09/21/2011, Google Wallet launched nationwide on Monday, but it looks like the service is still not available to everyone yet – and no we’re not talking about consumers who don’t have a Nexus S 4G on Sprint. Despite the small number of users to rollout Google Wallet to (the Nexus S 4G isn’t exactly the hottest selling handset around), it’s been confirmed by Google and Sprint that the app still hasn’t […]
09/21/2011, Before Google Wallet was even announced, back in 2010 Isis had announced plans to launch mobile payment services together with three of the nation’s largest carriers – AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Oddly enough Sprint was not part of the partnership, although it was later revealed that Sprint had joined up with Google for Google Wallet, which was announced several months back.
09/19/2011, Boy does Google move fast – just earlier this afternoon, we talked about Google Wallet launching alongside Mastercard support, while mentioning that “Visa, Discover and American Express will be added in future versions of Google Wallet” – guess the future is now, as Visa just announced that they will be joining bosom buddy Mastercard on the Google Wallet bandwagon. This means Visa card users will be able to take advantage […]
09/19/2011, Great news! After months of waiting, Google Wallet, that was introduced back in May, will finally go live starting today. Google has announced that it’s been testing the service extensively since the announcement, and it’s now ready for the public to use. Google Wallet will be available on all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones through an over-the-air update. At the moment, it will only work with Citi MasterCard credit cards […]
09/19/2011, Google Wallet is set to launch later today – at least according to the folks at Tech Crunch who managed to get their hands on a screenshot of an internal document that’s been passed around to stores nationwide. The document clearly states that “Google Wallet is launching September 19, 2011.” which is today. No word on whether there’s going to be an event in commemoration of the launch, or just […]
09/16/2011, While NFC is a great idea for mobile payments, the sad fact is that unlike Japan, where NFC is widely adopted, not many phones in the US come with NFC technology enabled. Even the latest Blackberry devices that supposedly come shipped with NFC have that feature disabled when it comes onto the carriers. If mobile payments are your thing and you don’t want to sacrifice your current phone for an […]
08/23/2011, A while back there was a lot of fuss and hype surrounding NFC technology. Granted that there is still some talk about NFC these days, but probably not on the same level a few months back when carriers were in talk with Isis and when Sprint and Google teamed up for Google Wallet.
08/02/2011, A few months back, NXP Semiconductors, the company responsible for the NFC technology found in Android devices, came out and said that Google was extremely optimistic regarding NFC adoption, claiming 100 million mobile phones to be shipped with NFC technology by the end of the year. However it appears that that optimism might have died down a bit as NXP has come out with a revised estimation that does not […]
08/01/2011, With Google rooting for NFC to be a standard to be used as payment services in the US, what with the launch of Google Wallet, it seems that certain Android devices (along with upcoming Blackberry devices) will be able to enjoy those services as they are NFC enabled, leaving iPhone users to watch their friends utilize NFC technology with envy.
07/21/2011, A little over a week ago we reported that PayPal was introducing a new way to transfer money between two people, and it was through the use of NFC technology on devices such as the Samsung Nexus S.
07/05/2011, For those who are unfamiliar with Alibaba, they have sometimes been called the Google of China, and they are fast gaining ground. As we all know, Google has recently joined up with Sprint in order to put out Google Wallet, which is Google’s NFC payment services, so it’s not really a surprise to see Alibaba follow suit with their own mobile wallet services – AliPay.
05/26/2011, eBay and their own payment subsidiary, PayPal, did not greet Google’s most recent introduction, Google Wallet, with open arms. No sir, they instead followed up the launch by going straight to the courts – suing Google and a couple of executives for allegedly stealing trade secrets so that Google Wallet can be created. Google Wallet’s project lead Osama Bedier has been accused of feeding confidential PayPal information to Google so […]
05/26/2011, After being talked about for the past week, Google’s mobile payment system has been officially announced to the world. Called Google Wallet, this free Android app will allow users to make payments for products or services (at outlets that support the system) with an NFC-enabled mobile phone. Say goodbye to carrying cash or credit cards around – all you need to go on a shopping spree now is your phone. […]
05/25/2011, Remember Google’s mobile payments system that we talked about earlier in the week? Well, it seems that it has been christened as Google Wallet, no thanks to an internal memo from The Container Store. The memo which was published by Thisismynext.com claims that the Internet search and advertising giant has plans to roll out Google Wallet sometime before summer is over. Below is an excerpt. …this summer Google will launch […]