Tag: Near field communication

A new parkour game – tried it with NFC?

NFC is all about freeing us up – making purchasing simpler and more straightforward. The art of parkour or ‘free-running’ is the embodiment of movement without obstacle, pause, or thought. To us, it echoes the philosophy of NFC technology and the freedom it allows us every day. So, what’s the link?

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NFC – Not For Commerce?

eBay Chief Executive John Donahoe recently claimed that NFC stands for “Not for Commerce”, when discussing Near Field Communication being used to turn cell phones into mobile wallets. At Mobile World Congress, Russell Buckley said something along the same lines. Apple has not yet backed the technology as many were expecting, but many of the […]

Using your mobile phone to pay for the bus, subway,…

One of the first places we first experienced contactless technology was as a travel ticket to ride the bus, subway, tube, metro or whatever you call it in your neighborhood. In fact, Oyster cards in London have helped pave the way for the UK to be a hotbed for all types of contactless transactions especially […]

Mobile payment from South Africa to South Beach

This is my second post on our recent conference on how the mobile had impacted society for our French followers at the IT crowd hang-out, La Cantine, in Paris last week. Last week I blogged about the rise of mobile social media and today it’s the turn of mobile payment.

NFC – What’s the view on the street?

It’s official. NFC is here; but how many people know it? We commissioned Opinion Matters to carry out research that highlights the need for consumer education on NFC – or to put it correctly: Near Field Communication, as only 32% of consumers know what NFC actually stands for, while one third of respondents worry about using a mobile wallet for security reasons.