News about Discounts and NFC.
May 17th, 2013
The Wafi shopping mall in Dubai is to introduce a new service that allows shoppers to collect and redeem loyalty points with their mobile phone using either NFC or Bluetooth. The service is also expected...
May 7th, 2013
Japan Airlines (JAL) has added coupons and special offers to its NFC-enabled boarding pass service and announced plans to extend operations to include customers of all three of Japan's mobile network operators. KDDI customers have...
February 6th, 2013
"A cap is much more than a functional thing you wear on your head," says Capify. "It is an extension of you and your personality."
December 5th, 2012
NFC use cases are to feature heavily at the 2013 Mobile World Congress as well as around the host city, Barcelona, during the February 2013 event. "As part of the NFC Experience, the GSMA will...
November 26th, 2012
The NFC World team has identified ten pressure points that suggest the arrival of mobile payments will result in a fundamental change in the overall cost of processing payments and the way in which merchants transaction fees are calculated — and we'd like to hear from anyone who is working on ways to use mobile technology to cut the cost of processing transactions at the point of sale.
November 19th, 2012
Denmark's four mobile network operators have formed a joint venture company to introduce mobile payments and a three phase rollout programme that will "eventually" evolve to include support for NFC.
November 12th, 2012
Japanese payment brand JCB has begun a one month trial of a new JCB Mobile Wallet platform in Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district and says it will launch the product commercially in 2013. The JCB Mobile...
August 17th, 2012
Israel Credit Cards-Cal (ICC-Cal) and mobile network operator Cellcom Israel have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop an NFC mobile payments product, Globes reports. ICC and Cellcom will establish a customers club on...
August 7th, 2012
Finnish mobile network operator Elisa has partnered with MasterCard and the student-owned Lyyra discount and benefit card to issue prepaid NFC stickers to more than 100,000 students from the third quarter of 2012. Students will...
June 13th, 2012
Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. "Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware," says Samsung.
June 4th, 2012
New market entrants are currently most popular amongst consumers ready to adopt mobile wallet technology, according to a survey conducted by Carlisle & Gallagher, with eight in 10 willing to use a PayPal wallet and six in 10 willing to consider a mobile wallet provided by Google or Apple.
April 23rd, 2012
The luxury car maker has worked with hotel key card specialist VingCard to develop a way for drivers to book a hotel room from their car, download their room key to an NFC-enabled car key and receive special offers available just to BMW drivers.
April 16th, 2012
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the planned NFC joint venture between Everything Everywhere, Telefónica and Vodafone UK which will delay launch until after the London Olympics and casts doubts over the timetable for the introduction of similar projects in a number of other European countries.
March 20th, 2012
Israeli mobile network operator Cellcom is set to launch an NFC payments service in collaboration with Israel Credit Cards Ltd (ICC-Cal) in the next few weeks, sources have told business publication Globes. The companies have...
November 14th, 2011
"We are taking the shopper back to a time when shopping was simple," says the founder of a start-up which is using NFC and shelf-based weighing scales to enable customers to self serve in large stores.
October 13th, 2011
Shoppers at the flagship Times Square branch of American Eagle Outfitters can now use an NFC phone to make payments, earn reward points and collect or redeem special offers.
September 13th, 2011
"NXP has a deep understanding of NFC and we are working with them to deliver the right hardware, software and support to bring this technology to our partners, developers, and ultimately the consumer," says the software giant's Aidan Marcuss.
June 27th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Korea gets NFC Forum test lab • Verayo hires CTO from Apple • US Bank issues contactless EMV cards • SPVA releases secure payment device standards • Majority don't trust mobile phone companies • 20m Visa contactless cards in UK by end of year • Groupon ties deals to loyalty cards • Identive appoints NFC VP • and more...
June 23rd, 2011
A survey of 1,036 US adult consumers, conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of Verifone, has found that almost twice as many are interested in using mobile payments if the service also includes a way to...
May 3rd, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: New online NFC store • eBay buys hyperlocal ads firm • Connecthings launches reader/writer app • Google's Groupon rival hits Portland • Chase offers chip and pin in US • Visa and Gap working on real-time mobile discounts • Nokia to transfer Symbian jobs • and a brace of research reports...