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Google Wallet moves card info to the cloud

Upon its initial debut, Google Wallet had a few shortcomings that might have prevented it from really taking off.  In particular, Google Wallet was limited in its payment options and its security was less than impressive.  However, Google announced today that it paid close attention to those shortcomings and came up with a remedy —

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Visa to launch a digital wallet in 2012

With €1 in every 7 spent through Visa in Europe, it comes as no surprise Visa will be launching a digital wallet this year. And expects to see half of Europe’s transactions being done on a mobile phone by 2020. It has already announced that there will be a special Olympic handset with the wallet embedded. Those transactions apparently account

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Starbucks Loyalty Card & Payment app

Starbucks have released an Android app for mobile payment in UK and Ireland after success in the US with the app.  The app basically acts as a loyalty card that can be topped up in-store and redeemed against coffee.  Starbucks commented that a lot their customers are smartphone users and don’t want to pay cash,

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Google Mobile Wallet coming to Nexus S

Google Wallet is an Android app that makes your phone your wallet. It stores virtual versions of your existing plastic cards on your phone. Simply tap your phone to pay and redeem offers using near field communication, or NFC. The Nexus S is one phone that supports NFC and more are likely to follow soon, and

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PayPal enter contactless mobile payment race

PayPal have announced that will be deploying cardless mobile payment shortly, this is in direct competition with NFC devices which have been gaining steady ground on both sides of the Atlantic.  PayPal claim that there is less need for upgrading hardware with their new payment system, this may hold true for handsets and terminals but

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Venmo – Split bills with friends, mobile payments solution

Venmo makes it dead simple to pay your friends back. You don’t even have to link a credit card or a bank account to get started. It has a simple ‘swipe to pay’ interface. Payments are lodged to your bank account every two days so you don’t need to worry about checking another balance. Restaurants, bar

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