NFC Jobs Board: Vacancy at Palm

There’s a new vacancy for a Senior Product Manager at smartphone manufacturer Palm on the NFC Jobs Board this week, plus ongoing opportunities at Touchatag, Vivotech, Orange, Inside Contactless and Qualcomm. More

GlobalPlatform launches transportation task force

GlobalPlatform has set up a Transportation Task Force with the aim of actively contributing to the evolution of smart ticketing solutions. Ultimately, the goal is to develop a standard travel media that will offer multi transportation network ticketing solutions which provide a variety of additional services to passengers, including everything from bike rental to banking services. More

Payez Mobile updates NFC specifications

AEPM, the Association Européenne Payez Mobile, has updated the technical specifications for Payez Mobile, the NFC solution developed by the leading French banks and mobile operators that has been on test in the French towns of Caen and Strasbourg since November 2007 (see our earlier article). More

American Express joins GlobalPlatform’s mobile contactless standardization efforts

American Express has become the latest Full Member of GlobalPlatform, the international smart card specifications body whose technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are used in more than 300 million smart cards and two billion SIM/USIM cards — with the aim of participating in the association’s mobile payments standardization efforts. More

Yulong to launch NFC phone by end 2009

Chinese handset manufacturer Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific is to launch “a dual-module NFC mobile phone at the end of this year”, according to a report in the SinoCast Daily Business Beat (via TMCnet). The company is working with mobile operators, banks and bus companies on NFC mobile phone testing and commercial use, the article reports, and Yulong has also signed up as a member of the NFC Forum. More details as soon as we have them… More

Inside Contactless adds NFC to MobiNear’s Box kiosks

Proximity and NFC specialist MobiNear has signed a technology partnership agreement with Inside Contactless. The deal will see Inside’s NFC reader modules being added to MobiNear’s kiosk solution, enabling consumers to use their contactless transportation cards or NFC-enabled mobile phones to access MobiNear’s PayGo platform for a broad range of payment, loyalty, access control and identification services. More