Google wants to revolutionize shopping (photos)

Google wants to revolutionize shopping (photos)

Summary: Google announces Google Wallet - a service that will turn your cell phone into a credit card.

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  • As expected earlier this week, Google announced the Google Wallet NFC payments program as well as the Google Offers open platform at its headquarters.

    Using both Near Field Communications and geo-targeting technologies, Google already has several partners lined up, including Sprint, First Data, MasterCard and Citi.

    Read Rachel King's blog for more on Google Wallet. And Larry Dignan looks at the pros and cons of Google's new way to shop.

  • For Google Wallet, all you need is a phone, a scanning device and some willing retailers  - Google claims 300,000 merchants are ready to go.

  • This is what your Google Wallet card would look like. Note, the credit card number isn't completely revealed.

Topics: Mobility, Banking, Google, Hardware

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  • RE: Google wants to revolutionize shopping (photos)

    YAWN
    jsm555
  • RE: Google wants to revolutionize shopping (photos)

    I love it! Let's go!
    clservick@...
  • RE: Google wants to revolutionize shopping (photos)

    google=big brother !
    glfinman
  • RE: Google wants to revolutionize shopping (photos)

    Great idea! I wonder why it took so long.
    Primero
    phutchin
  • RE: Google wants to revolutionize shopping (photos)

    totally unnecessary fad. wtf do we need another method of payment for?
    emmanuelusa