Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sep 9, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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First up, Apple looks set to reveal its ‘iWatch’, which, is rumored to have technology, called ‘Near Field Communication’ (NFC), that enables data transfer and mobile payments on smart phones. NFC already exists on Android smart watches – and more broadly, European consumers already make internet payments without using their credit cards, so why has the US been so slow to make the move toward credit card-less online transactions? Plus, Karen Collins, the author of two books about sound design in video games and an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, talks about the evolution of music in video games.


First up, Apple looks set to reveal its ‘iWatch’, which, is rumored to have technology, called ‘Near Field Communication’ (NFC), that enables data transfer and mobile payments on smart phones. NFC already exists on Android smart watches – and more broadly, European consumers already make internet payments without using their credit cards, so why has the US been so slow to make the move toward credit card-less online transactions? Plus, Karen Collins, the author of two books about sound design in video games and an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, talks about the evolution of music in video games.

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