Samsung updates TecTiles NFC app

Samsung Tectiles

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


NFC news in brief • 27 June 2011

TTA

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Korea gets NFC Forum test lab • Verayo hires CTO from Apple • US Bank issues contactless EMV cards • SPVA releases secure payment device standards • Majority don’t trust mobile phone companies • 20m Visa contactless cards in UK by end of year • Groupon ties deals to loyalty cards • Identive appoints NFC VP • and more… More


Google tests NFC in Tokyo

Google's NFC Base Station close-up

The search giant has distributed custom NFC base stations to merchants in Tokyo’s Roppongi district that let shoppers rate and review merchants — and allow Google to serve recommendations on additional locations based on the places consumers say they like. More


Heads up: What to look for in Google’s NFC mobile payments announcement

Google

The internet giant is set to announce its NFC mobile payments strategy at noon on 26 May in New York. Here are the key things to look for to work out if the company’s strategy will succeed — and what it means for the payments industry, the mobile network operators, phone manufacturers, the firm’s competitors and the future of Google’s own advertising business. More


NFC news in brief • 3 May 2011

eBay

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: New online NFC store • eBay buys hyperlocal ads firm • Connecthings launches reader/writer app • Google’s Groupon rival hits Portland • Chase offers chip and pin in US • Visa and Gap working on real-time mobile discounts • Nokia to transfer Symbian jobs • and a brace of research reports… More





Google chief outlines vision for NFC

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Advertising is the key to the internet giant’s NFC strategy and Eric Schmidt provided delegates at the Mobile World Congress last week with clear examples of how the company expects to be able to take advantage of the technology. More






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