Azeris fancy paying by mobile

As Azerbaijan moves towards non-cash payment from its current predominantly cash-based economy, some 86% of residents of capital city Baku say they would like to carry out contactless payments with their phones. Abc.az reports that research conducted by MasterCard, which is introducing its PayPass system in the country, also found that 31% would like to see contactless payment built into watches while 26% would like pay-by-touch bracelets... More




EC consults on IoT

The European Commission (EC) has started a public consultation to find out what framework is needed to unleash the potential benefits of the coming ‘internet of things’... More









Ireland gets NFC tag platform

A new NFC tag platform provider has opened for business in Ireland. Airnfc was founded by two students in Limerick and supplies products worldwide, co-founder Conor Burke has told NFC World... More




UK moves closer to NFC tickets

Ecebs

British government-backed transportation ticketing standards organisation Itso has certified Paragon RTD, a technology developed by Ecebs that lets consumers download and top up rail, bus and other public transportation tickets via smart cards and NFC phones... More




European regulators put brakes on UK NFC joint venture

Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the planned NFC joint venture between Everything Everywhere, Telefónica and Vodafone UK which will delay launch until after the London Olympics and casts doubts over the timetable for the introduction of similar projects in a number of other European countries. More



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