Tag: Google Pay

CVS now accepts Google Pay and other NFC payments

In the early days of NFC payments, nearly every store with the proper terminals supported Google Wallet and other contactless systems. However, many retailers later shut off support for NFC, insisting customers use alternative platforms (like ‘CurrentC‘) or apps they made themselves (like Walmart Pay). CVS famously started blocking NFC payments in 2014, but now […]

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PayPal integration with Google Pay is rolling out in Germany

Google Pay has come a long way in the last few years, with tons of banks and financial institutions now supported in many countries. An integration with PayPal was also announced last year, giving users even greater options, but it’s only been available in the US. If you live in Germany, you’ll be pleased to hear […]

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Update Notes for Photos, Play Store, Keep Notes, and more (October 8th, 2018)

Article Contents Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and […]

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Google Express adds Best Buy, Party City, hhgregg, and a whole lot of other new stores

This past summer we saw a lot of new stores come on board with Google Express, Google’s one-stop-shop for, well, shopping. But while there’s been a boatload of new retailers selling their merchandise through Google’s online storefront, we’ve definitely noticed a trend away from big-name companies and towards a lot of more specialist stores. That situation […]

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[Update: Another 7 more] Google Pay adds support for 62 banks in the US

Google often adds support for more financial institutions on its mobile payments platform. In the US, the additions are very frequent and don’t show any sign of slowing down. 111 banks joined last time, and now, a mere eight days later, we have 30 more. We shall reach 100% USA penetration one day, but until […]

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Google Pay arrives in Italy, supports 7 banks

Google Pay’s expansion across the world continues in Italy. Seven banks are available from the outset, so if you’re a member of one of them, just add your Maestro, Mastercard, or Visa card to the app and you’re good to go. Here are the seven banks: Nexi (and partner banks) Widiba Banca Mediolanum Boon HYPE […]

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[Update: Plus 15 more] Google Pay adds support for 47 banks in the US

Google often adds support for more financial institutions on its mobile payments platform. In the US, the additions are very frequent and don’t show any sign of slowing down. 111 banks joined last time, and now, a mere eight days later, we have 30 more. We shall reach 100% USA penetration one day, but until […]

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[Update: Now ten more] Google Pay adds support for 37 banks in the US

Google often adds support for more financial institutions on its mobile payments platform. In the US, the additions are very frequent and don’t show any sign of slowing down. 111 banks joined last time, and now, a mere eight days later, we have 30 more. We shall reach 100% USA penetration one day, but until […]

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[Update: Seven more] Google Pay adds support for 30 banks in the US

Google often adds support for more financial institutions on its mobile payments platform. In the US, the additions are very frequent and don’t show any sign of slowing down. 111 banks joined last time, and now, a mere eight days later, we have 30 more. We shall reach 100% USA penetration one day, but until […]

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Google Pay on Wear OS works in Germany

As we’ve learned over the past few years, having a Google service available in your country isn’t enough to use it on all your devices. Google Pay, for example, is supported for in-store payments in twenty countries, but only if you’re using your phone to make the transaction. If you have a Wear OS smartwatch, […]

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[Update: APK Download] Tez, Google’s mobile payment platform in India, gets rebranded to Google Pay

Naming and branding things isn’t Google’s forte. One day a service is launched, the next it’s renamed, and the third it’s rolled into another service, which then gets rebranded again. That was the story for Google Wallet and Android Pay, until they were unified into Google Pay. Now Google Tez is also joining them under […]

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Tez, Google’s mobile payment platform in India, gets rebranded to Google Pay

Naming and branding things isn’t Google’s forte. One day a service is launched, the next it’s renamed, and the third it’s rolled into another service, which then gets rebranded again. That was the story for Google Wallet and Android Pay, until they were unified into Google Pay. Now Google Tez is also joining them under […]

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United Airlines app can now save boarding passes to Google Pay

Back in May, it was announced that Google Pay would be able to store boarding passes and tickets, similar to Apple Pay. We’ve seen a few airlines add support for the feature, like Southwest, and now it works with tickets from United. The latest changelog for the United Airlines app says, “We’re happy to announce […]

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New Google Express stores arrive by the dozens, as expansion continues unrestrained

It hasn’t even been two weeks since we last shared with you a list of the latest retail partners to sign up with Google Express. The company’s online-shopping platform has seen some tremendous growth over the course of the past few months, but the pace really feels like it’s been picking up lately. Compared to […]

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Google Pay adds 111 more US financial institutions

How many First National Banks could there be? Turns out it’s a lot. Google Pay has recently picked up five more First Nationals (and one 1st National), plus 105 more institutions across the United States. More and more American banks are letting their customers use Google Pay — even smaller institutions like credit unions. We […]

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