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4 September 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 4 September 2013, 16:47

Acer unveils Liquid S2 NFC smartphone with 4K video

Acer has announced the Liquid S2, an Android smartphone with a 6-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor and a 13 megapixel camera able to record 4K Ultra HD video.

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3 September 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 3 September 2013, 17:45

G&D launches SkySIM multi application NFC SIM cards

Giesecke & Devrient’s SkySIM CX, an NFC SIM card that allows several NFC applications to be executed at the same time, has received EMVCo, American Express, MasterCard and Visa approval, confirming it meets their requirements for use in secure payments systems.

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3 September 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 4 September 2013, 15:01

AMS develops NFC chip for medical implants

Chip maker AMS has unveiled a sensor-enabled NFC tag that could be used in a subdermal implant, enabling diabetes sufferers to read their glucose levels at any time by simply holding an NFC phone to a tiny device implanted under their skin — and replacing the need for finger pricking and dedicated glucose monitoring devices.

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3 September 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 3 September 2013, 09:44

Electronics retailer opens NFC and QR shopping walls in Russian subway

Electronics retailer Media Markt has begun testing ‘shopping walls’ at a Moscow subway station, in partnership with the Moscow Department of Transportation. The concept makes use of both NFC and QR codes and will run until November.

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2 September 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 2 September 2013, 12:37

Chile NFC pilot to begin in Santiago

More details of the NFC payments pilot to be carried out by mobile network operator Movistar and banking group Banco Santander in Chile later this year have been revealed.

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2 September 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 2 September 2013, 11:59

GearID announces Bluetooth LE and NFC tracker tag

Startup GearID is raising funds on Kickstarter to produce GearTag, a smart tag that utilises both Bluetooth LE and NFC and is designed to be attached to personal possessions in order to track their location.

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2 September 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 2 September 2013, 11:24

Absa expands NFC payments trial

South African banking group Absa has expanded its NFC mobile payments trial to eliminate the need for microSD booster stickers and is now offering Samsung Galaxy S4 handsets to participants.

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2 September 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 September 2013, 10:57

Telefonica to trial NFC mPOS device

Mobile network operator Telefonica is to test a mobile point-of-sale device in the Czech Republic that enables payments to be made by NFC phones and contactless cards as well as standard 'chip and pin' cards; a “world first” says the carrier.

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30 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 30 August 2013, 09:23

Dutch banks detail mobile payments pilot plan

The mobile payments pilot to be conducted from next month by Dutch banks ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank in collaboration with the city of Leiden, Mastercard and mobile network operator KPN is to encompass 1,000 consumers and 150 businesses, the partners have announced.

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29 August 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 August 2013, 13:01

GameLayer and Wooshping to add gamification to NFC

Gamification design and development agency GameLayer has partnered with NFC specialist Wooshping to provide ways for marketers to deliver campaigns that combine NFC tag reading with real-world challenges and games.

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May 22nd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Nearly half of iPhone 6 owners successfully using Apple Pay
  2. Clear2Pay gets Visa confirmation as CVES provider
  3. Apple Watch vulnerability could let thieves use Apple Pay
  4. BPCE to pilot cards with mini-screen security codes
  5. AMS launches NFC interface chip with advanced energy management
  6. Apple Pay headed to Belgium?
  7. Postbank begins HCE pilot in Germany with Worldline
  8. Join NFC World and the GSMA today for an NFC transport ticketing webinar
  9. Express rolls out support for Apple Pay
  10. brings Apple Pay online
  11. Visa Checkout reports 4m customers and 125,000 merchants
  12. Exterion to roll out beacons across public transport in the UK
  13. iZettle adds support for NFC and contactless payments
  14. MasterCard launches P2P payments service
  15. Apple gets Concert Ticket+ patent
  16. US to get same day ACH payments
  17. Apple Pay now live at nearly 300 banks and credit unions
  18. Amazon’s Gauthier: NFC is “last century’s problem”
  19. Icahn: Apple Pay to generate US$3.3bn in revenues in 2017
  20. US millennials lead the way for mobile payments
  21. Starbucks denies mobile payment hack
  22. Axis to make 50,000 terminals contactless in India
  23. Beacons land at UK airports to send out offers and rewards
  24. Face++ raises $25m for selfie payments
  25. Apple in buy out talks with Clinkle?
  26. Alibaba signs up brands for QR-like dotless visual codes
  27. Trader Joe’s gears up for Apple Pay
  28. Mountain America offers dual biometric log-in for mobile banking
  29. Samsung Wallet to close on June 30th
  30. Google to launch mobile buy buttons?
  31. Samsung picks Oberthur for mobile payments in Europe
  32. Italian zoo visitors walk on the wilder side with iBeacon network
  33. India gets PIN-free contactless payments
  34. US mobile payments to hit $487bn
  35. Global biometrics market to hit $14.9bn by 2024
  36. UK contactless payments up 150%
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