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NFC: Emerging NFC ecosystems life without cash

Near Field Communication technology and the mobile wallet, have been blighted by security flaws, so much so consumer uptake has been slow, even in the face of the Google wallet. Despite this shaky start many commentators still see contactless payments as the future. Rob Brown, IT Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, previously responsible for the roll-out of Near Field Communication technology at a retail outlet in the UK, discusses the benefits and challenges posed by Near Field Communication technology and what can be done to increase consumer uptake in 2012.

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