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    Top Nokia NFC executives jump ship

    December 6th, 2011

    The handset maker’s lead delegate to the NFC Forum and its head of NFC business development for the Americas have now left the company. The UK-based VP of industry collaborations will leave at the end of December. More

    NFC Cluster starts up in Boston

    October 28th, 2011

    NFC Cluster Boston will hold its first event, NFC Delivers Mobile Retail Marketing, on November 7. Formed through the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, the cluster aims to support the development and adoption of NFC in Boston through networking and educational programs. “Our goal is to stimulate the creation of innovation through the rapid development of NFC applications in most smartphones and other electronic devices,” says Damien Balsan, cluster co-chair and head of NFC business development at Nokia. “There are many Boston-area individuals and organizations in the mobile ecosystem — including both established companies and startups — that have critical assets that can help make NFC successful.”

    Patent application hints at Nokia’s business model for NFC

    December 3rd, 2010

    A patent application authored by two senior Nokia executives shows how the handset manufacturer could generate revenues from the NFC phones it plans to introduce next year — without needing to get involved in mainstream mobile payments and without mobile network operators needing to invest in NFC SIMs or back office systems. More

    Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

    Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

    November 19th, 2010

    UPDATE: “There’s not going to be any launch by Nokia at this event,” the company’s Damien Balsan has told NFC World. “We’re just going to be discussing NFC with ecosystem actors and developers.” A meeting… More