The US near field communication (NFC) market has reached a milestone with the official unveiling of Isis, a joint venture mobile payments platform. Google meanwhile has announced that its updated Android operating system will offer full NFC software support. These developments mark a significant shift in the US NFC market, as major players formalize their intentions and lay out future strategies.
A team of Japanese and Canadian scientists have inched closer to unlocking massive reserves of ice-bound natural gas, known as natural gas hydrate or methane clathrate, in the Canadian Arctic. While successful and profitable extraction remains elusive, the development of viable extraction techniques is the key to exploiting the abundance of natural gas hydrate reserves.
Salaam Halal insurance has launched exclusively on Moneysupermarket.com, giving both Muslims and non-Muslims the opportunity to compare prices of Shariah-compliant motor insurance products with existing conventional alternatives. The new listing has allowed Moneysupermarket.com to further diversify its current offering in an increasingly competitive space.
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