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    14 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 April 2014, 12:45

    GSMA reports on NFC adoption at MWC, SIM trends and HCE

    One in nine attendees at Mobile World Congress (11.8%) made use of the NFC Badge function available at this year’s event, the GSMA has told NFC World, and there was a “significant increase” in the number of people participating in the NFC Experience as a whole this year.

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    14 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 April 2014, 12:26

    Thales shows off airline seat with NFC

    Thales Group has unveiled its Immersive Business Class Seat, an airline seating concept that uses NFC to enable passengers to use their mobile phone to set their comfort and entertainment preferences before boarding.

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    14 April 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 14 April 2014, 11:34

    Rogers expands Suretap NFC wallet with support for prepaid and gift cards

    Canadian carrier Rogers Communications has added support for multiple card types to its Suretap wallet service. The new NFC-enabled cards include a Rogers prepaid MasterCard and gift cards from a range of merchants including Swiss Chalet, Milestones Grill and Bar, Montana’s Cookhouse, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s, Indigo, Earls Restaurants, Ardene and Spafinder Wellness 365.

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    11 April 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 April 2014, 10:33

    Apple iWatch to ship with NFC this year?

    Apple will enter the wearable devices market “this fall” with an iWatch that includes a secure element, NFC communications capabilities and support for biometrics, according to a new research note by Taiwan-based KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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    10 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2014, 13:15

    Ingenic unveils developer board for wearable devices with NFC

    Chinese embedded CPU provider Ingenic Semiconductor has unveiled a MIPS-based developer board that can be used to create wearable, healthcare and industrial devices that include a wide range of environmental sensors and wireless communications interfaces.

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    10 April 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 April 2014, 11:45

    Fujitsu adds ATMs with NFC and biometrics

    Fujitsu has launched a series of ATMs aimed at the European market that support its PalmSecure biometric verification technology as well as contactless and NFC transactions.

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    10 April 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 April 2014, 09:50

    EnStream picks Bell ID TSM for NFC in Canada

    Canadian carrier-owned TSM provider EnStream is to use Bell ID’s Trusted Service Manager platform to provision and manage secure applications on consumers’ NFC devices.

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    10 April 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 10 April 2014, 10:57

    Vodafone launches NFC SmartPass in Italy

    Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC mobile wallet and SmartPass prepaid payments service is to go live in Italy at the end of April. The service was launched in Spain in November 2013 and in Germany and the Netherlands in March 2014. It is also due to be introduced in the UK later this year.

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    9 April 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 9 April 2014, 15:09

    WiFi Alliance adds support for NFC

    The WiFi Alliance has updated its WiFi Protected Setup certification program to include tap-to-connect functionality via NFC. The first products to support the NFC option are available now from Broadcom, Marvell, Mediatek and Qualcomm.

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    9 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 9 April 2014, 14:30

    Carrefour equips new digital hypermarket with NFC

    French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world’s fourth largest retailer, has opened a new hypermarket equipped with 55,000 NFC shelf-edge labels that let consumers interact with products. Shoppers can also make NFC payments at the point of sale with contactless terminals.

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    February 10th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. Paym reports 89% increase in use in second half of 2015
    2. Apple’s Error 53 shuts down handsets with Touch ID repairs
    3. 3bn loyalty cards will move to mobile by 2020
    4. FitPay launches Kickstarter campaign to bring NFC smartstrap to market
    5. Cash by Optus adds contactless bands and stickers to reach beyond Android owners
    6. Super Bowl fans explore Bay Area with BLE beacons
    7. Kazakhstan gets HCE payments
    8. Mobile banking service Pocopay goes live in Europe
    9. Apple Pay adds 32 banks in the US
    10. MoboMoney takes sound-based mobile payments to India
    11. White paper lays out NFC solutions for in-home healthcare providers
    12. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    13. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    14. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    15. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
    16. Apple begins selling Square contactless reader
    17. Viber to add money transfers to messaging app
    18. European Central Bank to develop P2P service
    19. Charity goes contactless for World Cancer Day
    20. MobileNow! enables parking payments from Apple Watch
    21. Amazon Echo adds Domino’s pizza orders
    22. Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016
    23. GlobalPlatform updates NFC SIM spec
    24. Musician Beatie Wolfe promotes new single with NFC jacket
    25. MyWallet NFC payments service put on hold in Slovakia
    26. Russian mobile payments startup raises US$3.8m
     
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