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Vodafone Australia sets out NFC payment plans

November 20th, 2012

“As early as next year, customers with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to leave their wallets at home and pay for a morning coffee, an evening out with friends, or groceries, with their handset,” says the carrier’s head of strategy and business development. More

Samsung Arndale board offers NFC support

November 19th, 2012

A new Android development board which supports NFC is due to start shipping this week. Samsung’s Arndale development board is intended for mobile app developers and is designed to offer more flexible debugging features and… More

Authentec sells Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure

November 19th, 2012

The sale suggests that Apple’s interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company’s innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices. More

Hang Seng Bank to launch NFC payments in Hong Kong

November 2nd, 2012

The bank is partnering with PCCW Mobile, MasterCard, Gemalto and Samsung Electronics to introduce Hong Kong’s first NFC service in mid-2013. More

China Mobile details NFC launch plans

October 31st, 2012

The world’s largest mobile network operator is to begin its mobile payments rollout in February 2013 and will stock a range of NFC phones supplied by eight handset manufacturers. 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

BNL begins Rome NFC pilot

October 24th, 2012

Italian bank BNL, part of the BNP Paribas group, has begun an NFC payments pilot in Rome. 150 participants are being issued with Samsung Galaxy S III phones which hold a BNL MasterCard. The trial will run until March 2013 and a commercial launch is planned for 2014.

Telecom Italia begins NFC pilot in Milan

October 23rd, 2012

Participants in the trial can use their NFC phones on Milan’s public transport network, in around 1,000 stores and to access interactive information services. More

MetroPCS to support gWallet

October 23rd, 2012

Google has announced that US carrier MetroPCS, soon to merge with T-Mobile, is to add support for Google Wallet. The service will be available to MetroPCS customers with a Samsung Galaxy S III phone.

Airtag releases Mobile PayPass development kit

October 17th, 2012

NFC specialist Airtag has launched Airtag Kit, an all-in-one tool set designed to make it easier for banks, financial institutions and mobile network operators to develop MasterCard Mobile PayPass wallet applications. The Airtag Kit includes a… More

Isis Android app reveals list of permissions required

October 17th, 2012

T-Mobile’s Isis app for Android phone users can now be downloaded from Google Play, ahead of the NFC venture’s launch in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City. The app’s page on Google Play provides a… More

Samsung adds Galaxy S III Mini with NFC

October 11th, 2012

Samsung has announced a smaller, less powerful version of its flagship Galaxy S III handset. The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini features a 4-inch 800 by 480 pixel display, along with a 1GHz dual core… More

ANZ to launch NFC payments in 2013

October 8th, 2012

Australian banking group ANZ has begun an NFC payments field trial and announced plans to launch a commercial service in 2013. The small pilot project uses Samsung Galaxy S III Android phones. “ANZ has selected… More

US Cellular to add Google Wallet?

October 4th, 2012

A leaked device service bulletin from US Cellular spotted by Android Police indicates that the US mobile network operator is about to add support for Google Wallet, beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S III. Other NFC phones are expected to be added to the US Cellular lineup in the future.

Tapped to run NFC hackathons in three US cities

October 4th, 2012

Verizon, Samsung and Facebook are backing a series of NFC hackathons which are to take place in New York, Boston and San Francisco this month. The hackathons take place over separate weekends — the first is… More

HID Global reports on Silicon Valley NFC access control pilots

October 3rd, 2012

A survey of participants in trials conducted at the offices of Netflix and Good Technology has found that more than 80% saw the technology as intuitive and easy to use. More

Samsung picks NFC as key S III advantage over iPhone 5

September 20th, 2012

A viral video advertising the Samsung Galaxy S III has highlighted the smartphone’s NFC capabilities, picking the technology as one of the key differentiating factors between Samsung’s flagship phone and Apple’s iPhone 5: More

Visa releases Olympics NFC and contactless usage statistics

September 19th, 2012

“The response has been extremely positive and our priority now is on turning that enthusiasm into commercial mobile payment deployments across Europe,” says Visa’s Mary Carol Harris, adding that “we recognise that the journey is a marathon, not a sprint.” More

Orange and Barclaycard add Galaxy S III to Quick Tap NFC payments service

September 4th, 2012

The UK carrier and card issuer’s service is now available on an Android smartphone for the first time and customers who activate Quick Tap on an S III by 5 October will receive a £50 credit they can use to make NFC purchases with their phone. More

Samsung announces WP8 phone, Win8 tablet and Galaxy Note II with NFC

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. More

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