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15 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 15 October 2013, 14:42

Skycore adds cloud-based asset tracking to CodeReadr app

Mobile services provider Skycore has added a cloud-based web service to its CodeReadr NFC tag and barcode scanning app, designed to enable secure tracking and authentication of home medical equipment assets, dispensed medications and home care visits.

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14 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 14 October 2013, 16:43

Octopus pilots Sony FeliCa NFC payments in Hong Kong

Hong Kong contactless transportation ticketing and stored value payments provider Octopus is conducting a mobile payments pilot in conjunction with mobile network operator PCCW-HKT, using Octopus Mobile SIMs — NFC-enabled SIM cards compatible with Sony FeliCa contactless card technology.

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14 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 14 October 2013, 14:54

Botanical garden uses NFC to inform visitors

The Bellevue Botanical Garden in Washington, USA has installed three NFC-enabled signs in its Fuchsia display garden as part of a pilot project which aims to discover how NFC can be used to engage with visitors.

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14 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 14 October 2013, 14:09

HTC One Max to come with NFC and fingerprint sensor

Phone manufacturer HTC has announced the successor to its flagship HTC One smartphone, the NFC-enabled HTC One Max which houses a 5.9-inch 1080p display and fingerprint scanner.

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14 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 14 October 2013, 13:45

Fitbit upgrades NFC fitness wristband

Health and fitness monitoring specialist Fitbit has upgraded its Fitbit Flex wristband with the Fitbit Force, now featuring an OLED screen that displays the time, how many steps you’ve taken, calories burned and floors climbed.

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11 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 11 October 2013, 09:18

Stel tracks laundry via NFC

Spanish technology integrator Stel Solutions has developed a service that uses NFC tags attached to garments to reduce handling errors when items are sent for cleaning.

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11 October 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 October 2013, 08:51

WiGroup tests NFC payments and coupons in South Africa

South African mobile transaction platform provider WiGroup is testing an NFC payments and coupon solution with one of the country’s largest retailers, the company has told NFC World, and now plans to bring the technology to Europe.

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11 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 11 October 2013, 08:29

Nice bike rental stations get new NFC signs

Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice are sporting a new design for their NFC signs.

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10 October 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 10 October 2013, 16:52

Bank of China launches NFC payments in Hong Kong

Bank of China (Hong Kong) is to introduce a microSD card based NFC payments service before the end of the year. Selected customers will be able to use the BOC e-Wallet Mobile Payments Service “from Q4 2013.”

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10 October 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 October 2013, 16:30

NFC treasure hunt drives shoppers to town centres

A group of leading UK retailers have participated in an NFC treasure hunt, developed by MoLo Rewards and the Association of Town & City Management. The contest is now set to be run in up to 100 towns during the Christmas 2013 shopping season.

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July 30th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Subway adds PayPal to mobile app
  2. Commonwealth Bank adds loyalty to mobile app
  3. Samsung and MasterCard prepare Europe for Samsung Pay
  4. Stripe gets access to Visa Token Service through strategic partnership
  5. Tech firms do “better job” than banks, say 24% of young Brits
  6. Smart Ticketing Alliance and GlobalPlatform sign MOU
  7. 42% of US iPhone 6 owners use Apple Pay in May and June
  8. Jobseekers offered head start on new vacancies with a tap of NFC phone
  9. Colombia festival visitors first to use Plazez mobile payments service
  10. MasterCard token platform close to Australia launch
  11. Burger King adds MasterPass to US app
  12. HSBC and First Direct go live with Apple Pay in UK
  13. HKT launches NFC mobile payments service in Hong Kong
  14. Wearable payments to reach $501bn by 2020
  15. OneBit tests Bitcoin payments via NFC
  16. US shoppers buying into mobile payments
  17. Square ‘files for public offering’
  18. Visa signs up 2,300 financial institutions for Visa Token Service
  19. One in five Starbucks sales in the US made with mobile payments
  20. Shell UK rolls out PayPal mobile payments at the pump
  21. More than 50,000 European taxis to accept NFC mobile payments
  22. In-store tests for CurrentC mobile wallet
  23. 25% of Brits to make NFC mobile payment this year
  24. Three in four consumers interested in using alternatives to passwords online
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