Many of the retailers in my city have MasterCard's PayPass system installed at their POS terminals. I have an NFC-enabled phone (Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G). The hardware is all in place, but it seems the software hasn't caught up yet, which almost seems backward. Google Wallet only works with about 8 phones; PayPass itself tells you to go to your bank, and the banks know nothing.
In words that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) chief executive Steve Ballmer, speaking at an IT industry event in Santa Clara, Calif., indicated that the software-turned-hardware maker’s newly minted Surface tablet isn’t likely to be the last hardware device the company builds, according to published reports.
Ballmer allowed that although Microsoft isn’t headed into assembly lin