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NFC Solutions Summit 2012

 NFC Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa to Deliver Opening Keynote at NFC Solutions Summit, May 22   NFC Forum Track on May 23 Will Highlight the State of Technology; Forum Chairman Will Also Address NFC Meetup Group May 23   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – May 21, 2012 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced that Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa will be the opening keynote speaker May 22 at the NFC Solutions Summit taking place in Burlingame, California. Mr. Tagawa will address the plenary attendees on the topic “NFC Momentum: Beyond the Killer App.”   The NFC Solutions Summit, May 22-24, is a comprehensive North American showcase for the high-growth NFC technology, and it is jointly presented by the NFC Forum and the Smart Card Alliance . At the event, industry leaders … Read entire article »

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NFC Technology For Airline Passenger Services

France – Toulouse-Blagnac airport has worked in collaboration with Research In Motion, Orange and SITA to reach new heights in innovative customer service. The airport is launching a Near Field Communication (NFC) trial that enables passengers to pass seamlessly through the airport using just their mobile phones. In a worldwide first for an airport, using a SIM card-based safety protocol, 50 frequent flyers will take part in a trial at Toulouse airport this summer, to test the new service on their BlackBerry® smartphones. NFC technology allows easy access to a wide range of useful services. Using a wireless short-range connection a simple tap of the mobile device can validate a flight ticket, pay for goods or receive information about, for example, departure gates, flight changes and other relevant information. Arriving at T-B … Read entire article »

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NFC Technology Under Scrutiny By French Authorities

Sécurité des cartes bancaires sans contact According to a public statement made available on the French Data Protection Authority’s website, NFC contactless credit card technology is being audited by the French Authority (Public statement in French can be found at: http://www.cnil.fr/la-cnil/actualite/article/article/securite-des-cartes-bancaires-sans-contact-expertise-en-cours/) … Read entire article »

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Identive Group Launches NFC Tag CMS

The Identive Group will launch their NFC tag content management system at the NFC Soltutions Summit May 22-24. “Identive’s new NFC tag management service enables the creation of dynamic mobile marketing and service programs that allow brand sponsors, merchants and other content owners to test and tune their messaging in real time. Our cloud-based architecture also allows content owners to mobilize information into consumable bites for targeted demographics, resulting in more meaningful engagement with consumers,” said David Holmes, vice president Mobility & NFC Solutions for Identive. “An innovative, interactive mobile dashboard app allows users to receive richer and more personalized content whenever they tap their phones to an associated NFC tag. Users can then shape their own experience by using the app to set preferences, save and organize tag content on … Read entire article »

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500 New “NFC” Domain Names Registered

As NFC technology starts trending, there has been quite a bit of speculation from domain name investors lately. Last week there were 537 “NFC” related domain names registered @ Sedo.com. From reading through this list, you will see that many of the newly registered domains make no sense what so ever. This leads me to believe that they were not registered by hand, but by a program inserting dictionary words and popular keywords. There are quite a few longtail names which include 2-3-4 words and “NFC” that do make sense, but I see no value in many of them. Mostly noted in this list is the absence of the “N” mark symbol domain names, most likely because of the trademark issues that might occur. … Read entire article »

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