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grinvalds via Getty Images. iPhone users may be able to accept credit card payments from other people without needing extra hardware in the future. According to Bloomberg , Apple has acquired a startup called Mobeewave Inc., which is behind a technology that can turn iPhones into payment terminals. The tech giant reportedly paid $100 million for the company and will retain its employees who still work out of Montreal. Mobeewave’s technology only requires an app and a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip to work. Users don’t have to attach any accessory to their phones — all they need to do is input the transaction amount in the app and then tap a card or another smartphone onto the b... Full story

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