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 »
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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.
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 »