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Google Wallet: Pick Up the Check in a New Way

The next time that someone asks if you would like to pay with cash, credit or check, just pull out your smart phone. No, you won’t be making a call for this one. Google is developing a new feature called Google Wallet, which will allow users to charge virtually any transaction to a credit card by using a smart phone.

So how does it work? It’s actually similar to the PayPass feature that you’ve probably already seen on many credit card kiosks. Just tap your phone on the reader and your phone sends payment, and, at some merchants, offers and loyalty information.

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Google insists that the new feature will be a secure way to pay, and Google Offers can get you deals at the places you shop by automatically syncing to your Google Wallet.

Check please!

Published on: May 27, 2011