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2 October 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 October 2013, 11:16

SES ships 4m NFC tags to retailers

France-based Store Electronic Systems has deployed more than four million NFC electronic shelf-edge labels to a dozen retailers — and expects to sell a total of 5m this year and at least another 10m next year.

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1 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 October 2013, 16:18

Yottavote uses NFC for anonymous voting and feedback

US startup Yottavote has developed an NFC voting system designed to allow consumers to give anonymous feedback to merchants and other businesses via their smartphone.

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1 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 October 2013, 15:41

Google Play gets NFC vending machines in Japan

Google Japan has unveiled a vending machine that allows consumers to tap to download Android games from the Google Play store via NFC.

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1 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 October 2013, 16:19

French gallery shows “ghost images” that can only be seen via NFC

Orange France has teamed with visual artist Pierre Giner and France’s National Centre for Visual Arts to put on an exhibition where artworks can only be seen via NFC.

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1 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 October 2013, 13:28

StepJockey picks Signbox for NFC fitness posters

Architectural sign maker Signbox has been chosen by StepJockey, a service that allows sets of stairs to be mapped and rated for calorie burn, to create NFC-enabled signs designed to encourage people to climb more stairs.

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1 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 October 2013, 13:04

French pharmacies to test NFC shopping service

Giphar, a French association of independent pharmacies, is to pilot an in-store NFC experience that allows consumers to use an NFC phone to receive tailored information about individual pharmacy products.

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30 September 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 September 2013, 13:18

National Australia Bank launches NAB Flik mobile payments via NFC, QR and more

National Australia Bank has launched a mobile payment service that lets users send, receive and request payments via NFC, QR codes, a mobile phone number, an email address or Facebook.

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30 September 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 September 2013, 10:38

Small businesses to introduce NFC currency in Valencia

A new social currency that will work as a loyalty and rewards service for local businesses in the Russafa district of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, is set to launch in the coming weeks. The service will use NFC to transmit ‘Orués’ from one account to another via an NFC phone or an NFC card.

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27 September 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 27 September 2013, 17:15

NFC transit ticketing arrives in Dubai

Public transportation users will be able to use an NFC phone to purchase and store tickets for use on Dubai’s subway, buses and water bus services from next week, courtesy of a new service developed by the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority  (RTA).

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26 September 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 September 2013, 15:03

Smartrac launches BullsEye nTag210 for high volume NFC applications

NFC and RFID tag manufacturer Smartrac has launched a new tag that is designed to provide a high performance and cost-effective option for high volume NFC applications that require simple URL addresses and unique identifiers but little additional memory.

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July 2nd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Fido Alliance adds authentication support for NFC and BLE
  2. London buses get on board beacon rollout
  3. Beacons on menu for Cathay Pacific lounge guests
  4. 25% of British consumers fear mobile payments will make them spend more
  5. Facebook rolls out Messenger mobile payments across US
  6. Apple Watch patent transfers data in a shake
  7. KFC China restaurants to accept Alipay mobile payments next month
  8. Global payments company to launch biometric cards with fingerprint scanner
  9. Mahindra Comviva and Pole SCS in European partnership
  10. NFC smartphone sales up 55% year on year in 2015
  11. 2.2bn NFC-enabled handset shipments by 2020, IHS Technology predicts
  12. Beacons guide Hong Kong airport passengers
  13. Maple Leafs install beacons for draft party
  14. Sharp includes fingerprint sensor in flagship smartphone
  15. US$2.7tn mobile wallet market by 2020
  16. Cale parking card readers to accept Apple Pay
  17. Barclaycard launches second generation bPay wearable payment devices
  18. Apple publishes UK contactless FAQ
  19. PayPal set to float on 17 July
  20. Fans get contactless entry to football matches in Cyprus
  21. PayRange raises $12m for vending machine payments via Bluetooth
  22. One in five Australians make in-store mobile payments
  23. Evercoss to pre-install mobile wallet on handsets
  24. McGee Group adds NFC inspection tags to trucks
  25. Amazon’s voice-driven home shopping device available for pre-order in the US
  26. Naver Pay launches in Korea
  27. SEQR prepares for summer UK launch
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