Friday, April 01, 2011

Amazon may offer mobile wallet, too - The Boston Globe

More potential Amazon mobile aspirations

Amazon.com Inc. is considering the introduction of a service that would let consumers pay for goods in brick-and-mortar stores using their mobile phones, according to two people with knowledge of the project.

The company’s Amazon Payments unit is exploring whether to start a service based on so-called near-field-communication technology, said the people, who asked not to be named because the project isn’t public. NFC lets devices transmit data such as payment information, loyalty points, and coupons by tapping them against specially equipped cash registers.

Amazon may offer mobile wallet, too - The Boston Globe

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