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Google Offers refunds expired deals for forgetful users

Google Offers refunds expired deals for forgetful users

Have you ever gone to the store with a fistful of coupons, bought everything the coupons were going to save you a ton of money on, paid for your purchase, drove home, emptied your bags -- and discovered that fat stack of precious, money-saving coupons untouched in your wallet? Don't you wish you could go back and get the discounts that were coming to you? That's essentially what Google is offering to do for its customers who have forgotten to redeem their Google Offers discounts. Beginning October 7, Google will start issuing automatic refunds for forgotten or expired Google Offers claimed on advance purchases made through the service.

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Google Offers integration arrives for Google+ users

Google Offers integration arrives for Google+ users

Google Offers integration has arrived in Google+. The initial support will be limited to a handful of participating businesses, however that number is likely to grow with time. For now those looking to get in on the offers should pay attention to the +GoogleOffers page. Google has said the integration will allow users to discover, share and save offers and that appears to be exactly what is available.

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Google Shopper iPhone App Gets Map-Based Offers

Google Shopper iPhone App Gets Map-Based Offers

Google just released an update to version 1.5 for their Google Shopper iPhone app, which now integrates Google Offers. The app makes it easy to find more information on the products in front of you while you shop. It recognizes cover art, barcodes, and supports voice and text search to bring you relevant local versus online pricing, reviews, videos, and other specs. And now, it will also let you find deals nearby while you're on the go.

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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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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 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 “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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