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Why Our Mission and Goals Matter

Why Our Mission and Goals Matter

Does anyone ever really read an organization’s mission statement? If you don’t, it’s probably because so many of them say so little. In fact, one Internet humorist has even created an online mission statement generator that produces an endless variety of mission mish-mash.Read more »

When It Comes to Payment, NFC Gets the Tap

When It Comes to Payment, NFC Gets the Tap

If you’re a consumer who’s purchased a smartphone recently, you may be thinking about one of the cooler uses for that device – making contactless payments for purchases at retail shops and restaurants. But which type of mobile payment isRead more »

What is the Purpose of NFC NDEF Signature Records?

What is the Purpose of NFC NDEF Signature Records?

This question was posted a few years ago by  Eric  Vétillard  in this  blog post . The NFC Forum  Signature RTD  1.0 specification was first released as a  specification  in 2010.   Michael Roland  later identified ways to improve the specification and assisted the NFC Forum in updating it.  Now a candidate specification, the final NFC ForumRead more »

Winning the User Experience Relay Race

Winning the User Experience Relay Race

As any Olympic track athlete will tell you, winning a successful 4×100 meter relay race is as much about the baton-passing as it is the speed of the runners. There are multiple passing techniques to choose from – from theRead more »

NFC + App Developers = Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

NFC + App Developers = Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

My ties to the developer community run deep, and inform my work with the Forum. Recently, we launched our new “Tap Into NFC” Developer Program, website and NFC product showcase . (In case you missed the announcement, you can find it here .) Our primary goal with this program is toRead more »

Get Better Acquainted with NFC

Get Better Acquainted with NFC

Thanks to a certain high-profile product announcement out of Cupertino this week, a lot more people are now aware of NFC. That’s great, because public interest and consumer demand are essential to NFC adoption and growth. Apple users will nowRead more »

The Convergence of NFC and the Internet of Things

The Convergence of NFC and the Internet of Things

In a little more than five years, more than 26 billion devices will be connected to each other, according to Gartner. Some analysts are projecting that by 2025 there will be 1 trillion (trillion!) networked devices worldwide in the consumer and industrialRead more »

NFC and Bluetooth: The Perfect Pair

NFC and Bluetooth: The Perfect Pair

It was two decades ago that a new wireless technology called Bluetooth, named after an ancient Danish king, first appeared. It promised to replace the many cables connecting users and their devices to accessories like headsets. Those mature enough mayRead more »