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Proxama launches NFC payment testing kit

"With our unique kit, vendors and card issuers will now be able to see for themselves how NFC contactless payments will impact on their customers," says Proxama CEO Neil Garner.

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TSM gets MasterCard approval

Giesecke & Devrient has received MasterCard certification for its trusted service manager (TSM) hub in Toronto, Canada. The site handles G&D's NFC application management and provisioning business throughout North America. The company's TSM facility in...

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Visa tests iPhone NFC in Poland

The payments network has partnered with BRE Bank's mBank and MultiBank divisions to test the use of Apple iPhones equipped with an iCarte NFC accessory.

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Mobey Forum wants open wallets

"Mobey Forum strongly believes in and promotes the concept of the mobile wallet as an open platform rather than a system limited to the provider's partnerships," says the mobile financial services association in a new...

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Gemalto gets NFC SIM certification

Gemalto has become the first smart card provider to get GlobalPlatform certification for an NFC SIM product, following the launch of GlobalPlatform's compliance programme earlier this year. The smart card and SIM supplier picked testing...

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Visa vending goes contactless

Visa Europe is moving to contactless payments for the vending machines in its UK offices after a six month trial conducted with vending specialist Vianet in which a dozen machines recorded more than 10,000 contactless...

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Xmas lights turned on with NFC

The Christmas lights in English university city and tech centre Cambridge have been officially switched on by a celebrity using an NFC phone, reports The Register. This article was first published at www.nfcworld.com. Related news:Signbox...

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MasterCard surveys European attitudes to payment technologies

The 'Tech Nation' poll of consumers in eight European nations found that both mobile and contactless payments are used most widely in Russia and Turkey while only 5% of British consumers say they have made a contactless card payment.

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O2 expands Pilsen NFC project

Telefonica Czech Republic has launched the final phase of its two-year NFC trial in the city of Pilsen. For six months, fifty users will test a fully-featured Pilsen city card held in a SIM-based mobile...

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Trio of Sesames for NFC

Three NFC products have picked up Sesame awards at the Cartes trade show in Paris. NXP won the software category with its open source NFC host software stack for Android. The chipmaker also picked up the...

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NXP shows off NFC motorbike

The electrically powered motorcycle can be started with an NFC phone and incorporates the latest vehicle telematics technology. Users can also choose from a range of downloadable engine noises.

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GSMA’s Latest NFC Announcement Directed at ‘Over-the-Top’ Players?

The announcement Wednesday by the big mobile operator trade group, the GSM Association, proclaiming increased “momentum” for SIM-based NFC services and noting the publishing of new specifications for NFC handsets and SIMs is, in fact, largely a defensive move.

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Oz lottery players tap phones

Australian NFC marketer Tapit is using the technology to promote a scratch card game for SA Lotteries. Players can enter to win A$5,000 by tapping an NFC tag or reading a QR code on smart...

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NFC brings banking to rural India

Citizens living in the eastern Indian state of Bihar are to be issued with contactless 'e-Shakti' cards they can use to acccess virtual bank branches equipped with NFC technology.

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SCS joins GlobalPlatform

Shanghai COS Software (SCS), a Chinese chip operating system developer, has joined smart card standards association GlobalPlatform as an observer member. The association commented, "As an expert in secure chip-based application development, we welcome Shanghai...

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Three takes fight against UK NFC joint venture to Europe

The planned joint venture between the UK's three leading mobile network operators is "anti-competitive and akin to a joint selling arrangement," says Three UK, which was not invited to take part in establishing the new NFC service provider.

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Japan gets NFC Expresspay test

Japanese mobile network operator Softbank, card issuer Credit Saison and American Express have teamed up with NFC technology providers Dai Nippon Printing and Gemalto to test SIM-based NFC payments on Android phones. The three month...

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RIM adds two more NFC BlackBerrys

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has announced two new NFC-enabled handsets, bringing its range of NFC phones to eight devices.

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SD Association and GlobalPlatform to set standards for external secure elements

The two associations will create international standards for SD and microSD format secure elements for use in NFC services as well as a wide range of other applications.

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Swedish Telcos Form Mobile-Payments Joint Venture

Swedish Telcos Form Mobile-Payments Joint Venture

Four Swedish mobile operators announced they have formed a mobile-payments joint venture, the latest telcos to form a company to help them roll out NFC and other services.

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