Guest Post By now it should be clear: For any new mobile technology to take off and thrive, convenience and value must be abundantly clear to the consumer.
Google Wallet is officially available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for the first time this morning.
Urban Airship aims to fix one of the biggest problems with digital wallets right now.
As if today’s other announcements weren’t enough, Google is also bringing Google Wallet support to Gmail, making it incredibly easy to send friends and family payments by just sending an email.
Osama Bedier, the head of Google Wallet, has left the company.
Google had its first $50 billion year in 2012. With its massive investments in mobile, someday it might make that much just on the little plastic and metal devices we carry in our pockets. Here’s how.
The good news, if you’re PayPal, is that almost three quarters of Americans know about you and your digital wallet solution. The bad news is that under half of them really understand what a digital wallet is.
Google Wallet, which just recently made big changes to support Visa, American Express, and Discover cards, is now apparently making even bigger changes. As in, back to the future changes.
Guest Post I haven’t had a lot of kind words for NFC, the mobile payments mechanism that some have touted as the Next Big Thing in payments. I’ve knocked it for being a kludgy experience that doesn’t deliver any meaningful consumer value over swiping a credit card. But NFC has another big problem: Even when you think it might work, it doesn’t.
Editor’s Pick It’s tough to muster much excitement for Isis, as NFC almost seems more like a fantasy today than when it was a hot buzzword for mobile payments years ago.
Your wallet holds a lot more than just the “fun” plastic that lets you buy stuff. It also holds IDs, loyalty cards, public transportation passes — and Google Wallet may soon hold all the same things.
Discover has officially partnered with Google to support Google Wallet, an NFC pay-by-phone application.
Brand name retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target have formed a new company called Merchant Customer Exchange to release a mobile wallet application for customers.
Guest Post Although you can now load an American Express card onto Google Wallet, AmEx wants to make sure consumers know that it’s not an American Express-approved product. (Disclosure: I have a very small position in $AXP.)
Guest Post The mobile experience is in a renaissance period, from phones to tablets to autos and more. We’re seeing multi-core processors come to mobile devices to enable new applications like intense gaming and HD video playback, and we’re seeing advanced user interfaces, such as gesture and eye tracking, that could greatly improve the mobile experience. Then there’s Near Field Communications (NFC). Many predict NFC will bring one of the most significant improvements to the mobile experience of all.
Guest Post Mobile payments are a revolution waiting to happen. It just makes sense that, with so many of us carrying around increasingly advanced smartphones, we’ll be able to use them to pay at brick-and-mortar stores and the check-out line.
Mobile payments startup Square now has more than 1 million merchants charging credit cards with the service, the company announced today.
Google Offers may have bitten off more than it can chew with its Cyber Monday deal from Newegg.com, a site popular with techies for computing equipment and other electronics.
What’s in your wallet? If you’ve swapped your fuddy-duddy analog money-toting accessory for Google’s more en vogue mobile wallet then you’ve got a 15 percent off coupon to the Gap hiding inside.
Google is taking its mobile payment product, Google Wallet, on the road.
The mobile payment network Isis is said to receive a major boost of more than $100 million from its parent companies AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Bloomberg reports.
Guest Post On first glance, Google’s acquisition of Punchd (a mobile phone-based loyalty service), a company barely a year and a half old, with little revenue and less than $150K in funding for $10M (reported widely) seems crazy. Initial speculation was that Google was making the move to add talent to its Android engineering team. But the fact that it is keeping the Punchd service going (likely moving to Google’s mobile wallet) points to a more strategic objective.
With eBay’s acquisition of Zong Thursday for $240 million, it’s hard not see it as the first salvo in a major war over today’s most important business theatre, mobile payments.
The market for mobile payments — which includes mobile shopping, money transfers and near-field communication (NFC) transactions — will hit $670 billion globally by 2015, a significant jump from $240 billion this year, according to Juniper Research’s latest report.
Guest Post [This post by Rachel Youens of mobile app consultancy and developer Mutual Mobile, was originally published at mutualmobile.com and is republished here with permission.]
During a live demo at the D9 event Tuesday, Google said it views its new Wallet service as entirely different from the new point of sale devices PayPal is reportedly developing with major retailers.
While demonstrating their new mobile payment product Google Wallet today, Google executives offered some insight into how it will make money.
Google today finally spilled the beans on its long-rumored mobile payments platform, Google Wallet, at a New York City event. Unexpectedly, Google also tied in some announcements about its Groupon competitor, Google Offers.