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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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March 31st, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 March 2014, 14:27

BNP Paribas rolls out NFC payments across France

French banking group BNP Paribas’ Kix NFC payments service is now available to customers across France, following its introduction in the city of Strasbourg in January 2013.

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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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April 25th, 2014

NFC World's latest news articles

  1. TfL tests NFC for London Underground ticket payments
  2. SIMalliance reports 159% growth in NFC SIM shipments
  3. Bank develops NFC suit that lets customers pay by swiping a sleeve
  4. PayPal takes another look at NFC
  5. NFC Forum updates specs with support for pairing at a distance
  6. Total Produce pushes fruit and veg with NFC in supermarkets
  7. GSMA reports on NFC adoption at MWC, SIM trends and HCE
  8. Thales shows off airline seat with NFC
  9. Rogers expands Suretap NFC wallet with support for prepaid and gift cards
  10. Apple iWatch to ship with NFC this year?
  11. Cantaloupe to run Isis promo
  12. Ingenic unveils developer board for wearable devices with NFC
  13. New Snapdragon supports NFC
  14. Fujitsu adds ATMs with NFC and biometrics
  15. Sequent gets Visa TSM approval
  16. EnStream picks Bell ID TSM for NFC in Canada
  17. Vodafone launches NFC SmartPass in Italy
  18. Midrange Samsung gets NFC
  19. WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC
  20. Carrefour equips new digital hypermarket with NFC
 
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