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America’s Cup fans get access to commentary via NFC

A Livecard receiver

Spectators at sailing’s prestigious America’s Cup are being immersed in the action this week thanks to Livecard kit, a multi-channel receiver authenticated by an NFC card that gives access to live conversations from crew members on-board a yacht, expert commentaries and sound effects from the boats... More





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Topps promotes baseball cards with NFC

Topps is promoting its Major League Baseball cards with NFC posters

Trading card maker Topps is using NFC tags and QR codes to promote its baseball cards at the 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest event, enabling the more than 100,000 attendees to touch or scan giant baseball cards featuring Major League Baseball All-Stars for a chance to win a range of prizes... 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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Rogers and CIBC switch on NFC payments in Canada

CIBC and Rogers launch their NFC payments service

Canadian athlete Simon Whitfield has completed Canada’s first NFC transaction, at a Tim Hortons coffee shop, and customers of the bank and mobile network operator can now order an NFC-enabled Rogers SIM ahead of the full commercial launch of the new mobile payments service on 16 November. More



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ScholarChip brings NFC to Philadelphia schools

School bus

The student ID card provider has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and ACS to combine NFC phones, contactless student ID cards and transportation passes with the aim of cutting costs, creating a safer and more efficient student transit service and providing parents and staff with accurate student location information. More


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NFC news in brief • 18 April 2011

SM Caen football shirt

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NFC football shirts • EMVCo’s new specs • Contactless business cards • Expo visitors win with NFC • One in five smartphones to have NFC by 2014 • Smartphone users ‘uninterested in location-based services’ • Visa’s Australian NFC trial ends • and more… More