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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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March 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 March 2014, 13:00

Ocho seeks funds for NFC key tray that sends messages to friends and family

US startup Ocho has unveiled an NFC tray that enables messages to be automatically sent to users, family members and colleagues when a key, wallet, phone or other NFC tagged object is placed on the device.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 March 2014, 13:46

Clear Channel to take NFC advertising global

Clear Channel Outdoor is to equip 75,000 out-of-home advertising sites in 23 countries around the world with its Connect mobile advertising platform, allowing consumers to interact with brands via NFC tags, QR codes and, in Latin America, via SMS. The installation is due to be completed by June 2014.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 March 2014, 13:17

Panasonic adds wearable camcorder with NFC

Panasonic has unveiled a wearable 4K camcorder that includes NFC pairing, enabling consumers to link the device to their smartphone or tablet and then broadcast live videos via Ustream.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 March 2014, 12:40

Payments NZ issues NFC standards

Payments NZ, the organization responsible for overseeing New Zealand's payments infrastructure, has published a set of rules and standards for mobile devices ahead of the planned rollout of NFC payments in the country later this year.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 March 2014, 12:13

Wirecard adds HCE to mobile wallet platform

Wirecard has integrated support for host card emulation (HCE) into its mobile wallet platform, “enabling telecommunications companies, financial service providers, banks and also retailers to quickly enter the mobile payment market through near field communication.”

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March 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 March 2014, 17:51

Teasy combines NFC and biometrics for payments in Nigeria

Nigerian mobile payments provider Teasy Mobile is to equip its mobile money agents with POS terminals that use biometric technology to verify a consumer and NFC to allow them to make a payment.

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March 20th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 March 2014, 12:38

NFC Forum issues statement on host card emulation

The NFC Forum has issued a statement outlining its position on host card emulation (HCE). The industry body confirms that the use of HCE does not conflict with its own standards but cautions that “service providers need to evaluate and determine the best place to store credentials for their solutions, keeping in mind the trade-off between security risks and convenience.”

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October 21st, 2014

Latest news

  1. iOS 8.1 brings Apple Pay NFC payments to iPhone
  2. Over 20m NFC devices now in use in Japan
  3. Bionym begins shipping wristband
  4. Amex commits $10m to EMV upgrades
  5. Twitter preps for Buy button launch
  6. Starbucks to offer mobile ordering and payments across US in 2015
  7. JPMorgan Chase CEO outlines mobile wallet strategy
  8. Capital One founder hails Apple Pay “breakthrough”
  9. MasterCard backs Zwipe fingerprint payment card
  10. Obama signs chip and pin law
  11. Android 5.0 SDK now available
  12. Dubai ambulances adopt NFC
  13. Welsh museum tests iBeacons
  14. Visa details Apple Pay setup process
  15. Amex warns of slow mobile wallet adoption
  16. Apple builds SIM into iPad Air 2
  17. Five hundred banks sign up for Apple Pay
  18. Groupe BPCE launches Twitter money transfers
  19. Alipay expands to USA
  20. Tesco tests PowaTag mobile payments
 
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