Google Joins NFC Forum
Google this week continued its embrace of near-field communication capability, joining an industry consortium aimed at advancing the use of that fledgling technology.
The NFC Forum announced Thursday that Google has joined as a principal member and that both CSR and Intel have upgraded their membership to principal status.
Google, according to reports last week, has reached a partnership with Citigroup and Mastercard to include NFC capability in its Android operating system. The move is seen as giving retailers more access to data, via Google.