cybersecurity expert + NFC + Data Center + $60 billion = ??

  • Posted: 25 January 2011 02:01 PM

    It just occurred to me: ......Apple has in place or is putting in place the technical expertise and hardware infrastructure to enter the lucrative financial services business.

    Apple’s in-store use of mobile POS (point of sales)systems, the iTunes infrastructure, new emphasis on both NFC (near field communications) and the recent hire of cybersecurity expert and author David Rice plus, the still unused Data Center, all could be leveraged into a new business division competing (or working together) with the Visa, MasterCard, AmEx & PayPals of the world.

    Would love to hear any thoughts regarding this possibility.

    [ Edited: 25 January 2011 07:49 PM by Intruder ]      
  • Posted: 25 January 2011 02:46 PM #1

    I think there’s already active thread discussing mobile payments here.

         
  • Posted: 25 January 2011 02:50 PM #2

    Thanks FalKirk!

    Sorry about that grin

         
  • Posted: 25 January 2011 03:31 PM #3

    chiefthinker - 25 January 2011 06:50 PM

    Thanks FalKirk!

    Sorry about that grin

    Not at all. I’ll join you there later.