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Sequent acquires Vivotech’s software division

October 19th, 2012

TSM software and services provider Sequent is the new owner of troubled NFC pioneer Vivotech‘s software division. “The acquisition enables Sequent to integrate banks and other service provider’s credentials more efficiently into the secure element… More

GSMA appoints new head of NFC

October 19th, 2012

Pierre Combelles has been appointed as the GSMA‘s new business lead for NFC, replacing Nav Bains, who left to join Vivotech earlier this year. Combelles joins the GSMA from France Telecom-Orange group, where he was… More

Vivotech sells reader business

August 7th, 2012

NFC specialist Vivotech, which last month was the subject of rumours that it was going out of business, has successfully completed the sale of its reader business. The buyer is US-based ID Tech. “Vivotech believes… More

Vivotech: We’re still in business

July 27th, 2012

Contrary to reports circulating on the internet, citing unnamed “sources”, long-established NFC POS terminal, TSM and software supplier Vivotech is not planning to announce today that it is ceasing operations. The company has, however, revealed… More

GSMA NFC lead joins Vivotech

May 8th, 2012

Nav Bains, the GSMA‘s high profile business lead for NFC, has left the carrier trade association to join NFC supplier Vivotech as VP of business development for telecommunications and channel management. “This is a defining time for the deployment and adoption of NFC technology worldwide, and Vivotech’s collaborative approach to improve adoption and overcome industry barriers is one that I fully support,” says Bains.

Top POS makers add support for Isis coupons and offers

March 7th, 2012

VeriFone, Ingenico, Vivotech and Equinox are all adding support for the US NFC venture’s SmartTap service, enabling merchants to both accept payments and process coupons and offers via Isis mobile phones. More

Logic Group to provide NFC shopping solutions to European retailers

February 29th, 2012

Customer interaction solutions specialist The Logic Group has signed a deal with Vivotech to introduce integrated NFC solutions to retailers in Europe. The Logic Group provides retailers with managed services for multichannel payments, couponing, loyalty… More

Vivotech powers Cubic EMV reader

November 29th, 2011

Vivotech‘s EMV and NFC payments software is now being used in Cubic Transportation Systems‘ new Tri-Reader 3 contactless readers, after the two companies signed a licensing and development agreement in 2009. The Tri-Reader 3 was… More

Qmuzik takes Vivotech to Africa

November 8th, 2011

South African mobile solution provider Qmuzik Technologies is to resell, implement and support Vivotech‘s NFC trusted service manager (TSM) software suite throughout Africa. “Qmuzik’s broad African footprint and local expertise make it an ideal partner to bring Vivotech’s proven NFC technology to the region,” says Vivotech.

Google Wallet could launch today

September 19th, 2011

Google is rumoured to be on the verge of launching its long-awaited NFC-based mobile wallet today. More

NFC news in brief • 23 August 2011

August 23rd, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: First Android 4 phone could come in October • Rogers planning NFC launch? • Tags stores take off • Jiepang eyes mobile commerce • Tagstar shields tags • BlackBerry NFC delay • Turkcell tests tickets • Vivotech adds NFC POS terminal • and more… More

Vivotech raises $24m in funding

June 27th, 2011

NFC specialist Vivotech has closed a US$24 million Series C round of funding. New investors in the company include Singapore’s EDBI, SingTel Innov8 and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. Existing investors Alloy Ventures, Citi Ventures, Draper… More

IDA demos NFC ‘smart shopping’ service

June 22nd, 2011

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), the government agency tasked with implementing a national NFC infrastructure for Singapore, is demonstrating a number of “rich mobile NFC services” at the imbX tradeshow in Singapore. The demonstrations are… More

NFC news in brief • 30 May 2011

May 30th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Identive, NXP sign VAR deal • Huawei planning NFC phones? • Vodacom looks to NFC • NFC domain names on Ebay • US banks debut P2P payments • Samsung smashes Galaxy sales record • US theme park to offer next-gen shopping experience • Rhodes framework adds NFC support • and more… More

‘Google Wallet’ to go live on 1 September

May 26th, 2011

More details of Google’s new NFC service are becoming available, but it’s still not clear what business model the company has created for its Google Wallet service. More

Heads up: What to look for in Google’s NFC mobile payments announcement

May 26th, 2011

The internet giant is set to announce its NFC mobile payments strategy at noon on 26 May in New York. Here are the key things to look for to work out if the company’s strategy will succeed — and what it means for the payments industry, the mobile network operators, phone manufacturers, the firm’s competitors and the future of Google’s own advertising business. More

Mifare4Mobile sets out future of Mifare on NFC devices

May 17th, 2011

The Mifare4Mobile Industry Group has announced a new roadmap for Mifare4Mobile which sets out the way ahead for the deployment of Mifare-based transportation tickets on NFC devices. Version 2.0 of the specification is now set to… More

Ingenico agrees US$54m deal for Hypercom’s US payments division

April 4th, 2011

‘The acquisition… is a major step in our strategic development notably aimed at accelerating the adoption of contactless NFC technology,’ says the French firm’s CEO. More

Vivotech and Ingenico set for battle to buy Hypercom’s US POS business from Verifone?

April 1st, 2011

‘We see this as a strategic and transformative opportunity for Vivotech,’ says company CEO Mick Mullagh, who has plans for an IPO in 2012. Ingenico, meanwhile, is yet to officially announce an acquisition plan but is reported to already be in discussions to buy the business. More

Vivotech plans 2012 stock market launch

March 29th, 2011

NFC and contactless specialist Vivotech is planning an initial public offering (IPO) as early as 2012, CEO Mick Mullagh has told Bloomberg Business Week. The company — which one analyst believes could be valued at… More

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