Apple Working on “Next Generation Payment Platform” for Apple Stores

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Apple has posted a new job listing that describes a “Payments Software Engineer” that will be responsible for building a “a next generation payment platform.” (via 9to5Mac) To most people, this may mean a competitor to Google Wallet, but Apple specifically sees it being used in its retail stores, meaning that it could just be […]

Google Sends False Alarm Email Alerting Google Wallet Compromised

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Due to an email glitch, some Google Wallet users had received a scary notification alerting them that their Google Wallet account was recently activated on a new device even though those customers did not make such actions. Fortunately, though, that was a glitch and Google is saying that customers have nothing to worry about. The […]

Mobile Payments: Starbucks Finds Success in Simplicity

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When we hear of using smartphones to pay for goods, we often think about Google Wallet, ISIS, PayPal‘s new initiatives, or Square, but Starbucks is the rising star and one that has found success in this emerging, yet volatile, market. The retail coffee chain’s app, which is used to pay for beverage and food purchases […]

T-Mobile Rumored to Launch Mobile Payment Service on August 20

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Google Wallet, which so far is only available on select unlocked smartphones and tablets as well as Android phones sold through U.S. carrier partner Sprint, is about to get some serious competition in the mobile payment arena. According to the latest leaks, ISIS, which is a consortium of carriers comprised of AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and […]

Simple Hardware Restore Bricking Google Wallet, NFC on Select Devices?

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It appears that while the promise of contact-less payment through Google Wallet is the dream of the future, the NFC technology that drives digital mobile wallet and payment technologies is not without its own set of growing pains. Some users of the Google Wallet service on the Android platform have noticed problems with getting Google […]

HTC Announces Stunning Smartphone with NFC

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HTC announced a smartphone for the Chinese market called the HTC Stunning, which will run Google’s Android operating system and come with embedded near field communications, or NFC, chip to enable applications such as digital wallet and mobile payments like on the Samsung-made Google Nexus S. The device is expected to arrive in September and […]

Foursquare Plans to Simplify Check-Ins with NFC

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Foursquare wants to help make it easier for its users to use its check-in services by implementing near field communications, or NFC. As it stands currently, the check-in service on Foursquare requires the active participation of the user by opening an app and selecting or entering their location via GPS readings. With NFC, users can […]

PayPal to Throw Weight Behind NFC Technology for Digital Wallet

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As Google is looking to tackling the mobile payment market with near-field communication (NFC) technology on Android starting with its own Nexus S smartphone, the company may be looking to partner with others to make the technology a reality that would aim to replace credit cards and your wallet with your smartphone as a payment […]