News about Osama Bedier.
October 23rd, 2015
Poynt, the POS maker founded by former Google Wallet lead Osama Bedier, has raised US$28m in a Series B funding round and announced that it has gained PCI PTS, PCI DSS and EMV certification for its device. Poynt Smart Terminals will run the PoyntOS open platform and include support for third party apps as well as mag stripe, EMV, NFC, QR and Bluetooth beacon transactions.
November 4th, 2014
Chase Paymentech and Vantiv, two of the largest payment processors in the US, have signed up to distribute the former head of Google Wallet’s new Poynt POS terminal to their merchant bases. The device, unveiled by Osama Bedier’s startup last week, supports magnetic stripe, EMV, NFC, QR codes and Bluetooth beacon technology.
October 31st, 2014
The former head of Google Wallet has unveiled a payment terminal supporting mag stripe, EMV, NFC, QR codes and beacon technology with no add-ons or dongles needed. Poynt is both a stylish POS terminal and the name of the startup behind it. “We wanted to make sure this device would keep up with the rapidly changing payments landscape,” says Osama Bedier. “We call upon banks and developers to join us in this mission to do for merchants what smartphones have done for consumers — usher in a new chapter of commerce.”
May 13th, 2013
Google CEO Larry Page has become personally involved in decisions surrounding the future direction of Google Wallet, AllThingsD reports, leading to the cancellation of plans to introduce a physical Google Wallet card and the departure…
May 9th, 2013
Osama Bedier, Google’s vice president of Wallet and payments, is to leave the company. Bedier, who joined Google from PayPal in January 2011 to head up the NFC-based Google Wallet service, “has decided to leave Google this…
October 23rd, 2012
Google Wallet is set for a further update and users can request an invite today. Details of the update were expected to be revealed in a keynote speech at the Money2020 tradeshow in Las Vegas yesterday but the…
April 3rd, 2012
March 2nd, 2012
The search giant is in discussion with mobile network operators around the world, NFC World has learned, with the aim of making its NFC mobile wallet available both internationally and on a wide array of handsets. US carrier partner Sprint is set to be the first, with up to ten additional handsets due to get Google Wallet this year.
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.
February 14th, 2012
PayPal is planning to offer merchants who adopt its in-store mobile payments service both lower costs and access to more detailed customer data, according to a Reuters news report. Reuters interviewed Don Kingsborough, PayPal’s head of retail…
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.
October 3rd, 2011
Customers can now use their NFC mobile phones to make payments, redeem coupons and receive rewards via Google SingleTap terminals installed at more than one hundred of the office supplies chain’s stores in five US regions.
September 19th, 2011
The first public version of the Google Wallet app is being sent out to Sprint customers via an over-the-air software update today.
September 19th, 2011
Google is rumoured to be on the verge of launching its long-awaited NFC-based mobile wallet today.
July 19th, 2011
What does the news that Isis has signed up all four US payments networks — Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express — for its NFC payments service mean for the future of the Google Wallet…
June 23rd, 2011
The search giant has distributed custom NFC base stations to merchants in Tokyo’s Roppongi district that let shoppers rate and review merchants — and allow Google to serve recommendations on additional locations based on the places consumers say they like.
June 13th, 2011
“Larry and Eric personally convinced me” to make the move to Google, Osama Bedier, the company’s VP of payments, has told NFC World as he set out Google’s commitment to building an NFC platform that is open to all — and revealed that Google Wallet will eventually be able to hold keys, ID credentials and driving licenses.
May 27th, 2011
Paypal has filed suit against Google, two top Google Wallet executives and 50 others for breach of confidence and misappropriating trade secrets.
May 24th, 2011
Google is set to launch an NFC mobile payments service in conjunction with mobile network operator Sprint on May 26, according to a Bloomberg news report.
March 17th, 2011
Don Kingsborough, founder of prepaid payments specialist Blackhawk Network, has joined PayPal as the online payments giant moves further towards the world of offline shopping. The firm said on its blog it was “thrilled” at the appointment…