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NFC: Coming to a Laptop Near You

Evan Niu (TMFNewCow)
November 14, 2011

When most people think of near-field communications (NFC), they think smartphones.

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG  ) has been pushing it pretty aggressively into Android phones, laying the foundation for Google Wallet. Apple may bring it into next year's iPhone, after this year's omission.

The NFC revolution is going to include a plethora of companies seeking to make it that much easier to access your digital wallet. On one end, you have NFC chip makers, such as first-mover NXP Semiconductors (Nasdaq: NXPI  ) , while Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM  ) is jumping in along with chip giants such as Intel (Nasdaq: INTC  ) and Qualcomm (Nasdaq: