Google Wallet

Google Wallet, the mobile payment platform that Google launched in May 2011, has had a very tough time lately, facing serious security problems, carrier rejection, and an unexpectedly strong... competition from PayPal.

The latest update on Google Wallet is a classic good news/bad news scenario – the fledgling mobile payment system received yet another painful blow, this time fro...

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“Make your phone your wallet” is the popular tag line used by Google to entice consumers to use Google Wallet, its digital payment system. Is “Make your phone your bank” the next step... in this technological rat race?

Imagine a future where employees receive their paychecks by swiping their phones over an NFC (Near Field Communication) sensor on their way out of the office, wher...

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Recently, a zvelo senior engineer discovered a “significant security vulnerability” on Google Wallet. This discovery revealed the PIN numbers of its users. Considering that this app dealt... with an individual’s finances, zvelo felt it was their responsibility to alert users of the mobile payment app. By posting their findings on their blog, zvelo did exactly that. In addition to this, t...

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Back in December, we reported that Verizon was blocking Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus. This left Sprint Galaxy Nexus users to gloat about making the feature available on the device. However,... the app is no longer limited to Sprint users anymore. Google Wallet is now available being offered by AT&T for either Nexus S 4G or the GSM Galaxy Nexus. If you have the AT&T device, you can simpl...

market-loophole

From time to time, Google complies with carrier demands that, unfortunately; censor applications that would circumvent certain restrictions that are being imposed by the carriers – even... if such restrictions have already been made on some of Google’s own apps, like the Google Wallet application.

But sometimes, a few smart developers are able to find other ways to install t...

google-wallet-at&t

Well, isn’t this a surprise? It looks like one of the main backers of Isis, the carrier owned mobile payment service, is finally allowing Google Wallet on its NFC phones. The truth is... this shouldn’t have been a surprise in the first place. Google Wallet should’ve been allowed from the beginning, otherwise this is a dangerous precedent for carriers if they get to “...

android-permissions

Just last week, a report by ViaForensics said that Google Wallet was writing the history of user transactions to unencrypted database files. While we thought the issue was over, VF once again... discovered another Android imperfection—apps performing various things like providing shell access to its remote user! The worst part about this flaw is that it does not ask for any permission from i...

panasonic

After its unplanned silence for almost 6 years, Panasonic has returned with a kick! With its return, plans of re-launching a new breed of mobile phones are being brewed for Europe. According... to this Japanese manufacturer, their very first ‘global’ smartphone is expected to be launched next year. The target date for the release of this new handset is in March 2012 in Europe before bein...

Google Wallet

With the anticipated launch of the Galaxy Nexus from Verizon, it can only be expected that interested parties will be eager to find what sort of applications will be available on the device.... Unfortunately, Verizon has requested Samsung to block the ability of mobile payments through the highly useful Google Wallet app. When asked why, Verizon refused to further comment on this unexpected...

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If you have the same wallet as George Costanza’s (a character in Seinfeld) in the Google Wallet teaser video that Google released last month, it’s time to say goodbye to your fat, overcrowded... wallet and let your phone takes it place–possibly today, as the search giant has been rumored to launch Google Wallet today.

TechCrunch posted a leaked...