Remember when the carriers wouldn't allow Google Wallet on their phones? Since Google has already set up a payments infrastructure, it may as well use it for something.
Who needs physical cards when you can just tap your phone?
Google's Wallet service has arrived on iOS with a native app that is well-designed, but ultimately only mildly useful.
The new Google Wallet app, like Apple's Passbook, contains loyalty cards for brick-and-mortar stores.
Chrome is about to support in-app payments for Chrome Packaged Apps thanks to the newly embeddable Chrome Wallet app. The process is currently only open to developers.
Google will retire its Checkout payment processing tool on Nov. 20, and warned retailers they will need to move to a different payment processing platform.
Google is integrating Gmail with Google Wallet so that users can send payments as a mail attachment, even if the recipient doesn't have a Gmail address.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the California Office of the Attorney General should investigate Google's Wallet service for sharing app buyers' personal information with app developers, a privacy group said.
Google support page makes mention of a physical Google Wallet card.
Google reportedly is testing a physical card for Google Wallet, which would work at stores that don't support tap-and-pay from mobile phones.
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