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Tim Hortons and MasterCard deal highlights momentum of contactless payments in Canada

News | 07/03/2007 2:22 pm EDT

Apple fritters and double doubles went high-tech last week. On Friday, Tim Hortons and MasterCard Canada officially launched a partnership that will enable Canadians to not only pay for their iced cappuccinos and dutchies with a MasterCard, but do it without a swipe or signature. Referred to as "tap and go," the new payment method combines traditional payment networks with RFID technology.

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