The mobile payment wars are about to heat up, with search giant Google throwing their own hat into the ring on Thursday in a move that pits them directly against credit card providers Visa, Amex and Discover -- as well as those who provide payment solutions, such as PayPal, Square and VeriFone Systems.
If you ask two people about whether the next iPhone will have NFC capabilities, you're likely to get three different answers. The New York Times has weighed in the opinion of two people "with knowledge of the inner workings of a coming iteration of the Apple iPhone" -- and say that, yes, the iPhone will have NFC.
With the launch of the iPad 2 now in the rear-view mirror, all eyes turn to the iPhone 5, which is widely expected to arrive in June. Unfortunately, if you’re excited by recent rumors of near-field communication (NFC) technology on the next Apple handset, you may have a bit of a wait.