NFC tags beat QR codes in Dutch retail pilot

Vic

“We have found that the NFC tags are more popular than the QR codes because they are very simple to use,” upmarket fashion retailer Vic has told NFC World. “It is definitely something we hope to keep in our store going forward into the future; it is our way of connecting our online and offline worlds.” More






Oberthur gets NFC SE certification

Oberthur Technologies has announced that its Pearl Secure Element 800k Classic embedded secure element has been certified by MasterCard for Mobile PayPass applications and by Google for Google Wallet... More









CIA fund backs Tyfone for NFC transactions and cloud security

Tyfone

“Tyfone has an impressive patent portfolio and history of innovation in mobile financial, secure ID management, and NFC solutions,” says Jay Emmanuel, technology VP at IQT. “We believe that Tyfone’s technology has the potential to address a wide range of complex government and commercial secure identity challenges.” More


UK catalogue giant Shop Direct tests NFC shopping

Very's Liverpool "window shop"

The retailer’s online department store Very.co.uk has taken over a shop front in the busy Liverpool One shopping centre to promote three fashion collections that have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of local shoppers — based on the online browsing and purchasing behaviour of customers in the Liverpool area. More


Qualcomm launches NFC controller chip

Qualcomm Atheros

Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm’s Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World. More



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