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Vogue tries NFC in New York taxis

October 8th, 2013

Fashion magazine Vogue has become the first brand to make use of interactive NFC screens installed in New York taxi cabs by Creative Mobile Technologies. The three week campaign ran in August 2013 and enabled… More

America’s Cup fans get access to commentary via NFC

September 24th, 2013

Spectators at sailing’s prestigious America’s Cup are being immersed in the action this week thanks to Livecard kit, a multi-channel receiver authenticated by an NFC card that gives access to live conversations from crew members… More

News America Marketing rolls out NFC advertising in US stores

July 30th, 2013

Coupon publisher News America Marketing (NAM) is making NFC at-shelf promotions available to the majority of its 52,000 member retail network in the US, in partnership with NFC specialist Thinaire. The new SmartSource with NFC… More

Blue Bite puts NFC ads into 5,000 US taxis

May 16th, 2013

Taxi ad network Creative Mobile Technologies has agreed a deal with NFC marketing specialist Blue Bite to use its mTag platform for advertising in 5,000 US cabs. Passengers see video or static messages on CMT’s… More

New York City to pilot NFC parking meters

April 12th, 2013

The New York City Department of Transportation is to pilot test PayByPhone‘s mobile payments system, which is already live in San Francisco, Miami, London and Vancouver, in an 18 block area of the Belmont Business… More

Moneto hits the shops

November 28th, 2012

DeviceFidelity’s NFC mobile wallet solution is now available at MetroPCS stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Moneto Android kit is based on a prepaid MasterCard account and uses an NFC-enabled microSD card to add PayPass-compatible contactless payment to Android phones “whether or not they are carried by MetroPCS”. Instant rewards and cash back offers have now also been added to the service.

Identive launches NFC tag platform

November 28th, 2012

Identive has launched a web-based platform that allows consumers and businesses to easily deploy and manage NFC tag applications. The TagTrail mobile services platform, announced this week at Wima in San Francisco, allows users to… More

Kraft, NAM and Thinaire report on Bay Area NFC grocery store pilot

October 17th, 2012

The food giant, coupon publisher and NFC specialist partnered with grocery retailer Safeway for a marketing pilot which took place at five stores during August. More

Tapped to run NFC hackathons in three US cities

October 4th, 2012

Verizon, Samsung and Facebook are backing a series of NFC hackathons which are to take place in New York, Boston and San Francisco this month. The hackathons take place over separate weekends — the first is… More

Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet with NFC

June 27th, 2012

Google has unveiled its hotly anticipated Nexus tablet at the Google I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco. The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch NFC tablet made by Asus. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and… More

1m Android NFC devices now shipping every week

June 27th, 2012

More than one million Android devices with in-built NFC functionality are now shipping every week, Google has announced at the Google I/O developers’ event in San Francisco. A total of 400m Android devices have now been… More

Windows Phone 8 launch video details Microsoft’s plans for NFC

June 21st, 2012

The launch presentation for Windows Phone 8 shows how Microsoft plans to make its NFC mobile wallet more widely accepted than Google’s, provides details of a forthcoming NFC-enabled Chase payments app and highlights a new deals platform and in-app purchasing technology that charges items to the user’s default payment card. More

Apple debuts barcode-based Passbook mobile wallet

June 11th, 2012

Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 is to include a new app billed as “the simplest way to get all your passes in one place.” Passbook, announced today at Apple’s WWDC developer conference in San Francisco, looks… More

Groupon to enter mPay market?

May 28th, 2012

Deals giant Groupon is testing a mobile payments acceptance service that would compete with Square, PayPal Here and Verifone Sail, according to VentureBeat. The service is reported to come with a free iPod Touch and card reader and is currently on trial in the Bay Area.

Oakland gets NFC parking

May 21st, 2012

Drivers in Oakland, California can now pay for their parking by tapping their NFC phone on any of the city’s on-street parking meters. After setting up an account with operator Parkmobile, drivers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. Neighbouring San Francisco offers a similar system operated by PayByPhone.

Facebook moves to the point-of-sale

April 19th, 2012

Facebook has acquired Tagtile, a startup founded by two US-based graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), as it begins to roll out its Facebook Offers service. In an interview with the Times of India, Tagtile co-founder… More

UK gets NFC parking service

April 16th, 2012

The British town of Tunbridge Wells has become the first in the UK to allow drivers to pay for their parking with an NFC mobile phone. For the service, stickers containing NFC tags have been placed at parking meters in the fifteen car parks run by the local council by solution provider PayByPhone, which also manages San Francisco’s NFC parking service.

NXP to showcase NFC at MWC

February 24th, 2012

NXP is to showcase NFC applications from six partners at its booth at the Mobile World Congress next week: Part of the booth will be transformed into an NFC-based café. This, NXP partner Narian Technologies has told… More

Yubico introduces one-time password token that secures access to the contents of NFC phones

February 22nd, 2012

The online identity protection specialist, which has more than one million users in 100 countries, has developed a new version of its YubiKey device that can be used to lock and unlock access to applications and data stored on NFC phones. More

California retailers test NFC digital receipts

February 7th, 2012

Twelve merchants in the Bay Area are taking part in a pilot trial of an NFC digital receipt system that works with a US$50 device and has no transaction charges. More

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