Verizon is staking its claim in NFC-enabled mobile payments with the Isis platform by blocking Google's Mobile Wallet application on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Isis is a joint project of Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. "We plan to create a 'mobile wallet' that ultimately eliminates the need for consumers to carry cash, credit and debit cards, reward cards, coupons, tickets, transit passes, etc., etc.," said Isis chief Michael Abbott.

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