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Arm to add NFC mobile wallet support

Mobile phone chip leader Arm is working with Proxama to create secure future payment mechanisms for mobile handsets, the UK-based NFC specialist has announced. The two companies are working together to integrate Arm's TrustZone technology, which creates...

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NXP: One in ten smartphones sold in 2011 included NFC

"We believe the year ended with the overall industry achieving about a 10% attach rate of NFC solutions to the 445m smartphones shipped in 2011, albeit below our original expectations of about a 16% attach rate," the chip maker's CEO has told analysts during an earnings call for its end of year financial results.

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Foursquare adds P2P NFC

Social check-in service Foursquare has upgraded its Android app to include support for version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, adding features that work with the Android Beam NFC P2P service. The upgrade means that users with...

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Visa US offers mobile services

Visa has added mobile services to its Visa DPS issuer processing platform. The new features, developed by Monitise, allow US financial institutions to offer account holders the ability to monitor account history and balances, transfer...

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Toppan adds NFC to Salesforce

The Japanese firm has developed a field service and asset management system that integrates with Salesforce, allowing data gathered by technicians reading NFC tags in the field to be automatically posted back to the CRM system.

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GlobalPlatform explains TEE

GlobalPlatform is to publish a series of guides that aim to explain in simple terms the technology developments it is working on and how they will benefit the industry. The first focuses on the Trusted Execution...

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Four in five major airlines plan to use NFC by 2014

Nearly 80% of the world's top 50 airlines say they plan to be providing NFC services in three years' time, according to a survey conducted by airline IT provider Sita, but there are technical challenges that still need to be resolved before NFC mobile boarding passes can become the norm.

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Researcher hacks Google Wallet PIN on rooted Android phone

Zvelo engineer Joshua Rubin has released details of a security vulnerability in rooted Android phones running Google Wallet. Rubin was able to crack and expose the four digit PIN used to protect access to Google...

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Isis discusses Salt Lake City NFC pilot plans

The Isis NFC pilots due to take place in Salt Lake City and Austin from this summer will run for six to twelve months before a nationwide rollout begins, the carrier-led joint venture's Jim Stapleton...

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LG Optimus Vu to come with NFC?

LG has released a video teasing its new Optimus Vu smartphone, which looks set to come with NFC. The 30-second video focuses on the phone's 4:3 screen, but Japanese blog Datacider reports that the Android...

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Inside Secure ships 17.4m NFC chips, mostly to RIM

The prospectus for Inside Secure's IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones.

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Inside Secure ships 17.4m NFC chips, mostly to RIM

The prospectus for Inside Secure's IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones.

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Android Chrome asks for NFC

A beta version of Google's Chrome web browser for Android phones, released in the Android Market yesterday, requests user permission to control near field communication features upon installation. Chrome runs on Android 4.0 devices and...

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2nd Annual NFC Payments Europe

2nd Annual NFC Payments Europe
Jun 13 2012 - Jun 14 2012
The Royal Garden Hotel
London
United Kingdom

NFC Payments Europe is back for its second year, with another lineup of speakers representing key players in the NFC industry, including Citi, Barclaycard, O2, BNP Paribas,

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Inside Relaunches IPO; Seeks to Branch Out Beyond BlackBerrys

Inside Relaunches IPO; Seeks to Branch Out Beyond BlackBerrys

France-based NFC chip supplier Inside Secure has relaunched its initial public offering, planning to raise up the €79 million (US$103.4 million), as it seeks to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded NFC market.

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Smart Card Alliance publishes NFC transit white paper

A white paper designed to show how the transit industry can best make use of NFC technology has been published by the Smart Card Alliance. "One of the major challenges facing transit agencies today is how...

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Lexus to insert NFC ad in Wired

The marketing campaign for the 2013 Lexus GS sport sedan is to include an NFC tagged insert "in select copies" of the April edition of Wired magazine. "The insert will allow NFC-enabled smartphone users to view...

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EPC updates payments paper

The European Payments Council has published an updated edition of its mobile payments white paper and made it available for public consultation. "To ensure that the EPC's work in the area of m-payments best meets industry...

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California retailers test NFC digital receipts

Twelve merchants in the Bay Area are taking part in a pilot trial of an NFC digital receipt system that works with a US$50 device and has no transaction charges.

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AT&T Galaxy Nexus gets Wallet

US Galaxy Nexus owners are reporting that they can now install and use Google Wallet on stock handsets from AT&T, simply by downloading the app from Android Market. Fan blog Droid Life has also detailed an...

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