Malibu launches a smart bottle that delivers content to consumer smartphones via NFC

Malibu, the world’s number one coconut flavoured rum, is celebrating a global first with the largest deployment of near field communication (NFC) enabled bottles.

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World’s first NFC payment ring powered by Infineon’s contactless security chip

Whether at the beach, on the daily jog, or at the gym: from now on, everyone can carry money discreetly on the body.

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IFS Labs explores context-aware beacon solution for enhanced user efficiency

IFS, a global enterprise applications company, is leading a new project aimed at connecting next-generation, context-aware asset and equipment data capture with smart devices and beacon technology.

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Creating new relationships, Part 2: Through connected technologies, data and you

In the near future, technology – specifically, technologies wrapped up as the Internet of Things (IoT) – will allow companies to give products their own voices and stories. This will give the products a perceived sense of agency, encouraging consumers to develop relationships with the items.

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Creating new relationships with the Things we buy – Part 2: The desirability of connected products

In the near future, technology – specifically, technologies wrapped up as the Internet of Things (IoT) – will allow companies to give products their own voices and stories. This will give the products a perceived sense of agency, encouraging consumers to develop relationships with the items.

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Mobile and wearable ticketing users to shift to mobile contactless purchases by 2021

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of people using contactless ticketing via mobile or wearables devices will approach 300 million by 2021. This will represent around 1 in 5 mobile ticketing users across rail, metro/bus, airline, sports and entertainment.

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KIWI PLUS launches new children’s smartwatch made in collaboration with u-blox

KIWI PLUS, has launched a new children’s smartwatch developed in collaboration with u-blox. LINE Kids Watch is a tiny and colorful wearable with LINE emojis functioning as an Android-based

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How the Cloud Makes the IoT Manageable

Security and Privacy Big cloud service providers are already thinking about how to bring the Internet of Things together on an enterprise scale. IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung (they’re obsessed with the IoT) have all developed platforms to help businesses manage their Things.

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Netclearance launches mBeaconSense IoT sensor that offers new possibilities for IoT devices

Netclearance, providers of the world’s biggest network of smart beacons, have unveiled the mBeaconSense, aBluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device that integrates five distinct sensors – temperature, vibration, accelerometer, magnetic, light.

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Antenova M2M ships embedded couplers for new TransferJet close proximity wireless transfer tech

Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M, is shipping its first orders for the TransferJet coupler, Zoma, which the company announced in September 2015, and is collaborating with partner Icoteq to build TransferJet designs for customers worldwide.

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SIMalliance Open Mobile API test specifications updated for security benefits

SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security to drive secure mobile services, has released its Open Mobile API (OMAPI) Test Specification for Transport API v2.2.

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Playing it for laughs: Huawei’s CEO meets analyst questions head on with wit and candour

Shenzhen, China — Eric Xu, the rotating CEO of Huawei, China’s largest telecom equipment and services provider, isn’t like most chief execs. Not only was he happy to take questions from an international posse of 500 communications analysts and media, he did it unscripted and with a strong sense of humour.

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Huawei introduces ‘All Cloud’ strategy for innovating and promoting industry development

“At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2016 today, the giant Chinese telco system vendor’s rotating CEO, Eric Xu introduced the company’s “All Cloud” strategy to attendees.

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CPI-led consortium aims to develop world class NFC packaging capability for the UK

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a provider of consortium creating a world class UK manufacturing supply chain that will enable the widespread adoption of packaging incorporating Near-field Communication (NFC) based technology.

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Bluetooth low energy 4.2 module brings ‘performance and power efficiency’ to IoT designs

u-blox, a global provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the NINA-B1 Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth Smart) stand-alone module.

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Apple and Samsung drive NFC mobile payment users to nearly 150m globally this year

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of consumers making contactless payments via their mobile handsets will reach 148 million this year, with Apple and Samsung together accounting for nearly 70% of new customers.

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