Just over a week ago, a signup link to be part of the next exciting thing from Google and Wallet was tipped online by BusinessInsider. At the time the link went live, we had no idea what Google could possibly have in store. Thanks to a leaked version of the new Google Wallet ... Read More »
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Mobile phone-based payment solutions are the hot topic of the industry right now. Google is looking to enhance Wallet, Microsoft is introducing Wallet Hub, Apple is playing around with Passbook; PayPal, Square and ISIS are all throwing their hats into the ring. And then there’s CyanogenMod, who just added support for a custom third-party ... Read More »
The next time Google Wallet sees a major update, it may just be more wallet-like than ever before. During a YouTube question and answer session hosted by Google Wallet development manager Robin Dua, it was revealed that Google has much bigger plans for Wallet than just a mobile payment service.
Dua says that someday, Google ... Read More »
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Several days ago we found that any time now, Google Play gift cards should be available for purchase. That day has finally come, with Google opening an official gift card landing page listing several select retailers where gift cards will be initially available.
The Google Wallet service has just gotten an update, and it’s the most important update yet.
When Wallet originally launched, users could only add a Google Prepaid Card or Citi MasterCard for NFC payment, leaving basically everyone else in the dust. Of course, you could add funds to your Google Prepaid Card with whatever card ... Read More »
Registration for Google’s annual developer conference opens today, and we expect it to sell out within the hour. The 2009 event sold out in 90 days. The 2010 event sold out in 10 days. Last year’s event sold out in 59 minutes.
NFC mobile payments are convenient and easy and more secure than traditional credit cards and cash. One of the biggest players in this market is Google Wallet, which was unveiled back in May 2011. But Google’s service is not the most successful, and it is about to face a competitor with a much ... Read More »
While Sprint remains committed to Google Wallet for Near Field Communications based mobile payments, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are all backing Isis. Slated to make an appearance on smartphones this summer, Isis is making news today with an announcement of their first banking partners, and a screenshot showcasing what to expect from the service.
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The Google Wallet drama is far from over. Late last night Google emailed me to inform everyone that they have restored the ability to issue new prepaid cards to the Wallet. Google also issued a fix that prevents an existing prepaid card from being re-provisioned to another user.
Literally an hour after Google notified me ... Read More »
This week the Google Wallet team was surprised when two different vulnerabilities were discovered. One hack revealed a user’s PIN number on a rooted phone and the other allowed anyone to reset the PIN and gain access to funds on a Google Wallet prepaid card.
Google quickly responded to the first hack by ... Read More »