Research and Markets releases new study detailing the various aspects of NFC technology

NFC Technology

Research and Markets, a market research firm, has released a new report on the growing NFC market. The report provides in-depth analysis of the market and the commercial opportunities therein, which may be useful for companies looking to expand their business into the mobile marketing and mobile commerce sector. It also examines the emerging trends of the technology and how they apply to businesses all over the world. NFC is certainly gaining momentum as a tool to connect with a growing population on mobile consumers. Like most new technologies, companies…

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NFC Forum members to show off new products at the NRF Annual Convention and Expo this month

NFC Technology

Members of the NFC Forum, a conglomerate of companies working to establish standards on usage of NFC technology, will be in attendance at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Annual Convention and Expo event this month in New York City. The long-standing event will attract businesses from all over the world and expose them to new trends emerging in the worlds of marketing, commerce and general business. The NFC Forum plans to unveil new, innovative retail solutions based on NFC technology, hoping to raise awareness of how powerful the technology can…

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Nokia and Sony show off their new NFC-enabled smart phones at the Consumer Electronics Show

New NFC Phones

There can be no doubt that the smart phone market is growing at a rapid rate. It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that smart phones that are not capable of interacting with NFC technology simply will not perform in the changing market. NFC technology is having a major impact on the world of mobility, so much so that makers of smart phones are making efforts to incorporate the technology into their designs. Nokia and Sony have come to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to show off their…

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NFC Forum issues global call for innovative NFC-related projects

NFC Technology

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that promotes universal standards regarding the use of NFC technology, has issued a worldwide call to technology developers, inviting them to participate in the upcoming Tap into Innovation NFC Global Competition 2012. The association is looking for promising new projects that could advance the use of NFC technology. The group is anticipating a wide variety of entries into the competition that cover a number of different industries. NFC technology is becoming a major force in the worlds of commerce and marketing. The technology…

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ABI Research report suggests NFC technology will have a major impact on retail marketing

Mobile Payments question confusion

Near Field Communication may be becoming a big deal in commerce, but the technology is still suffering from lack of consumer awareness. ABI Research, a market research firm, has released a new report concerning the status of NFC technology, noting its growth in certain markets. According to the report, the technology may not see the most success in commerce. Instead, NFC may have the most profound impact on mobile retail marketing. For marketers, the technology has yet to show any real attraction when compared to QR codes. The report suggests…

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Intel Corporation joins the NFC Forum as a Sponsor

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The Intel Corporation – a global leader in computing innovation – has joined the NFC Forum, which is a not-for-profit industry association that is dedicated to progressing the adoption of near field communication technology. According to the NFC Forum, the Intel Corporation has increased his position to the Sponsor level from its previous position as a Principal. Membership as a Sponsor is the highest possible category at the NFC Forum, and it provides such benefits as a seat on the Board of Directors for the forum, which is responsible for…

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eAgile and Avery Dennison join forces to promote NFC technology

NFC Technology Business Cards

The NFC industry has become wildly popular with businesses and consumers, but the availability of the technology has been somewhat scarce. Companies like Nokia are working to resolve the issue by developing new smart phones that make use of the technology. eAgile Inc. and Avery Dennison RFID, two companies specializing in RFID products, have teamed to promote NFC technology. The partnership will produce a wide variety of promotional products that businesses will be able to use to make consumers more comfortable with using NFC. NFC technology is easy to use,…

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Intel to make computer chips that incorporate NFC technology

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The Intel Corporation has announced that it will be developing a new line of computer chips that make use of NFC technology. The acclaimed chip maker has partnered with INSIDE Secure, a French technology company that has been working on promoting NFC chips for some time. Intel believes that NFC, along with augmented reality, will be a major component to future computer systems and will change the way computers share data with one another. Intel has yet to release any specific details regarding its plans for NFC chips, but the…

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In-Stat: Number of NFC-enabled mobile devices to exceed 1 billion by 2015, despite security concerns

NFC Technology Mobile Payments Infrastructure

Mobile commerce is a promising new industry that revolves around smart phones being used as payment devices. This is accomplished through NFC technology, which allows smart phones to interact with NFC terminals to make purchases. Mobile commerce is often lauded as a safe, streamlined way to pay for goods, but security concerns have, thus far, stifled the growth of the industry. Despite such concerns, In-Stat, a global market intelligence firm, predicts that there will be more than 1 billion NFC-enabled mobile devices by 2015. The security concerns surrounding NFC technology…

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Smart Card Alliance teams with the NFC Forum to broaden the knowledge of NFC technology

NFC Forum

With mobile commerce gaining momentum in North America, the need to educate businesses and the public on NFC technology is becoming more apparent. The Smart Card Alliance, a non-profit association working to further smart card technology, has announced that it will be launching new projects to raise awareness of the technology in the coming months. The association has put a spotlight on education, noting that ignorance is the most challenging barrier to overcome when it comes to new technologies. Mobile commerce is expected to be a full-fledged financial revolution and…

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Barclaycard sponsors the NFC Forum in an effort to promote NFC technology and mobile payments.

NFC Technology

Mobile commerce is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the business world. Powered by NFC technology, the industry has been experiencing a great deal of growth around the world as consumers begin to become more comfortable with the idea that their smart phones can double as a debit or credit card. As interest in the budding industry grows, so too does the need to understand its intricacies. To this end, Barclaycard, a leading global payments company, has joined a team of sponsors backing the NFC Forum, a…

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