Field of Near-Field Communication is … near

Near-Field Communication — we’ve been telling you about it for years — is about to enter the real retail world, letting consumers pay for purchases without swiping a card or signing.  Just having your NFC-equipped mobile device near the store’s point-of-sale terminal will complete the transaction.  Nokia built the first device; now Visa rolls out the first version of the payment part of the service.

Aside from eviscerating the “Close only counts in horseshoes” aphorism, NFC offers fumble-free, keyless shopping for those with limited dexterity and/or vision.   Let’s hope the retailers preserve that when they implement NFC.

Visa rolls out its first commercial NFC payment system

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