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March 7th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 7 March 2013, 13:12

Telus mobile payments coming “very soon”

Future Telus smartphones will use Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards to securely store customer credentials, it was announced today.

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March 7th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 7 March 2013, 12:06

Inside Secure to cut jobs after “a disappointing performance in 2012”

Up to 20% of the workforce could lose their jobs at the publicly listed NFC, contactless and security chip specialist following the announcement that revenues fell by 19% in 2012 and losses were "impacted by the disappointing performance from the NFC business".

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March 7th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 7 March 2013, 11:22

AMS launches Active Boost AFE chip that can add NFC to standard mobile phones

"Active Boost technology from AMS changes the game because it enables NFC to become a ‘plug and play’ function for any device with a microSD, SD or SIM card slot,” says AMS' Mark Dickson.

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March 6th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 March 2013, 21:05

Hointer adds NFC to next generation store concept

"I think that it is very important for us, as retailers around the world, to reinvent the way customers shop in store," says the CEO of fashion retailer Hointer, which uses NFC, QR codes and self-checkout to replace traditional shop assistants. "It has lost its edge and has fallen behind online shopping and what it needs is an infusion of sorts; an infusion of technology that I found in NFC."

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March 6th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 6 March 2013, 16:30

GSMA reports on NFC Experience at MWC

More than 10,000 Mobile World Congress 2013 attendees tried out the NFC Experience at this year's event. “We can probably improve a few things regarding the ergonomics," the GSMA's head of NFC has told NFC World, "but overall it went smoothly.”

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March 6th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 6 March 2013, 14:17

Towns pick NFC to drive shoppers back to British high streets

“A town and city centre is only vibrant and thriving if people find a reason to go there”, Guy Douglas of ATCM says. "NFC is a way of delivering an enhanced town centre offer, which can only be a good thing especially when the high street is hugely challenged by ecommerce.”

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March 6th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 6 March 2013, 11:54

Kovio signs NFC big data deal with Symphony Teleca

“Big data” analytics specialist Symphony Teleca has signed a strategic development partnership deal with printed silicon tag maker Kovio.

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March 6th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 17 March 2013, 11:49

AccelerateNFC offers funding to startups

A new startup incubator dedicated to NFC-based projects has announced it will be offering funding of US$5,000 per founder as well as mentoring, legal advice and work space support to individuals and teams with the best NFC business ideas.

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March 5th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 5 March 2013, 18:29

Bike Identificator debuts NFC and RFID tracking service

A anti-theft service for bicycles has been introduced by Italian firm Bike Identificator.

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March 5th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 5 March 2013, 18:03

Game Golf launches wearable NFC to help golfers’ game

“Existing golf technologies only provide technology that helps on the course, but we provide the complete package, giving you everything you need to improve your game and compete before, during and after you take to the course," says CEO John McGuire.

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October 1st, 2014

Latest news

  1. KLM uses Bluetooth beacons to help passengers navigate Schiphol Airport
  2. Uber runs NFC marketing campaign in London pubs and clubs
  3. Transcript: eBay CEO John Donahoe discusses the future of PayPal as an independent company
  4. NFC technology report available for free download
  5. iPad to get Apple Pay support?
  6. eBay to spin off PayPal as a separate company in 2015
  7. Dartmouth researchers develop continuous authentication service based on smart wristbands
  8. InMarket reports on attitudes to beacon messages
  9. John Lewis invests in BLE
  10. Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick
  11. Miami Airport provides airlines and retailers with open access to Bluetooth beacons
  12. TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport
  13. Amazon adds Wishlist tweets
  14. Facebook picks Stripe for buy button
  15. China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing
  16. WeChat offers payments in stores
  17. US bank tests NFC Wave add-on
  18. NFC Forum publishes connection handover paper
  19. Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization
  20. Apple hires Visa Europe NFC lead
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