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    NXP adds more powerful NFC controller and developer kits

    June 30th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker NXP has released a high performance NFC controller designed for use in consumer electronic devices as well as developer demo kits that interface with a range of popular prototyping platforms. More

    Gemalto and Visa roll out contactless payment wristbands at Eurovision

    May 10th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Visitors to the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Stockholm, Sweden, this month will be able to purchase contactless payment wristbands that will enable payments at any Visa contactless terminal in the world. The wristbands, which will be active until the end of October, will be rolled out by Visa and digital security giant Gemalto. More

    France’s Teleshopping network tunes into PowaTag mobile payments

    July 7th, 2015

    More than 400,000 viewers of France’s largest television shopping network will soon be able to buy products featured on the TV channel by holding up their smartphone to the screen to scan audio tags that will then… More

    YesTap tests NFC shopping wall in Amsterdam

    October 22nd, 2014

    Mobile ordering startup YesTap has installed an NFC-based interactive shopping wall at Google’s Amsterdam offices which lets employees tap to order groceries and make a payment on their mobile device before collecting the items at the end of the day. 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

    Amazon unveils smartphone that lets users shop the world around them

    June 19th, 2014

    Amazon has launched Fire, a smartphone that includes 3D “dynamic perspective” technology and a dedicated Firefly button that lets users recognize — and buy from Amazon — physical products, movies and music that they come… More

    CBS offers video content via NFC at Comic-Con

    August 23rd, 2013

    Fans of hit US show Under The Dome were offered NFC cards by TV network CBS at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Handed out before an exclusive screening and panel discussion, the cards allowed visitors to access preview video footage by tapping the card to an NFC device. More

    Linkett transforms ordinary TVs into interactive ad panels

    July 30th, 2013

    Canadian digital signage network WestonExpressions has introduced Linkett, a device that plugs into a USB or HDMI connection to transform standard TVs into NFC-enabled interactive advertising displays. Linkett also contains a motion sensor that recognises… More

    Sony promotes NFC in Canada

    July 24th, 2013

    Sony Canada‘s UX Truck roadshow has begun a tour of Ontario, showcasing to consumers the company’s wide range of NFC devices. Included on the truck is a demonstration of Sony’s new SideView app, which allows users to use a tablet to browse their TV’s programme guide and record programmes.

    Inside Secure NFC controller gets Linux kernel support

    April 15th, 2013

    Inside Secure has announced its MicroRead NFC controller chip is supported in the new 3.9 branch of the Linux kernel, speeding up integration of the chip into a range of Linux based TVs, set-top boxes,… More

    HTC unveils NFC remote control for Butterfly smartphone

    January 28th, 2013

    The HTC Mini “provides a whole new way of human-computer interaction” says the phone maker, enabling users to make calls, text and access stored media with the tiny device while keeping their smartphone in their pocket. More

    Panasonic launches Lumix compact cameras with NFC

    January 10th, 2013

    The new Lumix ZS30 and TS5 cameras include both Wi-Fi and NFC “to provide the widest range of remote shooting options, remote viewing and instant sharing on social networks.” More

    Sony pushes NFC at CES with “One-touch” mobile phones, TVs, headsets, speakers and more

    January 8th, 2013

    Sony has unveiled a range of new devices with NFC capabilities at the CES show in Las Vegas and says it now has the largest range of NFC-enabled devices on the market. NFC is “the easiest and fastest way to wirelessly connect and enjoy music, photos and videos from a smartphone,” the company says. More

    LG puts NFC in the living room

    January 7th, 2013

    LG is to unveil a range of home entertainment equipment with NFC capabilities at the CES show in Las Vegas this week. Products to be demonstrated include Cinema 3D Smart TVs featuring “Tag On”, a service that enables content to be shared between an NFC phone and an LG TV, the BH9430PW surround sound speaker system, BP730 3D media hub, ND8630 and ND5630 speaker docks and the NP6630 and NP3530 portable speakers.

    Google unveils Nexus Q media player with NFC

    June 27th, 2012

    The new sphere is “the first-ever social streaming device — like a cloud-connected jukebox where everyone brings their own music to the party,” says Google’s Andy Rubin. More

    Inside Secure appoints NFC patent licensing agent

    June 27th, 2012

    The NFC chip specialist has hired IP commercialisation specialist France Brevets to handle licensing of more than seventy patents — including a core patent that is expected to mean any manufacturer incorporating an NFC controller into their device will need to acquire a license. More

    Nintendo to include NFC in its next games console

    January 27th, 2012

    The Wii U, expected to ship during the second half of 2012, is to come with NFC functionality built into its next-generation controller, allowing players to interact with NFC-enabled figures and cards as well as to pay for games and other items. More

    Broadcom announces Smart TV with NFC solution

    January 10th, 2012

    Chip maker Broadcom is showcasing a new system-on-a-chip technology at the CES in Las Vegas that can be used to turn any of today’s nearly two billion digital TVs into smart TVs that can access the… More

    Plug-in dongle adds internet to TV — and comes with NFC

    January 10th, 2012

    Always Innovating has shown off a reference design for an NFC-enabled plug-in device that transforms any television with an HDMI input into an internet-connected screen. The WiFi and Bluetooth equipped portable set-top box runs Android… More

    Coca-Cola tests NFC advertising in Singapore

    December 20th, 2011

    Coca-Cola has launched an NFC out-of-home advertising campaign in Singapore. The campaign promotes the company’s Coca-Cola and Fanta drinks brands and uses the NFC-enabled Mobile Life! network of two hundred advertising panels introduced by Clear… More

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