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19 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 June 2013, 19:02

Adidas adds NFC to running shoes

Sporting goods giant Adidas is adding a “lace jewel” with an embedded NFC chip to its Boost running shoes, enabling shoppers with an NFC phone to tap it for detailed product information and to see reviews.

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19 June 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 19 June 2013, 17:25

Czech firm releases universal NFC ID system

The Institute of Microelectronic Applications in the Czech Republic has launched NFC Porter, an NFC-based identification system that includes an NFC reader designed to connect to any existing access control or ID system.

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19 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 June 2013, 15:42

Alfa-Bank to pilot NFC payments in Russia and the Ukraine

Russia’s largest private bank, Alfa-Bank, is launching NFC mobile payment pilots in Russia and the Ukraine, in partnership with mobile network operator Vimpelcom and Mastercard.

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19 June 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 October 2014, 16:31

Verizon and Discover join the NFC Forum

The carrier and financial services provider have signed up to the NFC standards association as principal members, Smartrac has upgraded to principal level and thirteen other organisations have joined for the first time.

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19 June 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 19 June 2013, 13:42

Bristol ID to produce dual-frequency NFC/RFID cards

US-based RFID card manufacturer Bristol ID has announced a new dual-frequency card with a pair of passive RFID chips that allow it to communicate in two different frequency ranges simultaneously.

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19 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 June 2013, 12:55

Connecthings equips Nice bike rental stations with NFC tags

Contactless mobile services supplier Connecthings has added more than 200 NFC tags to Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice.

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18 June 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 18 June 2013, 15:47

NFC in Retailing webinar: See it now on NFC World

NFC World’s “Tap-to-Shop: NFC in Retailing” webinar is now available to view online. 436 people registered to attend the event live — and participants gave it an overall rating of 4.2 out of five.

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18 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 June 2013, 11:33

McDonald’s and Kuwait International Bank test NFC payments

Kuwait International Bank and McDonald’s are to pilot Seamless‘ Seqr mobile payment platform in the state of Kuwait. The bank is the first financial institution in the Middle East to test the solution, which lets users pay via NFC or QR codes using their mobile phone at participating merchants.

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18 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 June 2013, 10:56

NFC transit ticketing service goes live in French city of Caen

An NFC mobile ticketing service for public transportation is now live in the Caen la Mer region of France, allowing passengers to validate their tickets with a tap of their mobile phone.

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18 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 June 2013, 10:18

China Mobile and China UnionPay test NFC on public transport

The NFC mobile payments service launched earlier this month by China Mobile and bank card association China UnionPay has been pilot tested on public transportation services in Beijing, reports TechWeb China.

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