Tag Archives: NFC

PayPal could have NFC payment system in place in 2H 2011

Google’s Nexus S features NFC (Near Field Communications) technology, and the Big G is already implementing its use with Places and Hotpot in Portland, Oregon. The applications Google has presented us with thus far are fun and good, but NFC has much greater potential in the realm of payments, personal and commercial. Google’s purchase last August of… Read more

Google grabbed NFC startup Zetawire

It’s clear that ownership of the local is Google’s next big push, with the appearance location awareness in Chrome OS and a very pro-active campaign for Places participation and Hotpot integration underway in Portland. The inclusion of NFC in Google’s strategy (the Nexus S will be the first device to bring NFC scanning to the masses) might signal a sea… Read more

Nexus S pre-orders for delivery by end of year

UK Android fans can pre-order their Google Nexus S right now from Carphone Warehouse with delivery promised by the end of December. The Gingerbread toting device will set you back £549.95 ($868) outright, but can be had for FREE if you enter into a qualifying contract with Orange, O2, T-Mobile, or Vodafone. The Nexus S runs the latest and greatest… Read more

Google gets Hotpot cooking in Portland with NFC

Last month, Google announced a new service that would integrate with their Places database, culling crowd-sourced ratings information, your own ratings information, and that of your friends for the purpose of recommending cool new Places for you to check out. It’s called Hotpot, and it just might trim down or even eliminate your annual percentage of… Read more

Samsung announces new NFC chip

Near Field Communications may be the next big wave of mobile tech functionality, and Samsung is going at it full bore. Today the Korean OEM announced a new NFC chip with embedded flash memory and low power design. Think NFC is all about scanning for payment at a POS? Think again (though it’s great for financial transactions–even without battery power, in… Read more