French rock band takes NFC vending machine on tour

The Versailles four-piece and their contactless Super Mercato Phoenix vending machine

PARTNER NEWS: US fans of French rock band Phoenix can use their bank card or mobile phone to purchase merchandise during concerts from a specially commissioned pop-up vending machine that makes use of USA Technologies’ cashless payment technology and is designed to appeal to the band’s primarily post-millennial fan base... More



Say hello to Spotify Codes

Say hello to Spotify Codes — Spotify — “We are introducing Spotify Codes, a brand new way for users to share any track, artist, album, or playlist available on Spotify, as easily as taking a picture… They also present an innovative and exciting new way for artists, labels and brands to instantly engage with fans through Spotify.”




Wearable smart stamp to support NFC payments

WiSP

Healthcare technology provider MC10 and product solutions provider PCH are to commercialise MC10’s Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform (WiSP), an ultrathin, stretchable and disposable stamp worn on the skin that will enable brands to develop a “variety of consumer applications” including NFC payments. More




Moo launches range of NFC business cards

Moo business card

UK-based printer Moo has launched a range of business cards that come equipped with NFC chips and an accompanying online platform, allowing the owner to upload the information of their choice and change or update it as and when they require. More




Graceland uses Bluetooth beacons to guide Elvis fans

Elvis fans can see "room-specific content" as they tour the King's mansion with a borrowed iPad

Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley and now a major tourist attraction, is offering every visitor the use of an iPad that works in conjunction with Bluetooth beacons placed around the Memphis mansion to help guests navigate the attraction and “trigger additional content including videos, trivia and more.”... More










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