News stories featuring Zapa Technology:
March 20th, 2012
Escher Group, a provider of transaction processing solutions for the postal industry, has formed a new NFC division. Escher Interactive Services will focus on offering managed services, identity management and NFC applications for retailers and…
November 29th, 2011
Irish NFC specialist Zapa Technology, which ran into financial difficulties last month, is back in business with new investment led by technology entrepreneur Brendan McDonagh (pictured), who has become the company’s new CEO. Delta Partners…
October 24th, 2011
Dublin-based Zapa Technology has appointed a provisional liquidator, according to the Irish Times. The NFC retail payments and rewards specialist, which continues to trade while a buyer is sought, owes €700,000 to creditors and has been unable to obtain funding to extend its Zapa Tag system. Zapa is the second high-profile proprietary NFC payments system to run into trouble this year, after Bling Nation suspended its US operations in June.
August 27th, 2010
AIB Merchant Services’ new Loyaltyplus service integrates Zapa’s mobile contactless technology into merchants’ POS terminals, enabling even the smallest retailer to offer an NFC-compatible customer loyalty programme — from only €30 a month.
March 9th, 2010
Nineteen additional companies from fourteen countries have signed up to become members of the NFC Forum. The list of new members is headed by fabless semiconductor supplier Marvell Technology and Canadian mobile network operator Rogers…
February 19th, 2010
Vivotech has selected Zapa Technology as its preferred partner for managed Trusted Service Manager (TSM) services in Europe. “Zapa Technology has focused on executing commercial NFC programs,” says John Nagle, the company’s CEO. “Having Vivotech…
February 15th, 2010
Zapa Technology has partnered with Mobiun to enable users of its mobile loyalty system to check and manage loyalty points they have collected via their mobile handsets. Zapa, which raised €2.5m in funding in July…
November 30th, 2009
The small town of Tuam in County Galway, Eire, has introduced a loyalty scheme based on Zapa Technology’s mobile contactless stickers with the aim of encouraging local people to do more of their shopping in the town.
Vivotech teams up with Tetherball and with Zapa Technology to offer mobile loyalty solutions to retailers
November 4th, 2009
Vivotech is to offer Tetherball’s sticker-based mobile loyalty programme to its installed base of retailers and is supplying Irish start up Zapa with contactless stickers and POS equipment.
October 8th, 2009
Issues remain to be resolved for retailers in terms of the costs and benefits of equipping themselves to accept contactless cards. However, the ability of NFC to enable consumers to store discount coupons and loyalty cards on their phones, as well as to make payments, could change the proposition altogether.
October 1st, 2009
Irish coffee chain Insomnia has signed up as the first customer for Zapa Technology’s NFC-sticker based payments and marketing system. Insomnia is using Zapa to enable a loyalty programme that delivers points to customers equipped…
July 29th, 2009
OPINION: One way to put yourself in prime position on the day NFC handsets finally become widely available is to start building your brand now, regardless of whether there are limits on the level of service you can currently offer.
July 28th, 2009
More details of the services to be offered by the Irish start-up, which secured €2.5m in funding earlier this month, have now been revealed.
July 7th, 2009
Startup Zapa Technology has raised €2.5m in funding to deploy contactless readers and ‘Zapa Tags’ that will showcase Ireland as “a model for the deployment and execution of NFC services”.
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