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    Google confirms commitment to NFC with new Google Wallet app

    September 17th, 2013

    Google has released a new version of Google Wallet that will allow anyone with an Android device running version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ or higher to store loyalty cards and offers on their mobile phone as well… More

    Google doubles Wallet usage

    September 17th, 2012

    Last month’s launch of Google Wallet 2.0 has led to usage of the NFC mobile wallet doubling, Frank Young, commerce business development manager for Google Wallet, has revealed on the Google Commerce blog. “In the weeks since we released a new version of the Google Wallet app that supports all credit and debit cards, usage has more than doubled,” he writes. “Consumers have immediately grasped the benefit of being able to use any card when shopping in-store and online.”

    Google Wallet 2.0: The easy way to pay with NFC?

    August 1st, 2012

    Google has unveiled a new version of its Google Wallet service that avoids the requirement for individual payment cards to be loaded onto a secure element. Instead, a prepaid MasterCard which draws funds from linked credit and debit cards is pre-loaded onto the secure element. More

    Google Wallet: We’re in it for the long haul, says search giant

    April 25th, 2012

    “It’s still very early days for mobile payments and we know [it] will take time to build a mobile commerce ecosystem, but we’re very committed to this goal and are encouraged by the progress we’ve made to date,” says the search giant, as it makes unlocked Galaxy Nexus NFC phones available for US$399. More

    Google buys payments firm

    April 3rd, 2012

    Google has acquired platform-as-a-service (PaaS) electronic payments technology provider TxVia. Osama Bedier, Google’s VP of Wallet and Payments, announced the deal on the Google Commerce blog.

    Google Wallet prepaid card hack fixed

    February 15th, 2012

    Google has found a fix for the exploit that allowed access to Google Wallet prepaid card balances and has turned back on the the ability to issue new cards. More

    Google Wallet boss: No more prepaid cards until we’ve dealt with hack

    February 11th, 2012

    “To address an issue that could have allowed unauthorized use of an existing prepaid card balance if someone recovered a lost phone without a screen lock, tonight we temporarily disabled provisioning of prepaid cards,” says Google Wallet VP Osama Bedier. More

    Google Wallet goes on tour

    November 1st, 2011

    Google, Sprint and Samsung are taking Google Wallet across the US on a five city roadshow that will allow consumers to test out the NFC service in selected retail stores. The roadshow, already live in New York and in… More