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    Apple Pay goes live in Japan

    October 25th, 2016

    Apple Pay is now live in Japan, enabling local iPhone and Apple Watch users to make payments in stores and on public transportation services that support the widely used Sony FeliCa-based Japanese NFC payments system…. More

    Apple Pay heads to New Zealand and Russia

    September 8th, 2016

    Apple Pay is preparing to launch in New Zealand with support from ANZ Bank New Zealand. “The payment system will work with Visa credit and debit cards issued by ANZ,” Stuff reports. “A release date has not been announced, but it is expected to arrive before the end of the year.” The service is also expected to launch in Russia, according to AppleInsider. A start date has not yet been announced. Apple Pay will arrive in Japan with Sony FeliCa technology next month.

    Apple continues NFC support

    September 7th, 2016

    Apple’s new flagship smartphones — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — as well as its second generation wearables range — the Apple Watch Series 2 — will carry support for Apple Pay. Devices sold specifically in Japan will include support for Sony FeliCa technology to enable Apple Pay purchases when the service launches in the country next month.

    FeliCa NFC technology confirmed for Apple Pay in Japan

    September 7th, 2016

    Apple has confirmed that its new flagship smartphones — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — and the second generation Apple Watch will be equipped with Sony FeliCa NFC technology. The move will allow for… More

    Apple to offer iPhone with FeliCa NFC payments in Japan

    August 30th, 2016

    Apple is planning to launch an iPhone in Japan equipped with Sony FeliCa NFC technology to allow owners to make payments for travel and other services. The company is intending to work with “multiple transit… More

    Telkom Indonesia to work with Sony to launch NFC mobile services

    October 16th, 2015

    Telkom Indonesia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sony to develop an NFC platform based on Sony’s FeliCa technology that will let consumers in Indonesia use NFC mobile phones, smartcards and other devices for… More

    Blocks smashes Kickstarter campaign for build-your-own NFC smartwatch

    October 15th, 2015

    A UK startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular smartwatch that includes NFC and contactless payment functionality has amassed pledges totalling more than double its US$250,000 target in just two days. More

    Singapore commuters trial wristband payments

    September 1st, 2015

    Commuters in Singapore are testing a contactless wristband to pay for public transport services and for goods at retailers equipped with contactless readers. The trial, involving 200 customers using a Sony SG50 SmartBand, is being conducted… More

    Sony unveils Wena Wrist with NFC payments

    September 1st, 2015

    Sony is crowdfunding a new smartwatch called Wena Wrist that is equipped with NFC payments compatible with the Japanese Felica standard. If the campaign is successful, two different models of the smartwatch will be available in both silver and black.

    NFC inventors nominated for Patent Office award

    April 21st, 2015

    Two NXP engineers have been nominated for a prestigious inventors’ award from the European Patent Office in recognition of the role they played in the birth of NFC. More

    NFC wristbands to help swimmers track performance

    March 27th, 2015

    Swimmers will soon be able to use NFC wristbands to set up personal training regimes and measure their performance in the pool. A pilot in five pools in Israel will use the wristbands, a mobile… More

    Snapchat adopts QR friending

    February 3rd, 2015

    Photo messaging platform Snapchat is letting users add friends to their social network by scanning Snaptags, unique QR codes assigned to each user. “Leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed SnapChat quietly acquired a QR code startup called Scan.me late last year,” TechCrunch reports. “Now it makes sense why Snapchat would want to pay $50m for Scan.me, which built a system to connect QR codes to people’s identities.”

    RBC expands cloud-based NFC wallet to BlackBerry and Virgin

    October 6th, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada’s cloud-based NFC wallet is now available to Virgin Mobile subscribers and to customers with a BlackBerry Z10 or Z30 mobile phone, the bank has announced. RBC Wallet is also now available… More

    Chunghwa Telecom goes live with NFC payments in Taiwan

    October 2nd, 2014

    Subscribers to Chunghwa Telecom with accounts at any of four Taiwanese banks will be able to download a virtual version of their credit card to their SIM card and use it to make NFC payments… More

    Deutsche Telekom launches NFC mobile wallet in Germany, with Slovakia and Hungary to follow

    May 7th, 2014

    Deutsche Telekom has launched MyWallet, an NFC service that allows customers with any of 18 supported Samsung and Sony Android NFC devices to make payments at MasterCard PayPass merchants. The service is live in Germany… More

    RBC expands NFC wallet

    May 6th, 2014

    The Royal Bank of Canada has expanded the functionality and availability of its cloud-based RBC Wallet. The service now runs on four additional NFC devices — the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1 and HTC One M7 — and customers can use the NFC wallet to make payments with their MasterCard credit card in addition to the existing Interac debit and Visa payment options.

    Sony adds Handycam with NFC

    March 25th, 2014

    Sony has added a new camcorder to its Handycam lineup that lets users set up a WiFi connection via NFC so that photos and videos can be transferred and backed up to other devices “in an instant.” The HDR-CX330 can record in full HD resolution and includes Optical SteadyShot technology to help keep images clear and steady during filming.

    Vodafone rolls out NFC mobile wallet across Germany

    March 11th, 2014

    Mobile network operator Vodafone’s NFC-based mobile wallet and prepaid SmartPass account is now available throughout Germany, following a trial in the city of Dusseldorf. The service is integrated with MasterCard-owned Trevica’s TSM platform, which is… More

    Sony Music runs NFC promo

    February 25th, 2014

    Sony Music is using NFC to promote artist Foxes’ new single ‘Let Go for Tonight’, using NFC-enabled standees placed at the point of sale in coffee shops located around London’s Oxford Street. By tapping their… More

    Sony adds wearable, Xperia tablet, phones and accessories with NFC

    February 24th, 2014

    Sony Mobile has launched a smart wristband, two new Xperia smartphones, an Xperia tablet and a range of accessories, all featuring NFC, at MWC 2014. The SWR10 SmartBand is a waterproof wristband that is designed… More

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