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May 10th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 10 May 2013, 08:53

BMW picks Smart-Tec NFC tags

Car maker BMW is using tags supplied by Smart-Tec in two NFC-enabled accessories, the NFC Smartphone Holder and the BMW Car Hotspot LTE, the Munich-based custom tag specialist reports.

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May 9th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 9 May 2013, 12:17

GSMA to offer NFC Experience at Mobile Asia Expo

The GSMA has partnered with China Mobile to promote NFC at this year’s Mobile Asia Expo, following the successful NFC Experience provided to attendees at Mobile World Congress 2013.

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May 9th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 9 May 2013, 11:07

Wallet boss Osama Bedier to leave Google

Osama Bedier, Google’s vice president of Wallet and payments, is to leave the company.

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May 8th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 8 May 2013, 22:40

Flashiz adds loyalty to NFC and QR payments service

Luxembourg-based Mobey has added support for loyalty programs to its Flashiz NFC and QR code mobile payment solution, enabling consumers to collect points when they pay using Flashiz and providing merchants with information on their customers.

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May 8th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 8 May 2013, 13:57

BaubleApp launches NFC jewellery for children

US-based startup BaubleApp has launched an NFC enabled children’s necklace that plays a different audio greeting each day via an NFC phone.

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May 8th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 May 2013, 11:07

Chunghwa Telecom to test NFC and QR combo payments platform

“It is an all-in-one digital wallet that lets customers choose which way they want to pay," the Taiwanese carrier's Joseph Kuo has told NFC World. "The wallet supports multiple credit and bank cards, loyalty cards, coupons etc, and I think Chunghwa Telecom would like to see a big development in both technologies."

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May 7th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 8 May 2013, 05:51

Doorbell app answers the door with NFC

A Norwegian developer has created Doorbl, an app that uses NFC tags and QR codes to offer householders a way to communicate with visitors when they aren’t at home or instantly able to come to the front door.

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May 7th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 7 May 2013, 16:11

JAL adds carriers and coupons to NFC boarding pass service

Japan Airlines (JAL) has added coupons and special offers to its NFC-enabled boarding pass service and announced plans to extend operations to include customers of all three of Japan’s mobile network operators.

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May 7th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 7 May 2013, 15:43

Vivo Xplay to come with NFC

Chinese phone maker BBK’s latest device is to come with NFC functionality — and some NFC tags in the box. The Vivo Xplay is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 running at 1.7GHz and is available with either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage.

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May 7th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 7 May 2013, 11:58

Mopius translates speech messages with NFC

Mobile app developer Mopius has launched a Windows Phone 8 app that records and then stores voice messages on NFC tags in text format. When the tag is read, NearSpeak uses text-to-speech and translation software to play the message in whichever language the user’s phone is currently set to.

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October 30th, 2014

Latest news

  1. MCX suffers email address data breach
  2. Samsung to offer money transfers
  3. MCX responds to criticism
  4. White paper explores the role of TSMs in cross-border NFC payments
  5. McDonald’s adopts Softcard
  6. A million consumers sign up for Apple Pay in first 72 hours
  7. Apple Pay and HCE to push NFC payments to more than 500m users
  8. NRF defends retailers’ decision to block NFC payments
  9. US payments body hits out at Rite Aid and CVS
  10. NFC tech included in iPad Mini 3
  11. MCX retailers turn off NFC payments
  12. Swirl serves ads to shoppers inside stores
  13. SIA offers Europeans instant P2P payments with Jiffy
  14. Apple patent unlocks cars with BLE
  15. Ecocash tests NFC payments in Zimbabwe
  16. Alipay demos biometrics for in-store payments
  17. CBD launches bank branch in Facebook
  18. Survey finds US consumers willing to switch platforms to get Apple Pay
  19. Aston Club reaches 22,000 users
  20. Total and BKM Express launch in-car mobile payments
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