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April 7th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 7 April 2014, 12:15

Inside Secure acquires Metaforic for HCE payments

Inside Secure has bought software obfuscation and encryption specialist Metaforic. The deal will provide “access to key technologies for enabling cloud-based mobile payments security with host card emulation” and is valued at US$11.6m plus a potential earn-out of up to US$4.5m.

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April 4th, 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 4 April 2014, 17:23

Nokia adds Lumia 930 with NFC

Nokia has added the Lumia 930 to its range of Windows Phone handsets. The new device features a 5-inch full HD display, 20MP pureview camera, surround sound recording and built-in wireless charging, as well as NFC.

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April 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2014, 12:28

Paramount promotes Noah with NFC

Paramount Pictures has used out-of-home advertising agency Kinetic and MEC to run an NFC-enabled poster campaign in Ireland for Noah, the latest Russell Crowe blockbuster.

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April 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2014, 12:05

Mobispot to offer multifunction NFC wristband platform

Singapore-based Mobispot Social Systems has introduced a platform that enables “modern city residents” to access a variety of services — including payments, transportation, ticketing, access control, discounts, membership and information sharing — via NFC wristbands.

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April 4th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2014, 11:23

eBay runs NFC ads on tables in coffee shops

eBay has rolled out an NFC advertising campaign in 60 premium coffee shops across the UK to promote the online shopping site’s home and garden, DIY and technology sections.

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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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October 25th, 2014

Latest news

  1. SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project
  2. Bookatable tests iBeacon at 119 restaurants
  3. Chicago to get NFC mobile ticketing in 2016
  4. Discover CEO outlines plan to join Apple Pay
  5. Researchers show off ‘skin buttons’ for smartwatches
  6. Apple Pay to launch in Korea?
  7. Amazon Rewards to join Apple Pay
  8. Apple Pay glitch charges customers twice
  9. Apple builds NFC tech into iPad Air 2
  10. Bell ID offers tokenization management software
  11. YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam
  12. Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC
  13. Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture
  14. Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet
  15. Alipay Wallet hits 190m users
  16. Google discusses Wallet plans
  17. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  18. Acer Pay is on the way
  19. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  20. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
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