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Will the Olympics ‘payment ring’ jumpstart NFC demand?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 27, 2016.

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    Near Field Communication (NFC) – the “mobile wallet” technology – hasn’t exactly gone mainstream yet. And experts don’t expect it will anytime soon, even with some high-profile promo at the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

    While it has been available to consumers for a couple of years from mega-vendors like Google, Samsung and Apple, it is a long way from displacing the legacy credit card. Google even dropped support for its Google Wallet Card last month (Android Pay is still available).

    But, perhaps hearing about, or seeing, Olympic athletes using an NFC device will get the masses more interested.

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