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Google Pay Guide: How To Use The New Payment System, How To Add Cards, And More

Google Pay is now rolling out and ready to use in the United States and the U.K. The new system replaces Android Pay and Google Wallet and further improves on the payment process inherited from the two.

Google February 21, 2018

Google Pay Begins Global Rollout, Unifying Android Pay And Google Wallet: Features And Perks

Google Pay launched worldwide and is available now on Google Play. The new payment solution unifies Google Wallet and Android Pay, offering a number of features and benefits.

Google February 20, 2018

Google Combines Android Pay And Google Wallet Into One Service

Google has announced that it is combining the mobile payment system, Android Pay, with its Google Wallet. The new unified service will simply be called Google Pay.

Apps/Software January 9, 2018

Google Wallet For The Web: Users Can Now 'Request Money' And Launch Peer-To-Peer Transactions

Settling debts and transferring money are now easier with the Google Wallet web experience. It already seems to be one of the most user-friendly and convenient ways to keep track of financial transactions.

Apps/Software December 17, 2016

Google Wallet Is Still Alive And It Just Got Better With Automatic Transfers: No Need To Cash Out

Google Wallet just got a neat new update on Android, facilitating the whole process by introducing automatic payments. No more cashing out!

Google August 27, 2016

Uber Is Dropping Google Wallet For Android Pay On May 9

Uber will drop Google Wallet support on May 9, with e-mails to remind customers sent out by the ride-sharing service. Users will have to switch to Android Pay or manually enter a credit card into the Uber app.

Business Tech May 3, 2016

Google Wallet Will Soon Allow You To Send Money To Anyone In Your Contact List

An update coming to the Google Wallet app for both Android and iOS will allow users to send money through the phone numbers of people in their contact list. The recipient will be able to receive the money within minutes.

Apps/Software December 11, 2015

Year Of Apple Pay? Not Really, Despite Double-Digit Growth

Tim Cook proclaimed 2015 as the ‘Year of Apple Pay’ because of the payment system’s continued, double-digit monthly growth. However, growth doesn’t necessarily mean that the system makes up the majority of all retail transactions in the United States.

Apps/Software October 7, 2015

Android Pay Would Not Work With Rooted Devices: Here's Why According To Google Security Engineer

Android users are miffed at the lack of support for Android Pay for rooted devices, since they had no problems using Google Wallet. To calm irate users, a Google engineer took to the XDA Developers forum to placate people.

Apps/Software September 28, 2015

Google Wallet Completely Rebuilt For iOS To Be Peer-to-Peer Payments App

Google Wallet is now available for iOS. The completely rebuilt app now allows for peer-to-peer payments to anyone that has an email address.

Apps/Software September 22, 2015

Android Pay Is Now Available In Google Play Store

Google's mobile payment app Android Pay is now available to download for all Android devices in the Play Store, as the company separated the new app from its previous mobile wallet.

Apps/Software September 21, 2015

Google Launches Android Pay In US: How To Set Up And All The Basics You Should Know

Google's updated Android Pay mobile wallet and payments service has officially started rolling out in the U.S., so here's how it works and how to set it up.

Apps/Software September 11, 2015

T-Mobile Rolls Out Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Update With Native Video Calling

T-Mobile has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, adding native video calling, advanced messaging and more treats. Here's what you need to know about this new software package.

Apps/Software September 11, 2015

Google Wallet App Says Android Pay Is Coming 'In The Next Few Weeks'

The Google Wallet app reveals that Android Pay will be available in the next few weeks. Android Pay will be a mobile payment system, while Google Wallet can be used to send and receive money.

Apps/Software September 8, 2015

Android Pay vs. Google Wallet: What's The Difference?

The market for payment apps is on the rise, and Google knows how to make wallets shake. Android Pay is almost here and it promises to be fun, easy and safe to use.

Apps/Software September 7, 2015

AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint Supports Samsung Pay: How About Verizon?

While all the major wireless carriers in the U.S., pledged their support for Samsung Pay, Big Red is taking its own sweet time evaluating whether the new mobile payment system is good for its business.

Business August 20, 2015

Rite Aid To Accept Apple Pay And Google Wallet On Aug. 15

After initially refusing to accept NFC mobile payments in support of still unavailable CurrentC, Rite Aid now has a change of heart.

Business August 12, 2015

Mobile Payment Guide: Which Banks And Retailers Support Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and PayPal

The mobile payment market continues to grow, so here is your guide to what banks, companies and retailers accept Apple Pay, Android Pay, and PayPal, along with which ones will support Samsung Pay.

Apps/Software August 5, 2015

Android Pay vs. Apple Pay: What Are The Similarities And Differences

Google has unveiled a new mobile payments system that looks and sounds eerily like Apple Pay. Is there really any difference between it and Android Pay?

Apps/Software May 30, 2015

Android Pay Is A User-Friendly Google Wallet: Here's Why

Google has announced its new mobile payment system, dubbed Android Pay. The system is set to become a quick success, holding a number of features over Google's previous mobile payment attempt, Google Wallet.

Apps/Software May 29, 2015

RIP Samsung Wallet, Hello Samsung Pay

Samsung prepares to terminate Samsung Wallet and introduce Samsung Pay. Samsung Wallet lived up to no one's expectations, says the South Korean company.

Apps/Software May 18, 2015

Google Wallet Now FDIC Insured Even If You Can't Imagine Google Going Bankrupt

Google Wallet is now federally insured, which protects users in the unlikely event the search engine company goes bankrupt. PayPal isn't FDIC backed and says there a good reason for that.

Business April 21, 2015

'Greedy' Google Integrates Wallet Payments To Seamless, Dunkin' Donuts And Others

Google Wallet users can now order donuts and takeout thanks to the system's integration with Dunkin' Donuts and Seamless Android Apps. The payment system can also now be used on the Shopify merchant platform.

Apps/Software April 10, 2015

Microsoft Sets Up Microsoft Payments: What We Know So Far

Will Microsoft release its own mobile payments system to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet?

Business April 7, 2015

Google's Project 'Pony Express' To Allow Users To Pay Bills From Gmail

Google is reportedly working on a feature of Gmail that will allow users to be able to pay bills directly from the email client.

Apps/Software March 25, 2015

Mobile Payment System Rumble: Apple Pay Vs. Samsung Pay Vs. Android Pay

While they all have similar-sounding names, these mobile payment services have major differences. What’s the best for you to use?

Feature March 6, 2015

Say Buh-Bye To Softcard, Hello Google Wallet

It’s a bizarre turn of fate for the carrier-backed mobile payments system, which was conceived as a means to kill off Google Wallet.

Business March 5, 2015

PayPal Acquires Paydiant As It Gears Up For Battle With Apple Pay, Google Wallet

PayPal is not about to give up on the mobile payments space even as Apple Pay soars in popularity and other tech titans develop their own solutions.

Deals March 3, 2015

MWC 2015: Google Unveils Android Pay To Rival Apple's Mobile Payment Model

Sundar Pichal, speaking at the Mobile World Congress, dropped another bombshell. Google plans its own mobile payments framework called Android Pay.

Business March 2, 2015

Google Reportedly Introducing Android Pay At Google I/O: Hello Apple Pay

After Apple Pay’s phenomenal launch, Google attempts to revive its efforts at mobile payments with a new Android Pay API.

Business February 26, 2015

Google Acquires Tech From Softcard, Strikes Deal With U.S. Carriers

Google has acquired technology from Softcard, a mobile payments company. It will also see Google Wallet, the company's mobile payments platform, pre-installed on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 24, 2015

To Fight Apple Pay, Google Is Trying To Get Cozy With Wireless Carriers And May Even Pay Them

The mobile payment sector may be on the cusp of a battle. Google is aiming to shore up Google Wallet support as Samsung is gearing up for its own payment service.

Apps/Software February 21, 2015

Samsung Buys LoopPay But Can It Make A Dent In The Mobile Payment Industry?

Samsung has announced the acquisition of LoopPay, a mobile payment service that the company is expected to use to launch a mobile payment service of its own. But does Samsung have a chance in the increasingly competitive mobile payment industry?

Business February 20, 2015

White House Endorses Apple Pay: RIP Google Wallet?

Google Wallet, which preceded Apple's Pay mobile payment system by nearly three years, has more than a little catching up to do. In fact, catching up may be impossible given the enormous customer base Apple Pay is reaching thanks to the blessing of the federal government.

Business February 16, 2015

Imgur Pro Is Now Free But Here Come The Ads: What Changes To Expect

Imgur Pro now offers its services free to all users. The site's upgrade page is no longer available and is now transitioning to become an entirely ad-supported site.

Internet February 11, 2015

Softcard Buy will Boost Google Wallet

Google has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Softcard, which is jointly owned by AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA. The acquisition will allow Google Wallet to better compete with Apple Pay.

Business January 17, 2015

Verifone Tries to Open Mobile Payment Floodgates with PAYware Mobile e355

While Apple has helped mobile payments, a single solution to unify all systems is still not available. Not for long, though.

Business January 12, 2015

Mobile Payment Boasts Rosy Future, But Some Obstacles Remain in Play

Mobile payments are gearing up for a big year thanks to several factors, including the launch of Apple Pay and retailer incentives to consumers to use the technology. But as industry watchers note, there are still a few challenges to hurdle before mass adoption.

Apps/Software January 6, 2015

Chevron Will Accept Apple Pay at Gas Stations in 2015

The Apple-Chevron partnership expands to accommodate Apple Pay at the gas pump next year.

Business December 30, 2014

Google Wallet creator builds a new mobile payment rival

A mobile payment terminal called Poynt is being launched by an executive who helped build Google Wallet. The payment terminal accepts chip cards, magnetic strip cards, NFC systems and QR systems, among others.

Apps/Software October 29, 2014

Wonder why Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid and other retail giants said no to Apple Pay? Here's why

Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid have disabled support for Apple Pay in favor of a bulkier, less secure solution called CurrentC, which will not be around until next year.

Business October 29, 2014

Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet: Which is the better mobile payment system?

Apple has launched Apple Pay, but the company is not the only one to offer a mobile payment system. Google released Google Wallet way back in 2011 and while well ahead of Apple it's been met with little success.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 24, 2014

Payment products manager leaves Amazon for Microsoft post

Iain Kennedy, an Amazon payments veteran, is leaving the online retail company for a new gig at Microsoft. Details of his new role are yet to be revealed.

Business September 23, 2014

Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet features compared: Which is better and why

How different is Apple Pay from the two-year-old Google wallet? Which payment method should you use? Find out here.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 22, 2014

Banks, brands swarm Apple Pay like god of mobile payment. Why?

Apple offers Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, attracting support from banks and companies. Is it the future of mobile payments?

Apps/Software September 21, 2014

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