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November 9, 2011

Health Graph on Google+ and new partner logos

Cross-posted from the Health Graph blog. I’m excited to announce our new Health Graph Google+ page! We always welcome your comments on our blog and via our Health Graph discussion group, Twitter @healthgraphapi, and Health Graph Facebook page. But if you spend time in G+, we’d love to share and talk with you there, too! […]

September 28, 2011

Google Wallet launches on Sprint with Citi Mastercard

Google has launched their NFC-based Google Wallet payment solution.  Click here to read the announcement post. There are some very particular requirements to use this first public release including: You must have a Nexus S 4G phone on the Sprint network You must pay with a Citi MasterCard or Google Prepaid Card (the latter is […]

September 20, 2011

Google+ API launches for public data

Google has launched the first iteration of their new Google+ API, and it's built on REST, JSON, and OAuth. The new API was announced on the Google+ Platform blog thusly: Google+ gives users full control over their information, supporting everything from intimate conversations with family to public showcases and debates. This initial API release is […]

August 26, 2011

Google In-App Payments for (some) developers

When last I wrote about Google payment options, Google had teased developers about their upcoming in-app payment technology with trailer-style videos like this: Google promised that the Google In-App Payments API would offer: An easy, effective way to make money while keeping your customers engaged in your web app, and it’s priced at just 5-percent. […]

August 15, 2011

Google rocks Android by buying Motorola

The news is abuzz today with Google’s announcement that they are buying Motorola Mobility, that part of Moto spun out to focus on Android smartphones, tablets, and related digital gadgetry. Google went out of their way in the announcement to note: This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. […]

June 27, 2011

Alternative Payment Systems, Part 3: Google Checkout

This is the third part of a multi-part series examining alternative payment systems and how they compare to the PayPal X Platform and to each other. In part one I introduced Amazon’s Flexible Payments Service. Part two discussed Facebook Credits. This time we are going to look at Google payments related technologies, focusing most intently […]

May 26, 2011

Google shoots back with Google Wallet

Google officially announced their new NFC-based mobile wallet solution today.  And the name is, drumroll please… OK, no points for naming creativity.  And truthfully this announcement has been expected, even talked about fairly openly by top Googlers such as Eric Schmidt, for some time.  Still, it pulls together several key techologies and components to build […]

February 26, 2011

PayPal, Apple, and Google fight for your subscriptions

With Apple set to announce iPad 2 on March 2nd, I think now’s a good time to talk a bit about several recent announcements around online subscription payments.  Specifically, Apple’s new App Store subscription service, Google’s immediate counter with One Pass, and PayPal’s public take on the whole thing. Apple announced long-requested support for App […]

January 7, 2011

Google Apps Marketplace launches new billing and licensing APIs

Are you ramping up your knowledge on developing for PayPal Apps and wanting to learn as much as you can about similar systems too?  If so, I’ve got something for you to investigate:  Google Apps Marketplace. Google Apps, a cloud based bundle of popular Google applications for businesses and other organizations, recently added support for […]

January 5, 2011

Top 10 of 2010: Google enables QR coded mobile purchases on Android phones

[This was my eighth most popular item last year.] Earlier this summer Google announced an extension that enables mobile payments for Android phone users. The extension bridges the divide between merchandise being purchased in a physical store, market, or expo and the customer’s desire to pay via their Android phone. Though physical goods are […]