Google has posted a job opening for a Technical Account Manager, and part of the qualifications call for experience with NFC/RFID technology. The job description states the person hired will be responsible for the success of Google's "largest partnerships in the Mobile Commerce space." We've already heard about plans for
global domination a partnership with PayPal that would use NFC for payment options in the second half of 2011, and PayPal would certainly qualify as a large partner in Google's mobile commerce space if and when it happens.
Currently the only mainstream smartphone in the US with NFC capability is the Nexus S (see our hands on with NFC here), but we've heard rumors that soon Apple and RIM will join the party, making NFC a popular option once it's in more hands. As Phil pointed out last week, none of the phones announced at CES 2011 have NFC built in, so we have wait for Mobile World Congress and CTIA to see what manufacturers have planned to keep up with the fast pace of smartphone tech. [Google via Androidos.in]