Martineau leaves Inside Secure

Philippe Martineau has left NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure, which recently floated on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange, to join NFC microSD specialist DeviceFidelity as VP of business development... More


GSMA NFC lead joins Vivotech

Nav Bains, the GSMA‘s high profile business lead for NFC, has left the carrier trade association to join NFC supplier Vivotech as VP of business development for telecommunications and channel management... More






EC extends Oscar deadline

The European Commission has prolonged the deadline for a decision on whether to give the go ahead to the UK carrier-led ‘Project Oscar’ NFC joint venture, Bloomberg reports... More



RIM confirms NFC Playbook

The 4G LTE version of the BlackBerry Playbook, expected to hit the market later this year, will come with NFC, RIM has confirmed at BlackBerry World this week, Canadian Reviewer reports... More




Google gets NFC P2P patent

Google has been granted a patent for transferring application state information from one device to another via NFC, a system which is similar to the company’s Android Beam service... More


Barnes & Noble to add NFC to Nook e-reader

Barnes & Noble's bestselling Nook Color

With an NFC-enabled Nook, you could “walk up to any of our pictures, any [of] our aisles, any of our bestseller lists, and just touch the book, and get information on that physical book on your Nook and have some frictionless purchase experience. That’s coming, and we could lead in that area,” the US bookseller’s CEO has told Fortune. More


ScholarChip brings NFC to Philadelphia schools

School bus

The student ID card provider has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and ACS to combine NFC phones, contactless student ID cards and transportation passes with the aim of cutting costs, creating a safer and more efficient student transit service and providing parents and staff with accurate student location information. More


RIM adds NFC music pairing

A new version of RIM’s BlackBerry Music Gateway includes NFC pairing support, allowing BlackBerry NFC phone users to stream music from their phone to a home or car stereo... More


2degrees to test NFC

New Zealand carrier 2degrees is to announce an NFC transportation ticketing pilot in the city of Wellington this week, the Dominion Post reports... More


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