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April 30, 2019
IoT Agenda

IoT grows when standards and partnerships share

“IoT appears to be growing up and past the standards battle stage of life. Instead, its participants are increasingly seeing the field as a series of applications and use cases with the most appropriate IoT technology being slotted in as appropriate, not as a big playing field served by a winning IoT flavor.”

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April 25, 2019
Conde Nast Traveller

You can now buy travel insurance directly at the airport, in under 60 seconds

Travel insurance is one of the most important things you can invest in on your travels. It protects you from fraud, stolen luggage, flight cancellations and most importantly, unexpected medical costs that may come up on your journey. The bottom line is, you never know when you may need it and it’s always better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it!

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April 25, 2019
TechCo

Rise of Contactless Payments Transforming In-Store Retail

Contactless payments via cards and mobile phones are transforming in-store shopping, with retailers racing to ensure they have the equipment needed to keep up with customer expectations.

According to research from Statista, by 2021, Near Field Communication (NFC) or other contactless payment technologies are projected to generate nearly $190bn in sales in the US, up from $113bn this year.

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April 23, 2019
Digi-Key Electronics

Bluetooth Available for Immediate Shipment Worldwide through Digi-Key

IoTize’s line of TapNLink products for Bluetooth and NFC communication is available to customers around the world from Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor.  Under a new distribution agreement, Digi-Key will resell a range of products from IoTize, designers and manufacturers of plug-n-play wireless connectivity solutions for microcontroller-based embedded systems.

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April 22, 2019
engadget

Apple could make the iPhone’s NFC more useful at WWDC

Apple has a lot in the cards for WWDC, and that might include improvements for… well, cards. The 9to5Mac team and Steve Troughton-Smith claim to have details of developer-friendly updates that will be unveiled in early June, and NFC support would be in line for a serious upgrade. App developers will finally have the option to read NFC tags based on ISO 7816 (usually ID and access cards), FeliCa (Japan’s tap-based system) and MiFare (a popular mass transit format). In other words, you might use your iPhone to enter your office or hop aboard a bus in many cities.

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April 19, 2019
RFID Journal

Mammut Uses NFC for Customer Engagement

Swiss outdoor brand Mammut has been deploying Near Field Communication (NFCRFID technology to boost customer interactions and increase supply chain transparency. The technology consists of Smartrac‘s Smart Cosmos Enablement System and Internet of Things (IoT) platform to capture and manage data about each product, along with Smartrac’s NFC tags containing chips provided by NXP Semiconductors.

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April 18, 2019
TechTarget IoT Agenda

Europe is beating the U.S. in the industrial internet of things

When Bain surveyed executives in Europe and the U.S. in 2016 about their plans for deploying industrial use cases for IoT, we found that European companies had pulled ahead of their U.S. counterparts. More European executives (27%) planned to deploy IoT compared with their colleagues in the U.S. (18%). We also found companies in some European industries devoting more of their IT budgets to IoT, particularly in automotive, buildings and industrial.

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April 16, 2019
NFC World

ST webinar explores the potential of Type 5 NFC tags — watch it now

NFC World readers are invited to join ST Microelectronics’ Jim Barlow for a 20 minute webinar exploring the potential of NFC Type 5, the NFC-RFID crossover technology that gives longer range ‘vicinity’ communication with dedicated reader hardware and also allows ‘proximity’ interaction with a smartphone.

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April 16, 2019
Consumer Reports

Stylish 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Unveiled

The 2020 Cadillac CT5 makes its public debut at the New York International Auto Show, revealing the brand’s next-generation midsized sedan. It is expected to replace the CTS midsized luxury sedan but actually is aimed at taking on the smaller BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It will be followed by a CT4 that is likely to replace the ATS as the brand revitalizes its product portfolio.

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April 12, 2019
Yahoo! Finance

Game of Thrones-inspired Adidas trainers to feature NFC chips powered by VeChain

HBO Asia has commissioned a trainer designer to create four bespoke designs inspired by hit TV show Game of Thrones – and they will be embedded with NFC (Near-Field Communication) chips powered by the VeChain blockchain.

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April 3, 2019
Fime

FIME brings NFC Forum certification services to Japan

FIME is the only testing laboratory in Japan accredited to provide NFC Forum testing and certification services. Japanese card, terminal and mobile device manufacturers can now benefit from local end-to-end testing support.

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March 29, 2019
TelecomTV

Don’t believe the ‘5G will take all’ wishful thinking: IoT is multi-technology

IoT appears to be growing up and past the standards battle stage of life. Instead, its participants are increasingly seeing the field as a series of applications and use cases with the most appropriate IoT technology being slotted in as appropriate, not as a big playing field served by a winning IoT flavour.

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March 28, 2019
Financial Content

NFC Forum and LoRa Alliance™ Enter Liaison to Explore Technical Cooperation for IoT Applications

The NFC Forum, the standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, and the LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), jointly announced the signing of a liaison partnership agreement today. The agreement between the NFC Forum and The LoRa Alliance focuses on technical cooperation, use case exploration, and the potential to promote the use of NFC in combination with LoRaWAN for IoT applications.

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March 28, 2019
Mobilitytechzone

NFC Forum and LoRa Alliance™ Enter Liaison to Explore Technical Cooperation for IoT Applications

The NFC Forum, the standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, and the LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), jointly announced the signing of a liaison partnership agreement today. The agreement between the NFC Forum (News – Alert) and The LoRa Alliance focuses on technical cooperation, use case exploration, and the potential to promote the use of NFC in combination with LoRaWAN for IoT applications.

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March 28, 2019
MarketScreener

NFC Forum : and LoRa Alliance™ Enter Liaison to Explore Technical Cooperation for IoT Applications

The NFC Forum, the standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication(NFC) technology, and the LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), jointly announced the signing of a liaison partnership agreement today.

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March 28, 2019
Digital Journal

NFC Forum and LoRa Alliance™ Enter Liaison to Explore Technical Cooperation for IoT Applications

The NFC Forum, the standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, and the LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), jointly announced the signing of a liaison partnership agreement today. The agreement between the NFC Forum and The LoRa Alliance focuses on technical cooperation, use case exploration, and the potential to promote the use of NFC in combination with LoRaWAN for IoT applications.

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March 26, 2019
NFC World

Apple Pay expands to transit systems in the US

Apple is expanding its support for transit systems, enabling travellers in the US to use Apple Pay as a replacement for travel tickets. While details are sparse, the company revealed during a launch event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on 25 March that the payment system will be available to travellers in Portland initially before expanding to Chicago and New York later this year.

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March 26, 2019
LEDs Magazine

HomeTridonic simplifies luminaire production with NFC technology Tridonic simplifies luminaire production with NFC technology

Contactless data transfer using Near Field Communication (NFC) is becoming increasingly popular in luminaire production, as programming driver settings using NFC provides significant time savings. With its own NFC-compatible software package companionSUITE and LED drivers with NFC interface, Tridonic is making it easier to switch to this pioneering technology.

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March 26, 2019
NFC World

Apple Pay expands to transit systems in the US

Apple is expanding its support for transit systems, enabling travellers in the US to use Apple Pay as a replacement for travel tickets. While details are sparse, the company revealed during a launch event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on 25 March that the payment system will be available to travellers in Portland initially before expanding to Chicago and New York later this year.

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