According to Bloomberg, Google's gonna get this NFC thing on and poppin' by funding the installation of thousands of NFC-ready cash registers at various retail locations around New York City and San Francisco. Google, whose Nexus S is one of the first NFC-ready handsets stateside, is backing a payment system developed by Verifone and reportedly hopes to have this first wave of machines installed within four months. [Bloomberg]
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I suppose this is the one area where I'd gladly be called a Luddite: I'm not willing to use anything other than cash. No credit / debit cards, certainly not NFC payments.
Quite happy about other NFC applications, though.