Tag Archives: Google Wallet

Square scores Google Wallet co-founder

The exodus continue from Google Wallet with Square adding Rob von Behren to an unnamed position. With the recent moves from other key Google Wallet leaders, Jonathan Wall and Marc Freed-Finnegan, one has to wonder what is going on at Google to make key people leave.

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Google Wallet and the future of money

Its been a big couple of weeks for the future of money game. Both Paypal and Mastercard announced their new initiatives and now Google rolls out the Wallet. Clearly 2011 is not the year of the mobile wallet!

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Google NFC Europe: one wallet to rule them all

Google bad boy Osama Bedier, vice president of payments, gave a presentation at NFC Payments Europe 2011 conference in London touting Goolge’s mobile payment offering. While saying that the product will be open, Bedier also stressed that there only needs to be one wallet on a phone.

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Disband Isis, use Google Wallet instead

NFC Times has an article about Google’s new Wallet system that has extensive quotes from Gartner analysts Mark Hung and Avivah Litan. They expect Google to be successful because they are open to so many existing payment systems but think that the lack of POS hardware and NFC enabled devices point to a slow or disappointing uptake for the Wallet offer.

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Google Offers launches in Portland

Google Offers is a key part of the overall Google Wallet program and it launched in Portland on Wednesday. The plan is to roll out to additional cities include New York and San Fransisco this summer. The move is seen as an effort to combat Groupon in the deals and local shopping space.

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