April 28th, 2010
Consult Hyperion has agreed to help fund a PhD research project being undertaken by Thomas Diakos at the University of Surrey. "There are obvious risks associated with making transactions using the standard Chip and PIN...
April 16th, 2010
A new research report published by management consultancy The Human Chain looks in detail at the potential of NFC-enabled MicroSD cards to drive adoption of near field communication-based services. The report examines the current status...
April 14th, 2010
A patent application filed by Research in Motion uses touch sensors built into the sides of a phone to switch its NFC functionality on and off, with the aim of reducing consumers' security and privacy concerns — and reducing drain on the handset's battery.
April 14th, 2010
iPay, iBuy and iCoupons? Latest patents show Apple has a clear business model for NFC-enabled mobile payments and promotions
A series of new patent applications demonstrate that Apple has a clear business model in place for the introduction of a comprehensive mobile payments, mobile commerce and mobile marketing business based around an NFC-enabled iPhone.
April 8th, 2010
A further four patent applications filed by Apple and relating to both NFC and mobile payments have now been published, clearly signalling that the company's interest in near field communication technology goes well beyond simply...
April 6th, 2010
A newly published Apple patent application explains how near field communication could be used to enable a wide range of devices to share resources within a connected 'Apple TV Living Room'.
March 24th, 2010
The NFC Forum has announced the twenty finalists for its 2010 Global Competition. This year's entries covered a broad span of consumer and business application areas, says the NFC Forum, and came from Asia, Europe...
February 11th, 2010
The standards body has published an important draft specification that will enable developers to protect NFC tags in smart posters and other applications from being tampered with or replaced with an imposter tag.
February 3rd, 2010
ARM and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have announced a strategic partnership aimed at the development of highly secure mobile phone platforms. The partnership will combine ARM's TrustZone technology, which creates a protected area in advanced...
February 3rd, 2010
Gemalto has acquired Valimo Wireless, the world leader in mobile authentication. Valimo pioneered the use of two-channel, two-factor authentication based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Its Mobile ID solution combines an over the air platform...
December 22nd, 2009
The Taiwanese government has agreed to fund a project to develop a suite of NFC applications for Android devices, PC World reports. Mobile network operator Chunghwa Telecom and contract electronics manufacturer Cheng Uei Precision Industry...
December 16th, 2009
The three associations will design a model which will allow certification processes to be put in place to ensure that any NFC payments application will work on any platform.
September 11th, 2009
Plans to add NFC to Android phones, to develop a universal NFC wallet user interface and to test an NFC-based museum information system at the Pompidou Centre in Paris are amongst the projects that will receive grants worth a total of 'several million euros'.
August 3rd, 2009
The funding will enable the company to capitalise on international opportunities in both the NFC and the RFID markets.
July 29th, 2009
Students at BYU-Idaho will begin testing an NFC microSD solution from Rfinity in September.
July 8th, 2009
A patent application for a 'Touch Screen RFID Tag Reader', filed by Apple in December 2007, has been published on the US Patent & Trademark Office website.
July 7th, 2009
The mobile communications giant has added its NFC-related patents to a pool of IP and rights managed and made available for joint licensing by Via Licensing.
June 16th, 2009
The French mobile network operator is providing financial backing and resources to Twinlinx, the start-up developing a sticker that can add full NFC functionality to any Bluetooth-enabled phone.
June 1st, 2009
Three new licensing deals should see NFC being built into mass market handsets for under $1 — but not until 2013, says Innovision CEO David Wollen.
May 28th, 2009
Collaboration and leveraging proven technology and a merchant infrastructure that is already in place are the keys to making NFC payments a reality, says a new white paper from the Smart Card Alliance.