Google's New Wallet Card Brings It One Step Closer to Being a Bank

Over a year after rumors first surfaced, Google has finally unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical debit card that you can use to spend money from your Wallet account. The Mastercard-powered piece of plastic works just like a regular debit card and is available right now. » 11/20/13 2:45pm 11/20/13 2:45pm

Google Wallet Will Let You Attach Money in Gmail

We already knew Google's got big plans to become your default money manager, killing the other contenders in the process. But now we're starting to find out just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Over the next few months, Google will be rolling out a Gmail option to attach money just like you would with any ol' file. » 5/16/13 12:41pm 5/16/13 12:41pm

Verizon Ruined Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus Again

Verizon is screwing with Google Wallet again. After originally just saying it wouldn't officially support it at all, it relented a little bit and allowed it onto the Galaxy Nexus last month. And now it's called take-backs, apparently. » 9/14/12 6:11pm 9/14/12 6:11pm

Mobile Payments Are About to Become Standardized. Really Good or…

Mobile payments are a mess. Mostly because every single carrier is trying to set up its own payment platform and squeeze everyone else out. The Electronic Transactions Association has announced the Mobile Payments Committee, which should put some order to the chaos. » 8/09/12 6:40pm 8/09/12 6:40pm

Google Wallet Works on Verizon's Galaxy Nexus Now

Verizon has fought Google Wallet pretty hard, in favor of whatever similar NFC service it's working on. But it seems to have ceded some ground to Google: Verizon's Galaxy Nexus can now reportedly download and use the Google Wallet app directly from the Google Play Store. » 8/02/12 7:00pm 8/02/12 7:00pm

Google Wallet Can Buy Virtual Goods. Cerulean Core, Sold!

Leading up to day one of I/O, there were rumors Google would launch a big update to Google Wallet that would rely less heavily on NFC. And it's done that, sort of, with the company quietly announcing that it will begin to accept cash-free payments for items bought within video games. » 6/28/12 11:20am 6/28/12 11:20am

Is Sprint Ditching Google Wallet for Its Own Mobile Payment System?

Google Wallet hasn't exactly grown into the beast Google probably wanted it to, but it at least had a major carrier—Sprint—in its backpocket. But now, as recent rumors and leaks suggest, Sprint is now working on a NFC-based mobile payment system of its own. » 6/12/12 10:44am 6/12/12 10:44am

Finally! Google Wallet Is Available to AT&T and Verizon Nexus Owners

Well this is rather exciting. Verizon and AT&T both had, until now, cock-blocked Google Wallet functionality on the Galaxy Nexus phone. Blocking its installation while developing their own proprietary NFC payment service, code-named Iris. That program appears to have fizzled since the Google Wallet app is now available… » 2/02/12 9:15pm 2/02/12 9:15pm

Verizon Is Screwing the Galaxy Nexus By Blocking Google Wallet

Dammit Verizon. Would you get your hands off of the Galaxy Nexus for one second? After bloating the upcoming Android reference phone with crappy carrier apps, ComputerWorld is reporting that Verizon will also be blocking Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus. » 12/06/11 1:05pm 12/06/11 1:05pm