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1 August 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 August 2013, 17:44

One in three smartphones now comes with NFC

The number of NFC phones shipped will increase 156% in 2013 to a total of 400m devices globally, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. This means that one third of the smartphones sold globally this year will support NFC, the analysts say.

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1 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 August 2013, 14:27

NFC Interactor WP8 app adds functions

NFC Interactor, the reader/writer app for Windows Phone 8 from Mopius, has expanded its suite of NFC functions.

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1 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 1 August 2013, 13:36

Smukfest festival to use NFC for payments

Music lovers attending the Smukfest festival in Skanderborg, Denmark, will be able to pay for goods using an NFC wristband — and three hundred traders will be able to accept contactless payments using Panasonic’s NFC-enabled Toughpad tablets.

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31 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 31 July 2013, 16:11

Far EasTone picks Morpho for NFC payments and rewards pilot

Taiwanese carrier Far EasTone has chosen ID technology provider Morpho to provide the TSM platform for its upcoming NFC payments trial, which will see users able to make purchases in stores, pay for public transportation and participate in loyalty programs.

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31 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 31 July 2013, 15:38

ING Romania launches NFC wallet

ING Bank Romania has made its ING Pay NFC mobile wallet available to customers, after a year-long in-house trial.

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31 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 31 July 2013, 15:20

Telenor to launch NFC wallet in Norway

Norwegian telco Telenor‘s Valyou NFC mobile wallet is set for a commercial launch during the third quarter of 2013, in conjunction with banking group DNB. TSM Nordic, jointly owned by Telenor and DNB, will act as the carrier’s trusted service manager.

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31 July 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 31 July 2013, 10:09

Isis releases pilot test results

Analysis by carrier-owned NFC mobile payments venture Isis of its pilot tests in the cities of Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas has found that more than 80% of transactions take place at everyday spend locations such as quick-service restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, convenience stores and grocery shops.

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31 July 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 31 July 2013, 09:39

Coca-Cola reports on Isis loyalty project

“More than one-third of active Isis Mobile Wallets users in Austin have loaded a My Coke Rewards card into their wallet since our pilot began and 90 percent of these are new to the My Coke Rewards program,” Rick Kanemasu, from Coca-Cola North America‘s vending technology strategy team, has revealed as the Isis NFC mobile payments venture announces plans to go live across the US this year.

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31 July 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 August 2013, 13:37

Isis to launch NFC mobile payments across the US in 2013

NFC mobile payments are to be available to consumers across the United States from “later this year” following successful pilots in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, the Isis joint venture between carriers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless has announced.

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30 July 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 30 July 2013, 14:47

News America Marketing rolls out NFC advertising in US stores

Coupon publisher News America Marketing (NAM) is making NFC at-shelf promotions available to the majority of its 52,000 member retail network in the US, in partnership with NFC specialist Thinaire.

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April 27th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Discover to add support for Apple Pay
  2. PayPal begins piloting NFC and records 40% growth in mobile payments
  3. M-Pesa and MTN Mobile Money join up
  4. Starbucks processes 8m mobile payments every week
  5. Twitter invests in beacon marketer Swirl
  6. Forecast: 100m Apple Pay-capable phones in US by 2020
  7. Vodafone Netherlands adds credit card to Wallet
  8. Apple Pay is top choice among US consumers as mobile payment security concerns fade
  9. Pub chain picks Droplet’s fee-free mobile payments and rewards
  10. NFC ticketing trial eliminates “did I touch out?” doubt
  11. NFC inventors nominated for Patent Office award
  12. Signature spec promises tamper-proof NFC tags
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