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Latest NFC phone news and rumours • 12 Sept 2011

September 12th, 2011

The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Sony Ericsson’s Nozomi, Samsung’s Omnia W Windows phone, US Samsung Galaxy S II rumours, iPhone 5 anticipation building to fever pitch and Google’s Schmidt hints Android Ice Cream Sandwich could ship in October. More

French retailer tests NFC as aid for visually impaired shoppers

September 6th, 2011

The Casino supermarket chain is testing the use of NFC tags as a way for visually impaired and physically disabled customers to obtain product details including pricing and ingredient lists. More

Gartner: Mobile payments growth is slower than expected

July 25th, 2011

More than 140 million people will use mobile payments services of one type or another this year, but Gartner believes mass market adoption of NFC payments is still at least four years away. More

Apple gets patent for adding NFC to metal displays

July 11th, 2011

Apple has been granted a patent covering the addition of an NFC antenna to electronic devices such as computer monitors where standard methods of integrating NFC may cause problems generating a sufficiently robust signal strength…. More

Citi proposes ‘hybrid model’ for mobile payments

June 30th, 2011

Banks and mobile network operators should work together on a mobile payments business model that plays to both their strengths, says Citi’s Dickson Chu. More

NFC news in brief • 27 June 2011

June 27th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Korea gets NFC Forum test lab • Verayo hires CTO from Apple • US Bank issues contactless EMV cards • SPVA releases secure payment device standards • Majority don’t trust mobile phone companies • 20m Visa contactless cards in UK by end of year • Groupon ties deals to loyalty cards • Identive appoints NFC VP • and more… More

US smartphone owners want Apple and Google to provide their NFC wallets

June 20th, 2011

A survey of more than 1,000 US smartphone owners has found that Apple and Google top the list of the companies most trusted to provide them with a mobile wallet. “Smartphone owners in this study… More

YouGov launches quarterly mobile payments survey

June 14th, 2011

Market research firm YouGov has found 70% of British consumers haven’t heard of mobile wallets and 91% haven’t heard of NFC technology. The results of an initial poll come as YouGov launches a quarterly survey that… More

Heads up: What to look for in Google’s NFC mobile payments announcement

May 26th, 2011

The internet giant is set to announce its NFC mobile payments strategy at noon on 26 May in New York. Here are the key things to look for to work out if the company’s strategy will succeed — and what it means for the payments industry, the mobile network operators, phone manufacturers, the firm’s competitors and the future of Google’s own advertising business. More

NFC news in brief • 17 May 2011

May 17th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: US files lawsuit against Verifone/Hypercom deal • iPhone 5 unlikely to support NFC payments, says analyst • ‘Paper’ phone unveiled • Vivotech adds NFC to mag stripe terminals • Hashable adds NFC to contacts app • Sequent raises funds • Connecthings invests in Lifera • and more… More

PayPal tops list of most trusted mobile payments brands

May 17th, 2011

Consumer research conducted in nine countries has found that the online giant is the most trusted by consumers to handle personal financial data when making mobile payments. More

Turkcell launches commercial NFC payments with Yapi Kredi Bank

May 5th, 2011

The Turkish mobile network operator’s new Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet service lets subscribers make payments with an NFC phone or using SIM+antenna add-ons that enable transactions to be made with existing mobile phones. More

Razorfish picks NFC as one of its top 5 marketing technologies to watch

April 19th, 2011

Razorfish, one of the world’s top digital marketing agencies, has released a report that includes NFC as one of the top five technologies that marketers should now be watching closely. In Razorfish 5: Five Technologies… More

NFC news in brief • 18 April 2011

April 18th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NFC football shirts • EMVCo’s new specs • Contactless business cards • Expo visitors win with NFC • One in five smartphones to have NFC by 2014 • Smartphone users ‘uninterested in location-based services’ • Visa’s Australian NFC trial ends • and more… More

Amazon planning NFC payments and marketing service?

March 31st, 2011

Amazon could be the next major company to throw its hat into the NFC payments ring, according to a Bloomberg news report. “Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) is considering the introduction of a service that would let… More

Microsoft bringing NFC to Windows phones this year?

March 30th, 2011

Software giant Microsoft could be introducing NFC capabilities to Windows mobile phones as soon as this year, according to Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp. is working on a version of its Windows Phone software that will let… More

Verifone sets out its NFC strategy

March 22nd, 2011

With everyone from Apple, Google and PayPal to mobile operators, coupon issuers and social networks set to need access to contactless POS terminals to bring their NFC plans to market, Verifone’s Paul Rasori tells NFC World how these new players could gain access to merchants’ points-of-sale — and who should foot the bill. More

RIM’s NFC plans hit resistance from mobile network operators

March 18th, 2011

Research in Motion is meeting with resistance from mobile network operators over its plans to offer NFC services via near field communication chips embedded in forthcoming BlackBerry handsets, the Wall Street Journal reports. “The dispute… More

No NFC in iPhone 5?

March 14th, 2011

The UK’s Independent newspaper is reporting that Apple has decided not to include near field communication functionality in the next version of the iPhone, due to a “lack of a clear standard across the industry.”… More

E-wallet icon sparks more Apple NFC speculation

March 2nd, 2011

A recent design patent for Apple has revealed an e-Wallet icon that could feature on a future version of the iPhone. Apple has also been granted design patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office… More

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