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25 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 June 2013, 16:40

French winery picks NFC tags for authentication

Prestigious Bordeaux winery Château Le Pin, which produces some of the most expensive wines in the world, has partnered with NFC object identification specialist Selinko to attach NFC tags to wine bottles so users can authenticate the vintage with the tap of their phone.

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25 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 25 June 2013, 10:56

CIS picks Tapit for NFC merchandising

Point-of-purchase design and manufacturing company Creative Instore Solutions (CIS) has partnered with NFC vendor Tapit to embed NFC tags into merchandising displays for FMCG products.

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25 June 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 25 June 2013, 10:15

Sony launches smart watch with NFC

Sony has unveiled the SmartWatch 2, a device that is designed to act as a second screen for Android smartphones and offers a range of additional conveniences — including NFC pairing and sharing.

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24 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 June 2013, 12:08

UN prompts givers to feed hungry children with NFC

A week-long campaign run by advertising agency Grabarz & Partner on behalf of UN World Food Programme (WFP) has enabled people in the city of Halle, Germany, to make charitable donations via NFC.

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24 June 2013 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 24 June 2013, 10:31

Poste Italiane expands NFC payments to Rome and Turin

Poste Italiane’s NFC payments service has been rolled out to the cities of Rome and Turin, following its launch in Milan last December. The service is now set to expand across the rest of Italy by the end of 2013.

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21 June 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 24 July 2013, 14:42

Geak unveils NFC smart watch and contactless ring

Chinese phone brand Geak is to launch a smart watch with NFC, along with a finger ring that can unlock devices with a touch.

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20 June 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 20 June 2013, 12:38

Think&Go debuts NFC video game

Think&Go NFC has unveiled a phone-to-screen video game that makes use of its Dynamic NFC-Screen. Players use their NFC phone to control the game and collect points by touching six tags spread across the screen, while gameplay elements move seamlessly between the handset and the screen and vice-versa.

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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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May 4th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Apple Watch carries NFC components from NXP and AMS
  2. Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”
  3. 84% of banks and retailers plan to invest in mobile payment technology
  4. 92% of UK mobile users to make a mobile payment in 2015
  5. Chip and PIN faces slow take-up in US, says Forrester
  6. Digital Insights adds Touch ID to banking apps
  7. Yandex offers mobile payments at 1,300 Ukraine fuel stations
  8. Tencent’s mobile OS to offer payments
  9. Samsung Pay could work on smartwatches
  10. MCX appoints interim CEO after Best Buy announces support for Apple Pay
  11. MCX confirms it will launch CurrentC this summer in a “mid-sized market”
  12. Starwood guests unlock hotel rooms with Apple Watch app
  13. MCX member Best Buy to accept Apple Pay across the US
  14. Discover to add support for Apple Pay
  15. PayPal begins piloting NFC and records 40% growth in mobile payments
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