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Business Traveler (USA) - - TECHNOLOGY OF THINGS -

A new piece of tech­nol­ogy at­tempts to forgo the use of pa­per-based cards al­to­gether. Near field com­mu­ni­ca­tion (NFC) is a set of pro­to­cols that al­lows smart­phones to es­tab­lish wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion by touch­ing the de­vices to­gether.

The tech­nol­ogy has been adapted by the ap­pli­ca­tion Qik­share, which fa­cil­i­tates so­cial net­work­ing by al­low­ing users to share con­tacts, photos, videos or files with each other. Avail­able on both Ap­ple and An­droid de­vices, the app does not re­quire Blue­tooth or WiFi to func­tion.

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