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February 27, 2009
BBC News - VIDEO

Supermarket of the future

A German supermarket is encouraging customers to scan and ring up their shopping using mobile phones, and check out without the help of a cashier.

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February 27, 2009
Near Field Communications World

Australia’s first NFC trial hailed a success

Telstra, National Australia Bank and Visa say participants in a three month trial in Melbourne have given the thumbs up to the technology and the companies will now continue to work towards a commercial NFC launch.

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February 26, 2009
Can Your Cash Register Do This?

Can Your Cash Register Do This?

When today’s high-tech POS innovations become ubiquitous – and ideas that boost sales and customer satisfaction generally do – the idea of a “cash register” may become as dated as a VCR. (Will the expression “Ch-ching!” fade away too?) Retail POS technology’s 21st-century makeover offers the promise of customized sales pitches, interactive upsell opportunities, speedy cell phone payments, remote system management, and substantial energy cost savings for retailers. And that’s just the start: Wait until consumers get their hands on it.

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February 22, 2009
3sat

Near Field Communication – Video (German/Deutsch)

Die sogenannten RFID-Chips sollen schon bald unseren Alltag erleichtern. In Handies oder Scheckkarten verbaut müssen wir sie nur gegen ein Lesegerät halten und können so an der Supermarktkasse bezahlen oder in Bus und Bahn Tickets kaufen.

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February 22, 2009
3Sat

Near Field Communication (Video)

Die sogenannten RFID-Chips sollen schon bald unseren Alltag erleichtern. In Handies oder Scheckkarten verbaut müssen wir sie nur gegen ein Lesegerät halten und können so an der Supermarktkasse bezahlen oder in Bus und Bahn Tickets kaufen.

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February 19, 2009
Today Online

All in for the ‘mobile wallet’

IT WAS technology touted to replace dollar notes, coins and even credit cards one day. But nearly 10 years on, the notion of having a “wallet” in your mobile phone and using it to pay for everyday items like mealsRead more »

February 17, 2009
News Blaze

Oberthur Technologies and NXP Move Ahead With NFC Deployment Compatible With MIFARE Infrastructures

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s leading Smart Card suppliers and NXP, the semiconductor company founded by Philips, announced today the completion of interoperability tests between Oberthur Technologies’ Opera FlyBuy NFC (Near Field Communication) SIM Cards and NXP’s PN544 NFCRead more »

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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