As expected earlier this week, Googleannounced 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.
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.
Paying the bill with your cell phone.
Here's a larger terminal.
While shopping you can be notified of a sale or look up prices.
Google Wallet can offer some special sales on your cell phone's screen.
The information flow.
Is this the future of shopping?