January 16th, 2012

“Thousands” of vending machines in US now accept Google Wallet payment

Vending Machine with Google Wallet

A Near-Field Communication (NFC) enabled smartphone, with the Google Wallet app, can now be used to pay for snacks and drinks at “thousands” of vending machines across New York, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco.

Cantaloupe Systems, in partnership with First Data, is rolling out Near-Field reader technology that accepts Google Wallet as a payment method […]

November 17th, 2011

Visa unveils its PayPal rival, V.me

Vme by Visa

Visa announced that its new digital wallet service is to be called V.me, to separate it from its other products. It won’t carry the Visa logo when it is launched by Visa Europe in 2012.

Users will be able to top up their V.me account using not just their Visa account but other payment methods […]

September 19th, 2011

Google leads e-wallet charge with limited public release of Google Wallet

Google has today started a limited roll out of its Google Wallet app to the publice. The app enables users to pay for goods and services using a Citi MasterCard credit card, or a Google Prepaid Card, which can be funded with any of the user’s existing credit cards.

Initially, it is only available for […]

May 27th, 2011

PayPal sues after Google announce wallet app

PayPal and its parent company eBay are suing Google and two of its employees for misappropriating trade secrets and violating terms of employment, after Google unveiled their NFC-based (Near Field Communication) Google Wallet app and supporting stakeholders and processes.

Google Wallet, which was announced on Thursday, is currently being “field-tested”. Initially it will be available […]