Softcard was an interesting experiment formed by a few U.S. carriers to replace Google Wallet as the number one mobile payment system. Not that being number one helped Google, as it was the only one at the time. But with many deals and partnerships, Softcard was a decent service that would have been far better ... Read More »
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According to a report from Ars Technica today, Google is continuing to work on getting mobile payments right and will be releasing a new set of APIs for developers to integrate into their apps going by the name Android Pay.
Google Wallet is partnering with Softcard, the carrier-backed NFC payment system that has long hindered Google Wallet. Softcard was first introduced several years ago as Isis, an NFC mobile payment system that was supported by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, all three of which blocked Google Wallet on their devices ... Read More »
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Remember Softcard? We haven’t heard much about the mobile payments service since it gave itself a name change, but today the company is in the news thanks to Google.
We always said that the key to mobile payment adoption was for Apple to debut its own version. Of course, we were right. When Apple debut Apple Pay, more locations suddenly wanted to support NFC payments. One of those places is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Stores in Disney World will support NFC payments ... Read More »
In the new frontier of mobile payments, we’ve yet to see a definitive winner come in and take the market by storm. Both Google and Apple’s NFC-based payment systems have certainly made a name for themselves, but they’ve yet to reach the kind of saturation and ubiquity old fashioned magnetic strips have. Which is ... Read More »
Wanna make a quick five bucks? Send a penny to a friend who has never used Google Wallet before. No, really. Google has announced a promotion today that will get you five free simoleons just for introducing someone to Google Wallet.
According to Google, both you and the receiver will get the money once ... Read More »
Heads up, Android developers, because Google just announced a new version of Google Play services with some spiffy updates for several Google apps.
Android users want to pay for things using NFC with Google Wallet, and iOS users want to pay for things using NFC with Apple Pay. And one thing is standing in their way: CurrentC. But the most passionate users of both platforms aren’t going to let their mobile payment system of ... Read More »
Google Wallet never really gained popularity. It was fun paying for things by tapping your phone to a sensor, but not enough people knew about it or could even use it (thanks, carriers!). I always thought that the day Apple introduced NFC payments would be the day it would become widely used. Little did ... Read More »