1. Google to Unveil Mobile Payments Platform by Amir Efrati And Robin Sidel  on WSJ

Google Inc. is expected to disclose details about how consumers will be able to make store purchases, redeem coupons, and get loyalty points by waving smartphones in front of a small reader at the checkout counter, said people familiar with the matter.

2. Google to release NFC payment service for mobile phones by Matthew Panzarino on TNW

Google and Sprint have partnered to release a new mobile payment system that uses Near Field Communication or NFC. Bloomberg reports that the service will be launched on May 26th and will be available on phones from Sprint.

3. Google Said to Plan Debut of Mobile-Payment Service Used on Sprint Nextel by Olga Kharif and Greg Bensinger on Bloomberg

Google Inc. (GOOG) plans to unveil a mobile- payment service May 26 that will be available on phones from Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), three people familiar with the matter said.

The service will let consumers with specially equipped phones that run on Google’s Android operating system pay for goods and redeem coupons with their handsets, said the people, who wouldn’t be identified because the plan isn’t public. The technology is available on the Android-powered Nexus S from Sprint, the third-largest U.S. wireless operator.

4. Google May Unveil Its Mobile Payments System This Week by Audrey Watters on ReadWriteWeb

Google will announce a new mobile payments service on Thursday, Bloomberg reports. The new service utilizes Near Field Communications (NFC) and so will be only be available on those Android phones that have that technology – namely, the Nexus S from Sprint.

5. Google Will Reveal Mobile Wallet Ambitions on Thursday (And Will Demo More at D9) by Tricia Duryee on AllThingD

At an event on Thursday, Google will unveil a mobile wallet offering that will allow consumers to make payments with their mobile phones.  The company’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will also give the service a more thorough demo at the ninth D: All Things Digital conference in a week.

Yesterday, the Internet search giant invited AllThingsD and other press to join them at the event in New York, where it vaguely asked to come “join us at a Google partner event to experience our latest innovations.”


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