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April 11th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 April 2014, 10:33

Apple iWatch to ship with NFC this year?

Apple will enter the wearable devices market “this fall” with an iWatch that includes a secure element, NFC communications capabilities and support for biometrics, according to a new research note by Taiwan-based KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2014, 13:15

Ingenic unveils developer board for wearable devices with NFC

Chinese embedded CPU provider Ingenic Semiconductor has unveiled a MIPS-based developer board that can be used to create wearable, healthcare and industrial devices that include a wide range of environmental sensors and wireless communications interfaces.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 April 2014, 11:45

Fujitsu adds ATMs with NFC and biometrics

Fujitsu has launched a series of ATMs aimed at the European market that support its PalmSecure biometric verification technology as well as contactless and NFC transactions.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 April 2014, 09:50

EnStream picks Bell ID TSM for NFC in Canada

Canadian carrier-owned TSM provider EnStream is to use Bell ID’s Trusted Service Manager platform to provision and manage secure applications on consumers’ NFC devices.

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April 10th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 April 2014, 10:57

Vodafone launches NFC SmartPass in Italy

Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC mobile wallet and SmartPass prepaid payments service is to go live in Italy at the end of April. The service was launched in Spain in November 2013 and in Germany and the Netherlands in March 2014. It is also due to be introduced in the UK later this year.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 April 2014, 15:09

WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC

The WiFi Alliance has updated its WiFi Protected Setup certification program to include tap-to-connect functionality via NFC. The first products to support the NFC option are available now from Broadcom, Marvell, Mediatek and Qualcomm.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2014, 14:30

Carrefour equips new digital hypermarket with NFC

French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world’s fourth largest retailer, has opened a new hypermarket equipped with 55,000 NFC shelf-edge labels that let consumers interact with products. Shoppers can also make NFC payments at the point of sale with contactless terminals.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2014, 10:32

The Hunger Games catches fire with NFC

The DVD release of the latest instalment of The Hunger Games movie franchise is being promoted in shopping centres in Australia via digital media panels that “catch fire” when a shopper uses their mobile phone to access a game based on the movie.

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April 9th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 April 2014, 09:54

Elisa offers NFC payment stickers in stores

Finnish carrier Elisa has introduced reloadable NFC payment stickers that are available to purchase from the R-Kioski convenience store chain pre-loaded with €20 of value. The MasterCard-branded stickers work with the carrier’s Elisa Lompakko wallet service and are available in a range of designs.

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April 8th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 8 April 2014, 16:29

Blaze seeks buyer for early NFC patent

Blaze Mobile is selling US patent number 8,630,905, an NFC payments patent entitled “Single Tap Transactions using a Secure Element” that dates back to 2007. The patent sale is being handled by ICAP Patent Brokerage.

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November 1st, 2014

Latest news

  1. MCX prepares to open its wallet to NFC and bank cards
  2. Ralph Lauren promotes new line with NFC and QR codes in Harrods windows
  3. Visa CEO identifies mobile payment as major growth driver
  4. 60% of consumers will share data with stores
  5. Bedier unveils Poynt POS
  6. Kili puts mPOS in a chip
  7. Charity picks up contactless pennies
  8. Taco Bell app lets customers rotate to reorder
  9. Football fans get BLE promos
  10. MCX suffers email address data breach
  11. Samsung to offer money transfers
  12. MCX responds to criticism
  13. White paper explores the role of TSMs in cross-border NFC payments
  14. McDonald’s adopts Softcard
  15. A million consumers sign up for Apple Pay in first 72 hours
  16. Apple Pay and HCE to push NFC payments to more than 500m users
  17. NRF defends retailers’ decision to block NFC payments
  18. US payments body hits out at Rite Aid and CVS
  19. NFC tech included in iPad Mini 3
  20. MCX retailers turn off NFC payments
 
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