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May 1st, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 May 2013, 13:25

Dortmunder Volksbank launches NFC payments with O2

German cooperative bank Dortmunder Volksbank (DV) has introduced a mobile payments service that enables customers to make payments with their NFC mobile phone at any merchant equipped to process MasterCard PayPass contactless transactions.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2013, 12:27

Mecca books NFC ads on trains

“We are passionate about giving our customers new games and more ways to play so this campaign will let people have a little bit of fun while commuting,” says Paul Meadows, the UK leisure company's head of brand.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 May 2013, 10:34

Luxury watches get NFC authentication

Swiss luxury watchmaker HYT Watches has adopted security specialist WiseKey’s NFC brand protection solution WiseAuthentic.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2013, 10:02

Google and Equity Bank launch NFC payments in Kenya

The BebaPay service is now live on buses in Nairobi and a free app enables any Android NFC phone to be used as a card reader. Shops, traders and small businesses will be able to use Google's BebaPay in the future "to accept payments from customers, without needing expensive tills and cash registers."

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April 30th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 30 April 2013, 17:22

Samsung to issue new TecTiles that meet NFC Forum standards

Samsung is to introduce a new range of NFC tags because its existing TecTiles tags don’t meet NFC Forum standards and won’t work with the new Galaxy S4 smartphone.

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April 29th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 April 2013, 21:53

MasterCard blames carriers for NFC payments delays

"The telcos keep on doing the same thing, they get arrogant and then they get disintermediated,” MasterCard's Jorn Lambert has told The Australian Financial Review.

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April 29th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 April 2013, 12:29

Inside Secure NFC chip sales fall

Inside Secure has reported a fall in revenues of 68% year-on-year for its Mobile NFC division. Revenues were just US$4.5m in the first quarter of 2013, down 61% on the fourth quarter of 2012.

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April 29th, 2013 • By Joe Davies • Last updated 29 April 2013, 10:37

Usat and Isis launch loyalty program for NFC vending machines

USA Technologies (USAT) has teamed up with NFC platform provider Isis to offer a mobile loyalty program. Customers who use an Isis NFC phone to make payments at vending machines will get their fifth purchase free.

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April 26th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 26 April 2013, 12:29

Pulse expands NFC antenna product range

Electronic components supplier Pulse Electronics has announced a new catalog selection of NFC antennas aimed at a range of devices, including point-of-sale terminals, in-vehicle payment terminals, security control and access panels and printers. The company also makes stamp and ferrite sheet antennas aimed at mobile phones.

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April 25th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 April 2013, 10:44

Clear Channel promotes NFC with prizes

Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel has launched ‘Human vs Machine’, a quiz game designed to begin getting consumers used to the idea of interacting with its new network of 10,000 advertising panels equipped with NFC tags.

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October 23rd, 2014

Latest news

  1. YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam
  2. Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC
  3. Revolution Money founder raises funds for location-based marketing venture
  4. Ecuador’s central bank plans national mobile wallet
  5. Alipay Wallet hits 190m users
  6. Google discusses Wallet plans
  7. Johnny Rockets puts tablets in 200 restaurants
  8. Acer Pay is on the way
  9. Beep’nGo hits 5m downloads
  10. Newspaper tests BLE beacons
  11. 23% of Canadians have made a mobile payment
  12. Shopkick drives $1bn in revenue
  13. Perkwave builds in Apple Pay for pay-at-the-table
  14. Kotak launches P2P payments for Facebook
  15. Singtel charges Angry Birds toys to buyers phone bills
  16. iOS 8.1 brings Apple Pay NFC payments to iPhone
  17. Over 20m NFC devices now in use in Japan
  18. Bionym begins shipping wristband
  19. Amex commits $10m to EMV upgrades
  20. Twitter preps for Buy button launch
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