Free Press, an independent US watchdog promoting open access to communications, has called on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Verizon Wireless for reportedly blocking the Google Wallet application on the Galaxy Nexus smartphone
Google's mobile wallet application fails to securely store some personal information on the users' phone, according to research from viaForensics.
Google has chosen the UK as the second market for its mobile wallet service, with a trial set for early next year ahead of the London Olympics, according to press reports.
A small majority of UK consumers would choose traditional banks to operate their mobile wallet services, but given an alternative up to a third would switch to another provider such as Apple, PayPal or Google.
Verizon Wireless has demanded that Google disable its mobile wallet app in the forthcoming release of the latest Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Samsung.
Google is scrapping its e-payments Checkout system and merging it with Google Wallet to create a single online and offline payment experience for consumers.
Bank of America has been beaten to the Google+ punch by pranksters who have set up a parody business page for the firm.
Companies, including banks, rushing to create Twitter feeds and Facebook and Google+ pages, have been warned that the majority of people have no interest in 'engaging' with 'brands' via social media.
New Zealand's ASB Bank has been taking advantage of Google+ Hangouts, using the video chat service to communicate with a group of customers beta testing its Android app.
LoanSifter, Inc., provider of the mortgage industry's most complete and intuitive product and real-time pricing platform, announced today a strategic relationship with Google Inc. that gives consumers access to mortgage loan products and real-time pricing based on LoanSifter's technology, including side-by-side comparisons of mortgage loan products from multiple lenders through Google's Comparison Ads.
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