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25 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 July 2013, 13:38

Rough Draft beer concept uses NFC to phone home

London-based print specialist Diginate has created Rough Draft, a concept interactive beer that uses NFC tags placed on beer bottles to send simultaneous messages to home, work and friends.

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25 July 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 July 2013, 12:19

ACS to pilot NFC loyalty and rewards in Singapore

NFC startup Advanced Card Solutions is set to launch a mobile loyalty and rewards trial in Singapore. The ACS mCard Wallet application will allow merchants to create virtual loyalty and reward cards, offers and discount coupons for their customers, who can then tap their phones on NFC readers in participating stores to redeem loyalty points and rewards.

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25 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 25 July 2013, 10:57

Korean art show picks NFC

An exhibition at Seoul’s Savina Museum of Contemporary Art is to use NFC to allow visitors to download high definition images, delve into the stories behind each photograph and write and share reviews on Facebook.

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24 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 24 July 2013, 18:06

RBC to launch NFC payments in the cloud

Canadian bank RBC is to introduce an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. RBC Secure Cloud will launch later this year and will  be delivered “through partnerships with mobile service providers”. Customers of RBC and mobile network operator Bell will be the first to use the service.

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24 July 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 24 July 2013, 17:20

Guinness offers free pints to NFC phone owners

Guinness fans around the UK can tap their Android or BlackBerry NFC phone to an NFC-enabled pub drinks dispenser to get the chance of winning a free pint of the black stuff, courtesy of a promotion being run until the end of August by the Diageo-owned brand.

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24 July 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2013, 16:56

Spanish hotel delivers guest information via NFC

The Aimia Hotel in the resort of Port de Sóller, Mallorca, is using NFC to provide information on local services to guests via a tap of a mobile phone.

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24 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 24 July 2013, 14:45

NFC Ring smashes crowdfunding goal with 2,100 backers in just four days

A UK-based startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a finger ring that lets users unlock NFC-enabled doors and devices and share information via NFC has amassed pledges totalling almost double its £30,000 (US$46,000) target in just four days.

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24 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 24 July 2013, 13:59

iPhone NFC payments arrive in the UK

The Moneto prepaid mobile wallet service, which uses DeviceFidelity’s microSD-based NFC technology, is now available in the UK via a partnership with payments processor Kalixa Group and MasterCard.

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24 July 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 24 July 2013, 13:33

Daewoo fridge includes dynamic NFC tag

Korean electronics manufacturer Dongbu Daewoo has introduced the Classe Cube, a refrigerator which includes NFC technology provided by STMicroelectronics.

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24 July 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 July 2013, 10:02

NFC mobile ticketing to go live in Beijing

The NFC mobile payments service introduced last month by China Mobile and China UnionPay will be commercially launched on public transport in Beijing next week, according to CCTV News.

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May 23rd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World
  2. One in four UK consumers influenced by in-store payment methods
  3. UK cash payments fall to 48%
  4. Four in ten UK consumers willing to switch banks for mobile payments
  5. NXP ‘focused on mobile wallet’
  6. Android to get fingerprint authentication
  7. Nearly half of iPhone 6 owners successfully using Apple Pay
  8. Clear2Pay gets Visa confirmation as CVES provider
  9. Apple Watch vulnerability could let thieves use Apple Pay
  10. BPCE to pilot cards with mini-screen security codes
  11. AMS launches NFC interface chip with advanced energy management
  12. Apple Pay headed to Belgium?
  13. Postbank begins HCE pilot in Germany with Worldline
  14. Join NFC World and the GSMA today for an NFC transport ticketing webinar
  15. Express rolls out support for Apple Pay
  16. brings Apple Pay online
  17. Visa Checkout reports 4m customers and 125,000 merchants
  18. Exterion to roll out beacons across public transport in the UK
  19. iZettle adds support for NFC and contactless payments
  20. MasterCard launches P2P payments service
  21. Apple gets Concert Ticket+ patent
  22. US to get same day ACH payments
  23. Apple Pay now live at nearly 300 banks and credit unions
  24. Amazon’s Gauthier: NFC is “last century’s problem”
  25. Icahn: Apple Pay to generate US$3.3bn in revenues in 2017
  26. US millennials lead the way for mobile payments
  27. Starbucks denies mobile payment hack
  28. Axis to make 50,000 terminals contactless in India
  29. Beacons land at UK airports to send out offers and rewards
  30. Face++ raises $25m for selfie payments
  31. Apple in buy out talks with Clinkle?
  32. Alibaba signs up brands for QR-like dotless visual codes
  33. Trader Joe’s gears up for Apple Pay
  34. Mountain America offers dual biometric log-in for mobile banking
  35. Samsung Wallet to close on June 30th
  36. Google to launch mobile buy buttons?
  37. Samsung picks Oberthur for mobile payments in Europe
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