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Google Wallet's payments only work for Sprint Nexus S users who also have a Citibank Mastercard or a Google prepaid card.

Discussion:  In early 2011 there was talk that mobile payments would be the next big thing with smartphones.  However, Christmas is almost here and mobile payments are nowhere to be seen.  Besides making charge purchses easier, NFC technology also may allow retailers to collect valuable informaiton about their consumers that could improve sales.  It seems as if the market needs to see someone champion mobile payment use so that customers can see it works, and reltailers can see how it improves their customers’ experiences.

Date:  November 22, 2011

Source:  CNN News

Link:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/22/tech/mobile/google-wallet-payment/index.html 

Discussion Questions: 

  • Are mobile payments devices really a tool for the masses?
  • In what other ways may the NFC technology be used?

 

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