Mobile phones turned into wallets by Giesecke & Devrient

Munich, Germany – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is introducing SmartTrust Portigo, a mobile wallet solution for NFC services and beyond which brings the functions of an electronic wallet onto a common platform. Portigo is a framework that allows the deployment of various services.

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French public authority consortium selects INSIDE Secure’s NFC technology for e-health project



INSIDE Secure announced that the company has been selected by a French public authority consortium led by Docapost BPO, a digital transactions company owned by La Poste, France’s postal service, to provide NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and security expertise for an e-health project.

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Vodafone and CorFire launch new m-wallet services, Gemalto to manage Voda's global NFC m-payments

Atlanta, Georgia, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — CorFire™, the mobile commerce business of SK C&C USA, is providing mobile wallet capabilities to Vodafone Group, enabling Vodafone’s customers to use their smartphones to conduct a number of transactions,

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Samsung Mobile expands its NFC capabilities with TecTile™ version 3.0

Dallas, Texas, USA. (BUSINESS WIRE) — Samsung Mobile continues to advance the use of NFC technology in everyday life with the roll-out of Samsung TecTile Version 3.0, the latest update to its popular mobile application.

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G&D adds Visa Mobile approval to its worldwide Trusted Service Manager centres

Visa has approved the Trusted Service Manager centers operated by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in Munich and Toronto for commercial NFC applications.

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New NFC technology offers wider charging area and small footprint in smartphones and healthcare devices

Dusseldorf, Germany – Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductors, has developed a new near field communication (NFC) wireless charging system designed to eliminate the power cable for charging and to increase systems efficiency.

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iPhone 5 dodges NFC as a mobile wallet technology and plays for time on Passbook

(Reuters & additional reporting) — Any lingering hopes among proponents of NFC that Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5 (pictured) might spring a pleasant surprise were dashed on Friday when the new device emerged without the technology. This non-move had been trailed beforehand but backers of NFC as a leading mobile payment technology may still

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FIME to deliver Isis™ certification

FIME, a leader in consulting and market integration testing services for near field communication (NFC) solutions has been authorised by Isis to certify Isis products

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Partnerships need to be part of successful mobile payment strategy, says Frost & Sullivan

London, UK. August 1, 2012 – Near field communication (NFC), the promising mobile (m)-payment technology, has not created the revenue-generating opportunities the telecom industry expected. So says, a new report from analysts Frost & Sullivan.

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Telefónica awarded large M2M win by G4S as Visa Europe named preferred mobile payments partner

London, UK. 06 July 2012 – Telefónica, which operates under the O2 brand in the UK, has agreed to further extend the partnership with G4S Utility Services (G4S) a leading international security solutions group and one of the UK’s major smart meter operations service providers.

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Oberthur Technologies acquires MoreMagic to create secure mobile wallet and end-to-end NFC offer

Levallois, France and Boston, USA. June 19, 2012 — Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, has completed the acquisition of the leading Boston based mobile payments company MoreMagic for an undisclosed sum.

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NSN and Everything Everywhere partner to increase revenue through M2M connectivity

Everything Everywhere, a leading UK communications company, and Nokia Siemens Networks have announced a partnership that will offer vending machine owners the opportunity to increase revenue and reduce costs through remote stock monitoring, increased customer interaction and multiple payment methods.

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Taoglas claims a first as it launches off-the-shelf 'Peel-and-Stick' NFC antenna for M2M devices

CTIA, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and San Diego, California, USA. May 9, 2012 – Taoglas USA, Inc, a provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, has launched a new Near Field Communications (NFC) antenna and tag systems for M2M devices.

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Turkcell gets smart in NFC payments and M2M monitoring of chronic diseases

Istanbul, Turkey – Denizbank has joined Turkcell’s Cep-T Cuzdan platform enabling its customers to make contactless payment with their handsets using Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. At the same time patients in Turkey with chronic diseases are finding their care controlled by Turkcell’s Smart Health solution.

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Austria's A1 pilots paybox NFC® payment solution with McDonald’s and Merkur

Vienna, Austria — Telekom Austria Group’s domestic subsidiary A1 has launched a pilot scheme with McDonald’s and Merkur, an Austrian supermarket chain, which allows customers to make cashless, PIN-less payments of up to EUR 25 with a single hand movement.

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NFC Forum N-Mark showing strong momentum

April 05, 2012 WAKEFIELD, Mass.—The NFC Forum a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC), today announced that a growing number of companies are displaying the N-Mark, the universal symbol and touchpoint for NFC, on smart posters, tags and media, promotional materials, and websites.

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