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March 27th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 24 April 2013, 17:03

Avanade unveils interactive shopping with NFC, augmented reality and Kinect motion sensing

The Microsoft- and Accenture-owned IT company's new solution allows consumers to select items promoted on interactive screens and then "drag and drop" them into their mobile phone using simple hand gestures, to collect detailed information about a product or add it to a shopping basket.

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March 26th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 26 March 2013, 16:42

Domino’s Pizza launches NFC offers in the UK

The takeaway pizza chain's new Windows Phone 8 app allows customers to receive rewards by tapping their phone to NFC tags embedded in promotional material placed at the counter.

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March 26th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 26 March 2013, 10:30

Metz gets NFC parking

Drivers in Metz, France can now register online to get an NFC sticker that allows them to pay for their stay at a 2,100 place underground car park without a ticket or cash.

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March 25th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 March 2013, 16:44

Universal Music launches NFC poster campaign in Paris

Mobile network operator Orange has teamed up with outdoor advertising company Insert to enable fans to download information about the new album by French artist Zazie as well as purchase it from their mobile phones.

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March 25th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 March 2013, 13:30

NEC launches cloud-based NFC payments service

NEC has launched a turnkey prepaid payments service that includes cloud-based system servers, cards, smartphone apps and payment terminals and is available in both Japan and internationally.

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March 25th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 March 2013, 16:25

InfoChip adds Sniper device for reading tiny tags with NFC phones

A simple add-on adapter for NFC phones cuts the cost of equipping staff with a reader for InfoChip's 8mm industrial tags by more than half, the company says, and will “bring profound revolution in safety compliance, inspection management and industrial asset management.”

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March 25th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 March 2013, 11:47

Film festival says it’s showtime with NFC posters

The Go Short film festival, held in the Dutch city of Nijmegen from 13 to 17 March, used NFC tags to provide movie-goers with information on upcoming screenings and locations.

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March 22nd, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 22 March 2013, 15:18

Gemalto sees profit in TSM services

“Customers will only have one TSM. It’s like a billing system; if you’re in, it’s harder to get you out rather than if you fight to get in,” says Olivier Piou. “I think that we have a very good momentum.”

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March 21st, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 March 2013, 11:51

Visa backs MasterCard digital wallet surcharge plan

MasterCard’s move to increase the fees charged to “staged” digital wallets like PayPal could see a similar surcharge being applied by Visa.

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March 20th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 21 March 2013, 12:53

MasterCard fights back against new payments players with increased transaction fees for digital wallets that don’t share data

The new fee is to be applied to "staged" digital and mobile wallets that provide a way for transactions to be charged to a customer's credit card without any details about the purchase being passed on to the payments network. PayPal and Google Wallet as well as a number of other new market entrants are all expected to be affected but "traditional" NFC wallets will not.

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October 20th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Over 20m NFC devices now in use in Japan
  2. Bionym begins shipping wristband
  3. Amex commits $10m to EMV upgrades
  4. Twitter preps for Buy button launch
  5. Starbucks to offer mobile ordering and payments across US in 2015
  6. JPMorgan Chase CEO outlines mobile wallet strategy
  7. Capital One founder hails Apple Pay “breakthrough”
  8. MasterCard backs Zwipe fingerprint payment card
  9. Obama signs chip and pin law
  10. Android 5.0 SDK now available
  11. Dubai ambulances adopt NFC
  12. Welsh museum tests iBeacons
  13. Visa details Apple Pay setup process
  14. Amex warns of slow mobile wallet adoption
  15. Apple builds SIM into iPad Air 2
  16. Five hundred banks sign up for Apple Pay
  17. Groupe BPCE launches Twitter money transfers
  18. Alipay expands to USA
  19. Tesco tests PowaTag mobile payments
  20. Hong Kong carrier SmarTone rolls out Bluetooth marketing platform to retailers
 
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