Weve loses CEO

David Sear, CEO of Weve, is to leave the company for a new role that he has already accepted, the mobile commerce joint venture between UK carriers EE, O2 and Vodafone has told NFC World+... More



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Adidas adds NFC to running shoes

An Adidas NFC lace jewel

Sporting goods giant Adidas is adding a “lace jewel” with an embedded NFC chip to its Boost running shoes, enabling shoppers with an NFC phone to tap it for detailed product information and to see reviews... More





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Auchan picks mobile barcodes for France’s MCX

Flash'n Pay

“Our goal is to create the m-payment standard within the retail sector, independent of any telephone operators and banks,” says the head of Flash’n Pay, a new mobile wallet brand that has been created by one of the country’s largest grocery retailers and is set to go head to head with the French carriers’ NFC-based Cityzi service. More



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Casino to open world’s first NFC-enabled supermarket

This Casino supermarket in Saint Didier, Paris is to be fully NFC enabled

Shoppers at the French supermarket chain’s Les Belles Feuilles branch in Paris will be able to use shelf-edge labels equipped with NFC tags to obtain details of each of 25,000 products on offer, scan items into their basket and then checkout by simply tapping their NFC phone to a reader attached to the retailer’s cash register. More




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European regulators put brakes on UK NFC joint venture

Orange, O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the planned NFC joint venture between Everything Everywhere, Telefónica and Vodafone UK which will delay launch until after the London Olympics and casts doubts over the timetable for the introduction of similar projects in a number of other European countries. More





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UK mobile operators form NFC joint venture

Orange, O2, Vodafone and T-Mobile

Everything Everywhere, which runs the Orange and T-Mobile networks in the UK, Vodafone and Telefónica O2 have agreed to establish a joint venture company that “will deliver the technology required for the speedy adoption of mobile wallet and payments.” More



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Visa unveils mobile wallet plans

Visa

Fourteen US and Canadian banks have signed up for the launch later this year of a multi-platform digital wallet that can be used for e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile contactless transactions and includes mobile payment, NFC and coupon capabilities. More