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4 December 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 December 2013, 13:52

Applebee’s to put 100,000 NFC tablets on dining tables

NFC is to be included in 100,000 tabletop tablets that are to be installed in US casual dining restaurant chain Applebee’s 1,800 locations. The tablets, supplied by software provider E la Carte, will be on every table and multiple bar positions by the end of next year.

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4 December 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 4 December 2013, 17:14

Nokia delivers NFC advent calendars to UK stores

Nokia and NFC marketing specialist Wooshping have teamed up to put 1,500 NFC-enabled advent calendars in mobile phone stores across the UK. The 'appvent' calendars offer a different app, as well as the traditional chocolate treat, each day in the run up to Christmas.

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4 December 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 4 December 2013, 12:23

Jolla uses NFC to let users customize their smartphone settings

Finnish phone maker Jolla‘s new smartphone is to ship with a selection of smart rear covers, known as “The Other Half”, that include NFC and are used to automatically change the device’s settings and functions to the user’s preset favourites.

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3 December 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 3 December 2013, 16:41

Chinese banks sign up for China Telecom NFC wallet launch

Mobile network operator China Telecom is to launch an NFC mobile wallet in China later this year, in cooperation with more than a dozen financial institutions. More than 30m NFC-enabled SIM cards will be distributed in 2014, the carrier says, and customers will be able to choose from over 40 mobile phones that work with the new Tianyi mobile wallet.

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27 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 27 November 2013, 15:26

SimplyTapp gets funding for HCE

SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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27 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 27 November 2013, 13:50

Positive reaction sees Hungarian mobile wallet ready for market

Eight out of ten testers of the Hungarian mobile wallet pilot project have found the service “very useful” prompting the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association — an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop — to declare the MobilTarca wallet ready for market.

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27 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 27 November 2013, 13:32

Diamond Circle to turn NFC tags into Bitcoin wallets

An Australian startup is to begin issuing NFC tags that act as Bitcoin wallets, NFC readers that merchants can use to charge customers in Bitcoins, and to provide Bitcoin ATMs that can be used to issue new wallet tags as well as top up and withdraw funds from Bitcoin accounts.

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27 November 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 17 December 2014, 12:32

Federal Reserve reports on barriers to NFC adoption in the US

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has published a summary of a June meeting of its Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) that sets out a number of reasons why NFC has not yet taken off in the US. It also suggests actions the workgroup could take to increase the adoption of contactless mobile payments.

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26 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 26 November 2013, 13:32

Hong Kong banks agree NFC payment standards

The Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) has issued Best Practice for NFC Mobile Payment in Hong Kong, a set of common standards and best practices that aims to help establish an interoperable, as well as safe and effective, NFC mobile payment infrastructure.

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26 November 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 26 November 2013, 11:56

OrientDeal offers OEM NFC phone

Chinese supplier OrientDeal has launched the OrientPhone P6 Plus, an OEM NFC smartphone with a 6-inch Full HD display and 13 megapixel rear camera.

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August 28th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Oxigen Wallet loyalty program partnership
  2. Half of Brits expect to replace cash with new technologies
  3. Wienerschnitzel launches mobile payment and loyalty app
  4. CaixaBank launches HCE mobile payments app
  5. PayAnywhere reader supports Apple Pay
  6. SumUp raises €10m in funding
  7. Google invites for Project Soli tests
  8. Cyber Group and Sensoro roll out beacons across Greater China
  9. $14.9bn biometrics market by 2024
  10. Samsung Pay opens US beta test
  11. UK contactless spending up 150% in last 12 months
  12. Coin unveils EMV-ready Coin 2.0 with NFC
  13. MCX adds offers and discounts to CurrentC mobile wallet
  14. Google says Android Pay is coming ‘soon’
  15. 620m biometric app downloads by 2020
  16. PREIT installs BLE beacons in US malls
  17. NFC chip market to rise 50.6%
  18. PayPal One Touch expansion
  19. UK consumers increase contactless spending 560% in 12 months
  20. Line Pay expands to Taiwan
  21. 80,000 cards added to Samsung Pay in Korea
  22. Gemalto and Mahindra Comviva scoop awards
  23. Elle launches BLE beacon offers across the US
  24. SimplyTapp picks up contactless payments award
  25. ‘Top priority’ for electronic and mobile payments
  26. JCDecaux to roll out PowaTag across Denmark
  27. NFC Forum adds new members
  28. Swiss develop ‘Sound-Proof’ authentication
  29. Square Cash finds time for Apple Watch
  30. Apple Pay fees ‘sticking point’ for Australian banks
  31. Visa Checkout reports 6m customers
  32. Mobile payments market to reach US$1tn by 2017
  33. Migros launches mobile payments
  34. Four in five Apple Watch owners use Apple Pay
  35. Verizon Wireless cool on Samsung Pay support
  36. Qiwi adds HCE payments to mobile wallet
  37. Synchrony Financial offers Samsung Pay support
  38. Apple Pay adds 18 banks in US
  39. MCX ‘will not rush’ CurrentC rollout
  40. MasterCard begins Selfie Pay trials
  41. Android Pay launch date leak
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