Even though Google Wallet has been around for several years, the mobile payment system hasn’t been the industry leader the company had hoped for, mostly because AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile created a competing app, Softcard. But Google has now reached a deal with those three providers that will result in Google Wallet being pre-installed on new devices later this year. [More]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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.
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.