Post Tagged with: "Google Wallet"

As MCX Shuts Down, Chase Pay Adds Merchants

As MCX Shuts Down, Chase Pay Adds Merchants

by June 10, 2016 at 11:06 am 1 comment

Is this (finally) the end of MCX? When the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) deal with JPMorgan Chase made news last fall, it was clearly important. The country’s largest bank was teaming up with merchants, and taking on the card networks. Now it seems Chase Pay will be the only placeRead More

Goodbye, Google Wallet Card

Goodbye, Google Wallet Card

by March 31, 2016 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

It was never supposed to have existed. Google Wallet Card, the sad offspring of Google’s original mobile payments dreams, will shut down June 30, as Android Police reported on March 28. Emails have now gone out to Google Wallet cardholders. The card came about in 2013 because Google was blocked fromRead More

Tax Apps Drop While Credit Karma Retains Title

Tax Apps Drop While Credit Karma Retains Title

by March 31, 2016 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Last week Credit Karma passed Chase Mobile to slip into first place on both Android and iOS platforms. Maybe tax season has mobile users worrying about their credit history, or contemplating borrowing some cash? Maybe not. Tax worries seem to already be a thing of the past. Google Wallet rose to seventh place on Android, while IRS2Go droppedRead More

Google Pushing for More Fintech Biz

Google Pushing for More Fintech Biz

by March 29, 2016 at 10:59 am 0 comments

Google is offering up its machine-learning infrastructure to “cool fintech startups.” The Google Cloud Computing allows for massive — and we mean massive — database queries, and offers the infrastructure to build deep machine-learning at scale. Rene-Paul Lafarie, a Google System Engineer with requisite long beard, said this Cloud Computing systemRead More

Is Google Starting to Back Away From Google Wallet Card?

Is Google Starting to Back Away From Google Wallet Card?

by February 9, 2016 at 11:41 am 1 comment

Google has split its Wallet service into Android Pay and a Venmo-like peer-to-peer payments service. Now Google appears to have started to phase out the Google Wallet Card, which is a debit card issued by The Bancorp. To be sure, consumers can still order a Google Wallet Card here — IRead More

Top 20 Finance Apps: Google Wallet Still Tops Android Pay

Top 20 Finance Apps: Google Wallet Still Tops Android Pay

by November 2, 2015 at 3:17 am 0 comments

Google Wallet is still “money” — but that’s hardly encouraging news for mobile payments at the point of sale. A month and a half or so into the life of Android Pay, Google Wallet, now essentially a peer-to-peer payment app, is still more popular. It’s called Google Wallet (New) in Google PlayRead More

Poynt Announces $28 Million Series B Funding [VIDEO]

by October 22, 2015 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Poynt, a point-of-sale competitor to Square and Clover, announced today $28 million in new funding, as well as PCI PTS certification for both hardware and software, to protect cardholders. The funding should allow it to begin shipping product, and the certification makes it the industry’s first mobile point-of-sale device to beRead More

Top 20 Finance Apps: Google’s Confusing Wallets

Top 20 Finance Apps: Google’s Confusing Wallets

by September 14, 2015 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Google is making things confusing with its proliferating wallets. Google, now part of an umbrella company called Alphabet, recently repositioned Google Wallet as a pure person-to-person payment app, reserving in-store payments for its yet-to-be-released Android Pay app. The old Google Wallet app will be renamed “Android Pay,” while the P2P optionRead More

Does Google Wallet’s P2P Pivot Matter?

Does Google Wallet’s P2P Pivot Matter?

by September 10, 2015 at 12:39 pm 2 comments

Android Pay, which begins rolling out today, has not killed Google Wallet as many assumed it would. Instead, Google Wallet today made public that it has made another pivot, this time into a peer-to-peer payments service like PayPal or Square Cash. Several years ago, Google Wallet was the next big thingRead More

What Banks Can Learn From the Decline of Apple Pay

What Banks Can Learn From the Decline of Apple Pay

by September 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm 6 comments

Around this time last year, the payments industry waited with much anticipation as Apple prepared to announce a move into mobile transactions that was expected to redefine the ecosystem as we knew it. From that anticipation, Apple Pay was born, and now nearly one year after its introduction the solutionRead More