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    Samsung updates TecTiles NFC app

    October 26th, 2012

    The phone maker’s tag reading/writing app for Android devices now allows users to program tags to perform multiple actions at one time, customize profiles so that tags perform in different ways for different users, and lock a tag so that only the owner can read its contents. More

    NFC news in brief • 27 June 2011

    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… More

    Google tests NFC in Tokyo

    June 23rd, 2011

    The search giant has distributed custom NFC base stations to merchants in Tokyo’s Roppongi district that let shoppers rate and review merchants — and allow Google to serve recommendations on additional locations based on the places consumers say they like. 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

    NFC news in brief • 3 May 2011

    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… More

    Google chooses Identive to deliver NFC tags for Places campaign

    April 13th, 2011

    Identive’s ACIG Technology subsidiary has been picked as the exclusive supplier of NFC stickers for the Austin, Texas roll-out of the search engine giant’s Google Places local recommendation service. More

    Google confirms end of support for Places QR codes

    April 4th, 2011

    Google has dropped support for QR codes in its Google Places service, the company has confirmed. Google Places has been using both QR codes and NFC tags in its location-based marketing services in the US… More

    Google launches Las Vegas NFC service as ‘ultimate tourist guide’

    March 10th, 2011

    The internet giant is offering visitors 10,000 free monorail tickets as it expands its NFC-enabled Google Places and Hotpot marketing system to a third US city. More

    Google chief outlines vision for NFC

    February 21st, 2011

    Advertising is the key to the internet giant’s NFC strategy and Eric Schmidt provided delegates at the Mobile World Congress last week with clear examples of how the company expects to be able to take advantage of the technology. More

    Google expands NFC Hotpot marketing service to Austin, Texas

    Google expands NFC Hotpot marketing service to Austin, Texas

    February 14th, 2011

    Google has picked the city of Austin, Texas as the second location for its rollout of NFC-based marketing services. The move follows the December launch of Google’s first NFC service in Portland, Oregon. “The Internet… More

    Google’s Nexus S CAN do mobile payments — SDK on its way soon

    December 10th, 2010

    “All the functionality you need is in the Nexus S,” NXP has told NFC World, and Google will be rolling out SDKs to support mobile payments and other NFC services on a step-by-step basis. More

    Google launches first NFC marketing service

    Google launches first NFC marketing service

    December 10th, 2010

    Just a few days after the announcement of the Google Nexus S with in-built NFC and support for near field communication in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, Google has launched its first NFC-based marketing… More

    Nexus S set to bring NFC to Google Places?

    Nexus S set to bring NFC to Google Places?

    December 7th, 2010

    A short video on Google’s Nexus S microsite showcases the phone’s NFC capabilities and may hint at the direction of the search and advertising giant’s first moves with the technology. In the film Android engineer… More