Google Announces Google Wallet In NYC

In a press conference today Google announced a new mobile payment system. Called Google Wallet, the system will allow you to pay for anything with your smartphone. Here’s what the Google Blog had to say:

You’ll be able to tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC). We’re field testing Google Wallet now and plan to release it soon.

Google Wallet is a key part of our ongoing effort to improve shopping for both businesses and consumers. It’s aimed at making it easier for you to pay for and save on the goods you want, while giving merchants more ways to offer coupons and loyalty programs to customers, as well as bridging the gap between online and offline commerce.

The first trials of this system will take place in NYC and Portland via Sprint, but expect it to expand elsewhere. It sounds interesting and I’d love to see it in action. So perhaps Google can show Canadians some love?

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