MasterCard expands PayPass wallet service into a platform

MasterCard is expanding its mobile payment service PayPass into a larger platform called PayPass Wallet Services that will enable PayPal-like online payments and will include APIs for developers to integrate their payment apps and services with PayPass.

Galaxy Nexus and Google Wallet: My first NFC purchase

Since my Galaxy Nexus smartphone has an NFC, or near-field communication, chip, I decided to give Google Wallet a try for a wireless purchase. I purchased gas — not the safest thing do to with a smartphone — and was impressed by the simplicity and security.