Monthly Archives: November 2011

Intel and MasterCard Team Up to Bring More Security to Online Shoppers

Intel Corporation and MasterCard Incorporated have joined forces to further enhance consumer payment experience and security for online shopping using near-field communication technology. The multi-year strategic collaboration between the two companies will combine Intel’s expertise in chip-based security and silicon … Continue reading

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PayPal Introduces NFC P2P Payments Service in Android App

PayPal has launched its newly updated Android app, which now offers NFC-based peer-to-peer payments service.  This new near-field communication functionality is available as part of the PayPal Android app’s version 3.0 that can now be downloaded from the Android Market. … Continue reading

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Old Navy Brings Spanish Language NFC Ads in Miami

American clothing chain Old Navy has come up with an NFC-enabled out-of-home advertising campaign in Miami, Florida.  The campaign involves Spanish language advertisements, which can be spotted at bus shelters that are equipped with displays managed by outdoor media operator … Continue reading

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Samsung’s Wave III Handset Powered by Bada 2.0; Features NFC

Samsung’s foray into near-field communication has been highly publicized partly due to its partnership with search giant Google. Samsung’s Nexus has been selected by Google to be the flagship phone for its Wallet service. This may have led some people … Continue reading

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Is Near-Field Communication Dead Even Before It Gets Launched?

Near-field communication has been around for close to a decade now, and it is only recently that we have seen companies push out NFC-enabled devices. The same is true for the user side: NFC campaigns by retailers and businesses in … Continue reading

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Hello Near-Field Communication Energy, Goodbye Batteries!

STMicroelectronics NV has introduced a 16-kbit memory NFC chip that’s designed to employ energy harvesting technology in order to power up a small device where it is built into.  The new wireless memory chip will eliminate a device’s need for … Continue reading

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NFC Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2)

In the first part of this series, we have taken up a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding NFC. We have answered questions pertaining to NFC security, the difference between NFC and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth when it comes to connection, … Continue reading

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NFC Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1)

Near-field communication technology is something very new to a lot of people.  Many of us hear of NFC and get filled with so many questions. What sort of questions do people ask? Q:  How much battery life will an NFC … Continue reading

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Near-Field Communication: Just a Fad or the Next Breakthrough?

Near-field communication technology is getting unprecedented support from the biggest companies in the tech world.  Microsoft, Google, Nokia, MasterCard, AT&T, Intel and NXP are just some of the companies included in the enviable list of NFC supporters. There are conflicting … Continue reading

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Near-Field Communication for Tourism and Travel Companies

It is very apparent that a lot of people are waiting for near-field communication with bated breath. Consumers are looking for a better option to pay for their purchases. Retailers are looking at it as another payment option, a marketing … Continue reading

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