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January 29th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 January 2014, 18:46

W3C publishes draft NFC API

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a draft specification for an NFC API that will provide web developers with a standard way to access the NFC functionality on an NFC-enabled device.

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January 29th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 January 2014, 17:43

Rabobank sets NFC mobile wallet launch date

The NFC payments pilot in the Dutch city of Leiden has proved successful in terms of both consumer and merchant uptake, partners Rabobank, ING and ABN Amro report — and Rabobank is now set to commercially launch an NFC mobile wallet during the second quarter of 2014.

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January 29th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 29 January 2014, 16:21

Spanish bus drivers to check tickets using NFC host card emulation

"HCE is a game-changing technology for NFC," says technology provider Aditium's Ibai Iturricha. "With HCE we have the chance to develop the whole solution without having to rely on any other party… With the entry of HCE we are free."

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January 27th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 January 2014, 16:18

AT&T adds iPhone cases for Isis NFC payments

iPhone owners in the US can now make Isis payments following AT&T’s introduction of a range of phone cases that add NFC functionality to the devices.

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January 24th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 26 January 2014, 20:14

Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC and access control

The next event in NFC World's free educational webinar series, to be held from 16:00 to 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 19 February, will focus on using NFC for physical access control.

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January 22nd, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 22 January 2014, 13:05

Kyivstar and Alfa-Bank launch NFC payments in the Ukraine

Alfa-Bank and mobile network operator Kyivstar have begun testing the Ukraine’s first NFC mobile payments service. The pilot is expected to lead to a full commercial rollout across the country.

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January 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 January 2014, 07:23

Royal Bank of Canada launches NFC payments in the cloud

Royal Bank of Canada has introduced an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. The new RBC Wallet is available to customers with a Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Bell Mobility network, with support for other devices coming this spring.

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January 21st, 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 21 January 2014, 19:11

Cetrix launches OEM NFC phones and tablets

Malta-based mobile device maker Cetrix has launched two smartphones and two tablets equipped with NFC, with minimum order quantities of between 100 and 3,000 units.

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January 21st, 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 21 January 2014, 09:47

FC Solution tracks security guards with GPS and NFC

Thailand-based FC Solution has introduced a tracking system that requires security guards to check in to a location by tapping their NFC phone to a tag — and also records the employee’s GPS location to ensure guards can’t cheat the system by removing tags placed around a secured area and putting them in an easier-to-access location.

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January 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 January 2014, 11:39

Madshus adds NFC to skis

Cross country ski maker Madshus is to incorporate NFC chips into its 2014/15 Redline and Champion range skis, enabling retailers to select the ideal set of skis for customers more quickly.

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July 28th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right
  2. Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week
  3. Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons
  4. Amazon to enter mPOS market?
  5. Motherboard leak fuels iPhone NFC rumours
  6. PayPal goes Dutch on mobile payments
  7. Microsoft publishes WP8.1 NFC guide
  8. Amazon Fire phone packs NXP chip
  9. Jamba Juice gives away 1m NFC smoothies
  10. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  11. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  12. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  13. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  14. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
  15. Square adds actions to POS transactions
  16. Visa invests in LoopPay
  17. Waitrose showcases QR payments
  18. Korean banks accelerate mobile wallet plans
  19. Consumers shop more on smartphones
  20. Worapay raises funds
 
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