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    Tag-a-Bag tests NFC baggage tracking service

    September 5th, 2012

    Israeli start-up Tag-a-Bag has begun beta testing an NFC-based travel service that uses baggage labels equipped with NFC tags to help travellers manage their journeys. The service, which won the “Best Innovative Solution” category in this year’s… More

    Hands on: The Lumia 610, Nokia’s first Windows NFC phone

    April 11th, 2012

    Nokia has unveiled an NFC version of its Lumia 610 Windows Phone at the Wima show in Monaco, announced that Orange will be the first operator to stock it from the middle of this year — and reconfirmed its commitment to include NFC “right across our portfolio”.  More

    2012 NFC Global Competition finalists announced

    March 26th, 2012

    The NFC Forum and Wima have announced the finalists for their jointly-run Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012. This year’s competition attracted three times as many entries as the previous contest in 2010, the organisers… More

    Wima CEO promoted

    November 3rd, 2011

    The chief executive of the the company that organises the Wima NFC tradeshows in Monte Carlo and in the US has been appointed as an adviser to the cabinet of Prince Albert II of Monaco. In his ten years at Monaco Mediax, David Tomatis has overseen the growth of the Monte Carlo Television Festival and the Monaco Media Forum as well as Wima.

    SleepTrak uses NFC to monitor and report on sleep disorders

    May 2nd, 2011

    Healthcare technology firm Cypak and New Jersey’s Meridian Health have come together to unveil a tool to monitor potential sleep disorders using discreet NFC-based technology — with more capabilities to come. More

    Think&Go introduces NFC shopping engine

    April 24th, 2011

    The new system combines NFC tags placed on product labels and shelf-edges with a ‘preference engine’ stored on a consumer’s mobile phone so that, for instance, shoppers can be alerted if a food product contains an ingredient they are allergic to or does not meet their pre-set shopping preferences. More

    6Starz introduces NFC social networking for venues

    April 24th, 2011

    Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be able to use the NFC-based service to communicate with regular customers and provide them with incentives for inviting friends to meet up at the venue.  More

    Poken launches NFC social networking and offers platform

    April 24th, 2011

    The new service lets consumers connect online with people they meet in the real world, receive and share offers and rewards, and collect information from tags and smart posters via either an NFC phone or a low cost NFC-enabled Poken device. More

    ‘We want to make NFC important for gaming worldwide’ says Angry Birds maker

    April 21st, 2011

    As well as having a new NFC-enabled Angry Birds game pre-installed on all Nokia C7 phones, publisher Rovio aims to integrate NFC into a new Facebook game, its range of Angry Birds plush toys and in-store posters that players can touch to gain in-game benefits. More

    NFC Forum publishes smart posters white paper

    April 16th, 2011

    The NFC Forum has published a white paper about developing and deploying NFC smart posters, designed to encourage businesses and consumers to implement and use them. Leaders of the Forum will be at the Wima… More

    Wima 2011 call for papers: Closing date for submissions is 3 December

    Wima 2011 call for papers: Closing date for submissions is 3 December

    November 24th, 2010

    The deadline for submitting papers for consideration for presentations at next year’s Wima conference, to be held in Monaco in April, is 3 December. Anyone who wishes to make a presentation at the Wima 2011… More

    Finalists announced for 2010 NFC Forum Global Competition

    Finalists announced for 2010 NFC Forum Global Competition

    March 24th, 2010

    The NFC Forum has announced the twenty finalists for its 2010 Global Competition. This year’s entries covered a broad span of consumer and business application areas, says the NFC Forum, and came from Asia, Europe… More

    VTT video shows NFC social networking service in action

    VTT video shows NFC social networking service in action

    March 24th, 2010

    Finnish technical research institute VTT has produced a video showing its NFC-based social networking concept in action: Hot in the City won first place in the NFC Forum Global Competition’s Research Track last year. The… More

    Wima unveils speakers for annual NFC conference and exhibition

    Wima unveils speakers for annual NFC conference and exhibition

    March 11th, 2010

    The fourth annual Wima NFC event, to be held in Monaco from 20-22 April 2010, will include exhibitors from around the world plus conference streams and workshops focusing on both the technical and business issues surrounding near field communication. More

    NFC Forum announces partnership with ETSI, global competition finalists

    NFC Forum announces partnership with ETSI, global competition finalists

    April 2nd, 2009

    The twenty companies on the shortlist for the titles of “The Best NFC Service of the Year” and “The Most Innovative NFC Research Project of the Year” have been revealed… More

    Forum offers cash awards for NFC competition winners

    Forum offers cash awards for NFC competition winners

    November 20th, 2008

    The NFC Forum has put out a call for entries for this year’s Global Competition, with cash prizes on offer for the winners. It has also produced a new white paper, elected a new chairman and vice chairman and held a press and members briefing at Cartes — where it announced that a certification mark is due out next year as part of a new compliance programme… More

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