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April 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2014, 09:31

Hanakai Studio seeks funding for Prodigy NFC game

French games developer Hanakai Studio has launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter for a role playing video game (RPG) that uses NFC-enabled rings, figurines, cards and an interactive board to allow players to interact with an on-screen world “without using any keyboard, mouse or joypad”.

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April 1st, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 April 2014, 17:57

Intel and Inside Secure agree US$19.2m NFC technology deal

Intel is to acquire Inside Secure‘s next generation NFC modem technology in a US$19.2m deal that will also see the existing NFC licensing agreement between the two companies being converted into “a broad and fully paid up license” and a number of Inside Secure employees moving to work for Intel.

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April 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 April 2014, 15:38

TagTalk crowdfunds NFC gift tags

Canadian startup TagTalk has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a range of interactive gift tags that allow the sender to upload a voice note, photo or video that the recipient can access by tapping their NFC phone on the tag.

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April 1st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 April 2014, 12:41

Famoco’s NFC tablet finds a home on buses

Lisbon-based contactless ticketing provider Card4B is to offer Famoco’s FX 100 Android NFC tablet to public transportation operators for ticket validation applications on board buses and other services and, later, for topping up travel passes in retail outlets.

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March 31st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 March 2014, 15:44

Banco Santander provides students with NFC microSDs

A mobile campus card service that uses NFC built into microSD cards is now live at a “number of universities”, enabling students to use their mobile phone to make payments in canteens and to access buildings. A “wide range” of additional services are to be added in the future, including transportation ticketing.

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March 31st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 March 2014, 14:27

BNP Paribas rolls out NFC payments across France

French banking group BNP Paribas’ Kix NFC payments service is now available to customers across France, following its introduction in the city of Strasbourg in January 2013.

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March 27th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 March 2014, 15:59

Kiroco launches NFC jewellery, scoops award

UK-based Kiroco has won the Best Innovation of The Year award at London’s Wearable Technology Conference and Expo for a range of interactive jewellery that allows a recipient to tap an NFC phone to see text, video and photo messages uploaded by the sender.

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March 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 15:49

Bradesco and Claro to launch NFC payments in Brazil

Mobile network operator Claro and one of Brazil’s largest banks, Bradesco, are to commercially launch an NFC mobile payments service in the state of São Paulo during the first half of this year, ahead of a national rollout that will reach a combined customer base of 85 million consumers.

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March 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 17:14

HTC launches One M8 smartphone with NFC

HTC‘s newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8), has been announced and is available as a Google Play Edition running stock Android 4.4 KitKat, or from carriers worldwide with the handset maker’s own HTC Sense 6 skin running over Android.

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March 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 13:12

NFC onesie gets SXSW outing

A prototype "onesie" jumpsuit has been developed that enables the location of the wearer to be tracked and can communicate using built-in NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

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July 25th, 2014

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  3. Target launches image recognition app
  4. Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android
  5. Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand
  6. Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone
  7. IBM partners with Monitise
  8. GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal
  9. Nintendo adds NFC payments
  10. Four in ten mobile wallet users choose mobile as primary mode of payment
  11. CU Wallet signs up 65 credit unions for QR mobile payments
  12. Barclays reports Pingit stats
  13. Wallaby launches Gear 2 app
  14. Apple expands iTunes Pass availability
  15. Facebook tests buy button
  16. Twitter buys Cardspring
  17. CrucialTec to secure mobile banking with fingerprints
  18. PayPal volumes grow 29%
  19. Snapchat to add payments?
  20. PayPal offers loyalty rewards
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