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September 20 2011

05:49

First release of Google Wallet with MasterCard now available for Sprint Nexus S 4G customers

Mastercard Social Media Newsroom :: If you’re lucky enough to have a Sprint Nexus S 4G, keep an eye out for an over-the-air update which will enable the Google Wallet app. - It’s only been a few brief months since Google and MasterCard first announced the partnership with some of the biggest names in the industry on Google Walletthe technology that enables customers to instantly tap, pay and save with a NFC (near field communications) enabled phone at PayPass terminals nationwide.

Well, what do you know? It’s finally here!

New York Google taxicab wallet demo

Continue to read Ryan Block, newsroom.mastercard.com

What is "Near Field Communication"? - Continue en.wikipedia.org

June 04 2011

04:38

Google vs. Groupon: Groupon-like Google Offers begins testing in Portland

New York Times Last year, Google tried to buy Groupon but failed. So Google now hopes to beat Groupon. Eric E. Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said Tuesday that the company would begin testing Google Offers, a Groupon-like service delivering discounts from small businesses, starting on Wednesday in Portland, Oregon, U.S.. The test will be expanded to San Francisco and New York this summer.

As the company indicated earlier this month, Google Offers will be tied to Google Wallet, a mobile application that allows people to use their phone to pay for purchases.

Continue to read Miguel Helft, bits.blogs.nytimes.com

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