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February 14th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 14 February 2013, 00:57

Singapore coffee chain adds NFC

A chain of 51 coffee shops in Singapore has teamed up with Samsung to offer customers a free drink upsize when they tap their NFC phone to a TecTile NFC tag located in each store. The tap also generates a ‘like’ for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) chain on Facebook.

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February 13th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2013, 23:16

Isis releases Utah mobile payments usage stats

Active users are now paying with Isis five or more times a week, says Jim Stapleton, the NFC payments platform's chief sales officer. "Consumers actually only need to know about the passcode, and you kind of have a mental 'Oh!' right there as they realize their leather wallet does not have a passcode," he explained.

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February 13th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2013, 17:11

London pub picks NFC for social media marketing

Customers of The Cavendish Arms pub in Stockwell, London, can tap their NFC phones to tags located around the premises to get special offers. Each tap sends a message to their Facebook friends and Twitter followers, telling them they are at the pub and detailing any events taking place at the venue that night.

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February 13th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 February 2013, 15:43

Clear Channel brings NFC to 10,000 ad panels across the UK

The out-of-home advertising giant has begun rolling out 10,000 interactive panels featuring both NFC and QR codes to locations across the UK, "with the upgrade focused on high streets and town centres, reaching over 80% of adults every four weeks."

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February 13th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 13 February 2013, 19:26

Hoverkey adds NFC security to Android apps

Android users can ditch their passwords and instead wave a contactless smart card over their phone or tablet to securely log in to apps and access encrypted data.

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February 11th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 11 February 2013, 14:06

The new issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook is now out

The January/February issue of the monthly trends bulletin from the NFC World team's business intelligence service examines the impact on the mobile wallet market of the new Facebook Card, the arrival of NFC in the home and the latest mobile wallet business developments from around the world.

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February 6th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 February 2013, 18:42

Flomio launches 3D printed NFC objects

The models include an embedded NFC tag, can be produced from standard 3D printing files and are available in sizes up to 15cm cubed at a starting price of US$8 per item.

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February 6th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 February 2013, 17:13

Cherry On unveils range of luxury leather goods with NFC

A team of Belgian designers is aiming to raise US$70,000 via Kickstarter to put into production a wallet, bags and tablet sleeves that use NFC to offer an anti-theft service, prove the item's authenticity and give access to a customer club.

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February 6th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 February 2013, 16:09

CalypsoKey adds contactless keys to iPhone cases

Upmarket iPhone case maker CalypsoCrystal has added contactless door key technology to its range of cases for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

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February 6th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 February 2013, 11:15

Capify debuts NFC baseball caps

"A cap is much more than a functional thing you wear on your head," says Capify. "It is an extension of you and your personality."

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July 28th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  2. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  3. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  4. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  5. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
  6. Square adds actions to POS transactions
  7. Visa invests in LoopPay
  8. Waitrose showcases QR payments
  9. Korean banks accelerate mobile wallet plans
  10. Consumers shop more on smartphones
  11. Worapay raises funds
  12. Visa to launch new payments service in September, Apple could be the first customer
  13. Festival uses BLE to gain insights into attendee activity
  14. Target launches image recognition app
  15. Amazon releases mobile wallet app for Android
  16. Westpac trials HCE mobile payments in New Zealand
  17. Consult Hyperion demos EMV mobile payments over BLE on an iPhone
  18. IBM partners with Monitise
  19. GSMA publishes NFC coupon and loyalty technical proposal
  20. Nintendo adds NFC payments
 
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