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December 12th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 December 2012, 12:58

Sixty banks and retailers sign up for new Korean mobile wallet service

KT's MoCa combines payment cards, coupons and offers stored in the cloud with a mobile wallet app that allows consumers to make payments at merchants via traditional barcodes, QR codes or NFC — providing retailers with the flexibility to use their prefered choice of POS hardware to close the "last inch" at the point-of-sale.

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December 12th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 December 2012, 11:36

CIA fund backs Tyfone for NFC transactions and cloud security

"Tyfone has an impressive patent portfolio and history of innovation in mobile financial, secure ID management, and NFC solutions,” says Jay Emmanuel, technology VP at IQT. “We believe that Tyfone’s technology has the potential to address a wide range of complex government and commercial secure identity challenges.”

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December 12th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 12 December 2012, 10:47

Auchan picks mobile barcodes for France’s MCX

"Our goal is to create the m-payment standard within the retail sector, independent of any telephone operators and banks," says the head of Flash'n Pay, a new mobile wallet brand that has been created by one of the country's largest grocery retailers and is set to go head to head with the French carriers' NFC-based Cityzi service.

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December 11th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 December 2012, 22:57

Broadcom sets its sights on a billion NFC devices

The connectivity chip maker has launched the BCM43341, a combo chip that combines NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio and is designed to meet ever increasing demand from mass market mobile phone and consumer electronics device makers.

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December 11th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 11 December 2012, 21:56

UK catalogue giant Shop Direct tests NFC shopping

The retailer's online department store Very.co.uk has taken over a shop front in the busy Liverpool One shopping centre to promote three fashion collections that have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of local shoppers — based on the online browsing and purchasing behaviour of customers in the Liverpool area.

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December 10th, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 10 December 2012, 13:46

MoSoCo picks Sequent for NFC payments, marketing and loyalty platform

Mobile solutions specialist MoSoCo has chosen Sequent as its trusted service management (TSM) provider for the introduction of a cloud-based mobile loyalty, marketing and prepaid card processing service for Polish retailers.

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December 7th, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 7 December 2012, 16:32

Chinese carriers’ NFC plans emerge

China Mobile, the country’s largest mobile operator, has reached agreements with subway and bus companies in 30 cities to allow users to make payments through mobile phones next year, reports Caixin Online. Pilot programs will be launched first in Beijing, Guangzhou, Changsha and Chengdu.

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December 7th, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 7 December 2012, 11:42

Christmas app conjures up Santa with an NFC tap

US NFC developer TeamProjectsOnly has come up with a hi-tech and festive way to reward children for good behaviour in the run up to Christmas, using NFC phones and tags.

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December 6th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 6 December 2012, 19:20

Qualcomm launches NFC controller chip

Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm's Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World.

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December 5th, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 5 December 2012, 19:03

HP’s Elitebook Revolve notebook to come with NFC

HP’s latest business tablet, which transforms “with a flick of the wrist” from an ultrathin notebook to a touch-enabled tablet, includes NFC.

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July 30th, 2014

Latest news

  1. HBC deploys iBeacons in Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor department stores across the US and Canada
  2. NXP CEO: NFC secure elements will continue to see strong demand
  3. Vodafone Italia pilots smart shopping posters
  4. Pepsi tests NFC for shopper marketing
  5. Interest in mobile payments grows
  6. Zuckerberg: Facebook is working on payments but it will take time to get it right
  7. Starbucks now processes six million mobile payments a week
  8. Hillshire sells more sausages with BLE beacons
  9. Amazon to enter mPOS market?
  10. Motherboard leak fuels iPhone NFC rumours
  11. Xiaomi unveils $13 smart band
  12. PayPal goes Dutch on mobile payments
  13. Microsoft publishes WP8.1 NFC guide
  14. Amazon Fire phone packs NXP chip
  15. Jamba Juice gives away 1m NFC smoothies
  16. Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE
  17. Xbox to get mobile purchasing
  18. London Underground to accept NFC payments
  19. USI to supply iWatch chips?
  20. Apple and Swatch team on iWatch?
 
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