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Elisa offers NFC payment stickers in stores

April 9th, 2014

Finnish carrier Elisa has introduced reloadable NFC payment stickers that are available to purchase from the R-Kioski convenience store chain pre-loaded with €20 of value. The MasterCard-branded stickers work with the carrier’s Elisa Lompakko wallet… More

Clear Channel to take NFC advertising global

March 25th, 2014

Clear Channel Outdoor is to equip 75,000 out-of-home advertising sites in 23 countries around the world with its Connect mobile advertising platform, allowing consumers to interact with brands via NFC tags, QR codes and, in… More

NYC gets NFC ads at bus stops

March 18th, 2014

Bus stops in a number of New York City metro areas have been equipped with Thinaire‘s Tapp Store solution, enabling consumers to download Android mobile games via NFC, QR or SMS. “By thinking outside the box, we are turning media spaces into virtual marketplaces and delivering free game apps directly to the consumer at a time of receptivity, interest and perceived need,“ says Jacob Katsof, director of mobile apps at Thinaire partner PCS Wireless.

iKaaz takes NFC to Nigeria

February 27th, 2014

Bangalore-based NFC payments provider iKaaz is taking its technology to Nigeria, in partnership with First City Monument Bank. The company, founded by former Nokia Money employees, offers an mPOS device, mobile wallet and NFC stickers that are tied to the customer’s bank account. SMS-based payments are also supported.

Yota adds NFC to its dual display phone

February 24th, 2014

Russian phone maker Yota Devices is to offer a new version of its YotaPhone, a handset that comes with two displays — this time a 5-inch full HD Amoled screen at the front plus a… More

NFC to account for 30% of mobile tickets

February 17th, 2014

More than 34 billion tickets will be delivered to mobile devices over the next five years, according to a new ABI Research forecast, with QR codes making up 48% of the total and NFC accounting… More

Fashion retailer Heidi.com to personalize shopping in flagship store with NFC

November 21st, 2013

Swiss online fashion store Heidi.com is to use NFC to identify shoppers and drive personalized communications between the brand and its customers when it opens its first brick and mortar store in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Consumers… More

Samsung adds NFC tickets and payments to live music events

November 7th, 2013

Music fans attending Galaxy Studio Live, a series of four live gigs sponsored by Samsung UK, are using NFC to store their tickets and make purchases at the venues with a tap of their mobile… More

Vanguard offers NFC bag tag that texts its location to the owner

November 6th, 2013

Vanguard ID Systems has developed a weatherproof NFC luggage tag with an e-ink display that can be updated each time a traveller takes a flight and provides owners with information on their bag’s location throughout… More

Citibank and 3 launch NFC mobile wallet in Hong Kong

November 1st, 2013

Mobile network operator 3 Hong Kong and Citibank Hong Kong have launched the 3 Citi Wallet, an NFC mobile wallet solution for customers of the carrier who also have a Citibank Visa credit card. From… More

WiGroup tests NFC payments and coupons in South Africa

October 11th, 2013

South African mobile transaction platform provider WiGroup is testing an NFC payments and coupon solution with one of the country’s largest retailers, the company has told NFC World, and now plans to bring the technology… More

TapCheck to launch NFC medical devices

August 13th, 2013

A range of NFC-enabled healthcare and wellness devices developed by Hong Kong-based Plus Prevention are to be unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin on 6 September. The TapCheck range includes blood… More

Coca-Cola runs NFC promotion in 100 stores

August 13th, 2013

Coca-Cola is conducting an NFC marketing campaign in one hundred Australian retail stores, with the aim of engaging consumers at the point of sale and driving downloads of its loyalty app. The promotion makes use… More

SingTel to offer NFC payments in Singapore and Australia

August 2nd, 2013

Singapore-based mobile network operator SingTel has announced a partnership with Visa that will enable customers in Singapore and Australia, where it operates as Optus, to use its mCash mobile payments solution at any Visa PayWave… More

Rough Draft beer concept uses NFC to phone home

July 25th, 2013

London-based print specialist Diginate has created Rough Draft, a concept interactive beer that uses NFC tags placed on beer bottles to send simultaneous messages to home, work and friends. “We recently made some interactive NFC-enabled… More

Dubai shopping mall to launch NFC and Bluetooth mobile loyalty program

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… More

Robokeg serves beer via NFC

May 14th, 2013

US-based technology startup Robokeg has shown an NFC-powered beer pouring machine at a recent New York Tech Meetup event. Consumers tap Robokeg’s NFC reader with a contactless wristband that holds driving licence data, credit card details and… More

Doorbell app answers the door with NFC

May 7th, 2013

A Norwegian developer has created Doorbl, an app that uses NFC tags and QR codes to offer householders a way to communicate with visitors when they aren’t at home or instantly able to come to… More

Google and Equity Bank launch NFC payments in Kenya

May 1st, 2013

The BebaPay service is now live on buses in Nairobi and a free app enables any Android NFC phone to be used as a card reader. Shops, traders and small businesses will be able to use Google’s BebaPay in the future “to accept payments from customers, without needing expensive tills and cash registers.” More

Eye picks Zappit for NFC advertising in US malls

April 25th, 2013

Mall media operator Eye has announced a partnership with NFC specialist Zappit to power the next generation of its Amplify mobile advertising platform. The Amplify solution will be deployed across the company’s network of 3,100… More

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