NFC technology used by Nokia and LOCATEL

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The partnership is bringing the tech to the hotel industry for greater ease of service for customers. Nokia and LOCATEL announced at the Dubai Hotel Show that they will be using NFC technology tags as a new way for guests to be able to both purchase and access hotel services throughout their stays. These tags are meant to appeal to the growing number of hotel guests who travel with enabled smartphones. NFC technology isn’t actually all that new, as it has been in existence for several years, but it is…

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NFC technology Happy Table launched at McDonald’s

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The feature uses enabled stickers to produce a digital experience through customer smartphones. Although many McDonald’s locations around the world feature a Playplace where kids can run around and play before or after they eat, but now there is a higher tech option being launched with kids living in Asia in mind and that uses NFC technology. Enabled stickers have been introduced to create a whole new in-house experience for the restaurant’s smallest customers. The NFC technology using stickers are meant to help boost the experience for kids in some…

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NFC technology trial to begin at McDonald’s in Canada

McDonalds NFC Technology mobile payments

A new mobile payments program has started its testing at the fast food chain giant. McDonald’s has just announced that it is beginning a trial run of its first NFC technology mobile payments program at some of its Canadian restaurant locations. The service allows individuals with enabled smartphones to simply tap their devices to pay for their meals. The restaurant chain has partnered with the Interac Association to be able to offer mobile payments through NFC technology enabled smartphones and readers. Interac Flash is the name of the contactless solution…

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NFC technology enabled devices will reach 500 million next year

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Half a billion devices will be equipped with these chips by the year 2014. The number of NFC technology enabled devices that will allow smartphones and tablets to transmit data such as credit card and other payments information will break the 500 million mark by the end of 2014, says a recent report. The latest study from ABI Research has shown that the number of these devices is growing fast. The ABI Research report has indicated that even by the end of this year, there will have been 285 million…

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NFC technology is taking off outside mobile payments

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Though near field communication has been a main focus for purchasing transactions, there are many more uses. NFC technology has been a primary focus for companies that have been making their way into the mobile payments industry, as they look for new and simple ways for individuals to be able to make a purchase using nothing more than a simple tap of the device on a reader. Now these chips are being implemented in a number of additional creative ways outside of payments. The use of NFC technology has attracted…

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NFC technology absent in new US Cellular mobile payments launch

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Near field communication will not be a part of the most recent smartphone transaction solution. Smartphone users have yet to get on board with mobile payment solutions that are currently offered by various different financial institutions, wireless providers, and other players in the marketplace, but US Cellular has now taken its own steps into the environment, though without requiring the NFC technology that has been a common focus for many companies. This new service will not need the smartphone user’s phone to be near field communication enabled. This is a…

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NFC technology benefits unclear to many mobile consumers

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CEO of mHITs has found that Australian customers aren’t sure about the advantages of near field communication. NFC technology has been making a lot of headlines over the last few months, particularly in the area of mobile payments, as many smartphone companies, transaction businesses, and retailers believe that it provides a clear advantage over the more traditional forms of paying for goods and services. According to mHITs, this benefit is not being seen by the consumer. The CEO of mHITs, the Australian SMS based mobile payments service, Harold Dimpel, explained…

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NFC technology based mobile wallet launched in China

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China Merchants Bank has just announced this new mobile payments service for its customers. China Merchants Bank has partnered with China Unicom, a wireless operator, to be able to offer mobile payments services to their subscribers using NFC technology. The mobile wallet service will have its initial launch in Shanghai but will expand from there. The companies announced their new agreement on Monday, and have made the service available right away to smartphone users with NFC technology in Shanghai. The news from China Unicom explained that subscribers to their services…

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Apple NFC phone rumors fly…

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The debate continues as rumors fly regarding Apple not having NFC chips in the upcoming iPhone 5. Will they or won’t they? Some speculate, they are holding on to tweak it to perfection before releasing it; while others say, if the iPhone 5 isn’t equipped with NFC capability, it will surely be their downfall. The great technological race has begun (again). There have been great leaps by companies in competition to be the first to offer the newest, coolest; fastest in products. However, people are literally looking at the development…

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