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Google is said to be launching its somewhat delayed Google Wallet service sometime later today. From the looks of it, it might actually be out in the wild. We have some photographic proof. Google just updated the Wallet website as well.

M.G. Siegler reports that Google might be launching its somewhat delayed Google Wallet service sometime today. From the looks of it, it might actually be out in the wild. Our own Ian Kennedy snapped this photo at a Peet’s Coffee shop near our offices in downtown San Francisco.  Google has updated the Google Wallet website as well. More details to follow.

Google Wallet via Ian Kennedy

  1. This is great news.

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  2. It’s so weird to see a Google logo, living in off the web.

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  3. is it going to substitute paypal?

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    1. Google Checkout has been running for years and it is a Paypal competitor.

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  4. That’s nice strategy, it will be slow but will gain momentum slowly. Gone are the days for plain old currency notes :)

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    1. Gone are the jars of tips on the counter. :o( No more college fund.

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  5. Wasn’t Google trialling Wallet in SF already, with Peet’s as one of the partners? Is this a new addition for the potential launch today, or part of the existing trial?

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    1. I spotted this at the Peet’s near our office in downtown SF. I noticed it first on Thursday and when I asked the barista, he said that they just hooked it up but were still waiting for instructions to come later.

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  6. My hope is that next year, all smartphones have NFC in them. Hopefully the iPhone 5 will so it will kickstart the process.

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  7. It’s interesting that Google hasn’t updated the official wallet site now that TechCrunch supposedly “leaked” the launch date….i wonder when other competitors will be launching like Serve, Moneto, Kuapay, etc…probably gonna be a competive space

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  8. saw this at a peets in Los Gatos this weekend as well. looks like Google <3s Peets.

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  9. What is that

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  10. very interesting

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