Google Wallet finally makes its iOS debut, sans NFC

Hey iPhone users, Google Wallet is here! The payments app has finally arrived for iOS devices, bringing with it transfers to friends, loyalty card tracking and nearby offers. Tap-to-pay is notably absent, as iOS devices don’t support NFC, but much…


Google Wallet dropping NFC loyalty points and gift cards

Google is fundamentally changing how an aspect of Wallet works. Again. On August 21st, Mountain View is turning NFC functionality off for Wallet-stored gift and loyalty cards and recommends spending any gift card balances before the deadline later…


Google reportedly testing Helpouts: professional services through Hangouts

There’s no question that Google Hangouts can be helpful; wouldn’t it be nice to get cash for hosting them? Google may be sympathetic to that idea. TechCrunch claims that the search firm is testing Helpouts, a service that would let most anyone bo…


Google Wallet in-app payment feature for Chrome’s packaged apps revealed

Bringing its Chrome packaged app family closer in line with the functionality of Android programs, Google’s prepared a new Chrome Wallet App to offer in-program payments. If you’re looking to try it out early (and you don’t already know the drill)…


Google Checkout for web merchants to be retired on November 20th

Although Google Checkout was rolled into Google Wallet at the end of 2011, it’s still been an option for folks who peddle their wares online to collect payments. Come November 20th, however, the service will officially shut down. While Page and Co…


Samsung Galaxy S III is the first MetroPCS handset to support Google Wallet

While the US wireless industry seems far away from finding a universal mobile payment system, T-Mobile’s new BFF MetroPCS appears to have made its choice. Taking to its official Facebook page, the carrier announced on Monday that the Samsung Galaxy S…


Google, PayPal, VeriFone and US carriers band together to form Mobile Payments Committee

There’s little doubt that mobile payments hold a ton of potential for the future of commerce, but without proper direction (and willingness for adoption), the technology remains little more than an impractical curiosity for the majority of consumers….


Sprint Galaxy S III arrives with Google Wallet on June 21

The hubbub of carriers eager to sell Samsung’s quad-core beauty ain’t stopping. This time, it’s Sprint’s turn, announcing that its version of the NFC-capable, 4G-connectable Galaxy S III will arrive Google Wallet-friendly and ready for your retail th…