Google makes good with carriers for its cellular pockets, buys Softcard tech

Google makes good with carriers for its mobile wallet, buys Softcard tech

In an ironic flip, Google is now partnering with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Cellular to convey the Google Pockets cellular cost app to their Android telephones later this yr. Sure, these are the identical carriers who made life fairly troublesome for Google with their very own competing cellular cost answer, Softcard (previously referred to as Isis). As a part of the deal, Google says it is buying some”thrilling know-how and mental property” from Softcard. Positive, it feels as if we’re within the cellular funds Twilight Zone — Softcard was the primary purpose Google could not convey Pockets to each single Android telephone. However now that Apple Pay is taking off (even the U.S. authorities needs in on the motion), Google has to do one thing to rev up its personal cellular cost motion.

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