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NYC and San Francisco Bay Area get Google Offers beta

NYC and San Francisco Bay Area get Google Offers beta

If you live in NYC or the Bay area and are a big fan of local eateries and deals, you can now sign up for the beta version of Google Offers for your area. The roll out of the service to the two new areas is part of the bi-coastal launch of the Google Offers service. You can sign up at Google.com/offers for the service in your area or get the Android app.

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MasterCard Partners With CSI For Mobile Payments App On Android, iOS, and BlackBerry

MasterCard Partners With CSI For Mobile Payments App On Android, iOS, and BlackBerry

In a strange move, MasterCard has gone on to partner with CSI for their own mobile payments app. The "tap to pay" convenience of mobile payments is expected to really expand next year, with competing services coming from the Google Walletservice, Visa, and ISIS. MasterCard was a partner for Google's Wallet service, so its not certain why they've branched off to push out a separate mobile wallet app.

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UK carriers band for NFC Payments joint venture

UK carriers band for NFC Payments joint venture

Four of the main UK carriers have banded together to work on mobile commerce, pushing NFC payments, digital coupons and mobile advertising. Everything Everywhere - the combined T-Mobile and Orange - along with Telefonica UK (aka O2) and Vodafone UK have formed a joint venture which will handle the sales, delivery and payment on top of which each carrier will build their individual services.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

Perhaps the two biggest topics of the week, the Google Wallet announcement and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.1 Mango unveiling, brought exciting new developments for the two mobile platforms. More speculation continued on what Apple has planned for next month's WWDC, where the company is expected to unveil the new iOS 5, OS X Lion, and possibly the iCloud---iTunes cloud music service. In anticipation, Amazon's been competing even more aggressively to campaign for its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and the pertinent links to everything covered in the video.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2011

Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. Monday we put up our review of the HTC Flyer WiFi tablet. We figure that the tablet will win over many people that want something smaller than the iPad with a pen stylus. Monday reports came in that a third worker had died from injuries sustained in the explosion at the Foxconn plant in China. The explosion is thought to be the result of combustible aluminum dust but the investigation is ongoing.

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Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

On May 26th, 2011, Google announced a partnership with financial groups Citi, MasterCard, and First Data, mobile networks like NXP, Sprint, and Samsung (the last two obvious since their hero device in this project is the Nexus S 4G,) and retail locations like American Eagle, Subway, and Macy's. These partnerships all converge on a single project: Google Wallet. This project is an NFC-based and will rely on several factors to be successful: the participation of major businesses, the ability to have manufacturers add compatible NFC chips to handheld devices, and the confidence of the population Google hopes will adopt the system. But wait a second - will this whole system collapse if it's only on Android phones? Let's have a chat about why Apple and Microsoft [plus RIM and Nokia] must be next on the docket or the entire project may be grounded before it even takes off flying.

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Google Wallet “Single Tap” Demoed on Point-of-Sale System

Google Wallet “Single Tap” Demoed on Point-of-Sale System

Credit Card, Coupon, and Reward Coupon. These are the three items that are thus far available in the Google Wallet system that you'll be able to use when checking in at stores, purchasing items like what Google showed off at the May 26th event in NYC, a pair of shorts from American Eagle. The system was further detailed from start to finish: look up the shorts at home, find a coupon, transfer the coupon to your phone the same way you'd transfer an app via the Android Market, and bring the phone to the store to tap. All you've got to do is sign!

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Google Wallet Demoed on Nexus S

Google Wallet Demoed on Nexus S

The steps for Google Wallet setup are thus, says Google on May the 26th in New York: Attach your Wallet, Enter your Pin, Add your Credit Card, and lock. Quite simple. This service will work between Citi bank, FirstData for management, and you with your personal information. Your information will be secured and available to you instantly in your "wallet." Once your card is in your wallet, you can choose to active or de-activate your card on demand. In addition to your credit card, you've got an instant Google card [GCard] which you can add funds to separately. AKA you can add funds how you want, no matter how confident you are in the security.

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Google Wallet and Google Offers Partner with Citibank, Mastercard, First Data, and Sprint

Google Wallet and Google Offers Partner with Citibank, Mastercard, First Data, and Sprint

In an event in NYC on May 26th 2011, Google announced their vision for the future in NFC. They noted that they'd be investing in technologies and platforms that would change people's lives in commerce. This program started with Google Wallet and went on to work with Google Offers. "Your phone becomes your wallet" is what their first tagline will be, this being the selling point of Google Wallet. This program will work via the NFC chip already installed in Google's latest hero phone the Nexus S and the Nexus S 4G.

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