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What’s The Fastest Way To Beam 10 Bucks To A Friend?

Let’s say that you owe a friend money, but you can’t just hand them some cash and call it a day: your friend lives in a different state. What is the easiest, most cost-effective, and most importantly the fastest way to beam money from one person to another? Over at the Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch, staffers decided to race four different services and see how they differed. [More]

Now You Can Pay For Your Domino’s Pizza With Google Wallet (And Score Free Chicken)

Now You Can Pay For Your Domino’s Pizza With Google Wallet (And Score Free Chicken)

Facing more competition in the online pizza-ordering business, Domino’s is trying to stand out in the crowd by saving customers the hassle of having to type in the 16 digits of their credit card numbers. It’s also giving away free chicken. [More]

New Google Service Lets You Play Expert While Charging People For Your Help

This guy will help you fix your bike, or maybe he's just lying about being a bike expert and really just wanted someone to talk to.

Are your friends always asking you for help fixing their air conditioners? Do people marvel at your pancakes? Maybe you’re a needlework ninja. Whatever your area of expertise, Google is launching a video chat service that, for a price, matches people with questions and “experts” with answers. [More]

You Can Now E-Mail Your Friends Money Through Gmail

You Can Now E-Mail Your Friends Money Through Gmail

While Google has made a big to-do about its new subscription music service, it has allowed a more interesting new wrinkle go virtually unmentioned, as yesterday the company integrated its Google Wallet payment system into Gmail, allowing users to send money to each other via e-mail. [More]

Verizon Blocks Google Wallet On Some New Smartphones

Verizon Blocks Google Wallet On Some New Smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus may run on Google’s Android OS, but that doesn’t mean Verizon Wireless is going to allow the device to run Google’s pay-by-phone app Google Wallet. [More]

Google Wallet Smartphone App Launches With Visa, MasterCard Inside

Google Wallet Smartphone App Launches With Visa, MasterCard Inside

Google’s vision of having cell phone customers buy stuff with their smartphones at cash registers is becoming reality. The Google Wallet app, which allows compatible devices to use their virtual credit cards to make purchases, has gone live. Visa and MasterCard are currently on board, and Google says future updates will include American Express and Discover. [More]

With Wallet App, Google Wants To Get Into Your Pants

With Wallet App, Google Wants To Get Into Your Pants

Google becomes the latest company to try to turn your cell phone into a digital wallet, with today’s announcement of cleverly named Google Wallet. The app is designed to turn any Android-powered phone with compatible data capabilities into a substitute for your credit cards. Right now, that’s limited to just one phone, Google’s own Nexus S 4G. [More]