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    Commuters in Helsinki get direct carrier billing for transport ticketing with Gemalto

    June 3rd, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Finnish commuters travelling on the Helsinki transport network can now use their mobile phone to pay for public transport beyond the central tram and metro systems and have the cost of the ticket charged to their… More

    Finnish cafes to test face recognition

    November 17th, 2014

    A number of cafes in Helsinki, Finland, are to begin testing a payments service developed by Uniqul that uses the geometric proportions of a customer’s face to verify their identity, Yle reports. The technology can be incorporated into existing cash registers, the startup says. “All the customer needs to do when purchasing something with this application is to press an OK button,” Uniqul CEO Oscar Tuutti explains.

    Helsinki gets NFC tram stops

    November 14th, 2012

    NFC technology is being tested on 211 covered tram stops in Helsinki, Finland. The pilot involves placing two tags at each tram stop. The first allows passengers to easily purchase tram tickets from their mobile… More

    Helsinki uses 20,000 NFC tags

    January 19th, 2012

    Nearly 20,000 NFC tags from UPM RFID will be embedded in smart posters and stickers used to promote Helsinki’s year as the World Design Capital. The BullsEye NFC tags feature NXP’s Mifare Ultralight chips and will direct smartphone users to download a WDC 2012 app which acts as a guide to events and the 300 design projects taking place in the Finnish capital during 2012.

    Nokia ships MeeGo-based N9 NFC phone

    September 27th, 2011

    The Nokia N9 MeeGo-based smartphone has now begun shipping to customers and stores. “Pre-orders for the Nokia N9 have already started in many countries, and people’s response towards the device has been extremely positive,” the… More