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WHAT is NFC and WHERE did it come from and WHAT is it for?
It was formally the NFL, and now is the NFC. The Green Bay Packers are representing the conference in the Superbowl in 2 weeks.
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It could change everything. It could transform Apple from the biggest technology company in the world, to the biggest company in the world, period. By far.
How is apple the largest tech company? I believe that google owns it by a long shot
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Ya, all we need is another way to have our money stolen. Phones are one of the things that get stolen far more often than credit cards. Turn a phone INTO a credit card and then you can steal a phone not only to flash and resell, but also to use up the account funds too!!!!
There can be a password typed in to access the feature on a phone so if stolen it can't be used. There is no password to view the pin number on a credit card
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No, when they seriously die. When the downfall will put the company in a hell worse than the one they're in right now.
The downfall will be once Steve Jobs dies. Apple is hardly in a bad position right now. The only thing larger then them right now is an oil company. In a decade they went from being saved by microsoft to bigger then microsoft.
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post #25 of 28
If anyone is going to popularize NFC and make it worthwhile, it's going to be Apple.
 
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this can be done easier with RFID.
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post #27 of 28
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How is apple the largest tech company? I believe that google owns it by a long shot
Depends on how you sort your list...profits, revenues, market cap, etc. I tend to go my market cap, and Apple's market cap is $301B. Google's market cap is $196B. 301 > 196.

Not only is Apple the largest tech company by that measure, Apple is (I believe) the second largest company in the world, behind only Exxon Mobile ($398B). And if their value keeps rising, they will overtake Exxon in the not too distant future. I read that somewhere recently, anyway.

Here's Wikipedia list of global companies sorted by market cap. At the end of Q4 2010, the top three were Exxon - PetroChina - Apple. Since then, as of today (Jan. 26, 2011), PetroChina has pulled back significantly to only $249B. Unless some other company has jumped into the mix, that definitely puts Apple at #2 behind Exxon.
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post #28 of 28
Few intelligent posters in here. VulcanDragon seems to be the one leading the logical discussion.

When will Apple die?! It matters to me sooooooooooooooo much cos their products make me sooooooooooooooo butthurt.

Really. How about you untangle your panties and read up on the technology. It's been around for a while. Europe and Asia use it quite a bit. North America, as per usual, is just playing catch-up. The Nexus S and the Atrix will be able to utilize it, far before Apple does. So quit your QQ'ing.
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