100m NFC phones to ship in 2012

The number of NFC-enabled mobile devices shipped worldwide will more than double this year to nearly 100m, according to Forrester Research, but mainstream use of the technology “remains three to five years away in most countries”... More




UK cinemas to get NFC posters

Digital Cinema Media

Cinema advertising specialist Digital Cinema Media (DCM) has partnered with outdoor media owner Primesight to install 100 NFC-enabled interactive six-sheet advertising panels in Cineworld, Odeon and Vue cinemas in the UK... More


Elisa issues NFC stickers to students

Lyyra and Elisa

Finnish mobile network operator Elisa has partnered with MasterCard and the student-owned Lyyra discount and benefit card to issue prepaid NFC stickers to more than 100,000 students from the third quarter of 2012... More



Google Wallet 2.0: The easy way to pay with NFC?

Google Wallet

Google has unveiled a new version of its Google Wallet service that avoids the requirement for individual payment cards to be loaded onto a secure element. Instead, a prepaid MasterCard which draws funds from linked credit and debit cards is pre-loaded onto the secure element. More


Forum responds to Black Hat presentation on NFC vulnerabilities

NFC Forum director Debbie Arnold

“The NFC Forum works to ensure that tools are available to allow applications to operate with the appropriate level of security,” says the industry standards body. “Mr Miller’s demonstration underscores the importance of providing appropriate security measures at the application layer and enabling users to adjust security settings to suit their own needs and preferences.” More


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