NFC technology experiences considerable surge in global use

NFC technology use World Wide

A recent survey shows that consumers have a greater awareness of the tech and are satisfied by it. A new study conducted by ABI Research has shown that consumers are considerably more familiar with NFC technology, and they are more satisfied with it as well. Over eight out of every ten consumers have used a contactless card or mobile payment wallet. According to the research, more than 85 percent of consumers have used NFC technology in the form of a “contactless card or mobile payment wallet.” Moreover, they have increased…

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Infineon combines near field communication and system-on-chip for keyless lock

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The NFC technology and SoC have been paired in what the company is calling a first ever tech. Semiconductor manufacturing company Infineon has unveiled a new keyless lock device that works on near field communication (NFC) and system-on-chip (SoC) technology. The combination makes it possible to unlock padlocks, doors and other locks with mobile phones. According to the company, the future of building security might involve removing keys from the mix altogether. It has developed a security solution that requires neither keys nor batteries to make it possible to lock…

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Apple mobile wallet practices hurt competition, says EU regulators

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The European Commission’s preliminary findings were that the policies harmed competition. European regulators have notified Apple Inc. that its mobile wallet practices were, in their initial view, harmful to competition. The preliminary findings of the European Commission do not “prejudge the outcome” in antitrust investigations. The European Commission (EC) announced in a news release that it had advised Apple “of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices.” The focus of the concerns expressed about the payment app had to do…

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NFC technology marketing campaign gives Barbadillo a shot in the arm

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The Spanish winemaker is using near field communication tech in its latest consumer-focused effort. Spanish winemaker Barbadillo is working with Thin Film Electronics ASA to use NFC technology marketing to engage consumers via smart products such as smartphones. The goal of the campaign is to provide a more interactive and informative experience for consumers. The NFC technology marketing campaign employs the near field communication tech in the form of SpeedTap tags added to 126,000 “smart” bottles from Castillo de San Diego. The products were added to shelves nationwide and will…

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UK iBeacon Startup Linktagger joins Uber Paypal and HP at Europe’s biggest Hackathon

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UK Based Internet of Things startup Linktagger have been chosen as API providers to the largest Hackathon in Europe along side companies such as Uber, Paypal, HP and Alcatel. Linktagger will provide teams of hackers across Europe with access to its Physical Web platform. Connecting physical objects to the Internet using unique URL’s, hackers can deploy iBeacon and NFC tags as physical gateways to online content, services and create real world automation. Linktagger founder Liam Winder said “Its fantastic to be chosen to represent UK tech startups in the Hack4Europe…

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