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6 August 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 August 2013, 22:08

Italian hackers reveal ‘infinite rides’ ticket exploits

Two Italian hackers have told the Defcon convention about a pair of vulnerabilities in some contactless transportation ticketing systems that allow tickets to be altered by an NFC phone to give unlimited free rides.

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5 August 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 5 August 2013, 15:47

Inside Secure doubles NFC sales

Security chip specialist Inside Secure‘s mobile NFC division recorded sales of US$9.5m during Q2 2013, double its sales during the first quarter of the year, according to the company’s latest financial results.

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5 August 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 5 August 2013, 15:33

Japanese online retailer to launch DIY shopping wall

Online retailer DIY-Tool.com is to launch a physical “shopping wall” that makes use of NFC tags and QR codes, using a new platform developed by Tokyo-based Aquabit Spirals, NFC vendor Tapit and application development company EC Sites.

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5 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 5 August 2013, 11:25

MasterCard CEO: NFC should be seen as “a longer term effort”

MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga has suggested that NFC should be seen as a longer term effort, while acknowledging that some markets have adopted NFC much faster than others.

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2 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 2 August 2013, 16:37

SingTel to offer NFC payments in Singapore and Australia

Singapore-based mobile network operator SingTel has announced a partnership with Visa that will enable customers in Singapore and Australia, where it operates as Optus, to use its mCash mobile payments solution at any Visa PayWave acceptance point.

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2 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 2 August 2013, 15:17

Slovak Telekom to offer NFC payments

Slovakian carrier Slovak Telekom is preparing to launch an NFC wallet allowing its customers to make payments, store loyalty cards and pay for transport.

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2 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 2 August 2013, 14:54

Nike promotes running app via NFC

Nike is using Tapit’s NFC platform to offer easy app downloads ahead of Sydney’s biggest running race, City 2 Surf, which takes place on 11 August.

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2 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 2 August 2013, 16:45

Motorola unveils customisable Moto X with NFC

Motorola has announced the Moto X, a customisable NFC handset that lets customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colour, cover, memory and wallpaper.

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1 August 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 August 2013, 17:44

One in three smartphones now comes with NFC

The number of NFC phones shipped will increase 156% in 2013 to a total of 400m devices globally, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. This means that one third of the smartphones sold globally this year will support NFC, the analysts say.

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1 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 August 2013, 14:27

NFC Interactor WP8 app adds functions

NFC Interactor, the reader/writer app for Windows Phone 8 from Mopius, has expanded its suite of NFC functions.

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April 25th, 2015

This week's news

  1. M-Pesa and MTN Mobile Money join up
  2. Starbucks processes 8m mobile payments every week
  3. Twitter invests in beacon marketer Swirl
  4. Forecast: 100m Apple Pay-capable phones in US by 2020
  5. Vodafone Netherlands adds credit card to Wallet
  6. Apple Pay is top choice among US consumers as mobile payment security concerns fade
  7. Pub chain picks Droplet’s fee-free mobile payments and rewards
  8. NFC ticketing trial eliminates “did I touch out?” doubt
  9. NFC inventors nominated for Patent Office award
  10. Signature spec promises tamper-proof NFC tags
 
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