Posts Tagged: NFC

Beer company invests $4 million in an NFC card to replace cash in the Philippines

Last November, brewing company San Miguel Beer announced its plans to enter into the telco business. While this is not yet finalized, the c...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Pay for the Bus With a Phone: Mobile Wallet System Coming to China Mobile

Pay for the Bus With a Phone: Mobile Wallet System Coming to China Mobile

Taking the bus in China isn’t that difficult if you have a transit card you can swipe to pay your fare. But soon, even the transit car...

  • June 14, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Zap’s ambitious plan to transform retail rewards in the Philippines

Zap wants to change the Philippines' retail landscape using NFC tags.

  • February 13, 2013
  • at 8:47 am
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China Set to Approve Global NFC Standard for Cashless Payments

China looks set to adopt the worldwide NFC standard for contactless payments, in a move that could be a boost to the usage of smartphones fo...

  • September 27, 2012
  • at 8:22 pm
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Tagit Navtej Singh mobile banking

Navtej Singh of Tagit wants to be Asia’s mobile banking czar

He is responsible for many of Asia's mobile banking apps. This gives him a front row seat into the future of banking. Up next: NFC-enabled m...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 8:40 am
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Elecom to Release World’s First NFC Smartphone Keyboard in Japan

Japanese company Elecom recently announced it would be launching this smartphone keyboard which makes use of NFC technology to connect to yo...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Yotomo App to Add QR and NFC Next Week, Daily Deals in Future

Indonesian location-based app Yotomo plans to release a new QR and NFC scan feature in its mobile app on August 10, and the startup also dis...

  • August 2, 2012
  • at 12:10 pm
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Singapore tops Mobile Payments Readiness Index, Philippines second in Southeast Asia

Singapore is the most mobile payment-ready nation in the world, according to the Mobile Payments Readiness Index by MasterCard. Philippines ...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 11:43 am
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Actress Maki Horikita and actor Ken Watabe at Docomo phone event

Japanese Carriers Form Consortium to Coordinate NFC Standards Adoption

Today Docomo (NYSE:DCM) announced the formation of a consortium with other Japanese carriers Softbank (TYO:9433) and KDDI (TYO:9984), in an ...

  • December 21, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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Alibaba doubles down on NFC payments as Alipay partners with major Chinese retailer

Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant that’s quickly expanding into financial services, announced on Saturday that it would partner with Yin...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:20 pm
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SingTel M Wallet

Why I’m not buying into the mobile wallet hype

Until we see an universal standard that applies across the mobile payment spectrum, mobile wallets will fail to take off.

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 5:14 pm
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RealLifeConnect Launches its Check-In Stations in China, Adds Sina Weibo Support

Austrian startup RealLifeConnect is adding support for China’s Sina Weibo to its social media check-in stations. To back that up, Real...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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NFC mobile wallet apps released in Singapore, gets thousands of downloads

It's been over a month since the major Singapore telcos -- SingTel, Starhub, and M1 -- released their NFC mobile wallets. Altogether, these ...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Infographic: What NFC could mean for the average Singaporean

As Singapore gets ready for a rollout of trial Near-field communication (NFC) services on the island, Gemalto, which leads the consortium in...

  • August 23, 2012
  • at 2:48 pm
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Singapore on the cusp of becoming an NFC-enabled nation; thousands of merchants involved

Get ready for the rollout of a mobile wallet app that aggregates a variety of NFC services.

  • August 3, 2012
  • at 5:22 pm
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Tokyo Trains Try Out NFC Advertising

A while ago we wrote about a concept game design that conceived to integrate games into the straps that passengers grip while standing on tr...

  • May 22, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Other highlights from BizSpark scholars: Tapit, Mobipoints, and more

Ten startups pitched this morning at the Alpha Pitch for DEMO Asia scholars, sponsored by Microsoft. I’ve written about TranscribeMe, ...

  • March 1, 2012
  • at 8:24 pm
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Jiepang + Starbucks China + LBS + NFC = Free Christmas Coffee

Jiepang, the Chinese location-based service (LBS) social network, is once again pioneering the use of NFC chips to allow some smartphone use...

  • November 9, 2011
  • at 11:50 am
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