Google Wallet, the NFC and online payments service run by Google, may soon be available on a card. Not just a digital prepaid card — Google Wallet tried that already but abandoned the effort — but a real-life, tangible, physical card. So why would a payments service aimed at replacing the wallet offer up a card to put in our wallets? It seems Google may issue the cards so those without NFC chips built into their smartphones can also take part in the payments system. Early Tuesday, the help section of Google Wallet’s website made reference to a “Google Wallet card” that works with the Google Wallet app on phones running Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) or newer, according to a report from TechCrunch. Read the full story at Wired.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and he hosts the Shelly Palmer #CryptoWednesday Livestream. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.