The sale suggests that Apple’s interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company’s innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices. More
Verizon Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent are demonstrating a range of mobile solutions for retailers at the CES show this week, including an NFC solution that enables a consumer to collect a coupon with their NFC device and then redeem it at an interactive Virtual Personal Stylist (VPS) kiosk... More
Alcatel-Lucent‘s Touchatag team has produced a video demonstrating the use of a Google Nexus S as both a POS terminal and as a payments device... More
Touchatag, the NFC tag application platform developed by Alcatel-Lucent, is now available as a downloadable app for Android NFC phones from Android Market... More
Less than one in 10 consumers in the US are prepared to pay for mobile payment and banking services, despite a surge in use in the past year... More
Alcatel-Lucent has signed an agreement to integrate Cassis International‘s Trusted Service Manager (TSM) solution with its Mobile Wallet Service, enabling the company to offer mobile network operators the ability to provide a full range of secure NFC applications to service providers and their customers... More
New research from mobile wallet solution provider Alcatel-Lucent has found that young consumers in ten countries around the world are willing to pay for the convenience of using their phone to check their balance, pay for public transport and buy electronic tickets. More
The new Mobile Wallet Service is a software-as-a-service platform for mobile network operators that combines proximity payments, mobile marketing, ticketing, international remittances, P2P funds transfer and mcommerce services. More
Touchatag has partnered with Clear2Pay to launch a new platform that enables mobile operators to offer contactless payment, ticketing and marketing services using contactless stickers or NFC phones. More
The Vienna Jungle Scrum developer challenge, run by Touchatag and Mobilkom A1, is on the hunt for a top NFC-based city game with both prize money and the chance to see your game get made and played for real up for grabs. More
Belgacom’s PingPing and Alcatel-Lucent’s Touchatag are creating an open system that will allow consumers to use contactless cards, stickers or NFC phones to access services developed by a range of technology suppliers, operators and application developers. More
There are three new opportunities on the NFCW Jobs Board this week, including a vacancy for a product manager for Visa Europe’s NFC and contactless initiatives… More
British gadget retailer Firebox is aiming to turn NFC into the must-have gift for geeks and gadget lovers this Christmas with a £39.99 Tikitag starter kit that includes a tag reader and ten NFC-compatible RFID stickers… More
If you’ve been keeping an eye on NFC you’ll have noticed that a lot of innovative experimentation is taking place in the Finnish town of Oulu. And if you’ve been wondering why a place you’ve otherwise never heard of is at the forefront of testing NFC concepts, an article in Computing magazine now has the explanation you’ve been looking for… More
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