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    Archive for May 2011

    RIM releases BlackBerry NFC APIs

    May 31st, 2011

    Support for both tag reading/writing and card emulation applications are included in the BlackBerry Java SDK v7.0, ready for the forthcoming launch of the NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones. More

    NFC news in brief • 30 May 2011

    May 30th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Identive, NXP sign VAR deal • Huawei planning NFC phones? • Vodacom looks to NFC • NFC domain names on Ebay • US banks debut P2P payments • Samsung smashes Galaxy sales record • US theme park to offer next-gen shopping experience • Rhodes framework adds NFC support • and more… More

    ACT and sQuid join forces to launch NFC and mobile solutions

    May 30th, 2011

    Two UK firms involved in contactless ticketing and payments have joined forces to launch NFC and mobile phone-based solutions. Transit specialist Applied Card Technologies (ACT) and digital payments company sQuid have merged under a new corporate umbrella, Smart… More

    Broadcom: ‘We expect 10% to 15% of phones to have NFC within twelve months’

    May 30th, 2011

    Chipmaker Broadcom says it expects to see NFC built into between 10% and 15% of all phones within the next year, with the rate higher for smartphones, PCWorld reports. At a press briefing in San Francisco last… More

    We’re hiring: NFC World is looking for a Korea correspondent

    May 30th, 2011

    NFC is taking off and South Korea is one of the fastest moving markets. We’re now looking for a Korean-speaking freelance journalist or researcher to work with us on reporting developments in the local NFC… More

    NFC warranty tags could end proof of purchase headache

    May 30th, 2011

    United Tectsa’s system will allow consumer electronics makers to provide retailers and consumers with an easy to use way to handle warranty and guarantee claims. More

    Paypal sues Google, Bedier and Tilenius over NFC wallet plans

    May 27th, 2011

    Paypal has filed suit against Google, two top Google Wallet executives and 50 others for breach of confidence and misappropriating trade secrets. More

    Google Wallet: Day one for NFC?

    May 26th, 2011

    Google has announced Google Wallet, Google Offers and a Google Prepaid Card, in partnership with MasterCard, Citi, First Data and Sprint. More

    Norway aims for national NFC transport ticketing standard

    May 26th, 2011

    Norway’s transport minister has called for a national standard for mobile ticketing based on NFC technology, and urged the mobile phone industry to help the country achieve that goal. The country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications… More

    ‘Google Wallet’ to go live on 1 September

    May 26th, 2011

    More details of Google’s new NFC service are becoming available, but it’s still not clear what business model the company has created for its Google Wallet service. More

    Heads up: What to look for in Google’s NFC mobile payments announcement

    May 26th, 2011

    The internet giant is set to announce its NFC mobile payments strategy at noon on 26 May in New York. Here are the key things to look for to work out if the company’s strategy will succeed — and what it means for the payments industry, the mobile network operators, phone manufacturers, the firm’s competitors and the future of Google’s own advertising business. More

    Google VP confirms NFC mobile commerce launch tomorrow

    May 25th, 2011

    “We’re making a big bet on it as a company,” says Stephanie Tilenius, Google’s VP of commerce and payments. “There is a lot of potential there.” More

    76% of young adults prepared to pay £5 a month for mobile banking

    May 25th, 2011

    The ability to instantly block a lost or stolen card — a key feature of NFC payments services — topped the list of transactional features 18- to 26-year-olds would be prepared to pay for, a UK survey has found. More

    Isis sets out its new NFC strategy

    May 24th, 2011

    The NFC joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile has fundamentally changed the way it plans to bring NFC to market. But that doesn’t mean Isis is scaling back, the company’s Jaymee Johnson has told NFC World. In fact, he says, “we are pretty drastically accelerating the scope of what we are bringing to market.” More

    Google and Sprint to launch NFC payments this week?

    May 24th, 2011

    Google is set to launch an NFC mobile payments service in conjunction with mobile network operator Sprint on May 26, according to a Bloomberg news report. More

    Half of UK consumers to use mobile banking in three years

    May 24th, 2011

    NFC tops the list of new services that will drive 50% of British consumers to adopt mobile banking by 2014, new research from Monitise and the Future Foundation has found. More

    Survey: Consumers need educating before they will switch to NFC and contactless

    May 24th, 2011

    ‘Providing shoppers with clearer information about contactless technology will be critical to improving knowledge and consumer adoption,’ says research from Ingenico. More

    Starbucks UK set to accept NFC payments

    May 24th, 2011

    Starbucks has signed a deal with Barclaycard, in partnership with Visa Europe, to bring contactless and NFC mobile payments to its UK coffee shops. Starbucks’ move follows the launch by Barclaycard and Orange last week… More

    Visa unveils mobile wallet plans

    May 23rd, 2011

    Fourteen US and Canadian banks have signed up for the launch later this year of a multi-platform digital wallet that can be used for e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile contactless transactions and includes mobile payment, NFC and coupon capabilities. More

    Infineon unveils new embedded secure element for NFC phones

    May 23rd, 2011

    Chip maker Infineon has launched a secure element IC designed to be embedded in NFC-enabled mobile phones. The SLE 97144SE uses the company’s Integrity Guard technology to ensure that sensitive data is handled at the very… More

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