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Google may be rethinking its Wallet strategy, cutting in carriers

Things haven’t been going too smoothly for Google Wallet. The mobile payment service has hit a few bumps since its release, including a security hole that showed up earlier this month and since has been fixed. But Google is reportedly still seeing slow adoption of the service, and is looking for ... Full Article »

March 22, 2012 1:12pm

Google Wallet coming to 10 more Sprint devices this year

Google is continuing to bring its near-field communication payment service to more and more Android devices, with 10 more Sprint devices slated to get the software in 2012. Fierce Mobile Content has the story, reporting that Google announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that users ... Full Article »

March 1, 2012 1:23pm

StumbleUpon uses Android’s NFC capabilities to allow easy sharing between users

Website-discovery service StumbleUpon plans to use Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to let you share the cool things you discover with other Android device users. The 2012 Mobile World Congress started up today in Barcelona, Spain, with lots of app developers and hardware makers showing off their lat ... Full Article »

February 27, 2012 2:01pm

Google Wallet suspends prepaid credit cards in wake of security hack reveal

Google has addressed a newly aired security hack for its Google Wallet mobile software that disables the use of prepaid credit cards while the company deals with patching the security hole. The hack was made public last week, showing that a user with access to a rooted smartphone running Google Wal ... Full Article »

February 13, 2012 2:11pm

PayPal preparing to expand its digital wallet service to 2,000 Home Depot stores this spring

Online payment service PayPal is continuing to try out its new mobile payment capabilities, expanding its testing grounds to 2,000 Home Depot stores. PayPal, the eBay-owned online payment company that offers mobile apps on Google’s Android operating system and Apple’s iOS platform, revealed tha ... Full Article »

January 23, 2012 3:00pm

MicroSD card will give any Android device near-field communications capabilities

One of the more interesting abilities of some of the latest and greatest Android devices is their capacity for a technology called near-field communication. The tech is built into Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for compatible devices, and it can turn smartphones into tools that can help users make i ... Full Article »

January 11, 2012 2:08pm

Google Wallet launches today, much to the relief of George Costanza

A Google Wallet app is finally expected to launch today, but it’ll only work on Google’s Nexus S 4G device right now. However, expect the upcoming Nexus Prime, and other Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled devices, to be supported in the future. To announce the launch, Google ran with a spl ... Full Article »

September 19, 2011 9:42am

Verizon partners up on another mobile payment platform while waiting for Google Wallet

Sprint (S) might be the exclusive carrier for the beginnings of Google Wallet, but it’s not the only carrier that’s working on mobile payment platforms. According to a story from PC World, Verizon (VZ) has partnered with a company called Payfone to create a Verizon mobile payment platform. It w ... Full Article »

June 14, 2011 1:13pm

Android mobile wallet, OS attracts security concerns, trademark lawsuits

Google launched its Mobile Wallet last week, unveiling details of the hopeful plan to turn your Android phone into a digital version of your credit cards, coupons and loyalty programs. Hinging on Google’s NFC technology and supporting kiosk infrastructure, the Mobile Wallet has become fresh ground ... Full Article »

May 30, 2011 10:30am

Google announces Wallet NFC service, Offers

Yup, the rumors were true: Google (GOOG) used its New York press event today to announce its new Google Wallet service, a near-field communication platform that will allow users to basically use smartphones like debit cards. NFC technology sends a short-range signal between a mobile device and a ne ... Full Article »

May 26, 2011 12:48pm


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