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Kovio signs NFC big data deal with Symphony Teleca

March 6th, 2013

“Big data” analytics specialist Symphony Teleca has signed a strategic development partnership deal with printed silicon tag maker Kovio. “NFC-enabled mobile phones are bringing about a new era in consumer marketing, enabling manufacturers and retailers to gather… More

AccelerateNFC offers funding to startups

March 6th, 2013

A new startup incubator dedicated to NFC-based projects has announced it will be offering funding of US$5,000 per founder as well as mentoring, legal advice and work space support to individuals and teams with the… More

Bike Identificator debuts NFC and RFID tracking service

March 5th, 2013

A anti-theft service for bicycles has been introduced by Italian firm Bike Identificator. Both an NFC tag and an RFID tag, fixed to the chassis of the bike, are used in combination with an online registration… More

SIA picks Gemalto for NFC payments in Italy

March 5th, 2013

Payments processor SIA has signed a deal with Gemalto for the introduction of a national TSM infrastructure for NFC payments in Italy. SIA’s service will make use of Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Management for Service… More

BlackBerry pushes Z10 with NFC prizes in UK malls

March 4th, 2013

BlackBerry has launched an NFC-led campaign in the UK to promote its new BlackBerry Z10 mobile phone. The mobile phone maker has teamed up with NFC specialist Proxama and experiential marketing agency Experience Worldwide to create a… More

VeriFone and SK C&C team up for NFC wallets

February 27th, 2013

POS maker VeriFone and Korea-based IT company SK C&C have announced they are working together to deploy mobile wallet solutions for “several large mobile network operators”. “Our partnership with VeriFone will enable MNOs to rapidly and easily… More

GlobalPlatform updates NFC messaging specification

February 27th, 2013

GlobalPlatform has updated its System Messaging Specification for Management of Mobile-NFC Services to more specifically address how service providers can connect and communicate with other actors operating within the NFC ecosystem. The specification was introduced in… More

Samsung enters the mobile wallet market

February 27th, 2013

Samsung has unveiled its own mobile wallet app at Mobile World Congress 2013. Samsung Wallet “is a convenient mobile app which allows users to store and manage event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons… More

Six and Nexperts to develop NFC loyalty standard

February 27th, 2013

Bank owned transaction processor Six Payment Services, one of Europe’s largest, has partnered with NFC specialist Nexperts to develop a standard approach to handling NFC loyalty applications. “The market for electronic loyalty cards and mobile coupons is… More

Nokia shows wireless charging car cradle with NFC

February 27th, 2013

Nokia is demonstrating a new wireless charging phone cradle with NFC at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Nokia CR-200 uses the Qi wireless charging standard to recharge mobile phones placed in the holder without the… More

GSMA staff get NFC hotel keys for Mobile World Congress

February 26th, 2013

Hotel room key provider VingCard Elsafe, in conjunction with other Assa Abloy group companies, has provided an NFC solution enabling Mobile World Congress 2013 event staff to use their Sony Xperia T NFC phones to access… More

GSMA honors KT and SK Telecom for NFC

February 26th, 2013

Korean mobile network operators KT and SK Telecom have been named as the winners of the 2013 GSMA Chairman’s Award, the association’s most prestigious honour, in recognition of “their pioneering efforts and leadership in driving the adoption… More

MasterCard reports on consumer attitudes to mobile payments

February 26th, 2013

A social media study conducted by MasterCard and Prime Research has identified a high volume of conversation and consumer interest in adopting mobile payments — as well as highlighting a number of barriers to entry…. More

Think&Go demos Android NFC device for field workers

February 25th, 2013

Think&Go NFC is demonstrating a new NFC device from technology provider Famoco at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Famoco FX 100 Series is an Android-based device which can operate in all three NFC modes — tag… More

Asus unveils PadFone Infinity with NFC

February 25th, 2013

Asus has added a second PadFone with NFC to its line-up. The PadFone Infinity is an Android 4.2 LTE smartphone with a 5-inch 1920 by 1080 full HD display that combines with a 10.1-inch tablet… More

Security guards get NFC tracking

February 25th, 2013

Security guards working for Incentive Lynx Security to protect a 180-acre business park in the South East of England are to use Skillweb’s NFC-based SmartTask Attend for Security and Mobile Guarding. The guards will use NFC phones… More

Nokia launches ‘affordable’ Lumia 720 with NFC

February 25th, 2013

Nokia has unveiled the Nokia Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Windows Phone 8 device is designed to be an affordable smartphone, “with an estimated starting price of €249 before taxes and subsidies.” It… More

Identive powers NFC at MWC Connected City

February 25th, 2013

Identive’s Tagtrail NFC platform is being used in deliver information to visitors to the GSMA’s Connected City exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013. “The Connected City will be filled with brand-new products and experiences that will… More

Vodafone picks Wirecard for mobile payments launch

February 25th, 2013

Vodafone Group has formed a partnership with Munich-based Wirecard for the introduction of its mobile payment service, due to be rolled out internationally from this year. The partnership covers “the creation, implementation and operation of all technical… More

Microsoft promotes Office 365 with NFC

February 25th, 2013

Microsoft is promoting its Office 365 service via a smart poster campaign, using Tapit’s NFC platform. Consumers can tap their NFC phone to the poster, or scan a QR code, to enter a competition to win… More

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