All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Wallet’

Google Hotel Finder Finally Gets Ability To Book Reservations From Your Phone

Google launched Hotel Finder back in 2011, and now, they’ve finally added the ability to book hotels from your mobile device. This seems like a pretty key feature to have in such an offering, but better late than never, right? Now, if you go to google.com/hotels on your phone, you can search, filter your results and book your hotel through …

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Here’s A Lesson On The Google Wallet Objects API Java Quick Start

Google has put out a new Google Developers Live video on YouTube discussing the Wallet Objects API and how to get started with their Java quick start sample. This is designed to help developers get started with their integration quickly. It showcases authorizing access, inserting a new Wallet Objects class, using the Saved Wallet API and using the web service …

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Google Checkout To Shut Down On November 20

Back in November 2011, Google announced that it was retiring Google Checkout in favor of Google Wallet. After that announcement, Google Checkout remained operational for another year and a half until Google announced in May of this year that it was no longer accepting new signups for the service. It also said the service would permanently shut down in six …

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Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email?

There is a lot of innovation happening in the payments space, and the competition is heating up at a greater place than ever before. New products from PayPal and Amazon show great potential, and Google continues to expand its Wallet offering. Even Facebook has aspirations of making a mark in the space, but today, I want to talk about a …

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Google Wallet Finally Available For iPhone

Google just announced its first Google Wallet app for iPhone, which is available for iOS 6 and up. It’s interesting that they waited until IOS 7 was released, if 6 is supported as well, but either way it’s here now. The release follows a major update to the Android app, which brought some new loyalty programs with it, as well …

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Google Launches New Wallet App, New Loyalty Programs

Google announced on Tuesday that it is rolling out a new version of the Google Wallet app for Android devices (2.3+), which comes with new loyalty programs featuring a handful of merchants, with more to come. The loyalty programs make use of the Google Wallet Objects API launched earlier this year. “As a merchant, you can now showcase your loyalty …

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Google Is Adding In-App Payments To Chrome Via Google Wallet

The latest Chrome build includes in-app payments for Chrome packaged apps in a move that brings Google Wallet integration right to the browser. Google’s Fran├žois Beaufort said in a Google+ post (via TheNextWeb): Chrome is about to support In app payments for Chrome Packaged Apps thanks to the newly embed Chrome Wallet App also available in the Chrome WebStore at …

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Google Talks About The End Of Google Checkout

Google announced that it would shut down Google Checkout in favor of Google Wallet back in 2011. This week, the company announced that in six months Google checkout will be officially dead to merchants. With that, the company has shared an “office hours” video dealing with the change, so if you had any questions about it, give it a watch, …

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Google Checkout For Merchants To Be Retired In Six Months As Google Wallet Takes Over

Google announced all the way back in November of 2011 that it would be shutting down Google Checkout in favor of a transition to Google Wallet. This week, Google announced that in six months, Google Checkout will officially be dead to merchants. They will no longer be able to accept payments using Google Checkout starting November 20th. “If you don’t …

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Businesses Should Make Sure They Didn’t Miss These Google Announcements

Google kicked off its annual developers conference, Google I/O, on Wednesday, with a keynote lasting nearly four hours. It’s always expected that Google will make a bunch of announcements at these events, and they certainly did. This year’s hasn’t been the sexiest Google I/O full of new gadgets and big new services, but it has focused a great deal on …

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Google Wallet Gets Integrated With Gmail

Google announced a lot of things today, but some it didn’t all make into the Google I/O keynote. On the Gmail blog, Google announced new Google Wallet integration for Gmail, which comes in the form of an “Attach Money” button. Yep, you can send money as an attachment. A pretty good idea, as long as it doesn’t land in the …

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Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O]

According to Google, the abandonment rate of shopping carts on mobile is a whopping 97%. With that, they’re providing an HTML5 autocomplete function in mobile Chrome, and a new Google Wallet “Instant Buy” API to fill out info in three steps: checkout button, review billing and shipping, and submit. That’s down from these 21 steps, as outlined during today’s Google …

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