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    13 June 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 13 June 2012, 14:03

    G&D adds Mifare to NFC SIMs

    Giesecke & Devrient has signed a licensing deal with NXP that will see the smart card and SIM maker adding support for Mifare contactless applications to its range of SIM cards. The license covers both Mifare DESFire and Mifare Plus and will enable G&D to provide backward compatibility to Mifare Classic.

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    13 June 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 June 2012, 09:51

    Samsung launches TecTiles NFC tags and programming application

    Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. "Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware," says Samsung.

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    12 June 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 June 2012, 15:41

    Leaked Sprint slides reveal NFC wallet designs

    The slides suggest the US carrier, which has previously chosen to avoid Isis and partner with Google for NFC, is preparing to launch its own "Sprint Touch" mobile wallet service.

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    12 June 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 June 2012, 09:52

    Apple shows off Passbook mobile wallet

    Video coverage of the launch of Apple's first mobile wallet app shows how it will enable developers to build mobile barcode-based ticketing, stored value, loyalty card and coupon apps for today's iPhones — and hints at how these apps could migrate to NFC in the future.

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    11 June 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 June 2012, 19:15

    Apple debuts barcode-based Passbook mobile wallet

    Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 is to include a new app billed as “the simplest way to get all your passes in one place.”

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    11 June 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 June 2012, 16:57

    Kista Science City to host NFC access control pilot

    Staff, researchers and students are to pilot test a system that allows keys to doors, meeting rooms and video conferencing facilities to be sent over the air to participants' NFC phones.

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    7 June 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 7 June 2012, 09:30

    Berg: 86% of POS terminals in North America will accept NFC payments by 2017

    The US will have the world's highest density of NFC point-of-sale terminals in five years time, the forecasters say, as the global installed base increases from 3.9m today to 43.4m in 2017.

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    6 June 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 June 2012, 18:39

    Jersey Mike’s loyalty launch shows regional differences in consumer acceptance of NFC

    More than 200,000 of the sandwich chain's customers have signed up for a loyalty program that offers both NFC tags and barcode-based ID. In southern California many outlets have seen almost half their customers choose to use the tags while those in other regions are only moving to mobile contactless as they become more familiar with the technology.

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    6 June 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 June 2012, 17:55

    Juniper: NFC payments to exceed US$180bn in 2017

    NFC payments will be being made in store by more than one in four mobile phone users in the US and Western Europe in five years time, the forecaster predicts.

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    6 June 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 June 2012, 17:41

    Charity adds emotion to missing person posters with NFC

    A poster campaign for British charity Missing People uses NFC tags to enable users to listen to a recording of a phone call made to the charity in order to "create an immediate emotional response to the advertisement and help the charity demonstrate what it’s like for those who don’t know how to make that first call."

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    May 2nd, 2016

    This week's news

    1. SumUp and Payleven merge
    2. Payback to add NFC payments to mobile app
    3. PayPal CEO announces NFC payments expansion
    4. Deutsche Bank to launch NFC payments in Q3
    5. Gemalto named as leading mobile ticketing vendor
    6. MasterCard to reduce EMV checkout time
    7. Samsung Pay goes live at Woori Bank ATMs
    8. Australia’s ANZ adds support for Apple Pay
    9. A quarter of Brits have made an in-store mobile payment
    10. Tangerine adds biometrics to mobile banking app
    11. Samsung Pay to launch in Australia “very soon”
    12. More than half of payment cards shipped in 2015 were contactless
    13. Apple Pay gets 1m new users every week
    14. Adidas builds NFC into racing suits for FIA authentication
    15. IoT security spending to reach $348m this year
    16. Three quarters of Brits expect to be cash-free by 2021
    17. European spend on payments technology to rise
    18. Emirates Islamic takes banking to Twitter
    19. Tutuka to roll out cloud-based payments with Proxama
    20. NFC SIM shipment remains static in 2015 due to Softcard closure
    21. Vodafone Wallet wins PX Award
    22. Visa amends financial details of Visa Europe acquisition
    23. Nearly one in four payments at US Starbucks made via mobile
    24. 42% of UK mobile users don’t trust NFC mobile payments
    25. Xiaomi to launch Xiaomi Pay in China
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