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December 4th, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 4 December 2012, 12:16

Edenred tests NFC meal vouchers in Milan

"This important testing project marks a watershed for the entire industry and charts the path for the future development of meal vouchers," says the Ticket Restaurant and Luncheon Vouchers operator.

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December 3rd, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 December 2012, 17:26

La Caixa rolls out NFC stickers for payments

The Spanish bank is to issue contactless TAP Visa stickers in Barcelona, and expects some 200,000 to be in use by the time the city hosts the Mobile World Congress in February.

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December 3rd, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 3 December 2012, 15:33

Pet owners log dog walks with NFC

Dog owners can use the Fujitsu Wandant NFC-enabled pedometer, an Android NFC phone and a cloud-based analysis service to collect and track detailed information about their pet's health and fitness.

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November 29th, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 30 November 2012, 14:57

Sistel launches NFC pen for smartphones and tablets

The vWand is designed to act as a data bridge, enabling users to read data stored on contactless ID cards and other media and forward it on to standard PCs and mobile phones via Bluetooth.

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November 28th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 28 November 2012, 20:28

BPI launches NFC mobile payments in the Philippines

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has launched the BPI Mobile Wallet, an NFC-based payments service, The Manila Times reports.

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November 28th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 28 November 2012, 20:15

China Mobile to unveil its NFC payments service on 5 December

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator with close to 700m subscribers, is to demonstrate its NFC payments platform for the first time on 5 December at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

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November 28th, 2012 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 November 2012, 15:14

Identive launches NFC tag platform

Identive has launched a web-based platform that allows consumers and businesses to easily deploy and manage NFC tag applications.

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November 27th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 27 November 2012, 15:58

NFC Forum adds 22 new members

New companies joining the NFC standards body include Acer, Bell Mobility, China UnionPay and Lenovo. Qualcomm has upgraded to sponsor level and Kovio to principal level membership.

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November 26th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 November 2012, 16:12

China Unicom and China Merchants Bank launch NFC in Shanghai

The bank and mobile network operator plan to follow the introduction of the Unicom Merchants Bank mobile wallet service in Shanghai with a national rollout that could ultimately make the service available to all 43 million of the bank's credit card customers.

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November 26th, 2012 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 26 November 2012, 12:39

Call for contributions: New report on mobile payments and the future of merchant transaction fees

The NFC World team has identified ten pressure points that suggest the arrival of mobile payments will result in a fundamental change in the overall cost of processing payments and the way in which merchants transaction fees are calculated — and we'd like to hear from anyone who is working on ways to use mobile technology to cut the cost of processing transactions at the point of sale.

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  6. Festival uses BLE to gain insights into attendee activity
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  18. Apple expands iTunes Pass availability
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