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MasterCard publishes roadmap for moving the US to EMV and NFC

The payments giant has set out its plans for moving the US from magnetic stripe card technology to chip cards and NFC phones. The plans include incentives for merchants, integrated customer loyalty programmes and support for dynamic authentication technologies.

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Taiwan Chip Company Supplies NFC Technology to Low-Cost Phone Maker

Taiwan Chip Company Supplies NFC Technology to Low-Cost Phone Maker

Taiwan-based chip maker MStar Semiconductor announced today it is supplying NFC technology to Russia-based phone maker Fly for one or more handsets for the European market to be released as early as next month.

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HID reports results of NFC pilot at Arizona State University

The access control specialist's NFC campus pilot is now complete, all participants are reporting positive results and a video showing the system in action has been produced.

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FTC looks into mobile payments

The US Federal Trade Commission is inviting comments from industry representatives, consumer groups, technology providers and academics ahead of a mobile payments workshop it will host in Washington, DC on 26 April.

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Paris commuters to get travel passes that work with NFC phones

The latest generation of Passe Navigo, the travel pass used by six million commuters in the greater Paris region, will allow users to top up their cards from their NFC mobile phones and pave the way for the use of NFC phones as transportation tickets.

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MasterCard drops Apple NFC hint

"I don't know of a handset manufacturer that isn't in process of making sure their stuff is PayPass ready," Ed McLaughlin, MasterCard's head of emerging payments has told Fast Company in an interview. Pressed on...

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Nice retailers use NFC to attract shoppers

The new Carte Magique has been introduced by independent retailer trade body OCAN to help its members fight back against online discounters.

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Austrian Bank to Launch Mobile-Payment Service with microSDs and iPhone

Austrian Bank to Launch Mobile-Payment Service with microSDs and iPhone

Raiffeisen Bank International, one of Austria’s largest banks, is planning to launch contactless-mobile payment with microSD cards and an iPhone attachment.

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MC opens Singapore R&D centre

MasterCard has opened an R&D centre at its Asia regional headquarters in Singapore. The centre will focus on the research and development of new payment solutions including emerging payments, chip, contactless, mobile and e-commerce. This...

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NFC shop opens in Tokyo

The world's first physical retail store specialising in NFC has been opened in Yaesu, Tokyo. The RFID/NFC Real Touch Shop offers NFC tags from UPM RFID, NFC applications, starter kits, and printing and encoding services....

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Nintendo to Support Payments and Other NFC Applications in Planned Wii U Console

Nintendo to Support Payments and Other NFC Applications in Planned Wii U Console

Struggling video game maker Nintendo will incorporate NFC in its planned Wii U home video game console, including support for payments, the company’s president Satoru Iwata said today.

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Samsung Confirms NFC Chip in Galaxy Note, though NFC Version Already Shipping in Korea

Samsung Confirms NFC Chip in Galaxy Note, though NFC Version Already Shipping in Korea

Samsung Electronics has confirmed it has an NFC version of its Galaxy Note, though that comes as no surprise to operators in South Korea, which have been selling the tablet-smartphone hybrid with NFC inside for about two months.

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ZapTap puts NFC on the shelf

Canadian start up ZapTap is using NFC tags instore to give product information to shoppers. By tapping tags on a shelf using a smartphone, consumers will be able to see further information, reviews and offers for...

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Nintendo to include NFC in its next games console

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.

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Mobile World Congress

Feb 27 2012 - Mar 1 2012
Fira Montjuïc
Barcelona
Spain
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Cartes in North America

Mar 5 2012 - Mar 7 2012
Mirage Hotel
Las Vegas
United States
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Mobile Payments and NFC

Jan 30 2012 - Feb 2 2012
The Hatton
London
United Kingdom
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Near Field Communication World Asia

Apr 25 2012 - Apr 27 2012
Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre
Singapore

The 7th annual Near Field Communication (NFC) World Asia is the leading conference in Asia that is dedicated to NFC technology and brings together all key stakeholders from the payments, mobile

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Mobile Payments NFC World Summit 2012

Mobile Payments NFC World Summit 2012
Apr 19 2012 - Apr 20 2012
Eaton Smart
Hong Kong
China

Mobile Payments & NFC World Summit 2012 will draw together highly-regarded speakers representing mobile network operators, banks, money-transfer providers and networks, mobile wallets, retailers, publ

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Innovations, Remote Services, Cards and Payments 2012–3rd International Forum

Innovations, Remote Services, Cards and Payments 2012–3rd International Forum
May 21 2012 - May 22 2012
Forum Hall
Moscow
Russia

PLUS Journal will hold Innovations, Remote Services, Cards and Payments 2012–the 3rd International Forum, in Moscow.

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