PayPal announced on Wednesday that it will begin supporting peer-to-peer payments to allow its customers to pay each other directly via their mobile phones.
PayPal is to support near-field communication (NFC) mobile payments. Photo credit: ZDNet.com
The scheme uses near-field communication (NFC) technology to allow a device to transfer payment directly to another. The eBay-owned company demonstrated its new NFC-enabled widget for Google Android smartphones at the MobileBeat 2011 conference in San Francisco by "bumping" two Samsung Nexus S handsets together.
The company says it will roll out the feature "late this summer".
For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see PayPal adds support for NFC peer-to-peer payments on ZDNet.com.
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