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Archive: NFC Newswire

Funkwerk to put phone boxes into cars

June 6th, 2012

NFC-enabled “phone boxes” built into cars are set to provide clearer connections, better GPS signals and a wireless charge for your smartphone while you drive. The phone box is a special tray into which a… More

Nintendo confirms NFC in Wii U

June 4th, 2012

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U Game Pad, first unveiled at an investors meeting in Tokyo in January, will be equipped with NFC functionality. “You can place cards or figures on this and relevant… More

Java library implements SNEP

June 1st, 2012

A researcher at Turin’s Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) has developed an open source Java library that implements the NFC Forum’s SNEP protocol to allow peer-to-peer mode exchanges between NFC devices. A previous library from… More

Paypal brings mobile payments to UK stores

May 30th, 2012

Online payments giant PayPal is continuing its expansion into offline payments with the launch of a barcode-based mobile payments service in the UK. Fashion retailers Coast, Oasis, Warehouse and Karen Millen are the first to sign… More

MobileAdValley delivers NFC treasure hunt

MobileAdValley delivers NFC treasure hunt

May 30th, 2012

Malaysian mobile advertising provider MobileAdValley has conducted a smart poster-based mobile treasure hunt using a combination of Microsoft Tags and NFC tags at the GoMobile 2012 event in Kuala Lumpur, the company’s Lim Tan has… More

PayPal advances at the point of sale

May 29th, 2012

PayPal has signed up a further 15 national US retailers and completed deals with a suite of POS vendors as it rolls out its plans to become a major offline payments brand. The fifteen new… More

CBA blames Google for NFC payments delay

May 28th, 2012

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will release an Android version of its Kaching mobile payments service in the next six weeks, according to ZDNet Australia. Unlike the iPhone version of Kaching, however, which offers NFC payments in… More

MasterCard and C-Sam offer white label wallet solution

May 25th, 2012

MasterCard and secure mobile transaction specialist C-Sam are to offer a white label NFC wallet solution to mobile operators, retail banks and payment providers in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. The mobile wallet product… More

Tablet PC offers NFC payments module

May 23rd, 2012

A new rugged tablet PC comes with an optional mobile payment module that can be used to process NFC transactions. Data Ltd Inc’s DLI 9000 is based on standard PC architecture and can run Windows… More

MasterCard floats forum for US move to EMV

May 22nd, 2012

MasterCard has proposed the formation of a cross-industry group designed to foster collaboration and alignment between all stakeholders in the coming move to EMV “chip and pin” technology in the United States. “We recognize that… More

Google CEO hints at NFC future for Motorola

May 22nd, 2012

Google CEO Larry Page has taken to the search giant’s blog to announce the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility — and obliquely mentioned NFC’s key role in Google’s plans for the future. “It’s… More

Identive adds NFC payment sticker

May 22nd, 2012

Secure ID specialist Identive has introduced a new “peel and stick” NFC tag that allows consumers to use contactless payment with their existing mobile devices. The TomPay sticker is based on the company’s “tag on… More

Vizibility adds NFC to business ID

May 21st, 2012

Identity management specialist Vizibility has added support for NFC to its executive ID platform. The company’s new “NFC Mobile Wallet Cards” contain a link to an online profile of the cardholder which, as well as… More

Tagage upgrades NFC developer kit

May 21st, 2012

NFC tag supplier TagAge has launched a new version of its NFC Developer Kit, designed to provide NFC application developers with a way to easily test a range of different types of tag. The new kit… More

Tyfone offers licenses for NFC-on-microSD tech

May 21st, 2012

Two patents that relate to miniaturising NFC antennas to fit within microSD cards and other small form factors are now available for licensing. US based NFC-on-microSD pioneer Tyfone has secured further patents that it says… More

NCR adds NFC to hotel check-ins

May 21st, 2012

NCR has launched NCR Express Key, a hotel check-in kiosk that lets guests who have checked in online or via a mobile phone collect their room key without queuing at reception. The kiosk allows guests to… More

‘Credit card’ heart monitor shares results with NFC

May 16th, 2012

A new consumer heart monitoring device that uses near field communication to pass test results to the user’s Android NFC phone or tablet has been unveiled by Impak Health, a joint venture between Swedish chip… More

KDDI unveils world’s first NFC and Felica phone

May 16th, 2012

Japanese mobile operator KDDI will offer the world’s first phone with both NFC and Felica support from this summer. The Sharp Aquos Phone Serie will support Japan’s widely-used Felica contactless payment system as well as the… More

DoD approves BlackBerry NFC phones

May 14th, 2012

The US Department of Defense has added a number of BlackBerry 7 smartphones to the US Army and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)’s approved product list. The move allows all DoD customers to use the approved… More

Orange tests NFC ticketing at Stade de France

May 11th, 2012

Mobile network operator Orange has conducted an NFC trial at the Stade de France, the country’s national stadium. The trial took place on Saturday 5 May for a Top 14 rugby match between Racing Métro… More

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