Tag Archives: Smartphone

GearID announces GearTag – a NFC and Bluetooth low energy smart tag

GearID, LLC has announced that its GearTag wireless NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) asset tracking device is now available for pre-order on their website and crowdfunding through Kickstarter. The GearTag is an effective and affordable way to keep track of valuables such as smartphones, wallets, purses and other important gear. The small, plastic tag […]

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The New York City Library, the Subway and NFC

With the availability of smartphones and tablets, subway passengers have more options than ever before when it comes to keeping themselves occupied during lengthy journeys – until they get on the subway and go underground, that is.  Without a connection to the internet, the benefits brought by the smartphone and tablet evaporates. It’s only temporarily, […]

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NEC provide integrated e-money through cloud

NEC Corporation is to provide a complete prepaid e-money system that includes system servers, media (cards, smartphones, etc.) and payment terminals. NEC says that their “Integrated Electronic Money Solution” is now available both inside and outside of Japan. This new solution consists of three primary elements: “E-money servers” that manage prepaid e-money issuing, transactions, balances, […]

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Wirecard’s card reader added to myTaxi Payment

From March 2012, myTaxi will provide its connected taxis with Wirecard AG’s mobile card reader solution. The mobile smartphone add-on is branded as the “myTaxi card reader”.  This allows taxi drivers to settle each taxi journey cash-free, including trips that were not ordered using myTaxi. The myTaxi card reader is currently being launched in Germany, […]

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simpleshow explains Near Field Communication

A very simple to understand video demonstrating how NFC has moved on. This is Anna. Every day, she takes the bus to work. She enjoys spending her evenings shopping or going to the theatre. She has also already planned her next holiday in France. In the future, all of this can be arranged much more […]

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Responsibility for UK digital payments adoption passed back to banks

New research from VocaLink into UK consumer appetite for alternative ways to pay on mobile devices reveals that 81% of those interested in new digital payment methods say they are more likely to adopt such services if they are provided by their bank. The independent research undertaken by Accord on behalf of VocaLink, includes both […]

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