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    Foursquare adds NFC to WP8 app

    May 9th, 2013

    Version 3.0 of Foursquare for Windows Phone 8 is now available, with support for NFC check-ins and sharing. The app also has an updated user interface that allows favourite people and venues to be pinned to the start screen, as well as the ability to receive lock screen notifications.

    CheckinDJ uses NFC, social media and Spotify to reinvent the jukebox

    April 15th, 2013

    Venues, or groups of friends, can use the system to choose what music should be played — based on the combined preferences of everyone present at the time. More

    Samsung updates TecTiles NFC app

    October 26th, 2012

    The phone maker’s tag reading/writing app for Android devices now allows users to program tags to perform multiple actions at one time, customize profiles so that tags perform in different ways for different users, and lock a tag so that only the owner can read its contents. More

    Samsung launches TecTiles NFC tags and programming application

    June 13th, 2012

    Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. “Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware,” says Samsung. More

    Foursquare adds NFC to BB

    May 1st, 2012

    BlackBerry NFC phone users can now check into locations via NFC, as well as share places and tips with each other and Android NFC phone users, with the addition of NFC support to the BlackBerry edition of Foursquare. The check-in service added NFC to its Symbian app in November 2011 and to its Android app in February 2012.

    NFC Quick Actions app clocks up 3,000 downloads

    March 13th, 2012

    NFC application NFC Quick Actions has now been downloaded from Android Market more than 3,000 times, developer Fernando Cejas has told NFC World. The app allows users to simply and quickly write customisable actions to… More

    NXP to showcase NFC at MWC

    February 24th, 2012

    NXP is to showcase NFC applications from six partners at its booth at the Mobile World Congress next week: Part of the booth will be transformed into an NFC-based café. This, NXP partner Narian Technologies has told… More

    Foursquare adds P2P NFC

    February 10th, 2012

    Social check-in service Foursquare has upgraded its Android app to include support for version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, adding features that work with the Android Beam NFC P2P service. The upgrade means that users with… More

    Foursquare adds NFC check-ins

    November 28th, 2011

    Symbian NFC phone users can now check in to locations on Foursquare with a touch of their phones, using the newly updated Foursquare for Symbian app. “No more tedious steps of launching an application waiting for location fix, connecting etc… With NFC this is all done with a simple tap,” says Nokia.

    Nokia to bring NFC to New York commuters

    October 26th, 2011

    The handset maker has signed a deal with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to test cloud-based NFC ticketing with Nokia phones by the end of 2011, the company has told NFC World. NFC payments will then arrive on Nokia phones for the first time at the beginning of 2012. More

    Museum of London adds NFC

    August 16th, 2011

    Visitors to the museum can find out more about particular exhibits, access vouchers, book tickets and connect via social media. More

    NFC will take time to build, says Amex chief

    August 1st, 2011

    Edward Gilligan, vice chairman at American Express, has set out the thinking behind the payments giant’s recent series of deals with Isis, Facebook, Foursquare, Sprint and Verizon in an interview with Bloomberg TV. More

    Nokia launches online NFC store

    July 22nd, 2011

    A new online service is designed to make it easy for businesses to begin using NFC by providing smart posters and business cards that enable customers to ‘like’ a retailer on Facebook, follow it on Twitter and check in on Foursquare as well as a range of other tag reading solutions. More

    Symbian Anna with NFC to arrive in July

    June 21st, 2011

    Nokia has now set a date for the release of the Symbian ‘Anna’ operating system update that will switch on the near field communications capabilities in its NFC phones. Nokia N8s, E7s, C7s and C6-01s… More

    Google and Foursquare offer NFC check-ins at I/O event

    May 9th, 2011

    Delegates attending the Google I/O developer conference in California this week will be able to check in to Foursquare using NFC phones. According to the Foursquare blog: We think a lot about the future of location, and, every… More

    China’s Jiepang unveils NFC-based check-ins

    April 28th, 2011

    China’s answer to Foursquare and Gowalla has begun trials with NFC check-ins, Asia-centric tech blog TechNode reports. Jiepang, the leading location-based service (LBS) in the country, will officially launch its NFC feature at this weekend’s Strawberry Music… More

    Foursquare adds merchant rewards, tests NFC

    March 10th, 2011

    The high profile check-in service has its eyes fixed on the potential of near field communication, coverage of the company’s entry into the mobile rewards business this week has revealed. More

    Bling Nation to launch national US mobile payments service in early 2011

    Bling Nation to launch national US mobile payments service in early 2011

    November 15th, 2010

    Bling Nation is set to roll out its mobile payments technology across the United States in early 2011, Forbes reports, and also plans to launch its service in other countries next year. The company “is… More

    NFC news in brief • 8 Nov 2010

    November 8th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NXP CEO picks NFC • Nacha cuts out cards • P2P payments set for growth • Bharti Airtel picks up payments license • Facebook Deals a blow • Only 4% have checked out checking in. More

    Bling Nation adds mobile rewards and Facebook integration to merchants’ POS terminals

    Bling Nation adds mobile rewards and Facebook integration to merchants’ POS terminals

    October 26th, 2010

    Bling Nation has launched FanConnect, a new platform that enables merchants to offer mobile rewards and connect with customers via social networking services at the checkout. By tapping their BlingTag, a contactless sticker attached to… More

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