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Digital wallet, Mobile payments, Contactless payments, NFC payments, Mobile wallet, Mobile POS, Bill payments, Bitcoin, Virtual currency
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Ingenico teams up with Google to provide "Export Accelerator", a cross-border e-commerce solution

Tapping into the potential of cross-border e-commerce, Ingenico Payment Services and Google will launch a collaboration with an innovative pilot solution in Belgium as a first step. Both companies will bundle their expertise to offer a unique combination of knowledge on payment and consumer behavior, giving merchants the answers and tools they need to make decisions on internationalization.

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It's a mouthful and it's difficult to tell exactly what they'll be offering

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Google Now Lets You Attach Money to Gmails [Video]

Google Now Lets You Attach Money to Gmails [Video] | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google has announced that it's updated Gmail to let you attach money to emails via your Google Wallet account.
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@uncasbook How much do you need? ;-)
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Mobile Payments Battlefield: Tech vs. Finance by Javelin Research [FREE WEBINAR]

Square. Paypal. Apple. Isis. Google. These are the names dominating the press when it comes to mobile payments. One major problem: the majority of these companies are unsuited to negotiate the nuanced waters of bank-grade finance and risk management...

 

Therese's comment: this is  free Webinar with Beth Robertson, Director of Payments Research at Javelin Research and Carl Tsukahara, Group Head Marketing at Monitise. I like the provocative way in which the topic is formulated. It sould be quite interesting.

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Mobile payments are coming to Europe - Deutsche Telekom in talks with Google

Mobile payments are coming to Europe - Deutsche Telekom in talks with Google | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Deutsche Telekom partnership with MasterCard has an effect on tens of carriers in Europe and the benefit of NFC payments could be extended to all the subsidiary companies in its control. [...] More good news comes today from Thomas Kiessling, which is Deutsche Telekom’s head of innovation. In an interview he acknowledged that Deutsche Telekom is talking to Google, credit card companies and banks to gain partners for its new mobile payment system...

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Mobile Payments: Banks vs Internet Darlings by Duncan Parry

Mobile Payments: Banks vs Internet Darlings by Duncan Parry | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Comment: The author distrusts Internet pureplayers like Google and PayPal in their efforts to break into the digital payment ecosystem, and posibly later control it like they control several other online markets.

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Exclusive: Google leans on developers to use payment service - Reuters

Exclusive: Google leans on developers to use payment service - Reuters | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

" Google Inc has been pressuring applications and mobile game developers to use its costlier in-house payment service, Google Wallet, as the Internet search giant tries to emulate the financial success of Apple Inc's iOS platform"

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TechCrunch from the WMC | If Google Gets It Right, There Will Be An Android In Every Pocket

TechCrunch from the WMC | If Google Gets It Right, There Will Be An Android In Every Pocket | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
The number of people in the world has now reached 7 billion people, but the number that have been online are only at 2 billion, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, said today at a keynote presentation at the Mobile World Congress in...
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Would it bite the hand that feeds it? Google's complex relationship with financial services.

Would it bite the hand that feeds it?  Google's complex relationship with financial services. | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

"I love a good infographic.  As I was enjoying one depicting Google's 2011 earnings I learned that Google's number one customer by ad revenue is the financial services industry ($4b) with a big step down to the next largest source of revenue..."

 

Comment: Google has complex relationships with nearly every sectors. It comes with having a quasi monopolistic share of search and hands in everyting else.

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Google Wallet Not Secure Enough, Says Digital Forensics Firm

Google Wallet Not Secure Enough, Says Digital Forensics Firm | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

On December 12, 2011 ViaForensics released a detailed analysisof the data stored and sent by the Google Wallet app. The study concludes that Google Wallet does a fair job of keeping certain information secure – namely, credit card numbers -- but that the other data, ie“pretty much everything except the first 12 digits of your credit card,” is stored unencrypted on the phone -- enough that “an attacker is well armed for a social engineering attack."

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Following its acquisition by Google, mobile payment JV Softcard shuts down

Following its acquisition by Google, mobile payment JV Softcard shuts down | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Finextra: US telco-owned mobile payments venture Softcard has confirmed that is shutting down after selling off technology and intellectual property to Google.
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UK Google Play to launch gift cards in £10, £25, £50 denominations

UK Google Play to launch gift cards in £10, £25, £50 denominations | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

TNW : Google has dropped the clearest hint possible that it is all set to launch gift cards for its Google Play app store in the UK .. [...]

Android UK News spotted the page, which also explains that users can store up to £2,000 in credit and contains other references to UK availability.

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Direct link to Android UK news

http://www.androiduknewsetc.com/2013/03/google-play-gift-cards-getting-even-closer/

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Google-backed payment startup Corduro aims for enterprise - GigaOM

Google-backed payment startup Corduro aims for enterprise - GigaOM | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

[...] Corduro, as I wrote last year, has built a sophisticated cloud platform that supports mobile payments similar to Square and allows it act as payment processor, gateway and CRM provider. That means Corduro can help facilitate mobile, online and in-person payments and offer clients a way to manage and engage their members. That puts Corduro competition not just with Square but online processors Stripe and Braintree...

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Banks face competition on mobile wallets: study - CNBC.com reporting on a study Carlisle & Gallagher

Banks face competition on mobile wallets: study - CNBC.com reporting on a study Carlisle & Gallagher | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

.. More than half of the consumers interested in paying for goods with their smart
phones do not want the service provided by their main bank, according to a study
due on Monday.Eight out of 10 consumers said they would consider online payment provider PayPal Inc, owned by eBay Inc, for services that turn smart phones into payment devices, according to the study by the Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group. Six in 10 would use Google Inc, while five in 10 would use Apple Inc.

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Is Google Losing Tomorrow's Tech Battle? - Motley Fool VIDEO

[March 10 2012] In today's edition, Brendan and Austin discuss an up-and-coming technology, near field communications (NFC).

 

Comment: Unfortunately, they don't answer the question... ;-) but they're clearly impressed by the weight put behind ISIS.

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Google Aims To Convince Mobile Game Makers On In-App Payments - paidContent.org

Google Aims To Convince Mobile Game Makers On In-App Payments - paidContent.org | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Google will this week try to convince mobile game developers to adopt its improved in-app payments features, as it vies with Apple on the biggest...

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Google's Motorola Mobility Deal Gets Green Light from U.S. and Europe - Forbes

Google's Motorola Mobility Deal Gets Green Light from U.S. and Europe - Forbes | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
We estimate that Motorola Mobility will generate $12.6 billion in revenues and only 69 million in operating profits in 2012. This will significantly dent Google’s overall operating margins to about 21% from 27% pre-acquisition.
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Google nabs 217 IBM patents on mobile ads, OS updates, NFC, voice search and more [Updated]

Google nabs 217 IBM patents on mobile ads, OS updates, NFC, voice search and more [Updated] | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Summary: Google has acquired a cache of over 217 patents from IBM, related to a variety of topics, including instant messaging, mobile ads, NFC and other mobile technologies, reports Bill Slawski of SEO by the SEA. ...

 

My take: Google, Google, Google... the empire...

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