A mere three weeks after WWDC, details of the rumored iPhone 5 have already begun to unravel. Early this morning, 9to5Mac reported on the heavily rumored iPhone and Near Field Communication (NFC) hardware combination. Seth Weintraub reports that not only will the iPhone 5 have a bigger display but that it will also include an NFC chip, which has become a popular staple in the Android sphere.
Google has officially begun its quest to kill your physical wallet with the new Google Wallet mobile service. Google Wallet has been in field trials in a handful of cities, but has now gone national with the help of MasterCard PayPass. Currently, Google Wallet is only available on the NFC-toting Google Nexus S 4G from Sprint. As the service continues rolling out, are iOS users going to get a chance to ditch their wallets for good?
If you lived under a rock, then you didn't hear about Google Wallet, which was everywhere online and you can just tell it's one of those Google offerings that isn't going to Buzz or Wave itself away. But what the heck else happened this week? Well, we'll tell you all the questions you've been too embarrassed to ask about HTML5, we'll teach you how to get your mitts on some Spotify love, and we'll show you the strangest game you never knew you needed, like yesterday.
No Katy Perry this week, but the last few days weren't bereft of hot news stories involving everyone's favorite computer and phone maker and post-PC device thingie maker as patents played a big roll plus a little bad news for one of Apple's competitors. Get out your wallet, Sergey!
On Thursday, two Google executives were the central focus of the company’s new Google Wallet initiative -- and are now at the center of a PayPal lawsuit over breaching contracts and misappropriating trade secrets from their former employer.
The mobile payment wars are about to heat up, with search giant Google throwing their own hat into the ring on Thursday in a move that pits them directly against credit card providers Visa, Amex and Discover -- as well as those who provide payment solutions, such as PayPal, Square and VeriFone Systems.