SAP to put NFC in vending machines

SAP shows off a smart vending machine with NFC

Software giant SAP is developing a smart vending machine solution that will provide consumers with the ability to make payments via NFC and link purchases made with social profiles, enabling owners to gain insight into consumer preferences and manage their machines more efficiently... More

Coca-Cola reports on Isis loyalty project


“More than one-third of active Isis Mobile Wallets users in Austin have loaded a My Coke Rewards card into their wallet since our pilot began and 90 percent of these are new to the My Coke Rewards program,” Rick Kanemasu, from Coca-Cola North America‘s vending technology strategy team, has revealed as the Isis NFC mobile payments venture announces plans to go live across the US this year... More

Video shows Wii U NFC toys in action

Pokemon Scramble U/Pokemon Rumble U

Nintendo has released a video trailer for Pokémon Scramble U — expected to be known as Pokémon Rumble U outside Japan — which shows how the range of NFC-enabled toys that will be available with the Wii U game will be used... More

Snack machines go Google

US-based vending machine technology provider Cantaloupe Systems has equipped 6,000 units in San Francisco, Chicago and the mid-Atlantic region to accept Google Wallet, AllthingsD reports, while Chicago-based Mark Vend plans to convert half its 2,000 machines in the first half of 2012... More

Zapa returns with €1.1m investment

Zapa CEO and investor Brendan McDonagh

Irish NFC specialist Zapa Technology, which ran into financial difficulties last month, is back in business with new investment led by technology entrepreneur Brendan McDonagh (pictured), who has become the company’s new CEO... More

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