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May 7th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 8 May 2013, 05:51

Doorbell app answers the door with NFC

A Norwegian developer has created Doorbl, an app that uses NFC tags and QR codes to offer householders a way to communicate with visitors when they aren’t at home or instantly able to come to the front door.

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May 7th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 7 May 2013, 16:11

JAL adds carriers and coupons to NFC boarding pass service

Japan Airlines (JAL) has added coupons and special offers to its NFC-enabled boarding pass service and announced plans to extend operations to include customers of all three of Japan’s mobile network operators.

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May 7th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 7 May 2013, 15:43

Vivo Xplay to come with NFC

Chinese phone maker BBK’s latest device is to come with NFC functionality — and some NFC tags in the box. The Vivo Xplay is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 running at 1.7GHz and is available with either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage.

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May 7th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 7 May 2013, 11:58

Mopius translates speech messages with NFC

Mobile app developer Mopius has launched a Windows Phone 8 app that records and then stores voice messages on NFC tags in text format. When the tag is read, NearSpeak uses text-to-speech and translation software to play the message in whichever language the user’s phone is currently set to.

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May 6th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 8 May 2013, 15:07

Samsung 3D camera gets NFC

Samsung has shipped a new 20.3 megapixel NFC-enabled smart camera that can be teamed with the company’s NX 45mm F1.8 interchangeable 2D/3D lens to allow photographers to capture both photos and HD videos in 3D.

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May 3rd, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 3 May 2013, 17:22

OSPT Alliance releases Cipurse mobile guidelines

The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released a set of guidelines for transport operators seeking to develop and deploy NFC mobile ticketing applications.

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May 2nd, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 2 May 2013, 12:54

Infineon introduces new embedded secure element

Chip maker Infineon Technologies has announced a new embedded secure element chip that conforms to the GlobalPlatform 2.2.1 specification, offers a larger memory capacity to support multiple services and supports Mifare Classic applications through emulation.

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May 2nd, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 18 October 2014, 16:31

Google and NXP join Fido Alliance to develop secure authentication standards

Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo.

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May 2nd, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 2 May 2013, 11:31

Airplus pilots NFC virtual cards for travel expenses

Business travel payment specialist Airplus is pilot testing a mobile wallet solution that generates virtual card numbers travellers can use to pay for travel expenses.

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May 1st, 2013 • By Joe Davies • Last updated 1 May 2013, 13:59

Has NFC missed the mobile payments boat or will the industry rise to the cloud payments challenge?

In the April issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook the NFC World team examines why NFC is failing to gain traction in the mobile payments market, analyzes the range of cloud-based options available for those seeking to deliver mass market mobile wallets — and sets out in detail how MCX's barcode and cloud-based wallet will work, when it's likely to launch and who is already using the same approach today.

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January 31st, 2015

This week's news

  1. Join NFC World for a free workshop on tokenization
  2. One in four online transactions are now mobile
  3. Norwegian carriers pick Amdocs for mobile payments
  4. MassDOT tests mobile tickets
  5. Spanish airline lets customers tap to add contactless card to app
  6. Gmail sends money in the UK
  7. Vinci Park introduces NFC car parking tickets
  8. NFC pioneer Proxama cuts jobs ahead of trading update
  9. NXP sues Marvell over Xbox NFC chips
  10. Cachet adds prepaid cards to Apple Pay
  11. Apple CEO says 2015 will be the “year of Apple Pay”
  12. USAT adds support for Apple Pay
  13. Starbucks increases mobile payments to 16% of total
  14. Wirecard to offer white label HCE wristband
  15. Samsung Pay to launch at MWC?
  16. Schoolboys protect Macs with Touch ID
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