for mobile commerce, reports “Near Field Communications” (http://macosg.me/2/pe). Benjamin Vigier has been working on NFC technology since 2004 and has been responsible for NFC activities at both French mobile network operator Bouygues Telecom and flash memory manufacturer Sandisk, the article adds.
Most recently Vigier was product manager for mobile wallet, payment and NFC at US mobile payments specialist mFoundry. There he conceived and managed both the PayPal Mobile service and Starbucks’ barcode-based mobile payments service and was also responsible for the development of mobile wallet applications for two top US mobile network operators and an NFC wallet application for a top three US bank, says “Near Field Communications.”
Near Field Communication, or NFC, is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology which enables the exchange of data between devices over about four-inch distance. It’s designed mainly for use in mobile devices. If Apple added NFC to its idevices, an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad could act as a wallet for transactions.