May 19th, 2011
The concept combines NFC tags placed at strategic points around a building, GPS and a downloadable layout app to guide visitors all the way from their home or office to a particular room, aisle or store.
May 11th, 2011
"I'd love to see peer-to-peer used for payment," Google's Nick Pelly told a packed audience at the I/O conference's 'How to NFC' session, as he responded to questions regarding the future of mobile payments on Android devices.
April 24th, 2011
Verayo has announced the appointment of Eric Duprat, former general manager of mobile at PayPal, as its chief executive officer as it seeks to bring its 'silicon biometrics' technology to market. Verayo's Physical Unclonable Function...
April 22nd, 2011
The Austrian R&D company's new textile tags use an antenna that can be woven into fabrics during manufacture, opening up a new market where NFC phones can be used to interact with fashion garments, workwear and a host of other new applications.
April 18th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NFC football shirts • EMVCo's new specs • Contactless business cards • Expo visitors win with NFC • One in five smartphones to have NFC by 2014 • Smartphone users 'uninterested in location-based services' • Visa's Australian NFC trial ends • and more...
April 8th, 2011
Trade association SIMalliance has unveiled a specification for a standardised API which will improve the security of mobile phones and tablet computers, reducing the threat of identity theft. The Open Mobile API is designed to...
April 4th, 2011
The chief chip architect of wireless platform and semiconductor maker ST-Ericsson has said the company will integrate NFC capabilities in its platforms alongside other connectivity functions, ITProPortal reports. Louis Tannyeres did not give details about...
March 16th, 2011
Orange, Telefónica Movistar and Vodafone are to work together to "achieve maximum compatibility and uniformity in both the customer experience and the technology used in order to simplify the adoption of NFC services by customers, other companies and technology providers."
February 15th, 2011
NXP Semiconductors and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have confirmed that the two are working together on the development of Android NFC solutions for handset manufacturers, as uncovered earlier this week by mobile and NFC experts...
February 13th, 2011
Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what's inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered...
January 31st, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Getyoo pings Belgacom • Mobey Forum expands • Clear2Pay goes to South Africa • Facebook takes the credit • Vancouver to go contactless • ...and Philadelphia to follow • Airtel Money launch • CreditCall's EMV ticketing kernel.
January 27th, 2011
"The companies that succeed will be those that take the time to gain an understanding of the needs of each of the parties involved and then design an infrastructure that provides a win:win:win solution for all," according to our new 'NFC Business Models' research report, which officially launches today.
January 25th, 2011
An NFC development house in Argentina has discovered hidden code in Android 2.3 Gingerbread that enables the Google Nexus S to write to NFC tags as well as read them.
January 17th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: LG bringing NFC phone to US? • No NFC yet for Sony Ericsson • ZTE works on NFC and biometrics • Signbox lights up NFC • LSE examines NFC privacy • New NFC solution for retailers • Intuit adds mobile payments acceptance.
December 6th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Inside Contactless ships 250m cards, changes name • Visa matches phone and card locations • UK debit cards overtake cash • PayPal rewards best customers • Retailers test mobile POS • Mobile barcode usage up 30% • Which mobile OS where? • and more...
December 3rd, 2010
A patent application authored by two senior Nokia executives shows how the handset manufacturer could generate revenues from the NFC phones it plans to introduce next year — without needing to get involved in mainstream mobile payments and without mobile network operators needing to invest in NFC SIMs or back office systems.
November 15th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Banks deploy OTP cards • Qantas expands next generation check-in • Visa and Gap tie coupons to purchasing • iPhone users max their cards • Subway picks Facecash • Nokia retrieves Symbian • Mobile coupons gain ground • Barclays reports contactless stats • and more...
November 8th, 2010
ARM, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), Infineon Technologies, Brightsight and Graz University of Technology, Austria have received funding from the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to develop technology that will enable a new kind of secure...
November 8th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NXP CEO picks NFC • Nacha cuts out cards • P2P payments set for growth • Bharti Airtel picks up payments license • Facebook Deals a blow • Only 4% have checked out checking in.
November 1st, 2010
The electronic components supplier's new 15mm x 20mm x 5mm NFC antenna can be incorporated into a single module that also houses the phone's main mobile communications antenna, making it easier for a handset manufacturer to build near field communication functionality into a device.