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Key delivers ads at POS

POS terminal maker Key Innovations has unveiled an unattended payment terminal that uses animated menus to help customers navigate the payment process. The NFC-enabled KSD6000 features a bright 3.2inch color display and "offers retailers a...

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Apple Passes on NFC Again–Impact Will be Muted, Say Industry Observers

Apple Passes on NFC Again–Impact Will be Muted, Say Industry Observers

As expected, Apple has decided against adopting NFC technology in its new iPhone, which the company unveiled today in Cupertino.

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No NFC for iPhone 4S

If there's NFC inside the new iPhone announced today, Apple isn't shouting about it. The iPhone 4S boasts an improved camera, a dual core A5 CPU and a voice-driven virtual assistant named Siri. But the...

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NFC hails Taiwan taxis

Taiwan Mobile is placing smart posters in its Myfone stores that let customers call a Taiwan Taxi Corp cab using a Nokia NFC phone. The system automatically books a taxi for customers who tap the...

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NXP and Landis+Gyr demo NFC smart meters

Smart meters equipped with NFC will allow utility companies to save money and increase convenience, say the partners.

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Korean bus stops get NFC

Korean mobile network operator KT is adding smart posters to bus stops across Gyeonggi Province. Travellers will be able to use the posters to download real-time bus service information via NFC tags or QR codes....

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Oz to get NFC ‘within months’

NFC payments could arrive in Australia as soon as the new year. According to The Australian, "Visa country manager Vipin Kalra said private negotiations between mobile carriers, banks and handset makers had reached a sufficient...

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Merchant Announces Support for Google Wallet, Including Coupons

Merchant Announces Support for Google Wallet, Including Coupons

U.S. office supply chain OfficeMax has announced that more than 100 of its nearly 1,000 stores are equipped to accept not only payment but also coupons and the chain's loyalty program from the Google Wallet.

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Payment Can Wait: T-Mobile USA Announces First NFC App–for Sleeping

Payment Can Wait: T-Mobile USA Announces First NFC App–for Sleeping

T-Mobile USA has announced its first NFC application, and it has nothing to do with payment or mobile wallets.

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Updated: XDA devs add Google Wallet to original Nexus S?

Developers say they have come up with a way to add Google Wallet functionality, including a Google Prepaid Card carrying a free US$10 credit, to the original Nexus S NFC phone.

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SleepTrak NFC sleep monitoring service goes live

The innovative sleep disorder monitoring service is now available to T-Mobile USA subscribers equipped with a Nokia Astound NFC phone.

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OfficeMax goes live with Google Wallet

Customers can now use their NFC mobile phones to make payments, redeem coupons and receive rewards via Google SingleTap terminals installed at more than one hundred of the office supplies chain's stores in five US regions.

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Eight NFC products reach finals of Sesames awards

Finalists for the annual Cartes trade show awards include Taiwan-based Go-Trust, developer of a single wire protocol compliant NFC microSD card.

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EMVCo reports on NFC

Payments industry technical standards body EMVCo has published a 47-page white paper setting out its view of the contactless mobile payment (CMP) landscape, detailing the principles that guide the body's efforts, and summarising the work...

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Hypercom US changes name

The US business of point-of-sale terminal manufacturer Hypercom has changed its name to Equinox Payments. Hypercom US was sold to private equity firm The Gores Group in August 2011 as part of a deal to...

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Chongqing gets NFC wallet

CRC Bank has launched China UnionPay's NFC-based mobile payments system in Chongqing, south west China. The 'JiangYu' system uses handsets from HTC fitted with NFC-equipped microSD cards, and can also be used to pay bus,...

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ATI uses NFC to check temperature of foods and pharmaceuticals

The company's new solution is designed to enable standard NFC phones to be used instead of specialist equipment to monitor temperature-sensitive goods while they are in transit.

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NFC Phone Shipments for 2011 Expected to Come in Below Projections

NFC Phone Shipments for 2011 Expected to Come in Below Projections

While handset makers are beginning to ship more popular smartphone models with NFC inside, some key industry observers say they expect significantly fewer than 40 million NFC phones will be shipped for all of 2011.

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Narian Technologies Plans Pilots with Pair of Retail Chains

Narian Technologies Plans Pilots with Pair of Retail Chains

U.S.-based NFC application developer Narian Technologies said it plans to launch pilots with a large department store chain and large supermarket chain by the first quarter of 2012.

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Australian supermarket Coles tests outdoor NFC with Adshel

Fifty outdoor advertising sites in Melbourne have been equipped to allow consumers to download exclusive cookery recipes and video cookbooks via either WiFi or NFC.

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