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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

Samsung Pay Hits the Scene With 4 Megabanks on Board

Samsung Pay Hits the Scene With 4 Megabanks on Board

by March 2, 2015 at 11:23 am 1 comment

Samsung didn’t just introduce Samsung Pay yesterday. It introduced it with four megabanks as partners. JP Morgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, Citigroup and US Bancorp all are launch partners of Samsung Pay. The four are among the largest card-issuing banks in the nation. Oh, and all four areRead More

Google Sticking It to Softcard Users

Google Sticking It to Softcard Users

by February 25, 2015 at 10:24 am 1 comment

Softcard users will get no love from Google in the wake of the search giant’s acquisition of the telco-built mobile wallet platform. In an FAQ published since plans for the acquisition were announced last Monday, Google disclosed that no user information stored in Softcard will be transferred over to Google Wallet.Read More

No, Google Did Not ‘Level the Playing Field’ Buying Softcard

No, Google Did Not ‘Level the Playing Field’ Buying Softcard

by February 24, 2015 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Where does the acquisition (read: assumption) of Softcard leave Google in its drive to compete with Apple Pay? Not as far along as some industry observers would suggest. Wired offered a glowing review of the deal. But with Softcard out of the running, and wireless carriers now doing the distribution legworkRead More

Google’s Plan to Catch Up with Apple Pay — Softcard?

Google’s Plan to Catch Up with Apple Pay — Softcard?

by January 20, 2015 at 11:53 am 0 comments

News broke last week that Softcard, formerly known as Isis, may have a suitor in mobile wallet competitor Google. What would be the price tag, considering the hundreds of millions — perhaps even billions — of dollars telcos poured into Isis/Softcard over the past five years? Try $50 to $100Read More

Why ‘Softcard’ Is Just an Awful Brand Name

Why ‘Softcard’ Is Just an Awful Brand Name

by September 4, 2014 at 11:59 am 1 comment

With the opportunity to rebrand (the payments firm, not the terrorist organization), ISIS could have gone in a multitude of directions. Alas, yesterday it chose “Softcard,” which is, to quote some friends on LinkedIn, a “horrendous choice.”