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Google Wallet Eyeing Softcard Combo?

Google Wallet is reportedly in talks to buy NFC-based mobile wallet rival Softcard, causing speculation about how the combination might stack up against Apple Pay and other emerging wallet concepts. The rumors surfaced following news that Softcard was shedding 60...

How Apple Killed the Digital Wallet

After years of watching quietly while Bling Nation, Google, Isis/Softcard, PayPal and others tried and failed to popularize the digital wallet, Apple finally launched its product in October. What’s the impact? The concept of the digital wallet is now dead, and it’s...

Apple Pay Accounts for 1% of Whole Foods’ Transactions

It’s been four weeks since Apple Inc.’s mobile payments system Apple Pay Oct. 20 debut, and most of Apple’s merchant partners are keeping mum about early results. But one merchant, grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., says it completed 150,000 Apple Pay transactions...