When will all the really, really cool technology actually get here?

Aug 20, 2012
And, a tech reporter gets off the Internet. And becomes way happier.

Why retailers are teaming up for mobile payment

Aug 16, 2012
Data on customers is a lot more valuable than mere sales.

Why the banks want you to pay with your phone

Feb 29, 2012
Barclay’s, JPMorgan Chase, and Capital One announced that they’ll launch a trial program for a mobile payment system this summer, joining the ranks of Google Wallet and other mobile payment programs.

Ice Cream Sandwich debuts

Oct 19, 2011
"We wanted to have the most advanced operating system we could build combined with the stupidest name imaginable," a Google spokesperson didn't...

eBay developers' conference kicks off today

Oct 12, 2011
It's the first day of the company's X.commerce conference. Reuters reports eBay is expected to announce deeper Facebook integration today. It's...

Google Wallet adds Visa

Sep 20, 2011
The Google Wallet program did indeed launch yesterday, just as we predicted. And now comes word that the system won't be entirely dependent on...

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Google Wallet launching today?

Sep 19, 2011
Looks like it. This is the Near Field Communications (NFC) system that Google first announced last spring. The idea is that you load up your phone...

PayPal says check it out

Sep 15, 2011
PayPal showed off its new payment system yesterday to a select group of retailers.. The company is betting that merchants will be more likely to...

Google Wallet in action

May 26, 2011
We talked on our Friday show about how Google Wallet works. Here's some video that's started showing up already.