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MTS launches NFC payments in Belarus

May 29th, 2013

Mobile network operator MTS has launched an NFC mobile payment service in Belarus in partnership with Belgazprombank, enabling subscribers to make payments across the country at merchants equipped to accept MasterCard PayPass contactless payments. Four… More

Chunghwa launches NFC payments in Taiwan

May 29th, 2013

Taiwan’s largest mobile network operator’s NFC payment service has gone live and four banks will now begin the roll-out of Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile credit card service, which enables Mastercard PayPass credit cards to be issued… More

TrustNordics to offer turnkey NFC wallet platform

May 29th, 2013

TSM provider TrustNordics has partnered with C-Sam to offer a turnkey NFC mobile wallet solution that also supports QR and barcodes. The system makes use of C-Sam’s Mobile Transaction Platform and will be available for… More

NFC touchpoints to drive album sales at UK music venues

May 28th, 2013

British singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin will be the first artist to receive a boost from new NFC and QR-enabled touchpoints displayed at leading music venues across the UK. Mobile marketing specialist Nukemobi has partnered with media… More

FlockTag gets US$1m funding for NFC rewards

May 27th, 2013

FlockTag, a technology startup working to digitise customer rewards for smaller businesses, has raised US$1m in series A funding for its NFC loyalty card and mobile app service. The Michigan-based startup told NFC World: “The… More

NFC lamp post information service to launch in Tokyo

May 24th, 2013

One of the busiest commercial locations in Tokyo is to be equipped with an NFC-based information and advertising service. Internet advertising and social gaming company CyberAgent, in partnership with Shibuya Television and technology provider Toppan… More

Samsung promotes NFC with Robbie Williams taxi cab competition

May 22nd, 2013

Samsung has launched a campaign to give Robbie Williams fans the chance to meet the star by simply tapping NFC tags located in black cabs in three UK cities. For the campaign, run by VeriFone… More

Milan airport installs 50,000 NFC tags

May 22nd, 2013

Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy, has installed a new maintenance system that uses NFC phones and a network of 50,000 NFC and RFID tags attached to equipment and systems around the airport — including fire… More

Star Trek Into Darkness gets NFC promotion at airports

May 22nd, 2013

Blockbuster movie Star Trek Into Darkness is being promoted at four US airports via displays equipped with NFC marketing specialist Blue Bite’s mTag platform. Using Clear Channel Outdoor and JCDecaux displays and in partnership with… More

Narvesen expands NFC loyalty across Latvia

May 21st, 2013

Norwegian convenience store chain Narvesen has launched an NFC sticker based loyalty program across all of its 250 stores in Latvia, and the company has told NFC World that mobile payments are a possibility in… More

Survey reveals demand for contactless and NFC payments in Dubai

May 21st, 2013

A survey published by digital security specialist Gemalto has shown a high demand for contactless and NFC payments in Dubai, with 85% of those polled saying they would ‘like’ or ‘love’ to use their mobile handset… More

NFC phone for care workers goes worldwide

May 21st, 2013

Mobile healthcare specialist Gentag and IT systems supplier Advanced Health & Care have announced the worldwide availability of an NFC phone designed to be used for monitoring home visits made by care workers. The Gentag… More

NFC stickers impress retailers at Sydney show

May 20th, 2013

NFC marketing specialist TapNShow’s NFC stickers have been hailed a success by exhibitors at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, a two-week celebration of Australian culture that attracts some 900,000 visitors annually. Woolworths, Voodooo Rocky Road,… More

UL gets EMVCo accreditation for mobile payments testing

May 20th, 2013

UL has extended its testing services to include Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) and Proximity Payment System Environment (PPSE) testing, enabling payments technology providers to ensure their products adhere to EMVCo’s Contactless Mobile Payment Product… More

JanSport runs NFC outdoor ads in New York

May 20th, 2013

Outdoor wear manufacturer JanSport is running an advertising campaign across New York City combining Blue Bite’s mTag NFC platform, San Francisco-based Teak’s signage and out-of-home media buyer Kinetic’s consultancy. Deployed on Cemusa newsstands and transit shelters,… More

Dubai shopping mall to launch NFC and Bluetooth mobile loyalty program

May 17th, 2013

The Wafi shopping mall in Dubai is to introduce a new service that allows shoppers to collect and redeem loyalty points with their mobile phone using either NFC or Bluetooth. The service is also expected… More

C-Sam speeds NFC development with applets and testing services

May 17th, 2013

NFC technology provider C-Sam has announced a suite of NFC applets and test automation tools aimed at reducing the time needed for companies to develop, test and launch NFC products and services. C-Sam’s NFC applets… More

Telecom Italia announces new NFC ticketing pilots

May 16th, 2013

Telecom Italia and payments technology provider SIA are to pilot an NFC ticketing service with three transport operators in the Naples and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy by the end of 2013. Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia-Romagna (TPER), ANM… More

RapidNFC adds NXP NTAG210 to its range

May 16th, 2013

NFC tag supplier RapidNFC has added tags based on NXP’s next-generation NTAG210 IC to its product range. The chip, announced in October 2012, includes a range of built-in security features including password protection and an… More

Blue Bite puts NFC ads into 5,000 US taxis

May 16th, 2013

Taxi ad network Creative Mobile Technologies has agreed a deal with NFC marketing specialist Blue Bite to use its mTag platform for advertising in 5,000 US cabs. Passengers see video or static messages on CMT’s… More

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