Winckel launches range of NFC tags

RFID tag manufacturer Waldemar Winckel has launched a portfolio of NFC-capable smart tags and labels under the Identytag brand, aimed at applications ranging from brand protection to mobile marketing to location-based services. The Identytag range...

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Kimtag releases dual NFC and QR code stickers

NFC tag vendor Kimtag has launched a line of stickers containing both an NFC tag and a QR code. The stickers, called TwinConnect, are available in in both standard and window sticker formats and a...

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Liquidators in at Zapa

Dublin-based Zapa Technology has appointed a provisional liquidator, according to the Irish Times. The NFC retail payments and rewards specialist, which continues to trade while a buyer is sought, owes €700,000 to creditors and has...

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Google Wallet teething problems

"Ever since this Google thing, there's been lots of problems," a cashier at American Eagle Outfitters has confided to a reporter from AdAge. A roadtest of Google Wallet in New York, in which the publication...

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Cubic gets EMV transit approval

Transport ticketing specialist Cubic has received EMV approval for its Tri-Reader 3, which can process all industry standard contactless smart cards as well as payments made with NFC mobile phones. The Tri-Reader 3 is now...

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Google Maps asks for NFC

The latest version of Google Maps for Android, available today, now asks for user permission to 'control NFC' upon installation. The new permission, reports Droid Matters, "Allows an application to communicate with near field communication...

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Gemalto: Major NFC Projects to Launch; Confirms Isis Contract

Gemalto: Major NFC Projects to Launch; Confirms Isis Contract

France-based smart card vendor and trusted service manager Gemalto said today its telecommunications unit is working on at least 20 NFC and LTE commercial deployments, some of which could launch before the end of 2011.

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Microsoft Confirms NFC Support in Windows Phone

Microsoft Confirms NFC Support in Windows Phone

Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Windows Phone division confirmed in an interview Wednesday that the mobile platform will support NFC and reportedly that it would support payments.

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Windows phones to get NFC in 2012

WP7 phones will be able to support NFC functionality, including mobile payments, from next year.

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Transit Authority to Accept PayPass from Google Wallet

Transit Authority to Accept PayPass from Google Wallet

New Jersey Transit announced today it is supporting the Google Wallet, the first transit agency to do so–although it has not introduced its own ticketing application or open-loop fare colle

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NJ Transit to enable Google Wallet users to buy tickets with NFC

New Jersey Transit has become the first public transportation operator to announce plans to enable travellers to pay for fares with Google Wallet-enabled NFC phones.

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich adds NFC P2P and biometric security

Android 4.0 includes an NFC peer-to-peer sharing technology called Android Beam and a facial biometric technology called Face Unlock that replaces the need to enter a PIN to unlock a phone.

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Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus NFC phone

The new NFC phone is designed to provide a "pure Google" experience, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4.65-inch display.

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Google Unveils Galaxy Nexus Featuring NFC-Based ‘Android Beam’

Google Unveils Galaxy Nexus Featuring NFC-Based ‘Android Beam’

Google has unveiled its Galaxy Nexus, its much-anticipated follow-up to the Nexus S, which packs new NFC-based device sharing functionality as part of the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.

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SMRT launches NFC posters in Singapore

Singapore public transport provider SMRT has placed NFC smart posters in stations to deliver news, entertainment, music, sports, services, and merchant offers to commuters. The bus, train and taxi operator has launched its 'iMobSMRT spaces'...

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Forum and Continua collaborate

Health industry group Continua Health Alliance and the NFC Forum have agreed to work together to expand connectivity standards in the medical IT field. The agreement includes an exchange of technical information toward future specifications...

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LSE reports on NFC privacy issues

"The risks to personal privacy must be addressed," say the authors of a new London School of Economics report examining NFC privacy and regulation issues. "This is not only to protect against surveillance, but it is essential to ensure that there is confidence in the marketplaces that may yet emerge with widespread use of NFC."

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Google Wallet SingleTap payments and offers now available at eight US merchants

Users can now make payments and pick up offers or rewards at American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Toys R Us.

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ThingLink adds NFC to images

Online image tagging service ThingLink has added support for NFC. The company's new Rich Media Notes use NFC tags to associate data with printed images, in the same way that the company's online service uses...

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Google Begins Promoting SingleTap Wallet Feature

Google Begins Promoting SingleTap Wallet Feature

Google is ramping up the promotion of its Google Wallet, announcing that eight retail chains accept both payments and coupons or rewards with a single tap of their Nexus S 4G NFC phones.

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