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Contactless Intelligence : Apple finally embraces the world of NFC

As was fully expected (although the details were kept under wraps) yesterday Apple unveiled its anticipated next-generation iPhone, iPhone 6, which was – as also expected – accompanied by a bigger model (iPhone 6 Plus) But that was not all: it also offered us the Apple Watch, and a new payment service it hopes will replace the wallet (Apple Pay), utilizing NFC support added with the new iPhones. Finally!
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Contactless Intelligence : Coppafeel! for a breast cancer reminder check

CoppaFeel!, the inspirational charity whose mission is to stamp out the late detection of breast cancer, has teamed up with leading mobile engagement specialists Wooshping to provide an important service that will help save young women’s lives. Women can now tap their phone on interactive CoppaFeel! branded wristbands to sign up instantly to the text reminder service to get them to check their breasts regularly for signs of cancer.
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Charity Digital News : CoppaFeel! teams with Wooshping to launch interactive wristbands

UK charity CoppaFeel! has teamed up with mobile engagement specialists Wooshping to distribute interactive wristbands to help women detect breast cancer. The interactive wristbands will be distributed across CoppaFeel!’s ‘University Boob’ Teams – covering 60 universities up and down the UK.
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Xperedon Charity News : FUNDRAISING TECH: Wristbands take off

More and more charities are trying out a new wristband fundraising device designed to gather instant donations via donor smartphones. Initial charities to sign up include Bliss and Hft, however Wooshping the maker of the product says a number of others have already taken up the concept, and more charities that are signing up will be announced soon.
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NFC World+ : NFC brings statues to life in London and Manchester

Visitors to the UK cities of London and Manchester can now interact via NFC with 35 high-profile statues that have been given a voice by actors, comedians and writers, including Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Paxman and Hugh Dennis. Visitors who touch their NFC phone to a plaque on one of the Talking Statues receive a historic, comic or fictional call back from the likes of Isaac Newton, Queen Victoria and Sherlock Holmes. A call back can also be initiated via QR or by entering a short URL that is shown on the plaque.
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CNN (Video) : Revealing the stories behind famous stone faces

They have stood quietly among us for centuries, often unnoticed. But now, some of England's historic statues have been given a voice. Passers-by are able to hear 35 statues across London and Manchester "speak" with a swipe of their smartphones over nearby tags. The tag triggers a call from the statue, with actors and comedians revealing the stories behind the famous faces.
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Bristol Post : Charity Set To Use Pioneering Technology To Support Challenge Event Fundraisers

National learning disabilities charity, Hft, is employing a pioneering new technology to empower their fundraisers to capitalise on spontaneous donations instantly. The charity, whose central office is based in Bristol, will be giving Bespoke Instant Fundraising Wristbands to participants taking part in Hft's portfolio of Team Extreme and Challenge events (such as bikes rides, marathons and skydives) to support them to reach their fundraising targets.
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Charity Digital News : Smart wristbands aim to increase charity giving

National learning disabilities charity, Hft, is employing a pioneering new technology to empower their fundraisers to capitalise on spontaneous donations instantly. The charity, whose central office is based in Bristol, will be giving Bespoke Instant Fundraising Wristbands to participants taking part in Hft’s portfolio of Team Extreme and Challenge events (such as bikes rides, marathons and skydives) to support them to reach their fundraising targets.
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Civil Society : Smart wristbands aim to increase charity giving

A new wristband that will enable people to make faster donations with just a tap of a smartphone, is being tested by several leading charities. National learning disabilities charity Hft and premature baby charity Bliss have already employed the new fundraising technology, with more charities due to start using the bands in the coming months.
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Charity set to use pioneering technology to support challenge event fundraisers

National learning disabilities charity, Hft, is employing a pioneering new technology to empower their fundraisers to capitalise on spontaneous donations instantly. The charity, whose central office is based in Bristol, will be giving Bespoke Instant Fundraising Wristbands to participants taking part in Hft’s portfolio of Team Extreme and Challenge events (such as bikes rides, marathons and skydives) to support them to reach their fundraising targets.
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ITV News : How Manchester's statues are finding their voice

Seven statues in Manchester are going to start speaking their minds. That is because arts producers Sing London have commissioned some of the nation's most celebrated writers to pen monologues for a range of iconic statues, which will then be voiced by a cast of actors and comedians, in a project which will run also run in London.
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BBC Breakfast (Video) : Famous statues come to life for art project

Dozens of actors and comedians have given a voice to some of the most famous statues on the streets of London and Manchester. BBC Breakfast's Graham Satchell has been to hear what the figures have to say.
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BBC : Ariel gets the chance to speak out

The statue of Ariel over the entrance to Broadcasting House is ready to spill the beans. Eric Gill's sculpture of the character, from William Shakespeare's last play The Tempest, will be brought to life this summer as part of a new interactive arts project. Gavin and Stacey actor Matt Horne will provide the voice of Ariel, delivering a monologue written by the BBC's head of history Robert Seatter.
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Fox News : Calling London tourists: Statues of Sherlock Holmes, Queen Victoria want to talk to you

Statues of some three dozen historical and fictional characters in London and Manchester are coming to life thanks to a new interactive project that gives them a voice to tell their stories. Passers-by can swipe their smartphones on a tag or type in a web address to get an instant call from the characters depicted. Actors including Patrick Stewart and Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville perform the monologues, which last a few minutes each.
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The Telegraph : England's historic statues start talking

Thirty-five statues across London and Manchester have begun telling tales of the past through the voices of recognisable British actors and personalities, with words from our best writers. To hear the statues, who first clear their throats today, visitors need to swipe their smartphones over signs near the statues. The phone will then ring and the monologues begin.
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‘Bespoke Instant Fundraising Wristbands’ are a real boost for charities

Bristol-headquartered, Hft, a national learning disabilities charity is one of the vanguard of charities who continue to employ new technology to empower their fundraisers to capitalise on spontaneous donations instantly. The charity will be giving Bespoke Instant Fundraising Wristbands to participants taking part in Hft’s portfolio of Team Extreme and Challenge events (such as bikes rides, marathons and skydives) to support them to reach their fundraising targets.
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The Guardian : How London's statues are finding their voice

Public statues across London and Manchester will clear their throats and begin speaking for themselves on Tuesday, thanks to a scheme from "public interventions" company Sing London, with funding from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
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In London, statues are coming to life thanks to NFC technology

From August 19th, for approximately one year, 35 statues across London and Manchester will speak their minds! Arts producers Sing London have commissioned some of the nation’s most celebrated writers, actors and comedians to create monologues for a range of iconic statues. Pass a Talking Statue, engage the NFC tag and get a call back from Queen Victoria, Sherlock or perhaps even a goat…
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iWallet, NFC, Beacons, HCE & predictions for the next 6 months…

August. The time of year when the industry - and all the hard-working people in it - resembles one of those marathon runners after reaching the finishing line after a long race. You know what I mean...
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Apple and NFC? The world holds its breath…

A touch of sarcasm in a headline never hurt anyone. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. And to be honest, it’s what the technology trade press would have you believe.
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Wooshping and Bliss launch innovative fundraising solution

UK charity Bliss is trialling a brand new technology from Wooshping, ‘Instant Fundraising Wristbands’ which give fundraisers an additional tool to raise money instantly and spontaneously through mobile phone interaction with their supporters.
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Charity raises funds via NFC wristbands

Special care baby charity Bliss is using NFC wristbands to make it easier for supporters to generate donations from people they meet.
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The future of fundraising is Bliss

There’s been a lot of talk about the use of NFC for charity fundraising and how this technology could make serious in-roads for the future of fundraising. So it’s no surprise that a company such as Wooshping has announced that their first charity partner, Bliss, has today started to distribute “Instant Fundraising Wristbands” to their key fundraisers.
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London Christmas Party Show to use new data capture technology

This launch show, to be staged at Banking Hall, the City’s newest landmark events space, on June 10th and 11th, will be introducing a new registration and data capture technology, developed by Sam Gill, CEO of organiser, Story Events, in partnership with Wooshping.
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Total Produce pushes fruit and veg with NFC in supermarkets

International fresh produce distributor Total Produce is to provide consumers with access to videos, recipes, interactive games and content about the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet via NFC tag and QR code-equipped SmartStands located in supermarkets and convenience stores.
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Get your five-a-day from Wooshping

Total Produce and Wooshping have launched some interactive fruit stands so that shoppers looking for some of their five a day are now able to use new fruit displays to get fun, engaging and educational content instantly on their mobile phones with a simple tap or scan of their smartphone, through the use of NFC and QR codes.
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The CMA 2014 finalists. Wooshping finalist in 2 categories

For us at Contactless intelligence, last week was one of the busiest of the year. With almost constant communication between the UK and Germany (and a few other places too), the decisions concerning the last four finalists for 11 categories in this years Contactless & Mobile Awards have been made. Not an easy choice this year and far from smooth sailing.
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Portsmouth lets fans vote for Man of the Match via NFC

Portsmouth FC has added stickers containing NFC and QR codes to the back of it's seats in it's stadium, enabling fans to enter a Man of the Match competition by tapping or scanning the sticker on the seat in front of them.
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The five hottest sectors for start-ups : Yahoo Finance

Fed up with work? Want to be your own boss? Record numbers of us are looking to take the plunge and set up a business. So for all those wantrepreneurs out there, here are five sectors that could help kick-start your start-up.
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Portsmouth FC engages fans with NFC

Portsmouth Football Club has added stickers containing NFC tags and QR codes to the back of seats in its stadium, enabling fans to enter a Man of the Match competition by tapping or scanning the sticker on the seat in front of them.
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Wooshping launches fan engagement with Portsmouth FC at Fratton Park

In late breaking sports news it’s Wooshping 1… and I have no idea how to finish this sports metaphor. Anyhow, news just in is that Wooshping has teamed up with Portsmouth FC to offer fans the opportunity to enter an exclusive Man of the Match competition.
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Five small business sectors about to boom : Mail Online

Fed up with work? Want to be your own boss? Record numbers are looking to take the plunge and set up a business. So, for all those wantrepreneurs out there, here are five sectors that could help kick-start your start-up.
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Wooshping provides access to "unframed" art audio

Wooshping has teamed up with Antenna to provide instant access to audio commentaries for the JR “Unframed” campaign in Baden Baden which launches on the 1st March, for 4 months.
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Tap to review on TripAdvisor

Hotels, bars, pubs and restaurants listed on Tripadvisor can now let customers leave reviews with a tap of their NFC phone.
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Wooshping MD quoted by Contactless Intelligence in Beacon article

With more interest being shown towards iBeacons and their use for in-store marketing and loyalty purposes.
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Wooshping and Nokia release a 21st century Appvent Calendar

It’s that time of year and advent is well and truly upon us. But what to do if you are not particularly charmed by those boring, old-fashioned advent calendars?
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Nokia delivers NFC advent calendars to UK stores

Nokia and NFC marketing specialist Wooshping have teamed up to put 1,500 NFC-enabled advent calendars in mobile phone stores across the UK.
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Going mobile - Seven deadly sins any business must avoid

We are in a mobile age, where mobile phones dominate what we do and how we behave. Staying immobile is not an option anymore for any business.
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Wooshping provides 22,000 NFC wristbands for Nokia promotion

UK-based Wooshping has provided 22,000 NFC-enabled wristbands to retail store staff at Nokia stockists across the UK. 
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Nokia Music & Wooshping offer NFC music playlists at NY music venue

Nokia Music and UK-based NFC specialist Wooshping have teamed up to offer exclusive music playlists via NFC posters and stickers to gig goers at New York's Webster Hall . 
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Two investor directors take their places on the Wooshping board

Wooshping, the market leading cloud-based NFC mobile engagement platform, has announced that it has welcomed two Investor Directors to the board. 
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Wooshping & Gamelayer partner to bring NFC based gameification to customers

Wooshping, the leading provider of near field communication (NFC) cloud-based customer engagement solutions, is partnering with Gamelayer to create an offer a complete NFC-based Gameification solution to its customers. 
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Bands give fans instant access to music through Wooshping NFC tags

If you remember, last year Wooshping ran a successful competition to find companies wanting to create some innovative campaigns using NFC. This year they are running another competition but this time aiming it at published bands. 
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Tagonic offers the chance to win 1000 NFC tags

NFC Tag platform provider Tagonic is running a competition offering UK-based developers a prize of up to 1,000 free NFC tags. 
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Got a creative NFC idea?

NFC Tag platform provider Tagonic is running a competition offering UK-based developers a prize of up to 1,000 free NFC tags. 
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NFC Hub: Trailblazing NFC Applications

With NFC Hub, Nokia aims to promote the use and adoption of NFC in businesses worldwide. NFC Hub is initially offering the creation of NFC Tag embedded business cards, stickers and posters. But unlike other companies that offer the creation of NFC Tags, NFC Hub does so much more. 
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Nokia to bring NFC to New York commuters

The handset maker has signed a deal with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to test cloud-based NFC ticketing with Nokia phones by the end of 2011, the company has told NFC World. NFC payments will then arrive on Nokia phones for the first time at the beginning of 2012.
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Nokia introduces NFC services in Singapore to benefit businesses, commuters and visitors

Nokia is introducing the Singapore NFC Hub to make it easier for businesses to adopt NFC technology in offering innovative services. The NFC Hub enables businesses to order NFC tags and posters to create custom NFC campaigns; these posters and tags allow users to access various communication platforms with any NFC-compliant devices and can be customised according to specific business and campaign needs. 
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SMRT commuters first in Singapore to benefit from new Near Field Communication hub

SMRT today launched iMobSMRT, its Near Field Communication (NFC) technology enabled spaces, making it simpler for its 2million plus commuters daily to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect. 
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In London, museum visits enhanced with NFC technology

Just a couple of weeks ago we wrote about Navigo in Paris who are trialling a scheme that uses NFC-enabled smartphones as travel passes on public transport. Now, across the waters, the Museum of London is embracing that same technology to enhance the visiting experiences of guests, while enabling them to share those experiences online. 
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Nokia Encourages Visitors to Play Tag at the Museum of London

Last weekend I visited the Museum of London. I had heard that Nokia’s NFC Hub initiative had recently set up an interactive service that used signs enabled with near field communication (NFC). Visitors with an NFC-equipped mobile phone would be able to place the device on any NFC tag in the museum and learn more about the objects on display. 
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Up close and personal with NFC

Last month we told you about the NFC hub where you can buy tags, posters, business cards and stickers to use with NFC-enabled phones. So we’ve given them a test. A brief browse of the NFC hub site, demonstrates how useful this technology is already, and it&rquo;s barely got started. 
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NFC on Nokia’s new devices [and why we should kill the QR Code]

Ever since my trip to Tokyo last year (also known as, my trip to the future), I’ve been a huge fan of NFC and all things near-field-communication-ness. 
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NFC to come as standard on all Nokia phones

Nokia has revealed that it plans to add near field communications (NFC) to all Nokia phones in the future, which means that even the company’s upcoming batch of Windows Phones will have the chip inside. 
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Nokia views NFC as complete QR code replacement tech

In our original story - ‘Nokia positions NFC as the QR code’s nemesis’ here, GoMo News hadn’t fully appreciated the full strengths of the company’s attitude towards NFC. The Finnish mobile phone giant really does view NFC as a complete replacement for QR/2D barcodes. 
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1000Heads Word of Mouth agency arrange NFC check-ins for their ‘48hrs in Hong Kong’ activity

The special activity for Nokia’s Symbian Belle launch took place in Hong Kong, and with the help of NFC-Hub, produced special NFC-enabled Facebook check-in posters that were placed up at different locations around Hong Kong. 
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Nokia launches Dennis-produced NFC-enabled newsstand magazine

The magazine - produced by Dennis Publishing for Nokia - is part of a wider Nokia push to promote the handset manufacturer’s latest range of NFC-enabled smartphones. 
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Nokia brings NFC technology to London museum

Nokia is bringing brought Near Field Communication technology to life by giving London’s museum visitors an easy way to learn more through their phones. 
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Nokia Helps Companies Tag Advertising in U.K. to Get Phone Users Tapping

Nokia is offering companies advertising with embedded tags that can be read by some mobile phones as it tries to gain a lead in the technology over rivals such as Apple Inc. and Google Inc. 
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Nokia to talk NFC ‘smart posters’ at Monetising Mobile

Rupert Englander to explain the potential of Nokia’s NFC Hub service at ME’s conference on mobile discovery next month. 
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NFC Hub is a model of simplicity

In a sign of the imminent mass market arrival of NFC ‘touch-to...’ technology, Nokia has launched a service for creating NFC tags and posters. The NFC Hub enables users to order NFC tags pre-programmed with Facebook and Foursquare check-ins, Twitter follows or any custom web address. It is intended to expedite the rollout of NFC tags in shops, public venues and company offices. 
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Nokia launches online NFC store

Nokia has launched NFC Hub, an online service designed to make it easy for businesses to begin adopting NFC tag reading solutions. 
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Nokia in the NFC Times

Nokia plans to release its update to the Symbian operating system, called Anna, in July or August to turn on the NFC features of its C7 smartphone worldwide. The move signals the start of a new NFC push by the Finland-based handset maker. 
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NFC Hub at Marketing week live Instore Show

nfc-hub.com launched on the 27th June 2011, so to help raise awareness the team went to the Instore show at the Olympia exhibition centre in London on the 29th and 30th of June. 
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Pocket-lint website of the day

NFC. Three little letters that we’ve talked about before. Three little letters which hold an enticing future for the mobile phone operators and manufacturers. 
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Bolser Launches NFC Hub

Digital agency and mobile app developer Bolser has launched a transactional website at www.nfc-hub.com that offers easy access to NFC technology for small businesses and individuals. 
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Nokia in Monaco

Get a real insight into the future of NFC. Check out what happened at the NFC Mobile Experience at the WIMA Congress 2011 held in Monaco. 
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