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Google Wallet to hit vending machines starting in NYC, Chicago, D.C., and San Francisco

Google Wallet to hit vending machines starting in NYC, Chicago, D.C., and San Francisco

Google Wallet will soon be heading to a vending machine near you. The NFC-enabled payment system lets you make purchases with a simple tap of your smartphone. It can also deliver coupons and rewards directly to your phone. Terminals with NFC support will be deployed to the vending machines starting in NYC, Chicago, D.C., and San Francisco.

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Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards, and more retail partners

Google Wallet adds coupons, rewards, and more retail partners

Google Wallet unveiled its first batch of retail partners last week, which included American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy's, OfficeMax, and Toys R Us. And today, the company has even more good news for the select few with the NFC-equipped Nexus S 4G, revealing that those retail partners will also begin offering coupons and rewards points exclusively through Google Wallet.

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UK survey reveals biggest mobile wallet concern for consumers is security

UK survey reveals biggest mobile wallet concern for consumers is security

A security firm called Intersperience has conducted a survey in the UK to see what the biggest fears that consumers have about mobile payment security are. The goal was to figure out the big concerns that might keep people in the UK from adopting the new mobile wallet services like Google Wallet. The survey was conducted by interviewing adults in the UK.

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Google Wallet payments accepted at American Eagle, Aerie and 77Kids in five markets

Google Wallet payments accepted at American Eagle, Aerie and 77Kids in five markets

Google Wallet has been around for a while now and we have talked about it and gone hands on with the app in the past. A major nationwide retailers has announced that it will be talking Google Wallet payments in its locations. The retailer is American Eagle Outfitters and some of the other stores under the same corporate umbrella.

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Galaxy S II NFC capabilities inside, dormant for now

Galaxy S II NFC capabilities inside, dormant for now

If you've got either an AT&T or a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II and were hoping to work with Google Wallet in the near future, you might well be in luck. Have a look under your battery cover and you'll find the three sweetest words a mobile payments seeker can ever read: Near Field Communication. It's not been highly publicized yet because plans aren't publicly solid, but take a closer look in at least one public press release and you'll see it, clear as day: NFC enabled.

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PayPal to open pop-up store next month in NYC, showcasing new mobile payment options

PayPal to open pop-up store next month in NYC, showcasing new mobile payment options

Paypal is all set to open a new pop-up store in the trendy streets of downtown Manhattan, New York, to announce and showcase their new payment options and point-of-sale features that are coming soon. PayPal plans to invite local merchants to visit the store, located at 174 Hudson, to experience and see real-time demos of the company's payment processing technology for retail stores, and see it in action how they intend for it to be at brick and mortar stores nationwide.

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Google Wallet App Hands-on [Video]

Google Wallet App Hands-on [Video]

Though the update for the masses isn't technically released until Friday, we did some jimmy-rigging and honest finagling to get that Nexus S 4G Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread from the streets so we could bring you Google Wallet before it's even fully activated. You know basically how it works already - you enter your cards in, activate the card you want to use, and tap the console at your local participating store. Now you can see the interface as your humble narrator holds it.

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Isis vows to rival Google Wallet with more choices and Android support

Isis vows to rival Google Wallet with more choices and Android support

Isis will likely be the largest rival to the newly launched Google Wallet mobile payment platform when it arrives in early 2012. The platform is a multi-million dollar joint-venture between carrier heavyweights Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Despite not being first to launch as it had hoped, the project aims to differentiate by offering more choices.

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Google Wallet app delayed until Friday

Google Wallet app delayed until Friday

Google Wallet was officially launched on Monday, but it looks like the full app won't be available to download until Friday. The mobile payment app was to be installed via an over-the-air update, originally to be completed by tonight. But now a Google spokeswoman has confirmed by email with Computerworld that the downloads won't complete until Friday evening.

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Google Wallet worries: NFC stickers MIA

Google Wallet worries: NFC stickers MIA

Google Wallet may have launched yesterday, but with only one handset, the Nexus S 4G, supported at launch and no mention of the NFC sticker system revealed last May, it's unclear how fast the payments system will spread. Both Google's Wallet site and the official announcement are conspicuously vague on the stickers - which were, it was originally suggested, intended as a workaround for those without the WiMAX Android phone - and there's extra emphasis on the Secure Element system the search giant uses to lock up customers' credit card details.

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Google Wallet confirmed to launch on Nexus S 4G

Google Wallet confirmed to launch on Nexus S 4G

Reports earlier this morning tipped that Google's NFC-based mobile payment service called "Wallet" would be launching first on the nation's third largest carrier sometime today. And indeed, Google has confirmed now that the Wallet app will begin rolling out to Nexus S 4G handsets via an over-the-air update.

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Google Wallet Activation Confirmation spotted early in San Francisco [and New York]

Google Wallet Activation Confirmation spotted early in San Francisco [and New York]

It appears that at least one coffee shop has decided to forgo the big bang reveal of today's launch of Google Wallet by placing their official "tap here" signs on their Vivo paypass-capable machines. All you've got to do is Tap and pay with your NFC-enabled credit card OR your smartphone using Google Wallet - adding that you should simply go to Google.com/wallet for more information if you're not already in the know. We know from earlier today that the launch is very likely for later today and of course that the NFC-based mobile money service will be popping up imminently one way or another.

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