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March 27th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 March 2014, 15:59

Kiroco launches NFC jewellery, scoops award

UK-based Kiroco has won the Best Innovation of The Year award at London’s Wearable Technology Conference and Expo for a range of interactive jewellery that allows a recipient to tap an NFC phone to see text, video and photo messages uploaded by the sender.

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March 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 15:49

Bradesco and Claro to launch NFC payments in Brazil

Mobile network operator Claro and one of Brazil’s largest banks, Bradesco, are to commercially launch an NFC mobile payments service in the state of São Paulo during the first half of this year, ahead of a national rollout that will reach a combined customer base of 85 million consumers.

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March 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 17:14

HTC launches One M8 smartphone with NFC

HTC‘s newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8), has been announced and is available as a Google Play Edition running stock Android 4.4 KitKat, or from carriers worldwide with the handset maker’s own HTC Sense 6 skin running over Android.

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March 26th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 26 March 2014, 13:12

NFC onesie gets SXSW outing

A prototype "onesie" jumpsuit has been developed that enables the location of the wearer to be tracked and can communicate using built-in NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 March 2014, 13:00

Ocho seeks funds for NFC key tray that sends messages to friends and family

US startup Ocho has unveiled an NFC tray that enables messages to be automatically sent to users, family members and colleagues when a key, wallet, phone or other NFC tagged object is placed on the device.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 March 2014, 13:46

Clear Channel to take NFC advertising global

Clear Channel Outdoor is to equip 75,000 out-of-home advertising sites in 23 countries around the world with its Connect mobile advertising platform, allowing consumers to interact with brands via NFC tags, QR codes and, in Latin America, via SMS. The installation is due to be completed by June 2014.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 March 2014, 13:17

Panasonic adds wearable camcorder with NFC

Panasonic has unveiled a wearable 4K camcorder that includes NFC pairing, enabling consumers to link the device to their smartphone or tablet and then broadcast live videos via Ustream.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 March 2014, 12:40

Payments NZ issues NFC standards

Payments NZ, the organization responsible for overseeing New Zealand's payments infrastructure, has published a set of rules and standards for mobile devices ahead of the planned rollout of NFC payments in the country later this year.

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March 25th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 25 March 2014, 12:13

Wirecard adds HCE to mobile wallet platform

Wirecard has integrated support for host card emulation (HCE) into its mobile wallet platform, “enabling telecommunications companies, financial service providers, banks and also retailers to quickly enter the mobile payment market through near field communication.”

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March 21st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 21 March 2014, 17:51

Teasy combines NFC and biometrics for payments in Nigeria

Nigerian mobile payments provider Teasy Mobile is to equip its mobile money agents with POS terminals that use biometric technology to verify a consumer and NFC to allow them to make a payment.

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April 19th, 2014

NFC World's latest news articles

  1. NFC Forum updates specs with support for pairing at a distance
  2. Total Produce pushes fruit and veg with NFC in supermarkets
  3. GSMA reports on NFC adoption at MWC, SIM trends and HCE
  4. Thales shows off airline seat with NFC
  5. Rogers expands Suretap NFC wallet with support for prepaid and gift cards
  6. Apple iWatch to ship with NFC this year?
  7. Cantaloupe to run Isis promo
  8. Ingenic unveils developer board for wearable devices with NFC
  9. New Snapdragon supports NFC
  10. Fujitsu adds ATMs with NFC and biometrics
  11. Sequent gets Visa TSM approval
  12. EnStream picks Bell ID TSM for NFC in Canada
  13. Vodafone launches NFC SmartPass in Italy
  14. Midrange Samsung gets NFC
  15. WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC
  16. Carrefour equips new digital hypermarket with NFC
  17. The Hunger Games catches fire with NFC
  18. Elisa offers NFC payment stickers in stores
  19. Blaze seeks buyer for early NFC patent
  20. Westpac to launch embedded NFC payments on Samsung devices
 
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