Store Closed: Google Shopping App Is Out Of Business

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Google will be shutting down the Shopping application, due to redundancy with what users can already do with the Shopping tab online, a report from 9to5Google says. Google reportedly said it was ending support for the Shopping app on Android and iOS, and the clients will work through June.

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Google Maps Integrates Parking, Transit Payments

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Google Maps is integrating with Google Pay to give users the ability to cover parking, highway tolls, public transportation and more, according to a Google blog post on Wednesday (Feb. Google Pay for parking has launched for Android operating systems in more than 400 U.S.

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Google Unveils New Chromecast With Google TV

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Google unveiled Chromecast with Google TV at its annual hardware event Wednesday (Sept. In an attempt to win customers who embrace Amazon 's Fire TV products and Roku , Google debuted the Chromecast with Google TV, which plugs into the back of a TV and comes with a remote.

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What Sengupta's departure means for Google's payments business

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Google will have to bring new leadership to initiatives like financial inclusion and its operations in India now that Caesar Sengupta, vice president and general manager of payments, has announced he will leave the company. ]]. Digital payments Google Pay Google

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Indian Antitrust Regulator Targets Google Over Google Pay Concerns

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India’s competition watchdog is taking aim at Google for allegedly abusing its market power to push its payments app in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets. 9) that it is launching an antitrust case against Google. Google pushed back against the allegations.

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Google App Lets Creditors Lock Financed Phones

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With a new Google Play app called Device Lock Controller, creditors for installment phone plans have gained the ability to restrict access to one's phone if they don't make a payment on time, according to a report from XDA.

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Google’s Super App Wakeup Call

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It would be months before PayPal would announce its acquisition of the savings app Honey, and before Google would announce its Smart DDA concept with two financial institutions (FIs), adding more super app ammo to its offerings. Google Pay Goes Super. Google Pay’s Super App Path.

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Google Makes Hotel Search Listings Free

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Google has made it free for hotels and travel companies to appear in hotel booking links, according to a company blog post. Google said its hotel bookings have been popular, with users finding them informative while partners see them as a great way to entice customers.

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Microsoft Competes With Google, Amazon In Healthcare

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It is also clearly seeking to take on Amazon, and to some extent Google, as a major cloud provider. Healthcare acquisitions Amazon Editors' Picks Google Innovation Microsoft News partnerships Technology

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Citi Partners With Mastercard For Google Pay Plex Accounts

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Citi and Mastercard are teaming up as network partners for the digital checking and savings account Citi Plex on Google Pay, available for both Android and iOS. . Google Pay store has a waitlist for people interested in opening a Plex account. .

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Google versus Government

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… The post Google versus Government appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I’ve been noticing that there are more and more issues arising with the big internet giants. Unlike in China, where the companies are working with governments, the big Western giants work outside government control. That creates issues, particularly in Europe where government does not like to be out of control. Case Studies Future Grid

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India Regulators Investigate Google Pay Antitrust Concerns

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is looking into Google Pay to see if it has been abusing its dominance of the country’s digital payment markets, reported LiveMint.com on Monday (Feb. Google Antitrust india legal News regulations What's Hot

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Google Approved By EU To Acquire Fitbit

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Even amid a crackdown on tech acquisitions, Google has managed to win European Union approval for its $2.1 However, some smaller rivals have still complained that Google's pledge might not completely stop the company from shutting off access to competitors in the future, Bloomberg reported.

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Google Rolls Out Google Pay, Integrated Payments In India

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Google for India recently launched new features and updates to several products, including enhancements to Google Assistant, Pay, Lens and Search, Android Central reported on Thursday (Sept. India is an important market for Google, with Android users making up of 98 percent of smartphone users. Google said it handles 918 million transactions a month in India. NFC card payments are being added to Google Pay.

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Google Will Stop Tracking User Browsing For Ad Sales

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Privacy concerns have prompted Google to stop tracking users’ website browsing habits to sell digital advertising, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday (March 3). Numerous businesses across most sectors use Google’s tracking data to target advertising.

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Fiat Unveils ‘Hey Google’ Line Of Connected Cars

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Fiat has unveiled a version of its popular 500 level cars equipped with Google technology and sporting Google trim elements, according to a press release. With the introduction of the new cars, the release stated, “Google Assistant leaves its mark on a car for the first time.”.

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Global Payments, Google Collaborate On Cloud-Based Payments

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and Google have formed a partnership to provide cloud-based offerings and functionalities, according to a Monday (Feb. Furthermore, Global Payments will move a large share of its merchant acquiring system workload to Google Cloud. Global Payments Inc.

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Google Backs FedNow Payments System

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Google sent a letter to the Federal Reserve , asking the U.S. Mark Isakowitz, Google’s head of U.S. Monthly users of Google Pay hit 67 million in September, an increase of 45 million over September 2018.

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Google Highlights Black-Owned Businesses On Shopping Tab

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Coinciding with Black History Month, Google is extending the Black-owned attribute to its Shopping tab, building on the initiatives launched across Search and Maps over the summer. The label reads “identifies as Black-owned” and will appear in Google Shopping’s results. .

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Big Banks, Big Tech Face Off Over Swipe Fees

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Fintech PayPal Debit cards Interchange fees JPMorgan Chase Apple GoogleA showdown between megabanks such as JPMorgan Chase and the likes of Apple and PayPal could be the prelude to a broader fight.

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Google ban fails to stamp out short-term payday lending apps

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In August, Google announced a global crackdown on Android apps that offer short-term loans, saying it wanted to protect consumers from what it called “deceptive and exploitative” terms. Bloomberg Carousel Lending Product Design Startups Google Google Play payday loans

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Google Faces Lawsuit From Multiple States Over Digital Ad Tactics

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A new lawsuit from multiple states alleges that Google used its digital advertising business to harm consumers, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. Google's advertising business is among its most profitable, according to WSJ, with parent company Alphabet reporting $37.1

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Ford Partners With Google To Advance Built-In Apps, Services

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Ford and Google are partnering to launch Team Upshift, a six-year partnership intended to advance vehicle innovation and data-driven opportunities. “As Ford also named Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider.

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Apple, Google Lead Connected Car Partnerships

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Ford and Google led off the week with an announcement that they are teaming up to launch Team Upshift, a six-year partnership intended to advance vehicle innovation and data-driven opportunities. “As Ford has also named Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider.

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Google, Mobile Wallets Pave Roadmap To Super Apps

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Stats like that are in the news this week as Google Pay, by virtue of a revamp , is on its way to becoming a hyperconnected “super app” – tied to smart banking profiled this week. Google is looking to capitalize on some momentum around mobile wallets.

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Google Assistant Becomes Charitable

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Google has a new solution for those feeling particularly charitable, according to reports. Google Assistant , Google’s proprietary voice-activated AI helper, has added a feature that lets users donate to charities via voice from any smart device using the company’s software. Users can say “Okay Google, make a donation” or “Hey Google, donate to charity” to enable the function. In November, Google Assistant launched support for Siri Shortcuts in an update.

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Google Almost Done With Transition To SAP Ariba Network

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Google’s transition to SAP Ariba ‘s cloud-based services has a completion date set for Aug. and Google’s existing and new relationships through improved communication methods,” the release says. B2B Payments B2B Digital Payments Google Invoicing News SAP What's Hot In B2B

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Fortnite Creator Epic Games Hauls Google Into Australian Court

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Epic Games , the maker of Fortnite, is suing Google in Australia over alleged anti-competitive behavior that violates the country’s antitrust regulations. App developers have no choice but to use Google’s in-app payment services, which charge a 30 percent commission.

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Google Invests $100M Into Telehealth Provider Amwell

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Google 's cloud division is investing $100 million in Amwell , a telehealth operator preparing to go public, according to CNBC. The investment will come with Amwell transitioning some parts of its business away from Amazon Web Services and onto Google Cloud.

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Free Ads Coming To Google Search

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Google’s bold move earlier this year to eliminate the cost for merchants to sell on its Google Shopping platform appears to be working. ” Now, the global online technology company will bring free listings to its main Google Search results page in the U.S.

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Google Assistant Could Soon Control Doorbells, Clothes Stylers

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On Friday night (June 5) Google Assistant, the artificial intelligence–powered virtual assistant for mobile and smart home devices, was updated to include doorbell and clothes styler devices, which will soon be available widely, reported 9To5Google.

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Goodbye, Google Wallet Card

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Google Wallet Card, the sad offspring of Google’s original mobile payments dreams, will shut down June 30, as Android Police reported on March 28. Emails have now gone out to Google Wallet cardholders. The card came about in 2013 because Google was blocked from Read More. Cards Commerce Mobile Payments Android Pay Google Wallet Isis Mobile Payments SopftcardIt was never supposed to have existed.

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Google Reports Resurgence In Pandemic Hacking, Phishing

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Google’s security experts had their hands full in April, as its Threat Analysis Group ( TAG ) emailed 1,755 warnings to users whose accounts were targets, the California-based global technology company wrote on its blog Thursday (May 27).

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Google Enhances Chrome-Based Payments

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Google has announced via its blog that some big updates are coming to make it easier for consumers to pay easily and quickly online, care of Chrome, no matter what device they happen to be using at the time. Therefore, going forward, consumers will be able to use payment methods previously saved to their Google Account to fill in checkout forms when signed into Chrome — across their devices and wherever Google Pay is accepted.

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Why banks want to get into Google Pay

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The marketing and tech-sharing opportunities for Google's eight financial institution partners are captivating despite the risk of data privacy or other issues cropping up down the road. Digital banking BBVA Regional banks BMO Harris Bank Google Pay Citigroup Consumer banking GSIBs Google

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