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Softcard To Shut Down March 31

After Google bought the mobile payments service last month, it was inevitable that they would shut it down. On March 31st, Google will shut down the Softcard app and any accounts on the service. Softcard was originally conceived by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile as a way to own the mobile payments space and effectively kill

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Google could be looking to acquire Softcard: Rumor

A new report suggests that Google could be interested in the acquisition of Softcard, which is a mobile payments company. Previously known as Isis, the service is available on devices that are sold by Verizon, AT&T as well as T-Mobile. Neither carrier has responded to these new reports. A Google spokesman said – “We don’t

Retailers Are Blocking Mobile NFC Payments

Recently Apple launched their mobile payments platform, Apple Pay. Like Google Wallet and Softcard, it uses NFC at retailers with the units to allow users to purchase items from a variety of retailers. Unfortunately, some of those retailers are now blocking NFC payments entirely. Some chains including 7-11, Rite Aid, Walmart, Best Buy, and many others