currentc

CurrentC: An imaginary crisis

The biggest controversy of the week (so far) is unraveling as rival high schools /r/apple and /r/android unite under a single hashtag: #PayItSafe.

Apple Pay

How Apple Pay is set to change commerce

Apple finally has a chance to succeed in making a phone a wallet. The user experience is very slick, and this will draw an influential and affluent new segment of consumers into NFC payments.

NFC

NFC’s ongoing user interface problem: some readers don’t work

I haven’t had a lot of kind words for NFC, the mobile payments mechanism that some have touted as the Next Big Thing in payments. I’ve knocked it for being a kludgy experience that doesn’t deliver any meaningful consumer value over swiping a credit card. But NFC has another big problem: Even when you think it might work, it doesn’t.