Bling Nation Transforms Mobile Phones Into True Digital Wallets in the Palo Alto Community and Stanford University Campus

Bling Nation, which offers mobile tap-and-pay point-of-sale services, have announced the expansion of its mobile phone payment service to Stanford University.  With a growing number of Palo Alto businesses already signed up with Bling Nation, consumers and students can now use their mobile phones as their ‘digital wallets’ on-the-go with tap-and-pay technology. Following the successful introductory program with… Read More

Busker can now take credit cards

We’ve just learnt that music fans will be able to reward a London busker by credit card, rather than throwing cash into a hat in a drive to promote “contactless” technology and raise money for charity. Peter Buffery, a student at Kingston University, south-west London, will use a specially-designed guitar for passers-by on London’s South… Read More

NXP’s SmartMX selected to power new German contactless National ID cards.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. have announced that its SmartMX secure contactless microcontroller chip has been chosen to power the new German contactless National Identity card (Neuer Personalausweis). The German government has selected NXP as the supplier of an inlay solution containing a dedicated SmartMX chip, packaged in an ultra-thin module. Issuance of German contactless ID cards,… Read More