Google Pay combines Android Pay, Google Wallet into single service

09 January, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • Bringing it all together with Google Pay - Google Blog

Google Pay is also supported on 3rd party services such as Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, Instacart, and several other apps and websites you love.

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from The Jolt Journal. Bhat said Google Pay will be coming to more sites and services in the coming weeks.

Google says the initiative is meant to provide consumers with a consistent and simpler way to pay for purchases, whether online or on the high street.

At the end of today's announcement, Google suggests that this is only the beginning for Google Pay and that the company will share more at a later date.

It never made much sense for the universal Android-supporting mobile payment app to coexist with the slowly dying Google Wallet, and at long last, Mountain View seems to agree. Google hints that "Bringing everything into one brand is just the first step for Google Pay".

HP, ASUS, Acer bringing Amazon Alexa integration to laptops and desktops
Amazon Alexa will roll out on Acer PCs in the U.S. via an update through Acer Care Center; other regions will get it in mid-2018. Intel's Smart Sound Technology will also be used in some devices for improved voice and audio interactions with Alexa.


Arsenal, Man City open talks about Alexis Sanchez deal
Sanchez has made clear his intention to join Pep Guardiola's side and discussions over a proposed January move are now underway.


Trump shuts down voter fraud commission, citing 'endless legal battles'
President Donald Trump abruptly shut down his commission on election integrity on Wednesday evening. The president continued with an argument in favor of voter identification laws.


Google Pay is kind of like Apple Pay except, well, shoppers are using Android devices instead of iPhones and Chrome instead of Safari and macOS.

Android Pay is one the most popular and widely used smartphone-based secure payment systems. However, while Google Wallet still exists, the tap-to-pay system was then rebranded Android Pay and introduced in multiple markets.

And in an effort to spread awareness and increase adoption, Google is also offering a few promos to Google Pay users, including $5 off of movie tickets purchased via Fandango, $10 off on Instacart orders, and $10 off of B&H orders.

Of course, Google hasn't announced anything of the sort yet, but, "Hey Google, buy me a skateboard" may not be far away.

Google rebrands yet another service.

.

Recommended:

  • Samsung Unveiled a 146-inch Modular TV it's Calling

    Samsung Unveiled a 146-inch Modular TV it's Calling "The Wall"

    Samsung says The Wall's bezel-less design will ultimately allow customers to create a TV-sized just for their needs. These areas gave guests at First Look 2018 the chance to get hands-on Samsung's most exciting innovations in TV.

    Falcons' defense dominates Rams in wild-card win

    The Rams had a streak of 10 straight losing seasons, but turned things around under first-year coach Sean McVay . But the score was made possible with a huge 52-yard catch-and-run by Mohamed Sanu two plays earlier.
    Capcom has shared the development status of the Monster Hunter World

    Capcom has shared the development status of the Monster Hunter World

    The final beta is planned for PlayStation 4 players in North America on January 18 and will last all the way until January 22nd. As well as the final beta reveal, Capcom has treated us to a new trailer, which focuses on the Elder Dragons .
  • $4 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida

    $4 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida

    The $550 million amount refers to the annuity payout option, in which the victor receives 30 payments over 29 years. The largest of those was August 23 when Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, Mass. bought a ticket worth $758.7 million.
    Utahns cross state lines for Powerball, Mega Million tickets

    Utahns cross state lines for Powerball, Mega Million tickets

    Lottery officials say Saturday's Powerball jackpot, if won, would be the 5th largest in the game's history. Until October, Mega Millions players picked five numbers from 1 to 75 and a Mega number between 1 and 15.
    Roy Moore Accuser Tina Johnson's House Burns in Suspected Arson

    Roy Moore Accuser Tina Johnson's House Burns in Suspected Arson

    On Tuesday morning, Johnson's home in Gadsen, Alabama went up in flames and the blaze is now being investigated for arson . Johnson accused Moore of commenting on her looks before getting close to her and grabbing her buttocks.
  • States Won't Back Down From Sessions On Marijuana

    States Won't Back Down From Sessions On Marijuana

    In his memo Sessions said, "Prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutors". The U.S. attorney for Colorado took office in August 2016 after former President Barack Obama's appointee stepped down.
    Trump Postpones Fake News Awards To Jan 17 To Fulfill Great 'Anticipation'

    Trump Postpones Fake News Awards To Jan 17 To Fulfill Great 'Anticipation'

    Trump frequently rails on the media and accuses reporters and networks of being "fake news". This would be one of its kind media award by the U.S. president.
    SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission

    SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission

    The webcast of the launch did not follow the second stage carrying the payload after it separated from the first stage. After a record 18 launches in 2017, this mission will be SpaceX's first flight of the new year.
  • Pink to perform US national anthem at Super Bowl

    Pink to perform US national anthem at Super Bowl

    The charismatic multi-talented superstar will take the Super Bowl halftime show stage the third time in his career on February 4. The NFL and NBC have revealed that Pink will perform the song during pregame festivities at U.S.
    Stars to walk Golden Globes red carpet with activists

    Stars to walk Golden Globes red carpet with activists

    Susan Sarandon will bring Rosa Clemente , an organiser, political commentator and journalist who campaigns for media justice and voter engagement among youth of colour.
    Powerful 4.5 quake  shakes Bay Area overnight

    Powerful 4.5 quake shakes Bay Area overnight

    A 4.4 magnitude quake hit Berkeley early Thursday morning, jolting residents awake throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. On average, the fault produces a large natural disaster every 160 years, with a margin of error of about 80 years.


Popular

Ally Sheedy Slams James Franco After His Controversial Golden Globes Win
At one point during the news cycle, he tweeted, "I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME". I knew a story was being worked on by some reporters, but these folks got impatient.

State legislators in Nebraska and California are introducing net neutrality laws
Before this, a lot of the same big tech companies were fairly passive and inactive during the initial protests of the repeal. Under this law, Congress has the power to reverse a federal agency's ruling within 60 legislative days of it being made.

Four powerlifters died in a road accident caused due to dense fog
The victims were celebrating a birthday party and some alcohol bottles were found inside the vehicle , police said. The impact of the contact was severe enough to wrench the roof of the vehicle entirely off.

Saints defense bracing for first test vs Panthers' Olsen
But Newton, Carolina's leading rusher this season, didn't run much in two losses to New Orleans, gaining 67 yards on nine carries. The tight didn't play in either of the Panthers' losses to the Saints this season after breaking his foot in Week 2.

Mohamed Salah Up Against Tottenham, Man Utd & Chelsea Stars For POTM Award
He is the second Egyptian to win the coveted award after Mahmoud al Khatib, who was crowned the African king of football in 1983. I had a fantastic time, especially with the national team where we qualified to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.

Rivera: Panthers most successful coach ever
Both lost a Super Bowl but Rivera is in a rare position, getting the Panthers to the playoffs four times in five years. The Carolina Panthers only lost five games in the regular season after dropping twice that many a year ago .

Titans rally to edge Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs
Mariota threw a block that helped spring Henry for a 22-yard gain on third-and 10 late that helped finish off the comeback. "Grit. On the second play of the fourth quarter, Titans running back Derrick Henry broke free for a 35-yard touchdown run.

McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast
The next day - in an interview with ESPN - Gruden said , "I think there's a good chance [of becoming the Raiders' head coach]". Gruden is returning for a second stint as coach of the Raiders after being traded to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season.

Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show
The streaming platform teased the new show's January 12 launch in a tweet with a lineup topped by the former USA leader: "Obama". Known for his acid wit, the 10-time Emmy victor has made only fleeting appearances on United States television since then.

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul bombing
Pakistan has condemned a suicide attack in Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday in which several people were killed and injured. Embassy where security personnel are reported to have been carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol.