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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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 »
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 »
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Instant messaging giant Snapchat has announced a new feature that allows users to send money to their friends directly through Snapchat. The feature — called Snapcash — is the result of a partnership between Snapchat and Square, the mobile payment leader. Inspired by Square Cash, which allows users to send money to others by simply ... Read More »
ISIS has been a solid alternative to Google Wallet for those who want a mobile payment system. Tap your NFC enabled device to a supported sensor inside a store, and your bank card is charged. No need to carry around your wallet or fumble with cards (not that it’s very difficult).
But with growing ... Read More »
Google just announced Google Wallet and Google Offers at a press event in New York. The company has partnered with Citi, Mastercard, First Data, Subway, Macy’s, Walgreens, Toys ‘R Us, Sprint and a bunch of other companies to bring this service to customers.
To use the service, you’ll need to install ... Read More »