Near-Field Communication

Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi. Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".NFC standards cover communications protocols and data exchange formats, and are based on existing radio-frequency identification (RFID) standards including ISO/IEC 14443 and FeliCa.
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  • Apple Pay and Small Business

    … devices is the first level of security which only allows transactions to take place with each user’s unique finger print. These devices also have a Secure Element chip which encrypts all of your card information. Your debit and credit card numbers are never stored on Apple servers, never shared with merchants or transmitted with payments. This type…

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  • What Apple Pay Means For E-Commerce Marketers

    …, and iPad Mini 3 – are the first devices embedding Apple Pay. These devices will enable consumers to pay with their phones or tablets online through the Touch ID interface using one’s fingerprint. The iPhone 6 also includes an near-field communication (NFC) chip, enabling shoppers to pay using Apple Pay in physical retail stores. The new Apple Watch…

    Jordan Elkind/ Marketing Landin Google- 13 readers -
  • What Do NFC And The New iPhone 6 Mean For Marketers?

    …), slimmer and faster. The biggest news for marketers, however, was the inclusion of an NFC (near-field communication) technology in the phones and subsequently, a new mobile payments service called Apple Pay. It may be obvious to some of you why Apple’s new mobile payments service is important; but for those of you who haven’t yet considered all…

    Aaron Strout/ Marketing Landin Google- 12 readers -
  • What’s the Secret to Apple’s Innovation? Bad Ideas

    …. This is, not coincidentally, the same thing that Apple did with near-field communication (NFC) and mobile payment technology. I’ve complained every year about how “The new iPhone doesn’t have NFC” and “It’s the 21st century; why can’t I buy Vitamin Water with my phone yet?” After Square Wallet tested the waters, and Google Wallet got some consumer…

    Shane Snow/ The Content Strategist- 8 readers -
  • Apple’s Big Day: What It Means for Local Tech

    … impact the way local is done: Payments Street Fight has already reported that Apple is expected to add a payments product to complement its growing line of iDevices. There has been speculation that the new iPhone will include near-field communication, which would allow shoppers to pay with their phones. Apple has already entered into deals…

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