Ex-Googler Bedier joins board of heavyweight fund

Former Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier (pictured) is among the advisory board appointees to LetterOne Technology — the firm set up by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to invest in telecoms and tech investments in the US and Europe. In an …

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Google moves to counter Apple Pay with Softcard buy

Google today struck a distribution deal with the three US operators behind rival NFC-based payment provider Softcard, as it attempts to revive its own struggling Wallet service. And the search giant acquired some technology and IP from Softcard for an …

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Google aims to launch revamped wallet in late May — report

Google is trying to pull together a disparate alliance of handset vendors, operators, banks and credit card firms as it works on a new version of its struggling wallet app, according to the Wall Street Journal. The search giant is …

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Square gets its fingers on Apple’s Touch ID

Square Cash, the app which enables P2P money transfer, has been updated so users can authenticate the sending of funds using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on later versions of the iPhone (the iPhone 5S and above). The addition of …

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Google updates iOS version of Wallet app

The latest iOS version of the Google Wallet app includes a number of new features including support for Touch ID and the ability for users to divide up the cost of a transaction between them. Users can now access the …

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Google pulls the plug on mobile wallet for digital goods

Google said it will be withdrawing a service that enables merchants to sell digital goods using its mobile wallet from 2 March next year, according to a post on its developer website. “When we first launched Google Wallet for digital …

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