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    Alibaba unveils connected car with Alipay mobile payments

    July 19th, 2016

    Chinese internet giant Alibaba has unveiled a new “internet car” that will let drivers make mobile payments from their seat using affiliate company Ant Financial’s Alipay mobile payment platform. More

    Arab Media Forum uses NFC wristbands for charitable donations

    June 7th, 2016

    Attendees at the Government of Dubai Media Office’s Arab Media Forum charitable event were given NFC wristbands that let them tap on NFC scan stations and donate AED 170 (US$46) towards research into life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. More

    US startup raises funds for multipurpose smart wallet

    May 26th, 2016

    US startup Spendwallet is raising funds on Indiegogo for an electronic wallet device that can store up to 20 magnetic stripe cards and will let the owner make payments at the point of sale using the company’s self-developed Magnetic Flux Emulation (MFE) technology. More

    uBirds seeks funding for strap that brings NFC to any watch

    September 25th, 2015

    Warsaw-based start-up uBirds has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a leather strap that can be fitted onto any standard watch to add a range of smartwatch-like capabilities. The Unique strap includes a programmable… More

    Carrefour uses LED lighting to send offers to shoppers in stores

    May 27th, 2015

    French supermarket giant Carrefour is piloting an LED in-store lighting system in its Lille hypermarket that sends location-based services, offers and promotions to a shopper’s smartphone anywhere across the 7,800 square metre shop floor. For the… More

    Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”

    May 1st, 2015

    Apple Watch owners with tattooed wrists have been reporting that their smartwatches are not functioning properly as the LED-based heart monitor built into the devices experiences difficulty detecting that the watch is being worn — an issue which impacts the use of Apple Pay among other features such as receiving notifications, placing phone calls and using some applications. More

    NFC inventors nominated for Patent Office award

    April 21st, 2015

    Two NXP engineers have been nominated for a prestigious inventors’ award from the European Patent Office in recognition of the role they played in the birth of NFC. More

    GE lets retailers send offers to shoppers via LED lighting

    May 30th, 2014

    GE Lighting and US startup Bytelight have unveiled a marketing platform that lets merchants use LED lighting installed in and around their stores to send offers, directions to particular products and information services to shoppers,… More

    Silicon Craft unveils NFC smart poster with multiple touchpoints

    May 29th, 2014

    Thailand-based technology provider Silicon Craft Technology (SCT) has shown off a low-cost interactive poster that contains multiple touchpoints, enabling one NFC interface to be used to provide consumers with a range of content, coupons and… More

    Tomy to launch fingernails that light up with NFC

    April 8th, 2014

    Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy Arts has unveiled a range of stick-on false nails that contain an NFC antenna and an LED light that can be powered up by an NFC phone. The wearer can… More

    Passive NFC chip can power lights and sounds

    November 20th, 2013

    Thailand-based NFC designer Silicon Craft Technology has developed a passive NFC transponder chip aimed at the toy, advertising and souvenir markets that harvests energy provided by an NFC interaction and uses it to power sounds… More