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LG preps X3 handset with NFC?

An NFC enabled quad-core smartphone from LG could be announced at the Mobile World Congress next month, ahead of a mid-2012 release. According to Pocketnow, the high-end handset — codenamed X3 — will feature a...

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NBC offers sales in taxis

US broadcaster NBC has extended an agreement with Verifone which will see the television network's content and ads appear on the POS company's payment-enabled out-of-home advertising system. Verifone Media has screens in 12,000 taxis — including...

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BNP rolls out NFC in Strasbourg

French banking group BNP Paribas is expanding availability of its Kix NFC mobile payment application to Strasbourg. The bank, which worked with Orange on the Cityzi NFC trial in Nice, introduced the Android app in...

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Barcode reader app adds NFC

Enterprise barcode scanning specialist Skycore is adding NFC tag reading and writing capabilities to its codeREADr app for Android devices. The functionality is currently in beta and being trialled with customised versions of the app....

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Inside Secure Releases New Android NFC Stack; Accuses NXP of Monopolizing Market

Inside Secure Releases New Android NFC Stack; Accuses NXP of Monopolizing Market

NFC chip supplier Inside Secure has released a new version of its NFC software stack, as it seeks to break rival NXP Semiconductors’ dominance of the market for NFC chips in Android phones.

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Melexis puts NFC in cars

Semiconductor maker Melexis has launched an NFC transceiver chip designed and rated for use in the automotive market. The MLX90132 Transceiver IC comes as a 5x5mm QFN package and is expected to be used in...

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Cirque shows off NFC trackpad

Capacitive sensing specialist Cirque Corporation showed its touchpad with integrated NFC antenna solution at CES last week. The solution, first demonstrated as a prototype last year, has now been built into a usable trackpad. Both GlidePoint...

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Parrot pairs stylish headphones and speakers with NFC

High-end gadget maker Parrot has unveiled wireless headphones which incorporate NFC as a pairing option. The company has also added an NFC-enabled speaker dock to its line-up. The Zik headphones, designed by Philippe Starck, allow users to...

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Helsinki uses 20,000 NFC tags

Nearly 20,000 NFC tags from UPM RFID will be embedded in smart posters and stickers used to promote Helsinki's year as the World Design Capital. The BullsEye NFC tags feature NXP's Mifare Ultralight chips and...

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Microsoft Requires Mark for Windows 8 Devices Supporting NFC

Microsoft Requires Mark for Windows 8 Devices Supporting NFC

Microsoft is requiring device makers to include a “visual mark” for tablets and PCs supporting NFC and running the software giant’s forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.


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EU calls for comment on future of payments

The European Commission has published a green paper assessing the current card, internet and mobile payments landscape and is asking stakeholders to contribute their thoughts on how to ensure a modern, integrated payments environment can be implemented across Europe.

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RapidNFC compares performance of NFC tags

"The difference in NFC tag performance was both significant and surprising," says the NFC tag provider, and there was one clear winner in terms of overall performance.

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Inside updates Open NFC for ICS

Inside Secure has released a new version of its open source NFC protocol stack. Open NFC 4.3.3 for Google Android 4.0 enables device manufacturers to include support for the latest NFC features included in Ice...

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Swedish carriers pick mobile wallet suppliers

4T Sverige, the joint venture company set up by Sweden's four mobile network operators, is to launch a mobile payments service that works with 97% of current phones and also provides support for NFC.

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Amadeus reports on the future of travel

A new research study commissioned by technology provider Amadeus examines how new technologies, including NFC, are set to revolutionise the travel experience over the next decade. "There is a significant opportunity to redefine how the...

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Sprint announces more Google Wallet phones

The US carrier has revealed it will be adding two further NFC phones to its line up, the Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper, and more are on their way.

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Japan’s KDDI Announces Small NFC Launch with Galaxy S II

Japan’s KDDI Announces Small NFC Launch with Galaxy S II

Japan’s second largest mobile operator, KDDI, said it would launch Japan’s first mobile NFC service late this month with the Samsung Galaxy S II–though the service will start out small because of Japan nearly nonexistent infrastructure of standard contactless readers.

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KDDI launches NFC in Japan

The mobile network operator will begin commercial NFC services from the end of January with partners including Japan Airlines, credit card issuers, loyalty programme providers and retailers.

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Intesa Sanpaolo begins NFC trial in Italy

The Italian financial institution's new "Move and Pay" NFC payments service is being provided in conjunction with mobile service provider Noverca, in which Intesa is a shareholder.

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Irancell demonstrates NFC payments and ticketing

Technology provider Etick, mobile network operator MTN-Irancell and Bank Pasargad have teamed up to demonstrate NFC payments in Iran.

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