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March 6th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 March 2014, 15:46

Smartrac to seed Internet of Things platform with 1.5bn tags a year

The company’s Smart Cosmos platform will provide an open, secure and standardized way to track the world’s objects, Smartrac CEO Clemens Joos has told NFC World, enabling system integrators, developers and consumers to connect physical objects with cloud-based descriptions that can be used to identify, authenticate and verify products, track assets and deliver a wide range of consumer applications.

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March 6th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 March 2014, 14:38

NXP to demo NFC national ID app

An Android NFC app that lets German citizens use their national ID card to prove their identity in a variety of situations is to be presented by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior at next week’s Cebit show.

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March 6th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 March 2014, 13:26

MeaWallet to launch mobile payments platform that supports NFC, BLE and QR

MeaWallet, a white label solution that supports mobile payments via NFC, Bluetooth LE, host card emulation (HCE), QR and more, is to be launched in May this year, enabling retailers, banks, MNOs and service providers to support a wide range of options for making mobile purchases in stores .

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March 5th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 March 2014, 14:20

MTS picks Novacard for NFC in Russia

Russian carrier MTS has selected Novacard, a Russia-based SIM and smart card supplier, as its TSM provider and will launch the new platform at the end of 2014.

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March 5th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 March 2014, 13:38

New Mini gets NFC key cap option

Buyers of the new Mini F56 will be able to customize the design of their car key by choosing an official aftermarket ‘key cap’ that supports NFC and will be available from Mini dealers worldwide.

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March 5th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 March 2014, 12:05

Reader offer: Save 15% on tickets to the NFCP Global Summit 2014

The NFCP Global Summit is returning to London in June with a show-stopping line up of speakers — and NFC World readers can save 15% on the usual ticket price.

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March 4th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 4 March 2014, 14:06

Iberia to offer NFC boarding cards

Spanish airline Iberia has partnered with Samsung to enable travellers to store their boarding passes on their NFC phones. The new service can also be used to speed up luggage check-in and download information in airport lounges and at Iberia Quick Service Point kiosks.

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March 4th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 4 March 2014, 12:35

Banco Sabadell picks Carta for HCE payments trial

Spain’s Banco Sabadell is using a host card emulation (HCE) solution provided by Carta Worldwide for the NFC payments technology trial it is conducting in partnership with MasterCard.

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February 28th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 28 February 2014, 11:55

OBB to equip 850 railway stations and stops with NFC information boards

OBB, Austria’s national rail operator, is to equip 850 stations and stops with NFC information boards so travellers can receive real-time information about the arrival and departure times of their trains directly to their mobile device.

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February 27th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 February 2014, 12:31

Video shows Bankinter’s HCE payments service in action

The HCE-based NFC payments solution to be deployed by Spain’s Bankinter this year has been demonstrated by the bank’s Alberto Perez Lafuente and technology provider Seglan’s Imanol Garcia in a video interview filmed by Visa Europe at MWC 2014.

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October 1st, 2014

Latest news

  1. Uber runs NFC marketing campaign in London pubs and clubs
  2. Transcript: eBay CEO John Donahoe discusses the future of PayPal as an independent company
  3. NFC technology report available for free download
  4. iPad to get Apple Pay support?
  5. eBay to spin off PayPal as a separate company in 2015
  6. Dartmouth researchers develop continuous authentication service based on smart wristbands
  7. InMarket reports on attitudes to beacon messages
  8. John Lewis invests in BLE
  9. Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick
  10. Miami Airport provides airlines and retailers with open access to Bluetooth beacons
  11. TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport
  12. Amazon adds Wishlist tweets
  13. Facebook picks Stripe for buy button
  14. China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing
  15. WeChat offers payments in stores
  16. US bank tests NFC Wave add-on
  17. NFC Forum publishes connection handover paper
  18. Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization
  19. Apple hires Visa Europe NFC lead
  20. Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband
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