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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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March 20th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 20 March 2014, 12:38

NFC Forum issues statement on host card emulation

The NFC Forum has issued a statement outlining its position on host card emulation (HCE). The industry body confirms that the use of HCE does not conflict with its own standards but cautions that “service providers need to evaluate and determine the best place to store credentials for their solutions, keeping in mind the trade-off between security risks and convenience.”

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March 19th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 March 2014, 15:35

Premo introduces compact NFC antenna

A new NFC antenna aimed at today’s slimmer smartphones has been introduced by Premo. The ZC1003HF measures 10mm by 10mm by 3.1mm high and uses a z-axis design to reduce board space while offering up to 30% longer reading distance.

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March 18th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 March 2014, 18:51

HP adds NFC security to enterprise printers

Hewlett Packard (HP) has introduced a service for enterprise customers that enables users to authenticate themselves with a tap of their NFC phone or tablet when they wish to print a document, enabling customers to “experience a simplified login process without sacrificing device or data security, or requiring a proximity card reader system."

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March 18th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 March 2014, 14:23

100km race tracks runners and timings with NFC

Athletes taking part in Hong Kong’s TransLantau trail running event last weekend were issued with NFC wristbands that staff equipped with NFC phones could use to track their progress throughout the race.

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March 18th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 March 2014, 14:01

Znap takes NFC to New York and Liverpool music festivals

Mobile payments provider Znap has showcased NFC payments at the New York Sound City conference and music festival and will also introduce its solution in the UK at a Liverpool Sound City event on May 20. The service uses NFC wristbands paired with a mobile app.

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March 17th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 March 2014, 12:48

Google Wallet ends support for physical secure elements

From 14 April 2014 it will only be possible to use Google Wallet to make an NFC payment using a device that supports host card emulation (HCE). “Devices with Android versions older than Android 4.4 (Kitkat) will no longer be supported for tap and pay,” Google says.

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March 14th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 March 2014, 13:19

Banks pilot NFC, QR and BLE payments in Luxembourg

Bank-led payment service Digicash has expanded its QR-based mobile payments platform to include new POS beacons that support NFC, QR and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) — “automatically providing the customer with the best user experience based on the features of his smartphone.”

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March 14th, 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 March 2014, 12:15

Samsung unveils NFC voice label for visually impaired smartphone users

Samsung has introduced a range of accessories for its Galaxy Core Advance NFC smartphone aimed at users “that require special assistance”. The range includes an ultrasonic cover, optical scan stand and an NFC-enabled voice label which “assists users in distinguishing objects by allowing them to make notes and tag voice labels easily on-the-go.

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April 24th, 2014

NFC World's latest news articles

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