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January 6th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2015, 13:52

Digipas secures suitcases with NFC luggage lock

An NFC-enabled luggage lock that can be unlocked with a tap of an NFC device or a pre-programmed NFC tag has been shown off at CES in Las Vegas.

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January 5th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 January 2015, 17:47

Toshiba launches TransferJet dongle for iPhones

Toshiba has unveiled an add-on adapter for iOS devices that will enable users to transfer large data files such as movies and images from one device to the other using TransferJet, a high-speed short range contactless communications technology.

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January 5th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 January 2015, 13:39

KDDI releases Japan’s first Firefox OS smartphone

Japan's KDDI has launched an LTE smartphone with NFC that runs Mozilla's Firefox OS, the open mobile platform advocated by the Firefox browser maker. The LG Fx0 offers a 4.7-inch HD screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor running Firefox OS 2.0, the latest version of Mozilla's operating system.

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January 5th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 January 2015, 15:45

OnStar to deliver offers to drivers on the move

OnStar, a General Motors subsidiary that provides subscription-based in car communications, security, navigation and remote diagnostics throughout the US, Canada and China, is to roll out an extension to its platform that will enable retailers to send drivers coupons tied to their specific destinations.

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December 22nd, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 January 2015, 10:51

Danish city installs Bluetooth and WiFi sensors to track shopper behaviour

The Aalborg City Business Association has installed sensors in pedestrian areas of the Danish city to track visitor behaviour using a Bluetooth and WiFi technology platform provided by IT company Blip Systems.

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December 19th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 December 2014, 19:36

McDonald’s introduces Bluetooth beacon offers

Twenty-six McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Georgia have installed Bluetooth beacons that can be used to deliver coupons, alerts, employment opportunities and customer satisfaction surveys directly to a consumer’s smartphone as they enter a participating location.

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NFC

December 19th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 December 2014, 19:08

RBC adds HCE to mobile payments app

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its RBC mobile app, “allowing Canadians to pay with most Android mobile phones without worrying about being on the right mobile network or having the right SIM card.”

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NFC

December 17th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 January 2015, 13:37

Cooper Hewitt museum visitors to use NFC pens to interact with multi-touch display tables

Visitors to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York are to be given the opportunity to use an NFC pen to interact with a range of NFC-enabled multi-touch display tables, enabling them to ‘draw’ on the tables and keep track of the objects in the collection that they interact with.

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December 16th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 December 2014, 13:57

Barclaycard tests contactless payment gloves

Barclaycard has begun ‘testing’ woollen gloves that can be used to make payments at any of the 300,000 contactless POS terminals in the UK with a touch of a hand.

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December 15th, 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 December 2014, 13:34

Brazilian online fashion retailer installs Bluetooth Fashion Spots

Dafiti, Latin America’s largest online fashion retailer, is to place Bluetooth beacons in restaurants, bars and newsstands in the Brazilian city of São Paulo to send out promotional messages to shoppers’ smartphones.

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February 2nd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Join NFC World for a free workshop on tokenization
  2. One in four online transactions are now mobile
  3. Norwegian carriers pick Amdocs for mobile payments
  4. MassDOT tests mobile tickets
  5. Spanish airline lets customers tap to add contactless card to app
  6. Gmail sends money in the UK
  7. Vinci Park introduces NFC car parking tickets
  8. NFC pioneer Proxama cuts jobs ahead of trading update
  9. NXP sues Marvell over Xbox NFC chips
  10. Cachet adds prepaid cards to Apple Pay
  11. Apple CEO says 2015 will be the “year of Apple Pay”
  12. USAT adds support for Apple Pay
  13. Starbucks increases mobile payments to 16% of total
  14. Wirecard to offer white label HCE wristband
  15. Samsung Pay to launch at MWC?
  16. Schoolboys protect Macs with Touch ID
 
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