Google Wallet update in the pipes, big changes?

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Google Wallet hasn’t exactly been widely adopted, but that may change in the near future. Google has updated the Wallet website, and they’re touting the “next version of Google Wallet, coming soon.” Now there’s no word on just how “soon” this update ...

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Don’t forget to request your Google Wallet Prepaid Card refund!

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Those of you who have prepaid cards through Google Wallet are advised to request your refunds, as the feature is headed off into the sunset.  The process for obtaining your money isn’t all that difficult and requires just a few bits of information.  There’s a dedicated page setup ...

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You can now hack your Galaxy S III to run Google Wallet

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Google Wallet is one of the services Google is offering to people with Android phones, but if you are on Verizon, then you are probably not lucky enough, even if you are using the Galaxy Nexus. Anyway, I once read somewhere that if there’s something that’s hard for a hacker, ...

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Samsung TecTiles could usher in real demand for NFC

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Samsung's new tech proves that NFC does not mean mobile payments.

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Paypal mobile wallet service adds another 15 retailers

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PayPal has picked up another fifteen retail partners for its upstart mobile wallet service and looks to be gathering momentum. First launched as part of a trial in 50 Home Depot locations earlier this year, the NFC-based initiative has been expanded to all 2,200 locations across the country. ...

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Free, as in beer: KegDroid uses NFC and Xoom tablet to dispense on-tap beer

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  You have a tablet. You have an NFC enabled device. You have a thirst for anything awesome (read as: beer). So, what do you do? Well, if you’re Google employee Paul Carriff, you’d probably respond with something along the lines of “make a beer dispenser”. Paul has ...

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Prepaid Card returns to Google Wallet along with $5 credit

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Google apologizes for the problems that plagued Prepaid Cards and wants to make it right. Here's $5 for the trouble!

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Google Wallet partners with Pinkberry, offers limited time discount

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Google Wallet today announced that they have added a new SingleTap partner, Pinkberry, and is celebrating with a limited-time offer.  Starting today, Google Wallet is accepted in 69 Pinkberry locations across the country, including in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and ...

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Google Wallet app gets update includes “core system fixes”

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A software update has been issued for the Google Wallet Android application this week and includes “core Wallet system fixes” among the notes.  Unfortunately the reviews for this 1.1-R52v7 release indicate that prepaid card issues are still plaguing the app and users are still ...

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Google Wallet expanding to 10 additional Sprint devices in 2012

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Vice president of Google Wallet and Payments, Osama Bedier, indicated this week that Sprint Nextel plans to expand Google Wallet support across “at least 10 additional phones” this, starting with the LG Viper.  Although Google is still in discussions with other carriers and hardware ...

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TazTag to be first phone with both NFC and ZigBee at MWC

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Much hoopla has been made over the magical synergistic qualities of NFC, from payment options to data transfer on Google’s Android 4.0 ICS. ZigBee might be new to most people, but it’s basically a much more advanced and efficient wireless network than anything currently in place, ...

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Shazam shows what it can do with Android Beam, World’s fastest tagging and instant sharing

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Today in Barecelona, at the Mobile World Congress, Shazam let everyone in on their latest development. Striving to be the fastest ID content experience on the Android platform, Shazam is leading the way. With improvements to their already fast service, we can expect to ID songs in a little as ...

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LG Optimus LTE Tag announced, comes with NFC tags

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LG has finally announced the successor to their famous LG Optimus line ahead of MWC which is known as LG Optimus LTE Tag. “Tag” actually represents the NFC capability the phone is offering, along with LG Tag+ program, which works with NFC and you can stick it anywhere you want, ...

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PayPal backs out on NFC, focuses on mobile transactions

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In a somewhat surprising turn of events, PayPal has doubled back on their initial support of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, dropping the development of their NFC mobile point of sale transaction plans. David Marcus, PayPal’s VP of mobile, clarified this move by stating, ...

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Sprint announces LG Viper 4G LTE, to come with Android 2.3 and NFC

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  Sprint’s coming out with some killer stuff lately, to include the Galaxy Nexus and their new LTE network. Well, it just keeps coming, with Sprint’s new announcement of the LG Viper 4G LTE. This baby will come complete with: LTE Android 2.3 5MP rear camera VGA quality front-facing ...

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