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Google Wallet partners up to battle Apple Pay

Business, Internet, Mobile
Google said Monday it was teaming up with the mobile phone payment firm Softcard to ramp up its efforts to counter Apple Pay in the emerging sector, with their Google Wallet. Written by AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE The California tech giant announced Google Wallet would become a pre-installed “tap to pay” app on Android smartphones sold in the US market by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, as part of the deal with the carriers’ mobile payments company Softcard. The aim is “to help more Android users get the benefits of tap and pay,” said Google Payments vice president Ariel Bardin. “We’re also acquiring some exciting technology and intellectual property from Softcard to make Google Wallet better.” The move gives Google and its large base of Android smartphones a stronger position to challenge A