PayPal Testing Payments at Home Depot
PayPal has indicated that it is trialling the use of mobile phones to make payments at a handful of Home Depot retail stores. PayPal is inthe process of developing a mobile wallet appplication, which would be stored on a smartphone or a PayPal card. The pilot, limited to just five brick-and-mortar locations, requires mobile device users to enter their phone number and a pin code associated with their PayPal account at the register. The move is meant to counter some of the other mobile payment systems being developed by credit card companies and wireless network operators, such as Isis and Google Wallet. PayPal has not indicated when the pilot might expand into a larger roll-out.
Google Testing Hands Free Mobile Payments
Mar 2, 2016
Google today announced a new pilot program that will allow people to pay for goods and services without taking their phone out of their pocket. Hands Free Payments relies on location data, WiFi, Bluetooth beacons, and other sensors to detect nearby participating stores.
Google Unfolds A Brand New Wallet App for Android
Sep 9, 2015
Google today released a fully redesigned Google Wallet application for Android devices. Google Wallet is not an app for making mobile payments at retail.
Google Launching Android Pay Today
Sep 10, 2015
Google said it is making Android Pay, its reborn mobile payment service, available to Android handsets beginning today. The app will be pushed to small batches of users over the next week, according to Google.
Google, PayPal Extend Mobile and Online Payment Partnership
May 24, 2018
PayPal today said it has deepened its relationship with Google and Google Pay in order to make it easier for people to make payments from their mobile devices and on the web. PayPal says people who add PayPal to any of Google's services will be able to pay across the entire Google ecosystem anywhere PayPal is offered as a payment option.
Microsoft Wallet Gains Tap-to-Pay Functionality
Jun 21, 2016
Microsoft today updated its Microsoft Wallet app and gave Lumia smartphone owners the ability to make mobile payments at supporting retailers. Windows Mobile has long included a Wallet app, but until today it was reserved for loyalty cards and other retail programs.