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    Mobile app just the ticket for Barcelona fans

    February 20th, 2015

    Fans of FC Barcelona are now able to use their smartphones instead of paper tickets to gain access to the Nou Camp stadium. The Spanish club has launched the Mobile Ticket project, a service that… More

    Toshiba launches TransferJet dongle for iPhones

    January 5th, 2015

    Toshiba has unveiled an add-on adapter for iOS devices that will enable users to transfer large data files such as movies and images from one device to the other using TransferJet, a high-speed short range… More

    23 Apple patents related to NFC and mobile payments

    September 8th, 2014

    Apple has been steadily building a portfolio of patents related to NFC and mobile payments over recent years, from as far back as 2009. NFC World+ has reported on these as they have been published and links are provided here to details of 23 patents covering technical innovations and use cases in payments, mobile marketing, coupon delivery, gifting, event ticketing, content sharing, travel and beyond.  More

    Apple upgrades its mPOS

    May 12th, 2014

    Apple is to equip US store staff with a new version of its EasyPay mPOS solution that replaces the existing iPod devices with an iPhone 5S, encased in a Verifone shell, that offers support for both EMV “chip and pin” cards and contactless payments, Forbes reports.

    No NFC announced for iPhone 5

    September 12th, 2012

    There’s no mention of NFC in the list of hardware improvements announced for the new iPhone 5 today, and there was only a very brief mention of the Passbook mobile wallet feature which was announced in June…. More

    CommBank unveils Android POS platform

    July 17th, 2012

    The Australian bank has followed its Kaching mobile payments service with the launch of a point-of-sale application development platform that works with an Android-based POS terminal as well as an add-on for Apple iPhones and iPods and is designed to allow developers to add new types of features for merchants via mobile phone-style apps. More

    Apple awarded patent for mobile airline ticketing and travel service

    July 11th, 2012

    The iTravel patent covers the use of an NFC-enabled iPhone for buying an airline ticket, checking in baggage and passing through security. More

    Groupon to enter mPay market?

    May 28th, 2012

    Deals giant Groupon is testing a mobile payments acceptance service that would compete with Square, PayPal Here and Verifone Sail, according to VentureBeat. The service is reported to come with a free iPod Touch and card reader and is currently on trial in the Bay Area.

    Parrot pairs stylish headphones and speakers with NFC

    January 20th, 2012

    The wireless product specialist has revealed high-end headphones and a speaker dock, both designed by Philippe Starck, which incorporate NFC-initiated Bluetooth pairing for smartphones. More

    Ingenico unveils mobile retailing platform

    January 12th, 2012

    POS terminal maker Ingenico has partnered with mobile commerce specialist iMobile3 to introduce iMRP, a mobile retail platform aimed at US retailers. iMRP incorporates a range of mobile POS devices based on the Apple iPod… More

    Survey: One-third of Canadians ready to pay by phone

    June 30th, 2011

    A survey conducted for PayPal Canada has found that more than one-third of Canadians are ready to begin making payments with their mobile phones and over half would like to use a digital wallet, the… More

    Apple planning to offer merchants low cost NFC payments terminals?

    Apple planning to offer merchants low cost NFC payments terminals?

    January 25th, 2011

    The Apple NFC rumour mill has swung into action again today, with new speculation that the company plans to include near field communication in both the next iPhone and the next iPad — and could… More

    Starbucks ‘will continue to explore NFC’

    Starbucks ‘will continue to explore NFC’

    January 24th, 2011

    Coffee giant Starbucks has announced that its mobile payment service, first introduced on a pilot basis in Seattle and Silicon Valley during September 2009, is to be rolled out across the US. The decision to… More

    NFC news in brief • 6 Dec 2010

    December 6th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Inside Contactless ships 250m cards, changes name • Visa matches phone and card locations • UK debit cards overtake cash • PayPal rewards best customers • Retailers test mobile POS • Mobile barcode usage up 30% • Which mobile OS where? • and more… More

    Broadcom to enter NFC market, buys Innovision for $47.5m

    Broadcom to enter NFC market, buys Innovision for $47.5m

    June 18th, 2010

    Semiconductor giant Broadcom Corporation has announced it has agreed to acquire UK-based NFC specialist Innovision Research & Technology in a deal valued at US$47.5m. Innovision has developed a suite of designs, patents and expertise, known… More

    New Apple patent shows NFC-enabled iPod, games controller, TV and iPhone

    April 6th, 2010

    A newly published Apple patent application explains how near field communication could be used to enable a wide range of devices to share resources within a connected ‘Apple TV Living Room’. More