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World’s top auto makers to work on putting NFC in cars

March 18th, 2011

Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen have joined Nokia, Samsung and others as founder members of the Car Connectivity Consortium with the aim of developing common standards for connectivity between handsets and vehicles. More

ShopSavvy hires PayPal Mobile product lead for move into NFC payments and promotions

March 14th, 2011

The mobile barcode-based shopping service has hired PayPal Mobile’s former product lead to spearhead the introduction of an NFC-enabled mobile wallet that will let users store bank and credit cards as well as coupons, gift cards, instant rebates, loyalty cards and cash-back rewards on their mobile phones. More

NFC phones help provide clean water to Haiti earthquake victims

March 11th, 2011

Thousands of families in the poverty-stricken island nation of Haiti are receiving life-saving clean water with the help of near field communication technology. More

Orange to offer Samsung Wave 578 NFC across Europe — but not in the UK

February 14th, 2011

“With the availability of new NFC-enabled devices from Samsung, and many more from our other handset partners to come in 2011, we are moving closer to a world in which we believe mobile contactless services will soon become the norm,” says Orange’s EVP of mobile services. More

Uncovered: The hidden NFC potential of the Google Nexus S and the Nokia C7

February 13th, 2011

Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what’s inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered… More

NFC news in brief • 24 Jan 2011

January 24th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: MasterCard wins Oyster deal • PayPal nears 100m accounts • Proxama buys Hypertag • Palm tablets to include NFC? • Contactless grows in the UK • NTT Docomo, KT and China Mobile tie up. More

NFC news in brief • 17 Jan 2011

January 17th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: LG bringing NFC phone to US? • No NFC yet for Sony Ericsson • ZTE works on NFC and biometrics • Signbox lights up NFC • LSE examines NFC privacy • New NFC solution for retailers • Intuit adds mobile payments acceptance. More

NFC news in brief • 10 Jan 2011

January 10th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: ATM top-ups for travel cards • Visa adds mobile app • New boss for Mobey Forum • Washington Metro to go contactless • Square worth $200M? • Madrid picks Mifare Desfire EV1 • Think&Go NFC gets funding • Enstream adds Western Union to Zoompass • All Google staff to get NFC phones? More

Patent application hints at Nokia’s business model for NFC

December 3rd, 2010

A patent application authored by two senior Nokia executives shows how the handset manufacturer could generate revenues from the NFC phones it plans to introduce next year — without needing to get involved in mainstream mobile payments and without mobile network operators needing to invest in NFC SIMs or back office systems. More

Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

November 19th, 2010

UPDATE: “There’s not going to be any launch by Nokia at this event,” the company’s Damien Balsan has told NFC World. “We’re just going to be discussing NFC with ecosystem actors and developers.” A meeting… More

Could Apple’s iTunes announcement include NFC?

Could Apple’s iTunes announcement include NFC?

November 16th, 2010

OPINION: The last 48 hours have seen a rush of announcements showing that near field communication is moving rapidly to widespread adoption: Android: Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has revealed that the next generation Android Gingerbread… More

Nokia to switch on C7’s NFC functionality “in early 2011”

November 14th, 2010

A firmware upgrade enabling the C7 to handle a variety of NFC tag reading and pairing applications will be available from the beginning of next year, Nokia’s head of PR for France has told technology publication Teknologik. More

Nokia C7 to support NFC

October 11th, 2010

Nokia’s new C7 smartphone includes an NFC chip that will allow the device to support near field communication functionality — once work on a software upgrade has been completed. More

Hands on: Sagem Wireless’ new NFC-enabled Cosyphone

September 10th, 2010

The first mass production units of Sagem Wireless’ new NFC Cosyphone will begin shipping later this month and a few pre-production models are now in the hands of developers, partners — and NFC World. More

Vivotech adds OTA provisioning to DeviceFidelity’s microSD format NFC device

Vivotech adds OTA provisioning to DeviceFidelity’s microSD format NFC device

September 8th, 2010

Vivotech and DeviceFidelity have partnered to add over-the-air (OTA) provisioning capabilities to the In2Pay microSD technology to be tested by Visa, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, US Bank and Akbank. The new solution enables Vivotech’s… More

Turkey’s Akbank and Visa Europe to test microSD NFC device

August 9th, 2010

News of Akbank and Visa’s trial follows the announcement in May that MasterCard, Garanti Bank and mobile network operator Avea are to begin a commercial NFC service in Turkey this summer. More

Nokia: MeeGo will include NFC too

Nokia: MeeGo will include NFC too

July 2nd, 2010

Nokia’s new head of mobile solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, has revealed that near field communication functionality will be a core capability of the new MeeGo operating system. In a blog post entitled ‘The fightback starts now’,… More

‘We didn’t mean all smartphones would get NFC’, says Nokia

June 22nd, 2010

The Finnish mobile phone giant has backtracked on its headline-grabbing announcement and now says that only some smartphones will have NFC next year and they may not be available in all markets. More

Nokia commits to an NFC future, but retailers are set to rebel

June 17th, 2010

OPINION: The Finnish phone giant has become the first major manufacturer to commit to building NFC into its devices, with the announcement that all its new smartphones will come with the technology built-in from 2011. Just as one problem seems to have been solved, however, a new battlefield is now emerging in the retail payments space. More

All new Nokia smartphones to come with NFC from 2011

June 17th, 2010

The announcement was made by a top Nokia executive at the Mobey Forum’s 10th anniversary meeting in Helsinki this morning. More

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