Paypal suit Osama Bedier breaks for Google

Google is making big moves towards NFC (near field communications) payments, and today, PayPal confirmed that their VP of platform, mobile, and new ventures, Osama Bedier, was heading for the ranks of Google. And after learning that Paypal has ben considering their own NFC payment system, Bedier’s task at Google is all but spelled out for us.

Google’s recent push for NFC adoption and awareness in Portland, along with their purchase of NFC startup ZetaWire (not to mention the release of the first phone to feature NFC capabilities, the Nexus S), indicate that Google is quickly moving the pieces into place to make wave-of-the-hand payments the next big wave in Android functionality.

Via GigaOm

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