Ez-Link uses Wirecard top-ups

Singapore transportation card issuer Ez-Link is making use of Wirecard‘s mobile top-up service in its recently launched NFC application, the German payments processing specialist reports... More



Utah food stores sign up for Google SingleTap offers

Associated Food Stores

Associated Food Stores, which provides warehouse facilities and services to more than 400 grocers in the US mid-West, has entered into a partnership with Google to enable shoppers to redeem digital coupons and pay with a tap of their NFC phone using Google Wallet’s SingleTap feature, the Salt Lake Tribune reports:... More





Spanish university to roll out NFC services across entire campus

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM)

UCAM, the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, is to be the first university in the world to implement NFC technology across its entire campus, the university’s Samuel Mendoza, director of multimedia, and Sergio Leon, director of the computing service, have told members of the Higher Education Smart Card Association (HESCA) at a meeting in London this month... More


Microsoft demos Windows Phone 8 mobile wallet

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

John Skovron, group program manager for Windows Phone 8, showed off the capabilities of the software giant’s new NFC-enabled wallet at the NFC World Congress last week and explained how the technology could help Microsoft gain mobile phone market share.  More


NXP responds to NFC transit security hack

Researchers at Intrepidus Group have demonstrated how an Android NFC phone can be used to add value to a transit card without paying but, says NXP, the vulnerability is limited to transportation card issuers that haven’t upgraded from Mifare Ultralight to the newer Mifare Ultralight C technology. More









SimplyTapp proposes secure elements in the cloud

SimplyTapp

A US-based start-up has developed an alternative approach to storing the sensitive data required to make a transaction with an NFC phone. Rather than placing it in a secure element on the phone, SimplyTapp stores the data in the cloud on a “remote secure element” and passes encrypted transaction data through the phone to a point-of-sale terminal when the user makes a purchase. More


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