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January 31st, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 31 January 2013, 18:56

Sequent launches multi wallet platform for NFC phones

The technology makes it possible to create links between payment cards stored in a secure element and multiple mobile wallets and apps, allowing several different mobile wallets to be supported on one NFC phone and enabling merchants and other service providers to build secure payments capabilities into their existing apps.

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January 30th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 30 January 2013, 22:30

BlackBerry launches Z10 and Q10 smartphones with NFC

"We will be a leader in connecting you to your internet of things," says CEO Thorsten Heins as the Z10 touchscreen BlackBerry 10 phone and Q10 Qwerty phone are announced with NFC.

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January 30th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 31 January 2013, 17:51

Telefonica rolls out NFC payments in the Czech Republic

Customers with an NFC phone can now sign up at any GE Money Bank branch to begin making mobile payments.

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January 29th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 29 January 2013, 14:47

T-Mobile Poland adds banks to NFC platform

Customers of Getin Bank and Noble Bank are now able to access T-Mobile Poland’s MyWallet NFC service, the carrier has announced.

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January 29th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 29 January 2013, 13:14

Google Wallet gets a makeover

A new version of Google's mobile wallet app has been released, with a new look user interface and improvements to application stability and battery usage.

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January 28th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 28 January 2013, 16:39

Identive upgrades Tagtrail NFC platform

Identive has extended the Dynamic Action Bundle rules engine used in its Tagtrail web-based NFC tag platform.

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January 28th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 28 January 2013, 15:45

Samsung promotes NFC with Galaxy pop-up store in Hong Kong

Samsung is promoting the NFC S-Beam capabilities of its Galaxy smartphones with a smart poster-based store-within-a-store in Hong Kong.

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January 28th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 28 January 2013, 12:45

HTC unveils NFC remote control for Butterfly smartphone

The HTC Mini "provides a whole new way of human-computer interaction" says the phone maker, enabling users to make calls, text and access stored media with the tiny device while keeping their smartphone in their pocket.

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January 25th, 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 25 January 2013, 18:35

NFC Forum adds payments, retail, consumer electronics, healthcare and transport groups

"By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers," says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa.

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January 24th, 2013 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 24 January 2013, 15:45

Taiwan TSM plans face opposition

The decision, taken yesterday by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, to grant conditional approval for Taiwan’s five carriers and transit card issuer EasyCard to set up a national TSM joint venture for NFC payments and ticketing has not been universally welcomed.

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September 30th, 2014

Latest news

  1. Uber runs NFC marketing campaign in London pubs and clubs
  2. Transcript: eBay CEO John Donahoe discusses the future of PayPal as an independent company
  3. NFC technology report available for free download
  4. iPad to get Apple Pay support?
  5. eBay to spin off PayPal as a separate company in 2015
  6. Dartmouth researchers develop continuous authentication service based on smart wristbands
  7. InMarket reports on attitudes to beacon messages
  8. John Lewis invests in BLE
  9. Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick
  10. Miami Airport provides airlines and retailers with open access to Bluetooth beacons
  11. TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport
  12. Amazon adds Wishlist tweets
  13. Facebook picks Stripe for buy button
  14. China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing
  15. WeChat offers payments in stores
  16. US bank tests NFC Wave add-on
  17. NFC Forum publishes connection handover paper
  18. Federal Reserve gives cautious backing to tokenization
  19. Apple hires Visa Europe NFC lead
  20. Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband
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