MasterCard Bets On NFC: Releases PayPass Developer Toolkit For Android, BlackBerry Platforms

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http://techcrunch.com – Apple decided to forgo NFC support with the release of the iPhone 5, but that hasn’t stopped payments companies from continuing to invest in the space. MasterCard released a software development kit for its mobile PayPass technology with support for the Android and Blackberry OS 7 platforms. The toolkit will allow mobile operators and third-party developers the ability to integrate support for its “tap-and-go” contactless mobile payments solution into smartphones and other mobile applications. The SDK is meant to speed the time to market for MasterCards’s NFC-based mobile paym (IT news)