Apple-sponsored NFC Forum working to bring contactless payments to U.S. public transit

Article Image The NFC Forum — an industry lobbying group that counts Apple as a board member — on Wednesday announced a new partnership with the American Public Transportation Association that will see the two groups working to broaden NFC support among public transit operators in the U.S.

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Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company’s spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.



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Apple spent record $4.1M to lobby U.S. government in 2014

Federal lobbying disclosures filed this week revealed the extent to which Apple has beefed up lobbying operations in recent years, as the $1.2 million the company spent in the fourth quarter of last year pushed its full-year total over $4 million for the first time ever.



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