Google reveals its latest commerce innovation including Google Wallet and Google Offers. We are going to enter in the new era of shopping experience where you do not need to carry your wallet anymore. Use your smart phone for shopping. Google Wallet and Google Offers are all about mobile commerce. You can load your credit/debit cards in mobile phone and order stuff online. This is an invitation to merchants and echo system partners e.g. payment networks, carriers, banks to join Google to create the next best shopping experience. Google offered mobile and local commerce which combines offers and payments at the point of sale. This makes it easy for partners and third parties to create great consumer experience. Your mobile phone will be your wallet. Just tap, pay and save.
Play your music at wireless hi-fi speaker from your mobile or laptop wirelessly. Nokia introduced Nokia Play 360° portable Hi-Fi speaker that is Nokia’s first portable hi-fi speaker with groundbreaking NFC, wireless Bluetooth and wired 3.5mm connection together with 20 hours play time with standard Nokia battery. This wireless speaker delivers clear 360-degree sound – from high treble to rich bass tones. Pair with another Nokia Play 360° to enjoy your music in truly wireless stereo sound.
Naratte, a relatively new company, has broken new grounds in regards to near field communication (NFC). Zoosh, its new technology aims to bring the dreams of smart phones and tablets serving as payment method a reality. Instead of relying on the standard 2004 patented NFC chips, this innovation uses ultrasound to perform secure mobile transactions.
Drastically removing the barriers of having to incorporate NFC chips into both senders and receivers, the Zoosh can be added to any application or device through a simple software update. Moreover, unlike the standard NFC chips, which are expensive to manufacture and complicated to add to every day devices, the Zoosh will be comparatively more cost-effective for consumers and merchants alike.
Forget about credit cards, cash or ID. Your smartphone is going to be your wallet very soon. Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and few others are working on the ‘NFC (near field communication) mobile payment technology’ to change the future of payment systems. NFC allows wireless transfer of data over short distances between two devices. This makes it an ideal technology for financial transactions between a phone and/or a device at any store. NFC is still in development phase in the U.S. But in Japan you can pay for almost anything by simply swiping your phone. No need for credit cards, cash or even ID. This year NFC might take off in the U.S., and many companies are working on their own NFC payment solutions.