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February 17th, 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 17 February 2014, 13:17

Pylon seeks funds for WiFi access point with NFC

Funding is being raised on Kickstarter to commercialize an ultra-slim wall plaque that enables visitors to connect to a host’s WiFi network without having to ask for and enter a password, by just tapping their phone on entry to a home or commercial location.

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February 13th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2014, 18:41

Fira de Barcelona to use NFC and QR to speed up food service

Visitors attending events at the Mobile World Congress venue will soon be able to place food orders and make payments using a mobile app, and then check in to restaurants via NFC or QR. They will then be able to collect their meal from a dedicated pick-up point, avoiding the need to join the traditional checkout queue.

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February 13th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2014, 16:55

Jetco picks Gemalto for NFC payments

Hong Kong’s Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited — Jetco — is to use Gemalto’s LinqUs trusted service management platform for the NFC payments service it is to offer consumers via its 30 member banks.

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February 13th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2014, 16:46

Orange Cash goes live in France

Orange Cash, the prepaid NFC payments service announced by Orange and Visa in November 2013, is now live in the French cities of Strasbourg and Caen.

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February 13th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 February 2014, 17:04

2014 “will be the year of NFC” says new AFSCM president

Three French banks will launch national NFC services in partnership with carriers this year, the new president of the association responsible for bringing NFC to market in France has told NFC World — but transforming consumers into active and frequent users will be critical to success.

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February 12th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 February 2014, 12:33

Two in three phones to come with NFC in 2018

NFC will be included in 64% of the mobile phones shipped in 2018, up from 18.2% in 2013, according to a new forecast from IHS Technology.

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February 11th, 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 11 February 2014, 11:46

Telus staff to get NFC access control

Canadian carrier Telus is to provide its employees with the ability to access buildings, log on to company networks and securely share sensitive data using an NFC phone.

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February 10th, 2014 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 10 February 2014, 17:09

GSMA updates NFC Handset Test Book

The GSMA has published version 2.0 of its NFC Handset Test Book (PDF), a collection of test cases to be used for checking the NFC functionality in mobile devices.

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February 10th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 February 2014, 13:29

NXP reports slowdown in NFC revenue growth

NXP Semiconductors has reported a slowdown in revenue growth for its NFC business in 2013 but says it is optimistic that business will pick up again during the second half of this year.

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February 7th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 February 2014, 19:17

Hungarian mobile wallets get NFC event ticketing

The NFC mobile wallet being tested by Hungarian carriers Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty scheme operator SuperShop is expanding its range of services to include ticketing for live events and access to sports facilities.

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September 1st, 2014

Latest news

  1. Verizon aims to replace usernames and passwords with QR codes
  2. Mapco adds mobile payments at the pump
  3. CaixaBank invests in contactless ATMs
  4. Evidence builds for NFC in iPhone 6
  5. Smart Card Alliance offers HCE paper
  6. Square lets consumers send cash by text
  7. Citi launches digital wallet
  8. Estimote unveils BLE stickers
  9. IPC Media promotes magazine sales via convenience store beacons
  10. St George adds fingerprint security to mobile banking app
  11. Boston Fed reports on mobile payments
  12. Walmart moves to EMV
  13. NTT Docomo picks Gemalto for NFC
  14. QikServe raises funds
  15. Twitter to add payments?
  16. eBay to spin off PayPal?
  17. Orderella to install NFC tags and Bluetooth beacons in 79 UK pubs and bars
  18. NFC brings statues to life in London and Manchester
  19. Aruba Airport to test biometric tokens
  20. EyeVerify raises $6m
 
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