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Seventeen cities shortlisted for €20m French government NFC grant

The funding will be used to build out an NFC transport ticketing infrastructure in Paris and other major French cities as national NFC standards are finalised and carriers prepare to rollout NFC payments services across France this year.

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German Bank to Launch Mobile-Payment Trial with microSDs and iPhone

German Bank to Launch Mobile-Payment Trial with microSDs and iPhone

German bank Landesbank Berlin will trial mobile payments using microSD cards and a contactless attachment for the iPhone, the bank announced today.

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The Year Ahead for NFC: Major M-Commerce Rollouts Unlikely Until 2013

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Dan Balaban
The Year Ahead for NFC: Major M-Commerce Rollouts Unlikely Until 2013

2012 was going to be the year that the new era of NFC-based mobile commerce had finally arrived–with Google Wallet rolling out widely, mobile operators in the U.S. and Europe making significant inroads with their own mobile wallets and big Asian m-commerce players generally c

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2012 Does Not Bode Well for Google Wallet with Present Strategy

Suggested New Year’s Resolution for Google: “Must Find a New Wallet Strategy.

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Japanese carriers form NFC consortium

NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank Mobile have set up the Japan Mobile NFC Consortium with the aim of working together to coordinate the switch from Japan's existing Osaifu-Keitai non-NFC standard mobile payments system to NFC.

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Smartrac Purchases UPM RFID; Claims No. 1 Spot for NFC Tag Supply

Smartrac Purchases UPM RFID; Claims No. 1 Spot for NFC Tag Supply

Netherlands-based contactless inlay manufacturer Smartrac has announced it is acquiring the RFID business of Finland-based UPM, making Smartrac the largest supplier of NFC tags, according to the companies.

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Japanese Telcos Form Consortium to Coordinate Move to NFC

Japanese Telcos Form Consortium to Coordinate Move to NFC

Japan’s three major mobile operators, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank Mobile, announced today they have formed the Japan NFC Consortium to help them set standards for making the move to NFC from proprietary FeliCa technology.

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PayPal tests NFC payments in Stockholm

"Over the next few months we’ll be testing many different proximity payments technologies (including NFC) and exploring numerous partnership opportunities," says the online payments giant.

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Czech firms report on NFC trial

Supermarket chain Globus is to equip all its new stores with contactless POS terminals following a successful six month NFC payments trial conducted in conjunction with Telefónica O2, Komerční Banka, Citibank and Visa Europe.

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Coca-Cola tests NFC advertising in Singapore

Coca-Cola has launched an NFC out-of-home advertising campaign in Singapore. The campaign promotes the company's Coca-Cola and Fanta drinks brands and uses the NFC-enabled Mobile Life! network of two hundred advertising panels introduced by Clear...

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Samsung handsets get ICS

Google has started rolling out Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), which adds Android Beam NFC functionality, as an over-the-air update for its Nexus S handsets. Manufacturer Samsung has also announced that selected high-end phones...

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Smart tests NFC payments in Manila

Smart Communications and Philippines bank BDO have conducted an NFC payments trial at the World Bazaar Festival in Manila. The trial saw Nokia C7 owners with Smart postpaid subscriptions being given free Smart Money accounts...

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Estonian banks look into NFC

Estonia's leading banks have begun work on an NFC research project in conjunction with mobile network operator EMT, part of the TeliaSonera group. The applied research project aims to discover the viability of introducing contactless...

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Bank Launches NFC iPhone Add-on in Australia, as Contactless Infrastructure Grows

Bank Launches NFC iPhone Add-on in Australia, as Contactless Infrastructure Grows

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Monday launched its “Commbank Kaching” mobile-payment and banking app for iPhone customers, including making an NFC-enabled iPhone attachment available to customers.

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Australia: Bank Launches iPhone App Supporting Contactless and P2P Payments

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Rollout
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In progress
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Dec 2011
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Payment
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NFC POS demand growing

POS terminal supplier Verifone has entered "a must-have phase for chip-and-PIN almost everywhere around the globe," CEO Douglas Bergeron told analysts during its fourth quarter earnings call, Bank Technology News reports. "I think we are...

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eAgile picks Avery tags

US-based RFID tag supplier eAgile is now offering a range of printed products including signs, business cards, and labels that incorporate Avery Dennison's recently launched N-Zone NFC tags. "NFC products are easy to use, functional,...

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RIM to launch UK NFC campaign

RIM is to run a series of marketing campaigns designed to educate UK consumers on the benefits of NFC during 2012. "You will see cobranded activity with us and the mobile operators communicating how NFC...

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Paris gets interactive NFC mailboxes

French postal service La Poste has added NFC stickers to mailboxes in the central Hotel de Ville area of Paris, allowing passersby to receive information on local services and providing La Poste with the potential to generate new advertising revenues.

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NFC Forum and Bluetooth SIG publish NFC developers guide

The guide is designed to show developers how they can easily pair NFC phones with devices such as headsets, pedometers, TVs — and even cars.

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