Google unveils mobile wallet service

IDG News Service (Seattle Bureau)

People with NFC-capable phones in New York and San Francisco can pay for goods in 120,000 shops with their phones

Google on Thursday unveiled a mobile wallet platform and field tests in New York and San Francisco that will let people with special phones pay for goods in retail shops by tapping the phones against a payment terminal.

The Google Wallet initially supports Mastercard credit cards from Citi and users can pay for goods at 120,000 U.S. shops including Macy’s, Walgreens, Subway, Noah’s Bagels, American Eagle, Bloomingdale’s, Peet’s Coffee, Toys ‘R’ Us and others. Read more

Want to partner with IDG?

Click here to get started