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Collis tests Visa NFC technology

Testing tool specialist Collis has launched a test suite that can be used to perform functional testing of NFC payments applications based on the Visa Mobile Contactless Payment Specifications (VMCPS). The company has also appointed Toronto-based B2...

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Inside Secure to IPO this month

NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure will be listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange from 17 February, French newspaper Le Figaro reports. The company aims to raise up to 79.3 million euros...

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Leaked video confirms NFC for Windows Phone 8

Details of a video describing Windows Phone 8 features and confirming support for NFC have been reported by mobile gadget blog PocketNow. The video is hosted by Microsoft senior vice president Joe Belfiore, says PocketNow,...

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Nokia says goodbye to Hello

A description of a new NFC service from Nokia which briefly appeared on the Nokia Conversations blog on Friday was "just a 'humoristic' test post which went accidentally live for a few moments," a spokesman...

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DeviceFidelity raises funds, signs strategic partnership with Datacard

"Financial institutions will have a great opportunity to capitalize on this by easily complementing their card programs without having to make major infrastructure changes to their existing processes," says the card giant's Russell St John.

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Visa reports 1m US chip cards

US financial institutions had issued one million Visa-branded EMV chip cards by the end of December 2011, the payments network reports. Issuers now include Chase Card Services, State Employees' Credit Union, United Nations Federal Credit Union, US Bank, and Wells Fargo....

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Inside Secure to Relaunch IPO; Announces 20 Million NFC Chip Shipments and New Customer

Inside Secure to Relaunch IPO; Announces 20 Million NFC Chip Shipments and New Customer

Inside Secure today announced it has shipped 20 million NFC chips the past 12 months and said its chips will be used by a leading phone maker on a major mobile platform–as it seeks to build interest in its renewed IPO.

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Inside wins NFC phone order

Inside Secure has announced its NFC chip technology has been chosen to power "a next-generation smartphone from a leading mobile phone manufacturer." The new phone is scheduled to be introduced by mid-year, "will run on...

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Austria: Bank Plans Launch of payWave on microSDs and iPhone Sleeves

Scope: 
Rollout
Status: 
Planned
Austria
48.2082
16.3738
Est. Launch: 
Q2 2012
Main Application: 
Payment
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Reports Offer More Confirmation of Microsoft’s Plans for NFC Wallet App

Reports Offer More Confirmation of Microsoft’s Plans for NFC Wallet App

Reports are citing comments from Microsoft vice president and Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore as emphasizing an NFC-based “wallet experience” for the software giant’s planned Windows Phone 8 platform.

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MasterCard delivers popcorn to movie-goers with NFC

Two movie theatres in Sydney, Australia are pilot testing QkR, a mobile app that lets customers place orders on their mobile phone via NFC or QR codes and then have their order delivered to their seat.

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Blue Bite reports results of US NFC marketing campaign

A campaign for travel app HotelTonight, which combined promotional videos shown on digital screens with the ability to download the app via NFC, QR code, Bluetooth or WiFi, saw a small but promising number of interactions via NFC, says the mobile marketing platform provider.

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Nokia looks to ‘portless’ phones

Nokia may use NFC connectivity and wireless charging in future phones to eliminate external ports from the devices, the company's head of design has hinted in an interview with The Guardian. Nokia's flagship Lumia devices run...

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Forum to put on NFC showcase in Frankfurt

The NFC Forum is to hold a public exhibition of NFC technology during its quarterly members' meeting in Frankfurt next week. The industry standards organisation will put on the free-to-attend 'solutions showcase' event to demonstrate...

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French consumers prefer fingerprints to NFC

A survey has found that French consumers are more interested in the idea of using their fingerprint to identify themselves when making a payment than in using a mobile phone for the purpose. 69% of...

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Romanian banks look to NFC

Visa Europe is in discussion with banks in Romania with a view to introducing NFC payments, possibly as soon as this year, Catalin Cretu, the payments network's country manager for Romania, has told local business...

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Spanish students to register for classes with NFC

Samsung has signed a deal with a Spanish university to develop and pilot test the use of NFC phones to track student attendance.

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Germans warm to NFC

German consumers are increasingly positive about the idea of making payments with contactless cards and NFC phones, a new survey conducted for Euro Kartensysteme has found. Overall, 43% of respondents to the survey of 1,040...

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Fly and Tianyu pick MStar chip for new NFC phones

The Taiwanese semiconductor supplier's NFC controller chip is to be used in an Android handset made by Tianyu for the Chinese market and a feature phone designed for B2B applications which is being introduced next month by a UK customer of handset maker Fly.

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Sunrise to test NFC in Switzerland

Swiss mobile network operator Sunrise is to begin an NFC payments pilot in March 2012, in collaboration with Oberthur Technologies. The SIM-based NFC trial will allow participants to charge payments made with an NFC phone to their...

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