Microsoft adds NFC to tag platform

Microsoft Tag

The software giant has expanded its Microsoft Tag platform to include support for NFC tags as well as QR codes and its own tag technology, ahead of the expected release of the first Windows Phone NFC devices in 2012. More


Nokia to bring NFC to New York commuters

Nokia World 2011

The handset maker has signed a deal with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to test cloud-based NFC ticketing with Nokia phones by the end of 2011, the company has told NFC World. NFC payments will then arrive on Nokia phones for the first time at the beginning of 2012. More


PC app writes NFC tags

NFC tag and equipment supplier BuyNFCtags.com has released a Windows application that enables the user to read and write basic NFC tags using a desktop computer... More




Microsoft picks NXP for NFC in Windows 8

Windows 8's start screen

“NXP has a deep understanding of NFC and we are working with them to deliver the right hardware, software and support to bring this technology to our partners, developers, and ultimately the consumer,” says the software giant’s Aidan Marcuss. More



NFC news in brief • 3 May 2011

eBay

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: New online NFC store • eBay buys hyperlocal ads firm • Connecthings launches reader/writer app • Google’s Groupon rival hits Portland • Chase offers chip and pin in US • Visa and Gap working on real-time mobile discounts • Nokia to transfer Symbian jobs • and a brace of research reports… More



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