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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 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,...

BMW looks into NFC technology

02/02/2011, Near Field Communication (NFC) does seem to be one of the more interesting trends for this year, where it will see action on the mobile platform soon as well. NFC is also making its way into the US and Europe markets via a range of channels, and you can...

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...

iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to support NFC and mobile payments?

01/25/2011, While there are plenty of rumors going around when it comes to the iPhone 5, Richard Doherty of Envisioneering Group claims that engineers are already working on integrating an NFC chip into Apple’s upcoming hardware. Considering that Google’s Nexus S...

LG L-07C NFC-enabled phone visits the FCC

01/17/2011, NFC chips aren’t new, but with Google’s latest Nexus S phone featuring a built-in NFC chip, we might see increased support for NFC devices this year. Now it seems that LG wants to join the party too as its L-07C has paid a visit to the FCC bearing an...

BlackBerry Curve Apollo picture and specs leaked

01/13/2011, If you think that your BlackBerry 8520 is a little outdated, you’ll be happy to check out this leaked picture of what is touted as the next-generation BlackBerry Curve, codenamed Apollo. While the Curve generally doesn’t sport too impressive...

NFC-based Google mobile payments to arrive this year?

01/04/2011, Aside from Android 2.3 Gingerbread, one of the major features of Google’s Nexus S phone that sets it apart from the rest of the pack is its built-in NFC chip, enabling Near Field Communication. According to reports, two people familiar with Google’s...