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April 15th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 15 April 2013, 15:18

Think&Go, Comprion, Taztag, Sistel, Payter and Seibersdorf win Wima NFC awards

The winners of this year’s Wima NFC competition have been announced — with Think&Go NFC scooping three awards.

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April 12th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 1 May 2013, 12:22

South West Trains provides passengers with special offers via NFC

The Tap4Offers platform has been installed in 360 of the UK rail operator's carriages and platform provider KBH plans to extend the service to 6,000 carriages operated by eleven rail service providers later this year.

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April 12th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 12 April 2013, 12:16

Wroclaw restaurant tries NFC table tents

Local NFC specialist NFC Group has implemented NFC table stands and placed NFC stickers on doors in an Indian restaurant in Wroclaw, Poland.

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April 12th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 12 April 2013, 11:53

New York City to pilot NFC parking meters

The New York City Department of Transportation is to pilot test PayByPhone‘s mobile payments system, which is already live in San Francisco, Miami, London and Vancouver, in an 18 block area of the Belmont Business Improvement District in the Bronx.

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April 11th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 April 2013, 17:01

NFC house buying system promises more privacy for sellers

Academics from the School of Computing and Mathematics at Plymouth University have developed an NFC tag platform that allows sellers to promote their property in a more discreet way than the traditional ‘for sale’ board.

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April 11th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 11 April 2013, 16:04

Seamless adds NFC to QR payments platform

Seqr does not require merchants to install new hardware and promises to cut transaction fees in half by bypassing the traditional payments networks. McDonald's, Axfood and Kjell & Company have already adopted the system in Sweden.

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April 11th, 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 11 April 2013, 12:03

Samsung adds Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch NFC phone

Samsung has added a new smartphone to its Galaxy range. The Galaxy Mega  “phablet” comes in two sizes, with a 6.3-inch or 5.8-inch HD LCD screen. The 6.3-inch model will come with NFC. Both versions will be available globally, beginning in Europe and Russia in May 2013.

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April 10th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 10 April 2013, 17:17

NFC tags beat QR codes in Dutch retail pilot

“We have found that the NFC tags are more popular than the QR codes because they are very simple to use,” upmarket fashion retailer Vic has told NFC World. “It is definitely something we hope to keep in our store going forward into the future; it is our way of connecting our online and offline worlds.”

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

Consumer awareness of NFC remains low across Europe

Only 8% of European consumers are aware of NFC technology, up just 2% from a year ago, a survey of 9,000 people in six European countries has found.

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April 10th, 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 18 October 2014, 16:32

Continental tests NFC car keys

Drivers can use the new digital key platform to unlock and start electric rental cars, find and book vehicles and access charging stations.

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December 23rd, 2014

Latest news

  1. Danish city installs Bluetooth and WiFi sensors to track shopper behaviour
  2. McDonald’s introduces Bluetooth beacon offers
  3. RBC adds HCE to mobile payments app
  4. Mozido buys CorFire
  5. Touch ID patent adds fingertip motion
  6. Brixton Pound to add NFC
  7. Mobile barcode scanning booms
  8. Iowa to launch mobile driving license
  9. Line Pay makes debut
  10. Google Wallet adds Touch ID
  11. US consumers trust banks most with card data
  12. Samsung in talks with LoopPay?
  13. Cooper Hewitt museum visitors to use NFC pens to interact with multi-touch display tables  
  14. Apple Pay hits 90% of credit cards by volume
  15. Alipay extends fingerprint IDs
  16. Suncorp to offer NFC payments
  17. Barclaycard tests contactless payment gloves
  18. Brazilian online fashion retailer installs Bluetooth Fashion Spots
  19. Jeweller debuts NFC pearls
  20. Ubudu turns beacons into two-way communications devices
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