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Flextown enables digital sharing through NFC business cards

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… More

NFC app wins €10,000

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.

French gallery shows “ghost images” that can only be seen via NFC

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. More

Korean art show picks 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…. More

76% of mobile developers want to use NFC in their apps

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… More

Adidas adds NFC to running shoes

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… More

South African travel show reports 60,000 NFC uses per day

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…. More

CheckinDJ uses NFC, social media and Spotify to reinvent the jukebox

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. More

The new issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook is now out

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. More

Theme park connects visitors to Facebook with NFC

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… More

CommBank adds Kaching for Android — without NFC

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.” More

Sydney picks NFC and QR codes to guide visitors around The Rocks

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. More

Poken adds UK agent

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.

Logic Group to provide NFC shopping solutions to European retailers

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… More

RIM demos NFC check-ins at MWC

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… More

VeriFone announces NFC POS solution for mobile network operators

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… More

Xing adds contacts with NFC

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 in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its NFC service.

Coca-Cola tests NFC advertising in Singapore

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… More

Starbucks China adds NFC to festive check-in campaign

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. More

KPMG reports on consumer attitudes to mobile

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. More

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