When Apple Pay was released, it blew Google Wallet out of the water. A year later, the latter has been re-branded as Android Pay, a more formidable opponent, if not an improvement, to Apple Pay.
A new mobile ad feature allows users to save mobile offers to Apple Pay and Google Wallet with the tap of a finger. This new technology could mean better solutions for search offerings.
We're seeing lots of other interesting technologies bubble up to better track the offline effectiveness of online and mobile ads like search. But is the data questionable when ad companies have a vested interest in reporting higher performance?
Google Checkout will be retired in six months, Google has announced. The service, which has been used by many web merchants as an alternative to PayPal and has been the default payment option for Google Play developers, is going away Nov. 20, 2013.
Mobile local ad revenues will grow to $5.01 billion in 2016. Meanwhile, mobile local search volume will intersect desktop local searches in 2015. Further boosting search's share of mobile local ad revenue: location-targeted mobile search ads.
The company said it has temporarily disabled the use of prepaid cards on its retail platform as it looks to remedy a security flaw which could allow an attacker to steal the PIN number on Google Wallet systems. Google says a fix is coming soon.
Google is looking to create a service that lets consumers shop for goods online and receive their orders within a day for a low fee. The move is a direct challenge to Amazon's Prime membership program that offers fast shipping for no extra charge.
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