News stories featuring Microsoft and NFC:
March 27th, 2013
The Microsoft- and Accenture-owned IT company's new solution allows consumers to select items promoted on interactive screens and then "drag and drop" them into their mobile phone using simple hand gestures, to collect detailed information about a product or add it to a shopping basket.
March 26th, 2013
The takeaway pizza chain's new Windows Phone 8 app allows customers to receive rewards by tapping their phone to NFC tags embedded in promotional material placed at the counter.
February 25th, 2013
Microsoft is promoting its Office 365 service via a smart poster campaign, using Tapit's NFC platform. Consumers can tap their NFC phone to the poster, or scan a QR code, to enter a competition to...
January 7th, 2013
The Sydney-based NFC specialist is to use the funds to expand internationally, adding a local presence in South Africa, Israel, India, Mexico, the US, UK, Sweden, Japan, Vietnam, UAE, Singapore and, potentially, China.
November 19th, 2012
For the Australian launch of the latest edition of the best selling video game franchise, Microsoft has run an NFC-based scavenger hunt that saw limited edition prints being awarded to the first person to tap or scan in at each of 400 out-of-home advertising billboards located around Sydney and Melbourne.
September 24th, 2012
John Skovron, group program manager for Windows Phone 8, showed off the capabilities of the software giant's new NFC-enabled wallet at the NFC World Congress last week and explained how the technology could help Microsoft gain mobile phone market share.
September 5th, 2012
Both the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 will come with NFC, the handset maker has announced, and NFC functionality will be included in WP8 apps from Vimeo, YouSendIt and the Michelin Guide.
August 29th, 2012
The Ativ S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, Ativ Tab Windows 8 tablet and the new edition of the Galaxy Note will all ship with NFC as standard, says Samsung.
August 16th, 2012
Nokia is to begin shipping a Windows Phone 8 NFC device, codenamed the Phi, during the last week of October 2012, according to the Nokia Innovation blog. The Nokia Phi is believed to be the...
June 29th, 2012
Canada's Scotiabank is to use NFC smart posters to promote its Scene movie rewards service to a target market of young adults and movie enthusiasts. Over the summer months more than 80 NFC-enabled posters will...
June 21st, 2012
The launch presentation for Windows Phone 8 shows how Microsoft plans to make its NFC mobile wallet more widely accepted than Google's, provides details of a forthcoming NFC-enabled Chase payments app and highlights a new deals platform and in-app purchasing technology that charges items to the user's default payment card.
June 20th, 2012
Windows Phone 8 is to come with both NFC and a mobile wallet that Microsoft will deliver in partnership with mobile network operators, the company has revealed.
May 30th, 2012
Malaysian mobile advertising provider MobileAdValley has conducted a smart poster-based mobile treasure hunt using a combination of Microsoft Tags and NFC tags at the GoMobile 2012 event in Kuala Lumpur, the company's Lim Tan has...
May 1st, 2012
With an NFC-enabled Nook, you could "walk up to any of our pictures, any [of] our aisles, any of our bestseller lists, and just touch the book, and get information on that physical book on your Nook and have some frictionless purchase experience. That's coming, and we could lead in that area," the US bookseller's CEO has told Fortune.
April 19th, 2012
Microsoft is planning a mobile wallet for Windows Phone 8, according to an unsourced report in The Verge. The wallet service will be provided by Microsoft and is expected to be branded by carrier partners.
April 11th, 2012
Nokia has unveiled an NFC version of its Lumia 610 Windows Phone at the Wima show in Monaco, announced that Orange will be the first operator to stock it from the middle of this year — and reconfirmed its commitment to include NFC "right across our portfolio".
March 23rd, 2012
The computer software giant is to use its own symbol to show that a Windows 8 device has NFC functionality and to indicate to a user where the NFC antenna is located.
March 2nd, 2012
The search giant is in discussion with mobile network operators around the world, NFC World has learned, with the aim of making its NFC mobile wallet available both internationally and on a wide array of handsets. US carrier partner Sprint is set to be the first, with up to ten additional handsets due to get Google Wallet this year.
February 29th, 2012
WiFi chip maker Marvell has announced its first NFC combo chip products. The new Avastar chips will combine both WiFi and NFC and are aimed at a wide range of markets, including smartphones, printers, games...
February 6th, 2012
Details of a video describing Windows Phone 8 features and confirming support for NFC have been reported by mobile gadget blog PocketNow. The video is hosted by Microsoft senior vice president Joe Belfiore, says PocketNow,...
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