Wireless technology NFC still has a ways to go
key technology component in the Google Wallet mobile payment initiative for which the search giant is trying to drum up enthusiasm, so far with little to show for it. The same goes for the nascent Isis Mobile Wallet, whose founders are AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless. The online payment space is complex and fragmented. Getting people to change behavior and pay with phones, instead of the plastic credit cards they've used for years, is daunting. Even if they're willing to pay by phone, technology alternatives exist that don't involve NFC.