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    Half of global banking customers use fintech services, but trust remains low

    November 4th, 2016

    Half of banking customers around the world are using the products or services of at least one fintech firm, according to the first World FinTech Report (WFTR) from Capgemini and LinkedIn, but customer trust in… More

    Beacons link in Cannes Lions contacts

    June 23rd, 2015

    Visitors to this year’s Cannes Lions event will be notified when one of their LinkedIn contacts is nearby or when they have signed up for the same sessions as a favourite via beacons installed by Eventbase. “When attendees from the same LinkedIn network are in the vicinity, icebreaker messages will prompt you to instigate conversations with delegates with similar interests,” Eventbase says.

    iBeacons go to Cannes

    June 13th, 2014

    Advertising industry executives attending the annual Cannes Lions festival in France next week will be able to use an iBeacon-powered “Around Me” feature within the event’s official iPhone app to detect nearby attendees and connect with them. The app includes “tight LinkedIn integration” to enable visitors to “see who is around them, read their profile and immediately reach out to them through the app”, supplier Eventbase says.

    Statoil runs Heathrow NFC campaign

    November 13th, 2013

    Oil and gas company Statoil is running an NFC and QR campaign on JCDecaux OOH media spots throughout London’s Heathrow airport. When users tap or scan one of JCDecaux’s 98 Powerpole charging stations they are taken to a landing page that wishes them a nice flight, delivers promotional content and invites them to follow Statoil on Twitter or LinkedIn. More

    Digital authentication using a passport and NFC tested in Brazil

    April 18th, 2013

    A Brazilian startup has developed an authentication process that uses government-issued electronic ID documents and NFC phones to provide users with an additional level of security when logging in to online services. The aim is… More

    Samsung updates TecTiles NFC app

    October 26th, 2012

    The phone maker’s tag reading/writing app for Android devices now allows users to program tags to perform multiple actions at one time, customize profiles so that tags perform in different ways for different users, and lock a tag so that only the owner can read its contents. More

    Samsung launches TecTiles NFC tags and programming application

    June 13th, 2012

    Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. “Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware,” says Samsung. More

    Vizibility adds NFC to business ID

    May 21st, 2012

    Identity management specialist Vizibility has added support for NFC to its executive ID platform. The company’s new “NFC Mobile Wallet Cards” contain a link to an online profile of the cardholder which, as well as… More

    SXSW attendees to get NFC business cards

    February 26th, 2012

    Online identity management start-up Vizibility is offering 1,000 attendees at SXSW 2012 Interactive the chance to get a free NFC business card they can use to share contact information and personal details as well as… More

    Get Linkedin to NFC World

    February 14th, 2012

    NFC World is pleased to announce the launch of a Linkedin group for readers to connect, network and exchange expertise on near field communication technology and its applications. The aim is to keep discussion in the group useful and informative, with as little distraction as possible, and NFC World’s editors will be on hand to help. You can join the NFC World LinkedIn group here. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

    Getyoo raises €600k for interactive NFC events solution

    July 18th, 2011

    Belgian NFC specialist Getyoo has completed a €600,000 funding round, led by Eric Bigeard, the former CEO of international office supplies business Lyreco. Getyoo specialises in providing NFC-based interactive solutions for the event industry. In… More

    Hicel launches NFC business cards

    June 28th, 2011

    Korean manufacturer Hicel has introduced a digital business card that combines the features of traditional cards with NFC functionality. The business cards include both an NFC chip and a QR code and provide sufficient memory capacity… More

    Google recruits EMEA head of commerce marketing “to lead its mobile wallet and offers division”

    May 9th, 2011

    The appearance, and then swift disappearance, of a job vacancy for someone to head up a new ‘mobile wallet and offers division’ at Google provides the strongest confirmation yet that the internet giant has big plans for NFC. More

    Apple testing RFID-enabled iPhone?

    November 5th, 2009

    Einar Rosenberg, the chief technology officer at NFC specialist Narian Technologies and who runs the Near Field Communications Group on Linkedin.com, has reported the following: Had to share this news. A highly reliable source has… More

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