NFC technology undergoes changes with Samsung TecTiles 2 unveiling

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This new design is meant to replace the original tag that had previously been used. Samsung has just announced the unveiling of a newly updated version of its NFC technology which is fully compatible with its Galaxy 4S device. This will be a full replacement for the original TecTile tag that had previously been compatible with its smartphones. The original TecTile tag was designed to add NFC technology options to capable smartphones in order to boost functionality through the programming of certain commands into the connection between the tag and…

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NFC technology receives another boost in Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

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This newly launched device will offer users more opportunities to conveniently share content. Samsung has just announced its latest smartphone launch, the new Galaxy S3 Mini, which is NFC enabled in order to allow its users to be able to more quickly and easily share content such as music, videos, and photos. This is considered to be some of the latest in smartphone technology, though it has come with some controversy. These new devices are equipped with the manufacturer’s S Beam technology. This permits users to tap other enabled devices…

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Pinkberry announces implementation of Google Wallet

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Pinkberry has announced that it has expanded its current mobile strategy to include the implementation of the Google Wallet, to allow consumers to pay for their purchases, receive discounts, and redeem coupons, through the use of their mobile devices. The yogurt retailer, Pinkberry, started in 2005 in California, and that has since spread across the country and around the world with more than 175 locations. Through a partnership with Micros Systems Inc., Pinkberry has been able to implement the mobile wallet, which is now live in 69 different American locations.…

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ISIS mobile payment joint venture introduces its first banking partners

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The ISIS mobile payment joint venture, which was created by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, has just introduced its first banking partners, which include Capital One, Chase, and Barclaycard. These new banking partners will be adding their debit, credit, and pre-paid cards to the ISIS mobile wallet in time for its inaugural launch in the summer of 2012. These card issuing giants have more than 100 million American customers, providing ISIS with a strong foundation when it hast its first start in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas. The ISIS…

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Connecthings expects to see the end of QR codes to come at the hands of NFC tags

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Connecthings, a company specializing in NFC-based services and analysis, believes that NFC tags will, one day, be the end of QR codes. Many companies interested in mobile marketing have made similar claims in the past, but such predictions have yet to come true. According to Connecthings, however, more consumers are using NFC tags than QR codes. The France-based firm has distributed more than 24,000 NFC tags throughout Europe and has found that they are quite popular with consumers with smart phones. The firm claims that consumers with NFC-enabled smart phones…

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Report shows the rampant growth of the NFC mobile applications market

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A new report from Markets and Markets, a market research firm, paints a promising picture for the future of NFC technology. NFC has been around for several years but has only recently become a technology of consequence. It has provided advertisers with a new way to engage consumers who are growing increasingly reliant on mobile technology. NFC has also helped birth the new industry of mobile commerce. As such, the market for NFC applications, such as mobile wallets, has become more valuable. In 2011, the market saw revenue growth of…

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

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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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Visa awards several telecommunications companies with approval to use the payWave software

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Visa Inc., one of the world’s leading credit associations, has announced that a number of NFC-enabled smart phones… from companies like Samsung, LG Electronics and Research in Motion have been awarded with certification to use Visa’s payWave software. payWave is a form of mobile wallet that is installed on a smart phone’s SIM card. The software relies on NFC technology to facilitate mobile payments. The mobile devices made by the companies awarded with the certification will be able to include the software with their new mobile devices. Mobile commerce is…

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Mobile trends to expect for next year

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Though there’s little doubt that Facebook will continue its dominance over the social media realm in 2012, what many are wondering is the direction that mobile digital trends will be taking next year. Facebook does still have a large change that has started rolling out to its users beginning in early December, and it has been seeing mixed reviews. Many experts are wondering if the new Timeline will be one change too many and if its users will start to have a peek at Google+ to see if they might…

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ABI Research shows that NFC-based mobile marketing is valued at $300 million

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ABI Research, a market research firm, has released a new report suggesting that mobile marketing tactics focused on in-store messaging and sales tags is currently worth $300 million. The report shows that the value of mobile marketing is on the rise as more NFC-enabled mobile devices enter the commercial market. With NFC chips finding their way into more marketing materials, such as posters and pamphlets, companies adopting mobile marketing strategies may be on the verge of a major breakthrough in terms of consumer engagement. Several companies, including Google and Nokia,…

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Industry shaping NFC Forum updates NFC technology to make it more intuitive

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The NFC Forum, a multinational non-profit industry association that promotes the technology and establishes standards within the NFC industry, has announced an update to NFC specifications. The update will allow NFC devices to interact with one another in an active fashion. Current NFC applications rely on an active reader device, such as a smart phone, and a passive device, such as a NFC terminal or mobile wallet. The Forum believes that the update will make the technology much more intuitive than its previous incarnation. To make use of the Forum’s…

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