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April 15th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 April 2014, 12:07

Total Produce pushes fruit and veg with NFC in supermarkets

International fresh produce distributor Total Produce is to provide consumers with access to videos, recipes, interactive games and content about the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet via NFC tag and QR code-equipped SmartStands located in supermarkets and convenience stores.

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April 14th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 April 2014, 12:45

GSMA reports on NFC adoption at MWC, SIM trends and HCE

One in nine attendees at Mobile World Congress (11.8%) made use of the NFC Badge function available at this year’s event, the GSMA has told NFC World, and there was a “significant increase” in the number of people participating in the NFC Experience as a whole this year.

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April 14th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 April 2014, 12:26

Thales shows off airline seat with NFC

Thales Group has unveiled its Immersive Business Class Seat, an airline seating concept that uses NFC to enable passengers to use their mobile phone to set their comfort and entertainment preferences before boarding.

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April 14th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 April 2014, 11:34

Rogers expands Suretap NFC wallet with support for prepaid and gift cards

Canadian carrier Rogers Communications has added support for multiple card types to its Suretap wallet service. The new NFC-enabled cards include a Rogers prepaid MasterCard and gift cards from a range of merchants including Swiss Chalet, Milestones Grill and Bar, Montana’s Cookhouse, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s, Indigo, Earls Restaurants, Ardene and Spafinder Wellness 365.

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April 11th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 April 2014, 10:33

Apple iWatch to ship with NFC this year?

Apple will enter the wearable devices market “this fall” with an iWatch that includes a secure element, NFC communications capabilities and support for biometrics, according to a new research note by Taiwan-based KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2014, 13:15

Ingenic unveils developer board for wearable devices with NFC

Chinese embedded CPU provider Ingenic Semiconductor has unveiled a MIPS-based developer board that can be used to create wearable, healthcare and industrial devices that include a wide range of environmental sensors and wireless communications interfaces.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 April 2014, 11:45

Fujitsu adds ATMs with NFC and biometrics

Fujitsu has launched a series of ATMs aimed at the European market that support its PalmSecure biometric verification technology as well as contactless and NFC transactions.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 April 2014, 09:50

EnStream picks Bell ID TSM for NFC in Canada

Canadian carrier-owned TSM provider EnStream is to use Bell ID’s Trusted Service Manager platform to provision and manage secure applications on consumers’ NFC devices.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 April 2014, 10:57

Vodafone launches NFC SmartPass in Italy

Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC mobile wallet and SmartPass prepaid payments service is to go live in Italy at the end of April. The service was launched in Spain in November 2013 and in Germany and the Netherlands in March 2014. It is also due to be introduced in the UK later this year.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 April 2014, 15:09

WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC

The WiFi Alliance has updated its WiFi Protected Setup certification program to include tap-to-connect functionality via NFC. The first products to support the NFC option are available now from Broadcom, Marvell, Mediatek and Qualcomm.

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September 1st, 2014

Latest news

  1. Apple iPhone NFC payments rumours reach fever pitch
  2. Verizon aims to replace usernames and passwords with QR codes
  3. Mapco adds mobile payments at the pump
  4. CaixaBank invests in contactless ATMs
  5. Evidence builds for NFC in iPhone 6
  6. Smart Card Alliance offers HCE paper
  7. Square lets consumers send cash by text
  8. Citi launches digital wallet
  9. Estimote unveils BLE stickers
  10. IPC Media promotes magazine sales via convenience store beacons
  11. St George adds fingerprint security to mobile banking app
  12. Boston Fed reports on mobile payments
  13. Walmart moves to EMV
  14. NTT Docomo picks Gemalto for NFC
  15. QikServe raises funds
  16. Twitter to add payments?
  17. eBay to spin off PayPal?
  18. Orderella to install NFC tags and Bluetooth beacons in 79 UK pubs and bars
  19. NFC brings statues to life in London and Manchester
  20. Aruba Airport to test biometric tokens
 
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