Pharmacy giant Rite Aid has announced that it will begin accepting mobile payments beginning August 15. The company has announced that NFC-based payment systems will be supported including Google Wallet, Apple Pay and the upcoming service, Android Pay, which will arrive with Android M. Other tap-and-pay services, such as NFC credit and debit cards, will ... Read More »
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Weighing in at 833MB under the software build 2.7.531.6, the T-Mobile branded HTC One M9 is getting Android 5.1 today. Other ... Read More »
With the announcement of Android Pay at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote event, many assumed that Android Pay would be replacing Google Wallet. As it turns out, Google Wallet isn’t going anywhere, but it is getting a major shift in focus. While Android Pay ... Read More »
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Google is gearing up to launch a new service called Android Pay at Google I/O, in addition to refocusing Google Wallet. The news comes from a report by The New York Times, which states that Google will launch Android Pay at Google I/O tomorrow. Android Pay will allow merchants ... Read More »
It’s no secret that Google, among other tech-giants, wants to become a major financial player in the new connected economy. Along with Google Wallet and its upcoming Android Pay API layer, there may be a new service readying to launch out of Mountain View that would allow Gmail users to pay all of ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »