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Monday, February 23, 2009

Gyazapo RFID phones to carry loyalty points from 100 stores

When I visited NTT last October for a private demo of its new cellphone RFID loyalty-card system, it was still in its early stages of development, so there wasn’t a great deal to write home about at the time.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Japanese RFID tech batters down doors in West

We recently lifted the lid on just how useful – not to mention pervasive – RFID technology is in Japan, so it’s with a glad heart that we bring you news of a move that’s sure to help it spread more quickly in the West.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

RFID in Japan: Japan’s experience with RFID phones and contactless cash

Over the last few years, residents of busy metropolises like London and Hong Kong have grown used to the convenience – not to mention lower prices in London’s case – of transport networks that accept electronic payments. Handy pieces of plastic, like the Oyster Card, with chips onboard are clearly a part of life for many people, but the same RFID technology has a far greater reach in Japan, where it has taken the next step and migrated to mobile phones as well.

Friday, February 01, 2008

DoCoMo using RFID cellphones to open doors, boot PCs and plenty more

After years of waiting, DoCoMo has finally made good on its promise to deliver an office security system based on the RFID chips in its cellphones.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Easy-peasy touchscreen PC for newbies afraid of the internet

It may have an unwieldy name but the Slate DT FeliCa from a consortium of firms in Japan could just be the key to getting the vast swathes of analogue holdouts online and into the brave new world of the internet.

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