News about Social networking.
June 30th, 2014
Twenty bars and restaurants in New York are using a new service that combines mobile payments with social networking, enabling customers to pay their tab, meet up and communicate with friends and send ‘Goodies’ like…
May 29th, 2014
US startup QuickCoin is making it possible for Facebook users to send Bitcoins to friends from within the social networking platform. “Simply log in, find a friend, click send and they get Bitcoin,” the company says. “QuickCoin works on any device, is usable anywhere in the world and, best of all, QuickCoin transfers are instantaneous, regardless of time or day.”
May 27th, 2014
Digital design agency Aurnhammer is using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons placed in bars and restaurants to guide participants to their next pub crawl destination — and provide them with sponsored rewards for taking part….
May 14th, 2014
Customers of Singapore’s OCBC Bank can now send up to S$100 a day to any of their Facebook friends from their phone, using a new Pay Anyone feature in the bank’s mobile app. Recipients are notified of a payment via a post on their Facebook wall and must enter a six-digit code given to them by the sender to receive the money. Pay Anyone can also be used to transfer funds to anyone in a customer’s email or phone contacts list.
December 5th, 2013
Danish startup Flextown has begun offering an NFC business card service worldwide, allowing consumers to share portfolios of work, videos and other digital content as well as contact details via NFC, QR or Apple’s AirDrop…
December 4th, 2013
An app that allows NFC wallet users to share information on the purchases they make as well as recommend promotions and businesses to other users has won the €10,000 (US$13,588) first prize in a hackathon organized by Spain’s CaixaBank. The Foobar team’s app “gives individuals a means of sharing their opinions, while it also includes a gamification system to attract users,” the bank says.
October 1st, 2013
Orange France has teamed with visual artist Pierre Giner and France’s National Centre for Visual Arts to put on an exhibition where artworks can only be seen via NFC.
July 25th, 2013
An exhibition at Seoul’s Savina Museum of Contemporary Art is to use NFC to allow visitors to download high definition images, delve into the stories behind each photograph and write and share reviews on Facebook….
July 24th, 2013
More than 31% of mobile developers are supporting NFC in their mobile apps today and an additional 45% plan to support the technology in the next 12 months, according to a Mobile Development Survey released…
June 19th, 2013
Sporting goods giant Adidas is adding a “lace jewel” with an embedded NFC chip to its Boost running shoes, enabling shoppers with an NFC phone to tap it for detailed product information and to see…
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 for delegates and refined analytics on conference and exhibition activity.
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, couponing…