Local Merchants Agree to Work with Isis in Launch Markets
Isis today announced that a wide range of local merchants in the Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah, markets have agreed to offer its NFC-based mobile payment service. Austin and Salt Lake City are the two launch markets for Isis, which is a joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless. Isis has already signed agreements with national retailers such as Champs, Dillard's, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice, and Macy's. Isis claims that its mobile payment service will be available at hundreds of locations within its Austin and Salt Lake City at launch. Customers in those markets will be able to walk into an AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon store, pick from several NFC-enabled devices, and walk out with the Isis Mobile Wallet enabled and ready to use. Isis is competing with other mobile payment options, such as Google Wallet.
Google Refocuses Daydream View Headset
Alongside the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, Google today introduced a new version of its Daydream View VR headset. Both new Pixel phones are Daydream-ready and function perfectly with the revised viewing hardware.
Verizon Only Carrier to Sell Google Pixel, But There Are Options
Verizon Wireless is the only U.S. wireless operator that will officially sell the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets, same as it was with last year's Pixels.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.
YouTube TV Hits 12 More Markets
YouTube TV has expanded once again to 12 new markets around the country. The additional cities of Cleveland, Denver, Greensboro, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and St.