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Identive reports tag sales stats

January 21st, 2013

Identive shipped just under 15m NFC transponders during the fourth quarter of 2012, chairman and CEO Ayman S Ashour has revealed. “In our fourth quarter we shipped, as planned, record numbers of NFC transponders to fulfil previously… More

NFC Forum introduces special interest groups for vertical markets

January 15th, 2013

The NFC Forum is launching a series of special interest groups in “key vertical markets” to support and accelerate adoption of the technology. The Forum aims to bring together leaders from consumer electronics, healthcare, payments,… More

Think&Go upgrades NFC Shopping system

January 14th, 2013

Retail specialist Think&Go NFC has introduced a new version of its NFC Shopping system at the NRF tradeshow in New York. The system, launched in April 2011, is a cross-channel solution that offers shoppers extra information… More

NFC World’s Joe Davies to chair NFC Symposium

January 11th, 2013

Joe Davies, associate editor of NFC World and The Mobile Wallet Report, is to chair NFC Symposium 2013 in Stockholm later this month. “NFC Symposium 2013 is the number one meeting place in Scandinavia for all… More

Samsung offers Galaxy S II Plus with NFC

January 11th, 2013

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S II Plus, an updated version of its groundbreaking Galaxy S II Android smartphone that will, like its predecessor, be available in NFC and non-NFC versions. The Galaxy S II… More

ZTE adds Nubia Z5 NFC phone

January 9th, 2013

ZTE has launched an ultra-slim NFC phone with a 5-inch 443PPI 1080p display and a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ powered Nubia Z5 will be available in China… More

TI adds NFC chips for vehicles

January 9th, 2013

Texas Instruments has launched a family of wireless combo-connectivity solutions for the automotive industry at the CES show. The new the WiLink 8Q system-on-chip family features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, NFC and GNSS options… More

Belkin adds NFC music receiver

January 9th, 2013

Belkin has launched a music receiver with NFC functionality. Designed for streaming content from smartphones and tablets directly to a home stereo system or standalone speakers via Bluetooth wireless technology, the US$59.99 G3A2000 HD Bluetooth Music… More

Smartrac to showcase NFC and RFID for retailers at NRF show

January 9th, 2013

NFC and RFID tag provider Smartrac has partnered with a number of NFC and RFID specialists to provide visitors to the National Retail Federation’s annual convention and expo in New York on 14-15 January with an… More

AT&T adds Pantech Discover 4G NFC smartphone

January 9th, 2013

AT&T has announced that a new NFC smartphone, the Pantech Discover, will be available from 11 January. The 4G device is pitched as a “feature-packed smartphone in an affordable package” and will be available for… More

Incipio debuts iPhone NFC case for Isis payments

January 9th, 2013

Mobile device accessories maker Incipio has unveiled Cashwrap, an NFC case that can be used to add Isis mobile payments and offers capabilities to the iPhone 4 and 4S. “Incipio’s stylish, protective, portable case offering is comprised… More

NFC security monitoring solution launches in Tonga

January 8th, 2013

Tonga-based alarm monitoring specialist Praesidia Alliance has developed a range of mobile device applications that link NFC tag reads to alarm monitoring operators. The new 24/7 Point Zero service for security officers combines duty logging,… More

MegaFon adds low cost NFC phone

January 7th, 2013

Russian carrier MegaFon has added the Alcatel One Touch 922 to its range of phones. Described as “the first low-budget Android smartphone supporting NFC”, the One Touch 922 costs 3,990 Rubles (US$131) and features a 3.2-inch… More

Seoul hotel provides guests with NFC keys

January 7th, 2013

The Hotel Sky Park Central in Seoul, Korea, has implemented an NFC-based smart guest room solution developed by LG CNS. Guests staying on the hotel’s 15th floor are provided with an NFC phone for use during their… More

Crosscliq delivers NFC magazine ad for BlackBerry, Rogers and CIBC

January 7th, 2013

An NFC-enabled advert has been included in the latest issue of a Canadian mobile operator’s customer magazine. Readers with an NFC phone can tap an advertisement placed by RIM in Rogers Communications’ Connected Rogers magazine to instantly… More

Frost & Sullivan: NFC to account for half of Europe’s mobile payments

December 19th, 2012

NFC payments will account for 42.3% of all mobile payments made in Europe in 2015, according to new figures released by Frost & Sullivan. That percentage will increase to 49.6% in 2018, when 38% of mobile… More

Sony and Watchdata team up on NFC

December 19th, 2012

Watchdata is to add support for Sony FeliCa contactless technology to its range of SIMpass NFC add-ons. Six million consumers in East Asia, mostly in China, already use a SIMpass SIM+antenna add-on to make NFC mobile payments with… More

PayPal: “NFC will fail to gain mass adoption”

December 18th, 2012

In a blog post entitled “Looking Ahead to 2013“, PayPal president David Marcus sets out his “thought starters, perhaps predictions, for 2013″ — and at the top of the four-point list is “NFC will fail… More

MasterCard buys into NFC wallet provider C-Sam

December 17th, 2012

MasterCard has signed a strategic partnership agreement with C-Sam and also acquired a minority shareholding in the NFC mobile wallet and transaction platform provider. The move follows a deal the two companies signed in May 2012… More

London buses now accept contactless payments

December 13th, 2012

Public transportation users in London can now pay their fare with a contactless credit, debit or charge card on any of the city’s 8,500 buses. The cards can be used to buy single journey tickets… More

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