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

Google Wallet Will No Longer Violate Your Privacy Google Wallet Will No Longer Violate Your Privacy

It was revealed back in February that Google Play sent your personal details to developers whenever you bought their apps on the Play store. It caused a small outcry among the Android community, and Congress even got involved. Google is …

Google Wallet Mobile ATM Lets You Get Cash Whenever You Need It Google Wallet Mobile ATM Lets You Get Cash Whenever You Need It
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Today, on April 1, Google announced Google Wallet Mobile ATM, a device that lets you get cash from your smartphone, ATM style. This image pretty much says it all: Google explains in a blog post: The mobile ATM device easily …

Google Launches Zavers Coupon Offering For Retailers Google Launches Zavers Coupon Offering For Retailers

Google announced a real-time new digital coupon offering today called Zavers by Google, which the company says enables retailers and manufacturers to reward loyal customers with relevant coupons. Retailers can use the product to extend their existing incentive programs. “Unlike …

Using The Google Wallet APIs? Here’s Google’s Recent Office Hours Hangout Using The Google Wallet APIs? Here’s Google’s Recent Office Hours Hangout

Earlier this year, Google launched some new Google Wallet APIs. Since then, the company has been trying to educate developers on how to best take advantage of them. That continues with this recent Office Hours hangout Google uploaded to its …

Google Wallet APIs Discussed In New Developer Video Google Wallet APIs Discussed In New Developer Video
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Google put out a new Office Hours video for developers about Google Wallet APIs. Among other things, Peng Ying talks about Google Wallet for Online Commerce. “The idea is that right now, purchasing something on the mobile web is something …

Google Wallet Just Made The Checkout Process Easier Google Wallet Just Made The Checkout Process Easier
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Google announced that starting today, users will no longer have to enter their credit/debit card numbers, billing addresses or other payment-related information on certain sites that accept Google Wallet for payments. Google is quick to cite the “97% of mobile …

Google Launches Google Wallet For Web Content Google Launches Google Wallet For Web Content
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Update: Google has officially launched this product now. You can check it out here. It looks like Google has again let some news slip a little earlier than intended. A blog post on Google’s Commerce blog came through the RSS …

Google Wallet Ditching Prepaid Card Option Google Wallet Ditching Prepaid Card Option

For a while now, Google has been bribing people into installing Google Wallet on their smartphones, giving out a free $10 to some who activate the app. Now, it seems customers might want to go ahead and spend that money …

You Can Now Save Your Discover Card To Google Wallet You Can Now Save Your Discover Card To Google Wallet

Earlier this month, Google revealed a cloud-based version of Google Wallet, which supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Today, Google discussed a new way to save cards to Google Wallet, beginning with Discover, the first card issuer to launch …

Google Wallet Gets Cloud Version That Supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Google Wallet Gets Cloud Version That Supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Google announced today that it is releasing a new, cloud-based Google Wallet app that supports credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. “To support all credit and debit cards, we changed our technical approach to storing …

Developers Get New Google Wallet Pricing Developers Get New Google Wallet Pricing
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Google has made some changes to the Google Wallet for Digital Goods API (formerly known as the In-App Payments API): new pricing and subscriptions. “First, we’ve heard feedback from developers that 5% transaction fees are great for microtransactions but not …

More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs

At Google I/O, Google demonstrated the new Save to Wallet Google Wallet APIs. We posted about it here, but here’s the video of the session again, in case you haven’t seen it: Google has put out a blog post about …

Google Launches New Google Wallet Cloud APIs: Here’s A Video Google Launches New Google Wallet Cloud APIs: Here’s A Video

Google has been uploading lots of Google I/O session videos to YouTube. In one of those sessions (below), Google introduced new Google Wallet Cloud APIs. “There have been exciting developments in the world of Payments at Google as we move …

Google Is Now Getting Serious About Local Businesses Google Is Now Getting Serious About Local Businesses
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Google has big plans for local businesses, and making billions for itself in the process. Google announced a major Google+ push into local search last week, when it revealed Google+ Local, which effectively turns Google+ business pages into the new …

PayPal Adds 15 Stores to Offline Payment Solution PayPal Adds 15 Stores to Offline Payment Solution

PayPal has just announced on its blog that it’s outfitting 15 new U.S. brick and mortar retailers to use its offline payment and shopping solutions. The stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto Parts, Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Barnes & …

Galaxy Nexus On Sale: Free Google Wallet Galaxy Nexus On Sale: Free Google Wallet

Good news for Android fans, the new Samsung Nexus phone (HSPA+) is on sale at Google Play and they’re selling it for a low price plus throwing in the Google Wallet app free. The latest version of Nexus features Ice …

Galaxy Nexus Coming To Sprint April 22nd Galaxy Nexus Coming To Sprint April 22nd

A month ago we reported a rumor that the popular Samsung Galaxy Nexus would be coming to Sprint on April 15th. With the 15th having now come and gone, that rumor was plainly wrong. But apparently it was pretty darn …

New Google Wallet Rewards New Google Wallet Rewards

Google’s Commerce Blog just announced a promotion regarding Google Wallet, offering free Listerine Pocketpaks to those Google Wallet customers that use the app to make a purchase at participating locations before April 28th. Users of Google Wallet, the virtual pocketbook …

Google Wallet Engineer Moves to Square Inc. Google Wallet Engineer Moves to Square Inc.

Robert Van Behren, co-founding engineer of the Google Wallet, has left his position with the technology giant as of January and joined the ranks of Square Inc. As you may remember, we have been following Square and founder Jack Dorsey …

Google Acquires TxVia To Bolster Google Wallet Google Acquires TxVia To Bolster Google Wallet

Google announced last night that it has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company, which will become part of Google Wallet. “Since 2008, TxVia has supported the management of more than 100 million accounts,” says Osama Bedier, Vice President of Wallet …