NFC technology projects from HID Global reach conclusion

HID Global NFC technology projects come to an end at Netflix and Good Technology headquarters HID Global, a secure identity solutions developer, has announced the completion of two pilot projects concerning NFC technology. The pilot projects were meant to examine the capabilities of NFC technology in access management and whether the technology presented a significant risk for existing security systems. These projects were conducted in the headquarters of Good Technology and Netflix. Both companies made use of NFC-enabled mobile devices to participate in the pilot projects. NFC continues to grow…

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Juniper Research study shows mobile commerce should hit $74 billion in NFC transactions by 2015

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The results of the latest study by Juniper Research have been released, showing that near field communication (NFC) technology will have facilitated approximately $74 billion in mobile transactions by the year 2015. Though NFC mobile payments remain in their infancy, they are being used on an increasing basis for the purchase of transit tickets and to purchase products in-store. The use of smartphones as an alternative to paper tickets and plastic credit cards is among the most rapidly growing segments of the m-commerce marketplace. The report, called “Mobile Commerce Markets”,…

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Sony’s new Xperia sola smart phone will feature NFC technology

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Sony has revealed their next smart phone called the Xperia sola. The acclaimed technology company has been keeping an eye on the emerging trends in the world of mobility, namely the rising demand for NFC-enabled devices. Other companies have already begun work on such devices – Nokia being among the first to launch NFC-enabled smart phones in the commercial market. In an effort to meet demand and establish its hold on its share of the NFC market, Sony’s Xperia sola will feature NFC technology. Sony developed the smart phone with…

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Vizibility opens its NFC program to technology developers attending this year’s SXSW conference in Texas

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Vizibility Inc., an online identity management and professional services firm, has announced that it has opened up 1,000 spots for its previously private NFC beta program. The company has been experimenting with NFC technology for the past several years, hoping to develop a new platform for businesses and individuals to communicate more efficiently. The spots in the program are open only to those attending this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. Those participating in the program will be given one-year access to Vizibility’s NFC platform at no…

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Panasonic to launch a new flagship smart phone to embolden presence in European market

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  Panasonic is taking a bold step toward establishing its presence in the European market by announcing its new flagship mobile device for the region. Called Eluga, the smart phone features a great deal of fancy technology and built-in applications. It is also waterproof up to a depth of six-to-eight feet. The phone will have a powerful processor capable of handling most of its processes with ease. Panasonic believes that the phone will do well because of these features, but claims that consumers will come to love the phone because…

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Sony has a plan to help people conserve electricity with the use of NFC technology

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Energy consumption is becoming a significant concern as more people see the cost of their use of electricity rise. The world of energy may be in a state of transition, but continued reliance on fossil-fuels is beginning to become a costly burden for consumers. Alternative energy companies are quick to herald the imminent rise of renewable fuel for commercial use, but consumers have yet to see these claims come to fruition. Acclaimed Japanese technology company Sony may have come up with a way to help people save some money while…

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Infographic shows possible ways NFC technology could be used in the near future

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  The United Kingdom’s orange Business Services, an information technology and communications company, has high hopes for NFC technology. NFC is becoming more popular as the prospect of mobile commerce grows. Consumers around the world are now being exposed to the technology for the sake of familiarity and orange believes that this will lead to some new uses for NFC. The company has created an infographic which details their expectations for the technology in the near future. The technology’s uses in mobile commerce are well known by now, but many…

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LG upgrades smart phone with NFC capabilities, gives consumers the ability to make their own tags

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Famed telecommunications and mobile technology company LG has upgraded their LG Optimus LTE Android smart phones to be fully capable of interfacing with NFC technology. The move comes as NFC grows in popularity amongst consumers. Telecommunications companies have to respond the rising demand for the technology or risk being left behind by competitors. As such, LG’s latest upgrade to their mobile platform will enable consumers to make use of NFC technology in a way that other companies do not support. The Optimus LTE will be able to recognize NFC tags…

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NFC-enabled application from VTT Technical Research Center could be useful for visually impaired consumers

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As mobile technology become more popular around the world, those with special needs may be missing out. The VTT Technical Research Center in Finland has been working on a series of NFC application that are geared to serve the visually impaired. Researchers believe that the technology can help those with troubled vision to better function in the world and enable them to experience the same features many consumers are coming to adore. The application aims to expand upon the simple concept of linking a physical product to the digital world.…

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O2 and Isobar team to accelerate the development of NFC technology through new contest

NFC Technology

O2, the UK’s largest telecommunications company, has announced a contest for tech-savvy people looking to share their innovative ideas on how to use NFC technology. The company has partnered with Isobar, a modern communications agency, for the event, which will be held from February 24 to the 25. The contest is being labeled as the UK’s first NFC accelerator event and will aim to help developers secure funding for their innovative projects. Though the event is designed as a contest, its true goal is to accelerate the development of NFC…

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

QR Codes vs. NFC mobie marketing

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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