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February 17, 2009
Finextra

GlobalPlatform and StoLPaN align strategies for NFC infrastructure

Europe has taken another step towards establishing a standardised approach to mass market deployment of near field communication (NFC) enabled services like payment and ticketing following the announcement today that GlobalPlatform and StoLPaN will ensure the compatibility of their work within this market.

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February 17, 2009
TMCnet.com

INSIDE Contactless Improves Consumer Experience for Mobile Phones

INSIDE Contactless, a global provider of advanced open-standard contactless chip technologies, has introduced its Wave-Me initiative. Designed for handset manufacturers and wireless operators, this initiative includes a collection of application software, NFC tags and services that speed the development ofRead more »

February 16, 2009
AMEInfo.com

Wise Media unveils the names of the NFC Academy Advisory Board members for 2009

The names of the NFC Advisory Board members were unveiled at the presence of H. E. Darwish Al Zaraouni, Director General, Emirates Identity Authority, during an official ceremony at the 2009 Citizen ID Forum, the global summit held under theRead more »

February 16, 2009
Gulfnews.com

Mobile phones poised to become multifunctional

Mobile phones may soon be able to perform a myriad of functions, replacing even credit cards, according to delegates at the inaugural NFC Academy Conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

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February 16, 2009
Mobile Handset Design Line

GSMA Mobile World Congress Puts NFC In Spotlight

The leaders in mobile gather this week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. A few days ago the GSMA released estimates of more than four billion mobile phone connections worldwide, about 100 million of those are delivered via mobile broadband. The industry association also predicts that even in the midst of a broad economic slowdown the world will reach approximately six billion connections by 2013.

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February 16, 2009
Gulfnews.com

Latest mobile technology introduced during ID forum in Abu Dhabi

A conference on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology was inaugurated in Abu Dhabi on Monday as part of the ongoing Citizens ID Forum, an international symposium on electronic identity documents, which began on Sunday.

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February 13, 2009
BBC News

Challenges to a ‘cashless’ world

The global credit crunch has delayed the shift from payments being made by mobiles instead of dollars or pounds, according to technology experts.

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February 13, 2009
ReadWriteWeb.com

5 Companies Building the “Internet of Things”

The “internet of things” is a concept that describes a wireless network between objects. In a way, it parallels the current network of addressable web pages (aka the “world wide web”), except “the internet of things” would include addressable inanimate objects that could be anything from your home’s refrigerator to the shoes on your feet. Although this world of web-connected things has been much discussed for years, we’ve seen little movement pushing the concept forward. At least, until now.

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February 12, 2009
AMonline.com

Prof. Mike Kasavana Predicts One Third Of All Mobile Phones To Have Contactless Payment By 2013

A recent article published in the Journal of Global Business Management (Vol. 4, No. 2) and authored by Dr. Michael L. Kasavana, CHTP, NCE5 and the NAMA Endowed Professor at The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, discusses future contactless payment systems based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

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February 11, 2009
VNUNet.com

Qualcomm adds NFC to chipsets

Wireless chipset maker Qualcomm has announced the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to a selection of its chipsets. NFC is short-range wireless data transfer technology operating at 13.56MHz and transferring data at up to 424Kbit/s. It is usedRead more »

February 10, 2009
American Banker

Firms Collaborate on Phone Payments

The French contactless technology vendor Inside Contactless and the mobile phone maker Sagem Wireless are developing handsets that will include near field communication payment capabilities.

February 10, 2009
Cellular-News

Thai Bank Trials Mobile Payments with NFC-Enabled Mobile Phones

Finland based NFC vendor, Venyon and Kasikornbank, a bank in Thailand are cooperating to evaluate contactless mobile payments in Thailand for a potential service launch in future. As a first step, Kasikornbank recently announced its first Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile payment trial in Bangkok, Thailand.

*Also covered in Finextra

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February 9, 2009
Near Field Communications World

Sony/NXP joint venture announces ‘universal NFC chip’

Moversa’s new U-SAM chip enables multiple contactless technologies to be supported on one mobile phone, raising the possibility that consumers could soon be using their NFC handsets for everything from Mifare metro tickets and Japanese Osaifu-Keitai electronic wallet functions to Visa and MasterCard contactless transactions.

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February 5, 2009
ContactlessNews

INSIDE Contactless, Sagem Wireless extend NFC technology partnership

INSIDE Contactless’ MicroRead NFC chip and software will power Sagem Wireless’ new handset platforms as part of the two French companies’ participation in GSMA’s Pay-Buy-Mobile initiative.

*Also covered in Near Field Communications World, Telecompaper, TMCNet.com and Total Telecom.

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February 3, 2009
ContactlessNews

NFC is more than just payments

Mention near field communication and most think mobile payments. That’s probably because the next generation technology is being touted as a replacement for contactless cards or potentially even the next wallet. NFC will enable a phone to carry all your credit cards, loyalty cards, maybe eventually even your driver license.

*Also covered in NFCNews and PaymentsNews.

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January 28, 2009
InformationWeek

8 Mobile Technologies To Watch

Research firm Gartner unveiled its list of mobile technologies to watch in the next two years, and the list places a heavy emphasis on things that will soon be integrated into smartphones.

*Also covered in Cellular-News, Manufacturing Computer Solutions, Network World, and VNUNet.com.

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January 27, 2009
Near Field Communications World

UK Department for Transport completes NFC bus ticketing trial

A small-scale test has taken place in the north-west of England which utilised mobile phones to buy bus tickets using NFC and the UK’s ITSO ticketing standard.

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January 27, 2009
Near Field Communications World

Visa and Kasikornbank launch NFC payments trial in Thailand

Customers can upload their Visa card account to a Nokia 6212 handset containing Visa’s payWave contactless application and then make purchases at any of 1,000 merchant locations equipped to handle contactless transactions.

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January 26, 2009
SOA World Magazine

INSIDE Contactless Awarded Red Herring Top 100 Global Company

INSIDE Contactless, the world leader in advanced open-standard contactless chip technologies, today announced that it has been awarded as one of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Companies. 1800 successful and highly eligible companies contended for these awards, and the Red Herring editorial team selected INSIDE Contactless after a detailed evaluation process based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy and ecosystem integration.

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January 24, 2009
The New York Times

Cellphones as Credit Cards? Americans Must Wait

Imagine a technology that lets you pay for products just by waving your cellphone over a reader.
The technology exists, and, in fact, people in Japan have been using it for the last five years to pay for everything from train tickets to groceries to candy in vending machines. And in small-scale trials around the world, including in Atlanta, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, nearly everyone has liked using this form of payment.

*Also covered in CIO Today, CNET News, the International Herald Tribune and the Press Democrat.

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