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    Apple hires Visa Europe NFC lead

    September 24th, 2014

    Mary Carol Harris, Visa Europe’s high profile director of mobile, has joined Apple Europe to work on Apple Pay. Harris has been involved in commercializing NFC mobile payments since 2006 when she led the team that launched the O2 Wallet NFC initiative in the UK — one of the world’s first NFC pilots — and has worked on NFC for Visa Europe since 2008.

    Weve to launch NFC payments in the UK in 2014

    June 11th, 2013

    Weve, the mobile advertising and payments joint venture formed last year by UK mobile network operators Vodafone, EE and O2, aims to launch a mass market NFC payments service “by next year”, CEO David Sear… More

    GSMA staff get NFC hotel keys for Mobile World Congress

    February 26th, 2013

    Hotel room key provider VingCard Elsafe, in conjunction with other Assa Abloy group companies, has provided an NFC solution enabling Mobile World Congress 2013 event staff to use their Sony Xperia T NFC phones to access… More

    Telefónica picks Visa for mobile payments in Europe

    July 6th, 2012

    Telefónica Digital has appointed Visa Europe as its preferred mobile payments partner for its O2 and Movistar networks in Europe in a deal described as “a wide ranging strategic partnership to drive new business opportunities within… More

    UK NFC JV heads to Brussels

    February 29th, 2012

    Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and O2 will be submitting their plans for a UK-based NFC joint venture to regulators in Brussels next week, the Financial Times reports. Mobile network operator Three, which was not invited to join the venture, is continuing to object to the plans.

    UK NFC joint venture prepares to seek EU approval

    February 20th, 2012

    The UK NFC joint venture announced last year by mobile network operators Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere is expected to seek the official go ahead for the scheme, dubbed Project Oscar, in the next two… More

    O2 backs London NFC hackathon

    February 16th, 2012

    The third event in digital agency Isobar’s NFC hackathon series is to take place in London over the weekend of 24-25 March. Create London is sponsored by mobile network operator O2, is free to attend and offers participants the chance of winning a development fund kick-starter to help take their idea to market.

    Telefonica picks Sybase 365 for mobile wallet rollout

    February 14th, 2012

    The telecoms giant has chosen the SAP subsidiary to provide a mobile wallet solution that it will begin introducing in Europe and Latin America during the first half of 2012. More

    Transport for London to accept NFC payments from 2012

    July 12th, 2011

    TfL has agreed to relax its transaction speed requirements to allow payments on London’s bus and underground network to be made via NFC phones and contactless cards from next year — and expects faster NFC phones and contactless cards to arrive in the near future. More

    Europe’s mobile operators to create common NFC logo

    July 11th, 2011

    Europe’s big five mobile operators are working together to create a new logo for NFC, designed to be clearly recognisable and drive usage of the technology. More

    X-Men movie to get NFC smart poster campaign in London

    May 23rd, 2011

    Smart posters are to be distributed around central London to promote the latest X-Men film, enabling NFC phone users to download an exclusive trailer and connect with the movie’s Facebook page. More

    O2 UK picks suppliers for NFC mobile wallet launch

    May 19th, 2011

    Mobile network operator O2 UK, part of the Telefonica group, has announced Wave Crest, FIS, Intelligent Environments and Visa Europe as the suppliers for the mobile wallet service it plans to launch during the second half of… More

    Samsung Galaxy S II with NFC to begin shipping “later this year”

    May 13th, 2011

    Samsung has begun shipping the first units of its Galaxy S II smartphone but, outside Korea, it looks as though only the non-NFC version will be available — for now. More

    Telefónica launches O2 Money in Ireland

    Telefónica launches O2 Money in Ireland

    March 2nd, 2011

    Telefónica O2 Ireland has launched a new prepaid money card, ‘O2 Money’, marking an expansion by the mobile network operator into the Irish financial services market. O2 Money, already in operation in the UK, has… More

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