(*) Includes coupons Mobile payment systems Currently Plan to add have in next year PayPal 38% 13% ApplePay 31% 13% Google 13% 25% Proprietary system 6% 13% CurrentC 0% 6% SoftCard
0% 19% Half of websites also have e-commerce features.
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He'll also examine spin-off technologies such as blockchains, and look into the mechanics behind electronic payment systems such as Apple Pay, CurrentC, and Softcard
Invigorated by its purchase of wallet competitor Softcard
and the launch of Android Pay, Google is poised to continue its gradual, upward mobile payments path.
Other Google rumors include negotiations to buy Softcard
, a mobile payments solution developed by telecommunications companies.
Google last month bought Softcard
, a rival to its Google Wallet co-founded by US mobile operators AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon in 2011.
Save Mart stores also started accepting Google Wallet, Softcard
, and several other smartphone digital payment methods.
However, he pointed out that Salt Lake City had been selected by mobile wallet service firm Isis, which is now known as Softcard
, as one of two test markets in the U.S.
Another company, technology startup Isis Wallet, announced in September that it would change its name to Softcard
. The joint venture involving AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless launched late last year with an app that allows people to use their smartphones while checking out at a store to get discounts and use credit or loyalty cards.
Later, it was Allen, not Gates, who created the SoftCard
, allowing a popular operating system to be run on Apple computers.
Aiming at a lower-end market, PSInet of Herndon, Va., offers ECommerce Storefront, a Unix-based turnkey product based on Mercantec's SoftCard
, which is cheaper and requires less database integration than Open Market and similar products.
Hence, to recover the lost glory Google proposed an acquisition and the best choice that seemed was acquiring its rival Softcard