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PayPal Starts Deeper Integration With Google; Users Can Now Pay Directly In Gmail, YouTube And More

“Google earlier this year rebranded all of its payment services under Google Pay to help it double down on making transactions across its platform more frictionless (and more used). Now comes another development: PayPal and Google are kicking off a deep integration, where users who add their PayPal details to their Google Play accounts will be able […]
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Google Pay rolling out on the web through desktop browsers and iOS

“In February, the revamped Android app was launched, while iOS gained the rebranded Google Pay Send to replace Wallet until the two features are fully merged. The latest launch sees the new “Buy with Google Pay” buttons fully rolling out through Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, “no matter the device.” Google reminds users that as long as they’ve added and […]
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Google Pay hits 100 million installs on the Play Store

“100 million is impressive, but it may not be nearly as impressive as you’re imagining. For instance, Google Pay uses the same Play Store listing and APK pname (com.google.android.apps.walletnfcrel) as Android Pay, which Android Pay continued to use from Google Wallet. Additionally, Google Wallet/Android Pay/Google Pay has been pre-installed on quite a few devices.”
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Google Assistant can now help you transfer money to friends

“Starting Thursday, Google’s digital assistant will be able to manage peer-to-peer money transfers using Google Pay on Android and iOS. People will be able to ask the assistant via voice or text things like “Hey Google, request $15 from Sam” or “Hey, Google, send Asher $20 for lunch today.””
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A New Rivalry Brews As Flipkart, Amazon Cut Google Ad Spends

“Google’s e-commerce push and the rising importance of Flipkart and Amazon in digital ads are the latest examples of how intertwined the tech business has become and how internet firms are increasingly encroaching on each other’s turf. A few years ago, it was unthinkable that Google would enter e-commerce or that Amazon could ever threaten […]
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Mobile Money Heats Up in India as Google Doubles Down

“A day after Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said it had invested in the parent company of India’s largest digital-payments firm, called Paytm, Google said it is expanding its mobile money service in the South Asian nation. It is partnering with several local banks to offer consumer loans from within its app in the coming weeks, aiming to assist […]