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March 7th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 7 March 2013, 11:22

AMS launches Active Boost AFE chip that can add NFC to standard mobile phones

"Active Boost technology from AMS changes the game because it enables NFC to become a ‘plug and play’ function for any device with a microSD, SD or SIM card slot,” says AMS' Mark Dickson.

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March 6th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 March 2013, 21:05

Hointer adds NFC to next generation store concept

"I think that it is very important for us, as retailers around the world, to reinvent the way customers shop in store," says the CEO of fashion retailer Hointer, which uses NFC, QR codes and self-checkout to replace traditional shop assistants. "It has lost its edge and has fallen behind online shopping and what it needs is an infusion of sorts; an infusion of technology that I found in NFC."

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March 6th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 6 March 2013, 16:30

GSMA reports on NFC Experience at MWC

More than 10,000 Mobile World Congress 2013 attendees tried out the NFC Experience at this year's event. “We can probably improve a few things regarding the ergonomics," the GSMA's head of NFC has told NFC World, "but overall it went smoothly.”

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March 6th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 March 2013, 14:17

Towns pick NFC to drive shoppers back to British high streets

“A town and city centre is only vibrant and thriving if people find a reason to go there”, Guy Douglas of ATCM says. "NFC is a way of delivering an enhanced town centre offer, which can only be a good thing especially when the high street is hugely challenged by ecommerce.”

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March 6th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 March 2013, 11:54

Kovio signs NFC big data deal with Symphony Teleca

“Big data” analytics specialist Symphony Teleca has signed a strategic development partnership deal with printed silicon tag maker Kovio.

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March 6th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 17 March 2013, 11:49

AccelerateNFC offers funding to startups

A new startup incubator dedicated to NFC-based projects has announced it will be offering funding of US$5,000 per founder as well as mentoring, legal advice and work space support to individuals and teams with the best NFC business ideas.

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March 5th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 5 March 2013, 18:29

Bike Identificator debuts NFC and RFID tracking service

A anti-theft service for bicycles has been introduced by Italian firm Bike Identificator.

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March 5th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 5 March 2013, 18:03

Game Golf launches wearable NFC to help golfers’ game

“Existing golf technologies only provide technology that helps on the course, but we provide the complete package, giving you everything you need to improve your game and compete before, during and after you take to the course," says CEO John McGuire.

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March 5th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 5 March 2013, 16:31

Google joins NFC Forum board of directors

Ten other organisations have also joined the NFC standards association for the first time, bringing total membership "to a record high of over 180 companies and non-profit groups."

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March 5th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 5 March 2013, 14:56

SIA picks Gemalto for NFC payments in Italy

Payments processor SIA has signed a deal with Gemalto for the introduction of a national TSM infrastructure for NFC payments in Italy.

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July 30th, 2014

Latest news

  1. HBC deploys iBeacons in Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor department stores across the US and Canada
  2. NXP CEO: NFC secure elements will continue to see strong demand
  3. Vodafone Italia pilots smart shopping posters
  4. Pepsi tests NFC for shopper marketing
  5. Interest in mobile payments grows
  6. Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right
  7. Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week
  8. Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons
  9. Amazon to enter mPOS market?
  10. Motherboard leak fuels iPhone NFC rumours
  11. Xiaomi unveils $13 smart band
  12. PayPal goes Dutch on mobile payments
  13. Microsoft publishes WP8.1 NFC guide
  14. Amazon Fire phone packs NXP chip
  15. Jamba Juice gives away 1m NFC smoothies
  16. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  17. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  18. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  19. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  20. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
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