“Bill Gates yesterday sat down for an insightful interview with Erik Schatzker of Bloomberg,” Yoni Heisler reports for TUAW.
“Midway through the interview, the topic turned briefly to Apple Pay, Apple’s upcoming mobile payments platform,” Heisler reports. “Gates had positive things to say about Apple Pay…”
Apple Pay’s a great example of how a cell phone that identifies its user in a pretty strong way lets you make a transaction that should be very, very inexpensive. So the fact that in any application I can buy something, that’s fantastic. The fact I don’t need a physical card anymore, I just do that transaction and you’re going to be quite sure about who it is on the other end, that is a real contribution… And all the platforms, whether it’s Apple’s or Google’s or Microsoft, you’ll see this payment capability get built in. That’s built on industry standard protocols, NFC. And these companies have all participated in getting those going. Apple will help make sure it gets to critical mass for all the devices. – Bill Gates
More info and video of the interview in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft or Google? Hah! We’ll never trust our payment information (or health info or anything else important) to Microsoft or Google.
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