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    7 April 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 7 April 2014, 12:15

    Inside Secure acquires Metaforic for HCE payments

    Inside Secure has bought software obfuscation and encryption specialist Metaforic. The deal will provide “access to key technologies for enabling cloud-based mobile payments security with host card emulation” and is valued at US$11.6m plus a potential earn-out of up to US$4.5m.

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    4 April 2014 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 4 April 2014, 17:23

    Nokia adds Lumia 930 with NFC

    Nokia has added the Lumia 930 to its range of Windows Phone handsets. The new device features a 5-inch full HD display, 20MP pureview camera, surround sound recording and built-in wireless charging, as well as NFC.

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    4 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2014, 12:28

    Paramount promotes Noah with NFC

    Paramount Pictures has used out-of-home advertising agency Kinetic and MEC to run an NFC-enabled poster campaign in Ireland for Noah, the latest Russell Crowe blockbuster.

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    4 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2014, 12:05

    Mobispot to offer multifunction NFC wristband platform

    Singapore-based Mobispot Social Systems has introduced a platform that enables “modern city residents” to access a variety of services — including payments, transportation, ticketing, access control, discounts, membership and information sharing — via NFC wristbands.

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    4 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2014, 11:23

    eBay runs NFC ads on tables in coffee shops

    eBay has rolled out an NFC advertising campaign in 60 premium coffee shops across the UK to promote the online shopping site’s home and garden, DIY and technology sections.

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    4 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 4 April 2014, 09:31

    Hanakai Studio seeks funding for Prodigy NFC game

    French games developer Hanakai Studio has launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter for a role playing video game (RPG) that uses NFC-enabled rings, figurines, cards and an interactive board to allow players to interact with an on-screen world “without using any keyboard, mouse or joypad”.

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    1 April 2014 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 1 April 2014, 17:57

    Intel and Inside Secure agree US$19.2m NFC technology deal

    Intel is to acquire Inside Secure‘s next generation NFC modem technology in a US$19.2m deal that will also see the existing NFC licensing agreement between the two companies being converted into “a broad and fully paid up license” and a number of Inside Secure employees moving to work for Intel.

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    1 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 April 2014, 15:38

    TagTalk crowdfunds NFC gift tags

    Canadian startup TagTalk has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a range of interactive gift tags that allow the sender to upload a voice note, photo or video that the recipient can access by tapping their NFC phone on the tag.

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    1 April 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 April 2014, 12:41

    Famoco’s NFC tablet finds a home on buses

    Lisbon-based contactless ticketing provider Card4B is to offer Famoco’s FX 100 Android NFC tablet to public transportation operators for ticket validation applications on board buses and other services and, later, for topping up travel passes in retail outlets.

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    31 March 2014 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 31 March 2014, 15:44

    Banco Santander provides students with NFC microSDs

    A mobile campus card service that uses NFC built into microSD cards is now live at a “number of universities”, enabling students to use their mobile phone to make payments in canteens and to access buildings. A “wide range” of additional services are to be added in the future, including transportation ticketing.

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    February 6th, 2016

    This week's news

    1. FitPay closes $3.1m round led by G&D
    2. Samsung looks into vein authentication
    3. APCA explores security code for digital wallets in Australia
    4. Apple Pay available in more than 2m US retail locations
    5. Apple begins selling Square contactless reader
    6. Viber to add money transfers to messaging app
    7. European Central Bank to develop P2P service
    8. Charity goes contactless for World Cancer Day
    9. MobileNow! enables parking payments from Apple Watch
    10. Amazon Echo adds Domino’s pizza orders
    11. Global mobile payment market to hit $620bn in 2016
    12. GlobalPlatform updates NFC SIM spec
    13. Musician Beatie Wolfe promotes new single with NFC jacket
    14. MyWallet NFC payments service put on hold in Slovakia
    15. Russian mobile payments startup raises US$3.8m
    16. NXP updates NFC Taginfo app
    17. Guide offers advice for card issuers on implementing EMV
    18. Rail passengers pilot mobile ticketing at 230 UK stations
    19. Visa launches cross-marketing network for coupon-free digital rewards
    20. Ugo Wallet adds P2P transfers
    21. Uber China adds cross-border Alipay support
    22. Bank of America and Wells Fargo to add NFC to ATMs
    23. Proxama joins the NFC World partner program
     
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