News about Social networking and NFC.
June 10th, 2013
Attendees at the Indaba 2013 travel show in South Africa used Poken's NFC social networking platform more than 60,000 times a day to digitally exchange documents and share business cards, the NFC connectivity specialist reports....
April 15th, 2013
Venues, or groups of friends, can use the system to choose what music should be played — based on the combined preferences of everyone present at the time.
February 11th, 2013
The January/February issue of the monthly trends bulletin from the NFC World team's business intelligence service examines the impact on the mobile wallet market of the new Facebook Card, the arrival of NFC in the home and the latest mobile wallet business developments from around the world.
July 9th, 2012
NFC social networking specialist Getyoo has developed a contactless system that allows theme park visitors to post real-time Facebook 'likes' for rides they enjoy. Visitors register over the web ahead of their visit, then pick...
July 6th, 2012
"We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone," says CommBank's head of online banking, but "currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us."
July 2nd, 2012
The New South Wales Government has provided backing for an interactive walking tour of 37 historic sites in The Rocks, the oldest district of Sydney.
May 16th, 2012
Poken has appointed audio visual hire specialist Smart AV as its exclusive UK partner. The company plans to use Poken's NFC-based digital business card and social networking platform to offer event organisers improved networking opportunities...
February 29th, 2012
Customer interaction solutions specialist The Logic Group has signed a deal with Vivotech to introduce integrated NFC solutions to retailers in Europe. The Logic Group provides retailers with managed services for multichannel payments, couponing, loyalty...
February 27th, 2012
Visitors to the BlackBerry stand at this week's Mobile World Congress can use their NFC phone, or an RFID card provided by RIM, to share information collected at 'Like Stations' on Twitter and Facebook. RIM...
February 26th, 2012
POS maker VeriFone has unveiled Paymedia Universal Acceptance Platform (UAP), a new platform designed to make it easy for mobile network operators and other mobile wallet providers to enable merchants to support their NFC payments,...
January 24th, 2012
German B2B social network Xing has added support for NFC, allowing members to add new contacts to their network by simply tapping together their mobile phones. Xing is using the Android Beam peer-to-peer functionality included...
December 20th, 2011
Coca-Cola has launched an NFC out-of-home advertising campaign in Singapore. The campaign promotes the company's Coca-Cola and Fanta drinks brands and uses the NFC-enabled Mobile Life! network of two hundred advertising panels introduced by Clear...
December 9th, 2011
The coffee giant is using NFC-enabled posters to promote a rewards campaign that will see everyone who checks in to Starbucks via social network Jiepang getting a voucher for a free drink upgrade — but only if a total of 30,000 check-ins is reached by the Christmas deadline.
December 6th, 2011
A new survey from KPMG has found that 41% of shoppers now use their phone to research products and services in-store and consumers are increasingly willing to share data with advertisers if it saves them money — but concerns over mobile payments security and privacy issues remain.
November 29th, 2011
"There is undoubtedly consumer appetite for using new technologies when the benefits are made clear," says Ipsos Mori boss Simon Atkinson. "For consumers who are worried about embracing technology changes, and the older generation in particular, the answer is likely to lie in offering existing services in tandem with new."
November 28th, 2011
Symbian NFC phone users can now check in to locations on Foursquare with a touch of their phones, using the newly updated Foursquare for Symbian app. "No more tedious steps of launching an application waiting...
October 19th, 2011
Android 4.0 includes an NFC peer-to-peer sharing technology called Android Beam and a facial biometric technology called Face Unlock that replaces the need to enter a PIN to unlock a phone.
October 13th, 2011
The Finnish phone giant's latest NFC handset, the Nokia 603, is designed to appeal to first time smartphone users.
September 16th, 2011
Acer is set to enter the NFC handset market in France with an entry-level device called the E320 Liquid Express — and could be about to NFC-equip all its future Android smartphones.
September 13th, 2011
"NXP has a deep understanding of NFC and we are working with them to deliver the right hardware, software and support to bring this technology to our partners, developers, and ultimately the consumer," says the software giant's Aidan Marcuss.