9 July 2009

Near Field Communications World

Introducing The NFC Report, our new industry research project

WE’VE BEEN burning the midnight oil for the last few weeks here at NFCW, putting the finishing touches to the website for our new research project, The NFC Report.

Designed to act as a one-stop information source for NFC decision makers, we’ve made a few sample pages from the report available to view free of charge on The NFC Report website so that NFCW readers can get a clear idea of the kind of content the report will contain.

If you’re involved in NFC and you’d like to make sure your company is included in the report, or if you’d like to share your experiences or point of view on the market for NFC, please do get in touch — we’ll be very happy to hear from you.

And if you’d like to order a copy of The NFC Report, as a reader of NFCW you can also benefit from a special 15% introductory discount — but you’ll need to place your order by 31 July to qualify.

Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark, Editor

First pages from The NFC Report now available to view free of charge

The first sections of a new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of Near Field Communications World, are now complete. Sample pages can now be viewed free of charge on The NFC Report’s website — and NFCW readers who order the report by 31 July can save 15% on the usual pre-publication price.

Full story: https://www.nfcworld.com/2009/07/08/31392/

Apple to build NFC into the next generation iPhone’s touchscreen?

A patent application for a ‘Touch Screen RFID Tag Reader’, filed by Apple in December 2007, has been published on the US Patent & Trademark Office website.

Full story: https://www.nfcworld.com/2009/07/08/31384/

Citi launches NFC trial in India

The financial services giant has partnered with Nokia, Vodafone, MasterCard and Vivotech to launch an NFC field trial in the Indian city of Bangalore.

Full story: https://www.nfcworld.com/2009/07/08/31379/

Sheetz to roll out mobile Go-Tags

Following a successful field test using NFC phones, the 350-unit US convenience store chain has chosen to go ahead with a roll out of contactless mobile payments — using contactless stickers produced by First Data.

Full story: https://www.nfcworld.com/2009/07/07/31375/

Startup to launch large scale NFC customer loyalty project in Ireland

Startup Zapa Technology has raised €2.5m in funding to deploy contactless readers and ‘Zapa Tags’ that will showcase Ireland as “a model for the deployment and execution of NFC services”.

Full story: https://www.nfcworld.com/2009/07/07/31371/

Bling Nation goes live in Colorado

The State Bank in Colorado has become the first bank to sign up for Bling Nation’s mobile contactless sticker-based local payments system.

Full story: https://www.nfcworld.com/2009/07/07/31365/

Motorola joins NFC patent pool

The mobile communications giant has added its NFC-related patents to a pool of IP and rights managed and made available for joint licensing by Via Licensing.

Full story: https://www.nfcworld.com/2009/07/07/31359/

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