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    Amazon’s Gauthier: NFC is “last century’s problem”

    May 19th, 2015

    “Anyone working on NFC is focusing on last century’s problem,” Patrick Gauthier, the new vice president of payments at Amazon, has told Mashable in an interview in which he also indicates that he believes competitors in the mobile payments space — including Apple and Google — have “lost sight of what it is we’re here to do.” Until January, Gauthier headed up emerging retail services at PayPal, a company once anti-NFC which now appears to have changed its mind about the technology.  

    Italian hackers reveal ‘infinite rides’ ticket exploits

    August 6th, 2013

    Two Italian hackers have told the Defcon convention about a pair of vulnerabilities in some contactless transportation ticketing systems that allow tickets to be altered by an NFC phone to give unlimited free rides. Matteo… More

    Twitter founder invents… a mag stripe card reader

    Twitter founder invents… a mag stripe card reader

    December 1st, 2009

    The new venture from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been the source of much speculation ever since tech blog Mashable posted a photograph of a new iPhone payments system that he was working on. Even… More

    Twitter founder adding mobile payments to iPhones via NFC?

    Twitter founder adding mobile payments to iPhones via NFC?

    November 6th, 2009

    Twitter chairman and cofounder Jack Dorsey is working on a new start up that is developing an iPhone attachment which will enable iPhones to be used to make payments, according to recent reports. Believed to… More