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Google Wallet, Confirmed

M.G. Siegler reports that Google (s GOOG) 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

20 Responses to “Google Wallet, Confirmed”

  1. Jim Brown

    Sucks that it only works with Sprint and Sprints Nexus S phone…

    I found this Moneto mobile wallet that looks like it works like GW, but use a nfc micro SD to give phones NFC…Moneto Wallet looks like it can be used on ATT, Verizon, and etc., which is defintely more appealing to techies who are not on Sprint

  2. Peterson Abelha

    I already use my android to pay my bills. But what about security? I don’t know how comfortable I would be with all my credit cards data stored on my device. What if someone steal it from me or if I lose it? But I’m sure Google will think about that, as always :)

  3. David Smithwick

    VISA has been trailing this also with an App on the iPhone. Saw a program about 2 months ago here in Australia that the CEO of VISA using it in USA. VISA are looking at fazing out the credit card all together and use the tap n go method through your smart-phone. He believes that this version is more safer than the current credit cards with the chip in it.

  4. 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

    • ian kennedy

      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.