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MasterCard Certifies World’s First SIM-Based NFC Phone

The BlackBerry  Bold  9900 and BlackBerry  Curve  9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices. With this certification, any MasterCard PayPass-issuing bank globally will be able to deploy MasterCard PayPass-enabled accounts to the SIM card of these smartphones.

 

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Google unveils custom Arm-based chips, following similar efforts at rivals Amazon and Microsoft — CNBC

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