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Facebook blocks friend export tool in Google+ snub

Facebook blocks friend export tool in Google+ snub

Facebook has already hinted at an "awesome" launch this week to drag the attention back from Google+, but in the meantime it looks like the social network is experimenting with ways to make exporting Facebook friends to the new rival more difficult. Facebook Friend Exporter, a Chrome extension many had been using to extract emails of those you're linked with on the service, making adding them to Google+ more straightforward, has been blocked, seemingly under a freshly-enforced section of Facebook's TOS that bans automated data harvesting.

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T-Mobile Nexus S Finally Gets Google Talk Video Chat Over 3G/4G

T-Mobile Nexus S Finally Gets Google Talk Video Chat Over 3G/4G

Google Talk and Apple FaceTime both offer nice video calling services, but they differ in that FaceTime requires a Wi-Fi connection to work. Google's offering was more ideal, but it didn't quite pan out for T-Mobile customers. Since its launch back in May, Nexus S owners with the carrier have not been able to video chat over the cellular network. Well, that has changed today.

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SlashGear 101: What is Google Wallet?

SlashGear 101: What is Google Wallet?

You may not have heard much about Google Wallet, but it could have a very big impact on your future. It's also one of the most exciting announcements to come from Google. Even though you might guess Google Wallet helps you search for things in your actual wallet, you'd be quite wrong. If Google has their way, their Wallet would allow you to pay for almost anything by using your mobile phone. No sliding cards, no waiting for checks to clear, just a quick and easy way to transfer money. We'll let you know how this would actually take place, right after the break!

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Google Wallet Will Work Even Without NFC-Enabled Phone Thanks To Special Stickers

Google Wallet Will Work Even Without NFC-Enabled Phone Thanks To Special Stickers

So the major news today was the announcement of the Google Wallet. In an event in NYC, Google and its business partners announced a new point-of-sale ecosystem that will allow users to use their smartphone as their wallet. Combining that with the Google Offers program makes the checkout process as easy as "tap, pay, and save." All this, however, does require a smartphone with an NFC chip. So, what about everyone else that doesn't currently own the Google Nexus S?

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Google Wallet Objects to be the Backbone of the New NFC System, Partners Comment [Video]

Google Wallet Objects to be the Backbone of the New NFC System, Partners Comment [Video]

Access to Google Wallet will be free to all businesses. That's what Google said on May 26th in New York. This system will be rolled out with a handful of partners including Citi Bank, who noted they were very proud to be the first big rollout partner for the NFC system for payments in the USA. Citi added that they'd be running at this program full tilt, making a real effort to make this program a reality for the entirety of the USA and around the world. MasterCard noted their contributions and items they're excited about to be Pay Pass, real-time communication between the consumer and the network, and the notion that once consumers experience tap-to-pay and see how convenient and nice it is, they never go back.

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Google Wallet NFC Payment System Launches Tomorrow

Google Wallet NFC Payment System Launches Tomorrow

Our pals over at This is My Next have received word via The Container Store that Google Wallet will be the announcement coming up tomorrow in New York, and that it will very likely be the NFC announcement we've been guessing at. This event will be announcing a "contactless" payment system via payment through a mobile device. This will almost certainly be through the Nexus S, Google's latest hero phone, and it'll more than likely be in collaboration with Sprint, the carrier who's most recently gotten the phone on their network.

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Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Being able to pay for your groceries with the swipe of your smartphone is certainly in the near future, as several companies are duking it out to be the first to offer a mobile payment system. According to Bloomberg, Google's offering may be revealed as early as this Thursday, May 26th.

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HTC offered Sense-free Honeycomb Flyer for Google I/O giveaway?

HTC offered Sense-free Honeycomb Flyer for Google I/O giveaway?

Samsung's 5,000 strong Galaxy Tab 10.1 Limited Edition giveaway at Google I/O this week won them a few fans, but behind the scenes it seems there was plenty of controversy over who would get to give out freebies to the attending developers. Inside word among developers, Android coder Al Sutton tells us, is that HTC wanted to give every attendee an HTC Flyer as well as an unspecified smartphone from its range; however, Google decided to go with Samsung instead.

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Google Actively Recruiting Marketing Head for Mobile Wallet Efforts

Google Actively Recruiting Marketing Head for Mobile Wallet Efforts

Using your smartphone as your wallet, and being able to ditch the plastic cards may be getting closer. Google has been showing for some time that it is actively pursuing expanding NFC in many areas, and it looks like they have taken another step in that direction. They are actively recruiting an EMEA head of commerce marketing, and planning on expanding that division. Eric Schmidt said earlier this year that one of Google's strategic initiatives is to support adoption of mobile payments for Android, and they are making progress with the Nexus S 4G out yesterday supporting NFC.

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Google To Bring NFC-Based Coupons To Android Phones

Google To Bring NFC-Based Coupons To Android Phones

Google has been rolling out NFC (Near Field Communication) trials in various cities in its effort to eventually let your Android device replace your wallet. They are partnering up with outside companies to deliver not only NFC-enabled devices but also to help retailers prepare to take NFC transactions. A French point-of-sale device manufacturer, Ingenico, has confirmed that they are working with Google to develop NFC applications and terminals for retailers.

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