a motion sensor that recognises… More

HealthID introduces NFC medical bands and cards

July 30th, 2013

HealthID Profile, a health management solutions provider, has introduced wristbands and cards that store important personal health details and can be accessed by an NFC phone in a medical emergency. The products, which can be… More

iCashTV adds NFC to in-store advertising platform

July 29th, 2013

iCashTV, an in-store digital advertising network for check cashing and currency exchange offices, is introducing Blue Bite’s mTag NFC platform across the US. The NFC tags will be located next to teller windows at hundreds… More

O’Dea offers designer wireless charging stations with NFC

July 29th, 2013

Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork… More

ABI includes NFC in smartphone feature set winners

July 26th, 2013

NFC has been picked out by analysts at ABI Research as one of four feature set big winners in smartphones this year, along with accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition and gyroscopes. “NFC has been one of the… More

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