NFC technology will be in over a half billion devices next year

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Though it may have appeared that near field communication was losing popularity, that clearly isn’t the case. Although it may appear that some companies are looking for paths other than those using NFC technology – such as the recent moves made by large mobile payments wallets to include QR codes – this is not at all the case when it comes to device manufacturers. In fact, a new report has suggested that the number of enabled devices will reach 500 million next year. The report, entitled “NFC Devices, Strategies, and…

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NFC technology may be included in iPhones after all

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Apple could be planning to release a device that contains the near field communication chip in the future. The recent acquisition of Authentec by Apple, for $356 million, is suggesting that after years of rumors stating that it is seeking to include NFC technology in its iPhones, this may become the truth in the not so distant future. A near field communication chip was notably absent from the recent release of the iPhone 5. Now, the NFC technology news has been revealed that the Embedded Security Solutions (ESS) division of…

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