Adding cards to Google Wallet
Initially, the only personal credit card that can be added to Google Wallet is a Citibank MasterCard. But Google announced today that it will be licensing near-field communications technology from American Express, Visa, and Discover. This means that in a few months, people will be able to add these other types of credit cards to their Google Wallet. Google must also strike deals with banks issuing those cards. But John Partridge, president of Visa, said he expects that a Visa credit card will be ready for Google Wallet in the next few months. Google will have to push another over-the-air update to Google Wallet-enabled devices to allow other credit cards to be added to the Google Wallet.
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September 19, 2011 2:04 PM PDT
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