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PayPal now supporting prepaid gift cards

PayPal has added support for prepaid gift cards. With no coincidence in timing, the folks at PayPal have added this "just in time for the holidays." Basically, this means PayPal users will be able to spend any prepaid gift cards through PayPal Checkout. And while this will also benefit PayPal, it should be helpful for those who have struggled trying to use a prepaid gift card online in the past.

Google Wallet app update expands Tap & Pay support for Kit Kat

The latest Google Wallet app update has hit the Play Store. Essentially, this brings the Play Store version of the Wallet up up to what Nexus 5 users had, at least feature wise. The version numbers are different. The Nexus 5 has Wallet version 2.0-R137-v13-RELEASE while the new Play Store version is coming as 2.0-R133-v14-RELEASE. Version number specifics aside, Google has also updated the support page with mention of Kit Kat.

Google Wallet loyalty rewards program expands

Google released an update for Wallet back in September that added support for a wide variety of additional devices. Of course, that same update also brought a shift of focus. Wallet went from being an app that allowed those with an NFC capable device to make in-store payments to being an app that is heavily focused on sending money to others and storing loyalty/reward cards for various retailers.

Isis mobile wallet goes nationwide with T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon

Isis mobile payments are now available nationwide. The mobile payment solution launched with support for three of the four major US carriers and will work with select devices and at select retail locations. The carrier support includes T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon Wireless -- and each have a different version of the Isis Mobile Wallet app available.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Q Card Wallet case review

Lately we've been seeing more and more cases with other functions aside from just protecting your smartphone, and one of those is the wallet case. While they're more popular for the iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy S4 has a few options as well. Today we'll be showing off the Q Card Case for the Galaxy S4 by a company called CM4. Read on to see what we thought, and if we'd use it daily.

Google Wallet app update shifts focus from NFC-based payments

A new Google Wallet app has been announced this morning and it said to be coming to "all" Android phones. Well, all Android handsets that are located in the US and running Android 2.3 or later. Anyway, this updated Wallet app will see a focus on rewards cards, offers and being able to send money to others. Google Wallet will also still be able to make payments at retail locations, however this functionality will still be limited to approved devices.

PayPal Android app update brings a new mobile wallet experience

PayPal has rolled-out the latest update for their Android app. The updated app brings mobile-wallet features and can be found in the Google Play Store. While we have seen some activity in the mobile-wallet space, it seems this has yet to really catch on for many consumers. With that in mind, this PayPal update adds a bit more than simply being able to walk in and pay with an app.
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