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Citibank Is Working With Android Pay

Android Pay just launched a week ago on September 10th, and is already available at a variety of stores. But, in order to use Android Pay, your bank has to support the system. Some banks, such as Wells Fargo and Bank Of America, supported the service on day 1. However, it looks like Google is flipping the switch on other banks that were previously unavailable, such as Citibank.

Citibank Android Pay

I just added my card to the Android Pay app and now it works. While Google’s website still lists Citibank as “Coming Soon” it appears to be working right now. So if your bank is Citibank, go ahead and try it out. And you can download the Android Pay app right here.

PayPal/Ebay Sue Google Over Google Wallet On Day 1

From the wow that didn’t take long category, Paypal and their parent company Ebay have sued Google in a California Court over Google’s new Google Wallet service.  Google Wallet was announced Thursday morning in New York and moments after Paypal filed their lawsuit.


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Google’s Live Press Event For Google Wallet

Today, Google held a press event in New York to announce their upcoming Google Wallet. According to Google’s Commerce Vice President Stephanie Tilenius,E-commerce is still only 8 percent of total retail, which in turn means that 92 percent of shopping still happens in the real world. Google believes that the shopping experience has not been fully transformed by technology as of yet. With the ability to use smart phones, geo-location, and NFC technology it is believed that we are heading into a new era of commerce where online and offline shopping will be brought together. (more…)

Best Buy Reward Zone Customer Emails Compromised In Epsilon Data Breach

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We just received an email from Best Buy Rewards Zone confirming that our email address was compromised along with the other Reward Zone members.

This breach of data is just one of the countless number of big corporations hit by a breakdown in security at Dallas Tx based Epsilon. Epsilon maintains the customer data for hundreds of big corporate clients.

Best Buy isn’t alone in one of the biggest hacks of our time.  Citi, Walmart and even the Limited Group have been feverishly sending out customer warnings, and strategizing on better ways to protect data.

According to security experts the breach of security at Epsilon only resulted in names and email addresses. Customers are warned that they may see a barrage of spam.

Source: ABC News