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NFC (Near Field Communication): Another Buzzword for Mobile Technology

If you like sports, you will probably refer to NFC as “National Football Conference.” Do you know that NFC also stands for “Near Field Communication”? According to this ABC News video, NFC is another “buzzword” for mobile technology. As a matter of fact, “Near Field Communication” tops “National Football Conference” in Google Search as the No. 1 result for the acronym of NFC.

NFC allows mobile users to receive information, such as videos, photos, data, etc., over a “very short distance” (i.e. within a couple of inches). NFC can be used in e-commerce, similar to what we had discussed before about the barcode city, the mobile payment solution, and the mobile boarding pass. Different from the Bluetooth technology, NFC does not need users to “pair” different devices in order to transfer information. As a result, NFC is expected to be “the player” for future e-commerce and mobile technology.

I like the idea. I would love to have a NFC-enabled phone, and I can see how NFC can benefit the hospitality and the travel/tourism industry. How about you?

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