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    China’s FiiSmart to develop smartwatch that supports Alipay

    September 28th, 2015

    Shenzhen-based wearable device maker FiiSmart has launched a campaign on ecommerce giant Alibaba’s Taobao Crowdfunding website for a smartwatch that will support Ant Financial’s mobile payment platform Alipay and allow its wearers to make payments… More

    FlexStr8 brings NFC tracking to hazardous chemicals

    August 4th, 2015

    Smart label systems provider FlexStr8 has unveiled an NFC solution for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) system that would allow users to print labels and give chemical handlers, emergency… More

    Researchers unveil breakthrough in weaving NFC chips into clothes

    July 3rd, 2015

    Researchers from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have invented a method of embedding NFC chips into yarns which are then woven and knitted to make fabrics for clothing. The chips could be used to provide enhanced security… More

    Stora Enso and NXP to make intelligent packaging with NFC

    May 29th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Renewable packaging solutions provider Stora Enso is to begin integrating RFID technology supplied by NXP Semiconductors into its packaging. The move will allow products to be tracked and traced throughout the entire supply… More

    US consumers call for more retailers to accept mobile payments

    January 13th, 2015

    More than half (53%) of US consumers think it is important for more retailers to install devices that enable them to pay with their smartphones, a Verifone survey conducted by Wakefield Research has revealed, with… More

    Danish city installs Bluetooth and WiFi sensors to track shopper behaviour

    December 22nd, 2014

    The Aalborg City Business Association has installed sensors in pedestrian areas of the Danish city to track visitor behaviour using a Bluetooth and WiFi technology platform provided by IT company Blip Systems. More

    TD Bank partners with Moven

    December 2nd, 2014

    Toronto-Dominion Bank is expected to announce a partnership with New York based banking app maker Moven to help its customers use their smartphones to keep track of every purchase they make, The Globe and Mail reports. “Moven’s app works in much the same way as health-tracking apps,” the article explains. “The service allows users to make purchases using their smartphones as mobile wallets, but also keeps track of every purchase. The result is an instant analysis of the user’s financial health.”

    Xiaomi unveils $13 smart band

    July 28th, 2014

    Chinese mobile device maker Xiaomi has launched the Mi Band, a CNY79 (US$13) wristband that features sensors for health and fitness tracking and can be used to unlock the wearer’s Xiaomi smartphone via BLE.  “Future plans for the Mi Band include making it into a personal ID — so it can unlock your door when you come home, or switch on smart appliances and gadgets,” The Next Web reports.

    Festival uses BLE to gain insights into attendee activity

    July 23rd, 2014

    This year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has used Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to track how visitors moved around the site so that it can “shape and streamline the festival in the future”. One… More

    60m BLE beacons to ship by 2019

    July 10th, 2014

    Sixty million Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons worth US$500m will be shipped in 2019, ABI Research forecasts. Most will be used in the commercial and enterprise, connected home and personal asset tracking sectors — rather than retail — the “BLE Tags and the Location of Things” study anticipates.

    HID Global aims to cut Medicaid fraud via NFC

    July 8th, 2014

    HID Global has introduced a care worker tracking service that meets Medicaid Electronic Visitor Verification (EVV) requirements. The service uses NFC tags and NFC phones to provide an “indisputable and auditable” record of visits made… More

    SnapUp creates mobile shopping lists

    July 7th, 2014

    A new iOS app lets users bookmark and track items for sale on mobile websites and in apps by simply taking a screenshot of any item of interest they spot. SnapUp then turns the snaps into watch lists that are continuously updated with the latest prices, letting users know when an item goes on sale.

    Carrefour and Nisa track shoppers via Bluetooth beacons in trolleys and baskets

    June 26th, 2014

    Supermarket giant Carrefour and convenience store group Nisa are piloting a new technology that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons attached to trolleys and baskets to track a shopper’s journey around the store. Three Carrefour… More

    Alfa-Bank uses activity trackers to offer higher interest rates to customers who exercise

    May 30th, 2014

    Russia’s Alfa-Bank has introduced a new savings account linked to an activity tracker, which rewards customers who exercise more with a higher interest rate. Developed in partnership with Moscow-based 42 Agency, the new Activity savings account… More

    Thinfilm shows printed NFC smart label with temperature sensor

    May 28th, 2014

    Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm has demonstrated an NFC-enabled label that includes a temperature sensor, which can be used to track a product throughout its journey to a store and report on whether or not the… More

    100km race tracks runners and timings with NFC

    March 18th, 2014

    Athletes taking part in Hong Kong’s TransLantau trail running event last weekend were issued with NFC wristbands that staff equipped with NFC phones could use to track their progress throughout the race. “NFC is used… More

    Smartrac to seed Internet of Things platform with 1.5bn tags a year

    March 6th, 2014

    The company’s Smart Cosmos platform will provide an open, secure and standardized way to track the world’s objects, Smartrac CEO Clemens Joos has told NFC World, enabling system integrators, developers and consumers to connect physical… More

    Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with NFC, fingerprint verification and PayPal payments

    February 24th, 2014

    The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, includes biometric security as well as NFC — and can be used to make payments at any merchant that accepts PayPal online or in store. The new finger… More

    Alcatel Onetouch launches Pop Fit wearable smartphone with NFC

    February 24th, 2014

    A wearable Android smartphone that weighs just 78g and comes with an armband-style strap and a pair of JBL earphones has been unveiled at MWC 14 by Alcatel Onetouch. The metallic Idol 2, Idol 2S and Idol 2 Mini S with NFC have also been added to the phone maker’s range. More

    Huawei unveils NFC wearable

    February 24th, 2014

    Huawei has unveiled a smart wristband that can be paired with a user’s smartphone via NFC at MWC 2014. The TalkBand B1 combines a Bluetooth 4.1 earpiece for wireless calling with a 1.4-inch flexible OLED… More

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