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Dutch banks to launch NFC pilot in August

June 3rd, 2013

An NFC payments pilot that will be conducted by Dutch banks ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank across the city of Leiden is set to start at the end of August or early in September, NFC… More

Thinaire to join NFC in Retailing webinar

June 3rd, 2013

Tim Daly, co-founder of NFC marketing solutions specialist Thinaire, has been added to the list of speakers for NFC World’s upcoming NFC in Retailing webinar. This hour-long webcast, sponsored by Smartrac, is free to attend… More

TIM and Bradesco pilot NFC in Brazil

June 3rd, 2013

Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, part of the Telecom Italia group, has started an NFC payments pilot in partnership with Bradesco Bank, with plans to commercially launch the service by the end of this year…. More

Asian mobile alliance promotes NFC with poster campaign

June 3rd, 2013

The Conexus Mobile Alliance, a regional grouping of mobile network operators, is promoting NFC throughout Asia with a “Tap and Get” smart poster campaign. Tap and Get rewards customers of Korean carrier KT or Japanese… More

LTE version of Galaxy S4 Mini to come with NFC

May 30th, 2013

A new compact version of Samsung’s latest flagship handset will come with NFC on LTE models, but the 3G versions destined for some markets will miss out on contactless technology. All variants of the Samsung… More

Portuguese project uses NFC phones as mobile POS terminals

May 29th, 2013

Technology provider Morpho has announced it is the supplier of NFC SIM cards to a Portuguese mobile payments pilot that uses NFC phones as mobile POS terminals and is backed by the country’s major telecoms… More

Samsung puts NFC into hot desks

May 29th, 2013

Samsung Wireless Enterprise, a unified business communications platform that puts smart phones and tablets at the centre of workplace collaboration, now includes NFC support in its hot desking solution. The platform, which encompasses voice and… More

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

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