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  • noun Alternative form of near field. (in physical acoustics)
  • noun Alternative form of near field. (in radio-frequency electromagnetic technology)


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  • PayPal also wants to use mobile deals to get a head start in wireless payments, as credit-card companies collaborate to create a standard using what is called near-field communication technology.

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  • So far customers and retailers have remained tepid toward the technology, called near-field communication, or NFC, prompting Sprint and others at the Las Vegas show to try a different tack: touting NFC's "side benefits," which include mobile coupons and digital-key replacement.

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  • Using a technology known as "near-field communications," or NFC, consumers will be able to buy items simply by passing their phones in front of a sensor at the checkout counter.

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  • Google is reported to be readying tests in several U.S. cities of a mobile-payment system that uses so-called near-field communications NFC, a high-frequency wireless technology that allows nearby objects to share data.

    Google may soon be testing mobile-payment setups in the U.S.

  • The app—which relies on technology called near-field communication, or NFC—acts like an electronic wallet, letting people make payments in stores using their phones as well as redeem digital coupons at retailers and earn loyalty-program points.

    War Over the Digital Wallet

  • RIM recently said it's planning to put a chip that lets users make purchases by swiping their phones past a terminal—a technology known as near-field communication—in the BlackBerrys it launches this year.

    RIM, Carriers Fight Over Digital Wallet

  • Most of the industry is focusing on a technology called near-field communications, which allows you to wave a card or phone in front of a checkout reader to quickly pay for drinks at a drugstore or for a ride in a cab.


  • Whether announced or not, iFixit will be checking the next iPhone for the chips needed to support a technology known as 'near-field communications.' News

  • While the decade-old technology, called near-field communications NFC, is well-established in Japan and South Korea, its use has been stymied in Europe and North America by the competing interests of banks, merchants, device makers and wireless carriers.

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  • Sprint is working with payment networks and handset makers on technology called near-field communication, or NFC, which allows people with smartphones to make purchases by tapping them on or waving them in front of electronic readers in stores, said Kevin McGinnis, vice president of product platforms. -- Top News


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