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stands for Near Field Communication, which is a standard for low-speed wireless short range communications between electronic devices. Popular applications of NFC are public transportation passes and some form of electronic wallet, but many more applications remains to be tested and implemented. NFC is a cousin of RFID and uses some of the same communications protocols.

Google Wallet the next big thing?

05/25/2011, Remember Google’s mobile payments system that we talked about earlier in the week? Well, it seems that it has been christened as Google Wallet, no thanks to an internal memo from The Container Store. The memo which was published by Thisismynext.com...

DeviceFidelity granted Mobile NFC patent

05/11/2011, DeviceFidelity, leaders in plug and play mobile payment and contactless technologies has announced that it’s been granted a patent for Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile device accessories. They announced: The patent describes a framework for...

Angry Birds Magic will require NFC to play

04/19/2011, At the recent WIMA NFC Conference, Rovio announced that they will be releasing a new version of Angry Birds for Nokia phones with NFC capabilities. Arriving as game preloaded with the Symbian Anna update, Angry Birds Magic will require players to have NFC...

Sprint to enable purchase service via phones

04/04/2011, Sprint does not want to be left out of the race when it comes to making purchases through cell phones, and intend to be first off the blocks with that service while leaving competitors Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile in the dust. Currently, Sprint...

Google looks to Wave-to-Pay Mobile System for the Android platform

03/28/2011, Google has started a partnership with both Mastercard and Citigroup in order to develop a Wave-to-Pay Mobile System for the Android platform, where this will utilize near-field communication (NFC), at least according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). For...

iPhone 5 will feature NFC?

03/17/2011, After this week’s report about the iPhone 5 not having NFC, it looks like we have another conflicting report about the iPhone 5′s NFC capabilities. Now according to writer at Forbes, Elizabeth Woyke, she met an entrepreneur who has a friend...

Next iPhone won’t have NFC?

03/14/2011, According to some rumors online, NFC, a communications standard that’s been slowly gaining traction in the US this year won’t be present on the next Apple iPhone. Reasons cited for the exclusion is Apple’s concern about the lack of a...

Google Android 2.3.3 receives NFC support with tweak

02/10/2011, Google might soon make big strides with its Android 2.3.3 operating system since a recent tweak throws in support for Near Field Communications (NFC). Currently, its Nexus S smartphone that is manufactured by Samsung comes with limited read only support,...

Visa Europe rolls out iPhone ‘iWallet’ payment tests

02/01/2011, Cashless transactions – didn’t that arrive via credit cards a long time ago? Well, while you still need to carry around your credit cards in your wallet, how about turning your handset into an e-wallet? That’s what Visa Europe intends to...

Apple job postings target RFID and payment platform experts

01/28/2011, We have already heard about rumors concerning the incorporatoin of an NFC chip into upcoming Apple hardware, and here are more details which might just provide more fuel for the fire. The fruiy company is aiming to boost their team with a hardware...