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Google becomes key NFC Forum member, drops QR from Places

03/31, 6:35pm

Google joins NFC Forum as Places goes NFC-only

Google made two big pushes towards NFC that culminated in its formal link to the technology on Thursday. It officially joined the NFC Forum as a principal member and now had the same importance as companies like CSR and Intel, which raised their statuses to the same level. The sign-up gave Google voting power for decisions on marketing, standards, and the technology involved in implementing NFC in the future.

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