Google Wallet

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    San Francisco: Google Inc announced plans to acquire smart thermostat maker Nest Labs Inc for $3.2 billion, signalling the Internet company's intention to expand into a broader array of devices and bringing valuable hardware design expertise in-house. The Internet giant has in recent years ventured further afield from its roots in...
  • Google Wallet Card: Google unveils a prepaid debit card November 21, 2013

    San Francisco: Google will offer a prepaid debit card that will allow consumers to purchase goods at stores and to withdraw cash from ATM machines, the Internet company said on Wednesday. The card, which is only available in the United States, lets consumers access the funds stored in their Google Wallet...
  • Google now lets users send money over Gmail May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has announced that its has now integrated Google Wallet into Gmail. This means that Google Wallet users will be able to securely send money to friends and family in the US right from their Gmail inbox. This new feature will rollout to Gmail users over the age of...
  • Google app store policy raises privacy concerns February 15, 2013

    San Francisco: Google's privacy practices are drawing heat after an Australian software developer said the company was providing him with personal information, including email addresses, of everyone who purchased his mobile app. The information that Google shared, which included customers' full names, email and some postal code information, was not the...
  • Google Wallet may come to India soon March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of launch of Airtel Money service in India, Google is mulling to bring its mobile wallet services to the country. According to Reuters, Google is forcing Android app developers to adopt Google Wallet and failure to do so might result in getting their apps suspended...
  • Google Wallet a security risk: Researchers February 11, 2012

    Reuters: Security researchers said they found a vulnerability in the Google Inc mobile payments platform which is currently available in phones sold by Sprint Nextel Corp. Mobile payment services that allow consumers to pay by waving their phone at a check-out terminal, instead of using a credit card, have long been...
  • Phones won't replace the wallet anytime soon December 22, 2011

    New York: Don't throw your wallet away yet. Many big-name retailers from Gap to Toys R Us are partnering with banks, payment processors and Google to let shoppers tap their mobile phones instead of swiping their credit cards to pay for goods. But the new mode of payment is not...
  • 'Verizon blocks Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus' December 6, 2011

    Bangalore: Wireless service provider Verizon Wireless will not include Google Inc's payments app Google Wallet on its latest smartphone Galaxy Nexus this month, the Wall Street Journal said. Galaxy Nexus is a smartphone developed by Google and Samsung Electronics Co based on the internet search giant's Android software. Google Wallet lets...
  • Google launches its first Google Wallet app September 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Google has announced the release of its Google Wallet application that can enable phones to make payments. The app is being initially offered on Sprint's network in the US for Sprint Nexus S 4G phones. Google had first announced the app in May 2011. Google Wallet enables users to...
  • Google adds Visa, Amex, Discover cards to Wallet September 20, 2011

    New York: Google's Wallet is getting thicker. The company is adding Visa, American Express and Discover to its payment system, which aims to make cellphones the credit cards of tomorrow. Google Inc. on Monday said it has licensed the right to add virtual "cards" from the three payment networks to...
  • Google launches Wallet pay-by-phone system May 27, 2011

    New York: US shoppers soon will be able to use mobile phones to pay for things at the checkout counter under a system unveiled by Google Inc and other major companies. Google, MasterCard, Citigroup, Sprint and transaction processing company First Data will make the service available this summer in New York...