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    We know from experience now that when Google decides to go big, it goes big. The same holds true for its app update days. Early this morning, we were hearing word of a major update to Hangouts, and then hours later we learned about a major Android Wear revision for Lollipop. We're happy to report that those two things aren't all, and that the Google app updates continue with these Wallet and Inbox updates we're now filling you in on. The Google Wallet update is meant as an easier way to manage gift and loyalty cards in one central location. It comes in at version 8.0, and a download link ...

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    One of the biggest problems merchants have is when a frustrating checkout experience results in a loss of potential customers. Google, by releasing the Wallet Instant Buy API for Android last year, remedied this -- a simple "Buy With Google" button could be implemented by developers for quick, easy, and painless payment processing. The Instant Buy API provides merchants with a simple solution to take payments. User information is stored on Google servers until said user decides to go through with a purchase, when the information is transferred to the merchant to run through any payment ...

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    If you have Google Glass, and need to quickly send money to someone, you may soon be in luck. A report allegedly from sources close to Google states that the company is testing Glassware letting users do just that, and there is even a reported voice command associated with it -- "OK Glass, send money". The feature is similar to one we have seen rolled out to users of Gmail, so we would not exactly be surprised to see a similar feature land on Glass. Many use-cases can be thought up for the functionality a Wallet app would provide on Glass, including splitting bills with friends and family, ...

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    Using your smartphone or tablet as a wallet isn't all that new. I had wonderful wallet programs that held virtual versions of my cards, numbers, barcodes, and even pictures way back when I had my Newton and on my first Pocket PCs. The convenience of yesterday's digital wallet wasn't anywhere near that which it is today. Back then a digital wallet was nothing more that a convenient place for you to store your numbers so they were right there with you. Now, however, your "digital wallet" is just that. Your phone can hold your credit cards, reward cards, even your plane ticket. I use Google ...

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