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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

Google Mobile Payments primed for data-hungry apps

The race for mobile payments is quickening its pace, with Google (GOOG) expected to announce a mobile payments platform at a press event today. On the heels of Square revealing its own version of a mobile payments system, Google’s rumored to be launching its NFC-based program in select cities, wit ... Full Article »

May 26, 2011 9:17am

Report: Google to unveil NFC push this week

We’ve been aware of Google’s (GOOG) work to bring a new mobile technology into its Android operating system for a few months now, but reports are circulating that say the company is about to announce its whole near-field communication platform this week. If you’re not up on your tech lingo, n ... Full Article »

May 25, 2011 12:19pm

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