Money is going digital. Despite the many fits and stops, competing technologies and platforms, and omnipresent wrestling match for control over the future of payments, it seems to be inevitable that physical money (coins and cash), and likely plastic payment cards will eventually go the way of the dodo. How soon and under whose influence [...]
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Google Wallet users can now set up recurring bank transfers to automate adding money to their Google Wallet accounts. The update also includes low balance alerts. Read more here. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Ask ten people to answer the question, “What sets Apple apart from other consumer electronics and technology companies?” and you’re likely to get twenty different answers. Some point to its design sensibilities, others its savvy branding and marketing. Some might even cite supply chain mastery (architected in no small part by Tim Cook). Fewer still will likely [...]
Earlier this week, we walked you through the stridently awful Apple Pay alternative being cooked up by Walmart, CVS, Best Buy, and more. It is dumb and bad, but as a recent New York Times report indicates, it’s also not going anywhere any time soon. But not because anyone necessarily wants it. Read more… Continue [...]
Welcome to the first week of September, also known as crazy-insane IFA 2014 and iPhone event extravaganza. During the next 10 days we’ll see new handsets, smartwatches, and other tech paraphernalia from almost every major hardware manufacturer. So now I’m wondering, where do smartphones even go from here? Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
After years of ignoring the promise of NFC, Apple may finally be ready to take the plunge—and one of its major applications may include mobile payments. Sources familiar with Apple’s new payment plan spoke with Wired saying that the feature will be included in the new iPhone 6 when it is revealed on Sept. 9th [...]
There’s a new contender in the digital wallet arena: Amazon has launched Amazon Wallet, the e-commerce company’s would-be answer to PayPal and Google Wallet. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Google Wallet’s latest update includes several new features, including a way to store gift cards and a way to easily harass your friends to pay you back. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
The next time you have a few dollars left on one of those prepaid credit card-based gift cards, consolidate those odd dollars and cents into your Google Wallet account. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Google’s recently-launched physical Wallet card hasn’t exactly taken the payments world by storm, but there may be one good reason to have one: using it to extract cash from Visa or Mastercard gift cards.Read more…
You’re not alone, folks. Google Wallet appears to be struggling this afternoon. Time to reach for that good ol’ standby in your back pocket. Google’s status board is still green, but keep an eye on it.
Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
Google Wallet got itself a nice little update today that allows you to scan your credit card to enter some of its information, instead of worrying about hitting all those numbers yourself. You’ll still have to add your name and CVV on your own.
Google also mentions the new Google Wallet Card in the changelog, as well as bugfixes and performance improvements.
Over a year after rumors first surfaced, Google has finally unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical debit card that you can use to spend money from your Wallet account. The Mastercard-powered piece of plastic works just like a regular debit card an…
One card can be used to access funds from a variety of other cards and accounts
While the NFC-based Google Wallet payment system may not have taken off, Google is taking another swing at things with a physical Google Wallet Card. Yes, this is actually a physical credit card that basically fills the same role as the Google Wallet app tried to do previously, acting as a prepaid debit card that then pulls funds out of any connected account.
The Google Wallet Card is a physical prepaid debit card that allows you to access your Wallet Balance in the real world, at ATMs, banks, and wherever MasterCard® Debit is accepted.
If you’re in the U.S. and have the option to get a Google Wallet card, you’ll be prompted in the Google Wallet app or on the Google Wallet website, where you’ll then have to verify your identity and request the card. Verifying your identity is as simple as giving your name, address, birth date and social security number, but Google already had the necessary information from previous purchases for us to order with just two clicks.
Before we go any further today, we do need to mention just how smooth Thursday’s launch of the Nexus 5 appeared to go from a retail standpoint. Google Play appeared to stand up to the nerd crush. Google Wallet — which in the past has been the bottleneck — handled the transactions as well as we could expect.
And phones are already shipping.
So kudos to the men and women behind the scenes — whose names and faces we never hear or see and who don’t get anywhere near enough credit from an all-too-often ungrateful public — for keeping the wheels turning better than they have in previous launches. You made a lot of nerds happy this week.
Giving hope for the future of NFC payments rather than notably changing the way anything works today
Changes in Android 4.4 KitKat are going to open up the possibilities of using NFC payments through Google Wallet, but it may not go as far as we would hope. Although the Google Wallet app itself has been opened to install on any device, the ability to use it for NFC payments (aka “tap and pay”) at physical stores has been dramatically limited by carriers and manufacturers. Responding to a post by Michael Bond on Google+, the official Google Wallet account gave us a bit of info today on the status as of Android 4.4:
If you have a Nexus 5 device, you can now use Google Wallet to tap and pay in stores with any carrier. We look forward to bringing NFC tap and pay functionality to more Android phones soon.
Now that doesn’t exactly mean every device running Android 4.4 — it specifically refers to the Nexus 5. And in that respect, nothing has really changed just yet. The Google Wallet support page, which has been updated to reflect the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 announcement, currently lists every device that is able to use Google Wallet tap and pay and the caveats associated.
There's more to the new Google Wallet than a pretty app Google Wallet started as a simple (but not very well adopted) NFC based tap-to-pay system, but it has turned into a app that really plans to hold everything your physical wallet can. We'…
Google just announced a brand new Wallet app that’s open to all Android users. It allows you to manage your Wallet balance, send money to friends, manage your rewards cards, and get offers all in one place. Read more here.Read more… …
Google Wallet app now focusing on more than just NFC payments There are some big changes in store for Google Wallet. The few phones that are able to actually use the NFC payment option will still have that ability, but Google is expanding the usage o…
Several apps or mobile shopping sites offering deals for paying with Google If you've signed up for Google Wallet, chances are you received an email tonight reminding you of several different promotions Google is currently running in conjunction …