Two hundred thousand UK customers have now been equipped with NFC phones they will be able to use to tap smart posters and receive special rewards, says the mobile network operator. More
Mobile phone chip leader Arm is working with Proxama to create secure future payment mechanisms for mobile handsets, the UK-based NFC specialist has announced... More
Nokia N9 NFC phone users in Dubai are being offered free cinema ticket and popcorn vouchers for tapping their phone on smart posters and display stands located in the foyer of selected Vox Cinemas... More
“With our unique kit, vendors and card issuers will now be able to see for themselves how NFC contactless payments will impact on their customers,” says Proxama CEO Neil Garner. More
Companies joining the NFC standards association include advertising agency Dentsu, handset makers HTC and ZTE, MNO payments joint venture Isis and, at board level, UK-based Barclaycard. More
NFC specialists Blue Bite, Proxama and Tapit have formed an alliance that will see them working together to deliver global NFC-based marketing solutions. More
“NFC offers advertisers greater opportunities to build ‘hyper-local’ promotional campaigns using media-rich, high quality content through a simple tap of the phone,” says the digital agency behind the project. More
The hi-tech version of a traditional murder mystery game uses NFC phones and tags to allow participants to discover clues hidden around a venue and to accuse their choice of suspect. More
Smart posters are to be distributed around central London to promote the latest X-Men film, enabling NFC phone users to download an exclusive trailer and connect with the movie’s Facebook page. More
British firm Aconite has said it is working to bring contactless payments to South African public transport, to allow commuters to use near field communication (NFC) enabled phones to pay fares... More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: MasterCard wins Oyster deal • PayPal nears 100m accounts • Proxama buys Hypertag • Palm tablets to include NFC? • Contactless grows in the UK • NTT Docomo, KT and China Mobile tie up. More
NFC specialist Proxama has partnered with white label prepaid card issuer Tuxedo Money Solutions to introduce an NFC-enabled version of prepaid MasterCard PayPass contactless cards... More
Anyone who expected to visit Cartes 2008 and find just the odd NFC application hidden somewhere round the back of a small stand lost in the outer reaches of the exhibition hall was in for quite a surprise — Near Field Communications World spotted forty companies talking NFC at this year’s event… More
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