Google to launch NFC payments’ trials

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Google is planning NFC mobile payments’ trials in New York and San Francisco. According to reports, the trial will begin in the next four months and that Google will pay for the installation of thousands” of custom-built NFC-enabled Verifone terminals at merchants across both cities. It is speculated that Google’s Nexus S smartphone the first Android device to ship with …

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Best Buy, Amazon.com seek to reach shoppers through phones

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Best Buy Co., the world’s largest consumer-electronics retailer, doesn’t want you to just buy mobile phones this holiday season but it wants you to use the devices to shop for the rest of your gifts. Best Buy, Home Depot Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are among the retailers ramping up efforts to let shoppers scan bar codes, get discounts and find …

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Cyworld and MySpace (from CNN). Mobile User Generated content – what happens next with them?

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South Korea’s most popular social network, a strange blend of Blogger, Flickr, and videogame like avatars, brings in about $300,000 a day. Now it’s launching a U.S. version. Should MySpace be worried?   (Business 2.0 Magazine) — Meeyoo Kwon, a 22-year-old college student, starts every morning the same way: “I just wake up, turn on my laptop, and go to Cyworld,” …

EditorCyworld and MySpace (from CNN). Mobile User Generated content – what happens next with them?