We’ve been hearing about NFC (Near Field Communications) for a while now. The technology, which will empower a new era of mobile commerce, seems to be upon us. With appropriate chip sets, mobile phones will be able to make payments at point of sale terminals similar to the way we use credit cards today. Considering the interactivity that goes with web-enabled phones, this is likely to create a host of new opportunities for retail and mobile commerce.
The news today is that Google apparently is ready to start testing NFC in select retail locations in NY and SFO. The following article provides details along with some insights about how the technology might be used. This is one to watch.
Read full article: Report: Google to Test NFC Mobile Payment Service in NY, San Francisco:http://bit.ly/gHARoF