Google Wallet Merchants Kick Off Mobile Payments With Discounts

Many of the major retailers that were expected to roll out Google’s mobile payments service have gone live today, with an additional benefit for early adopters: Steep discounts. The Google Wallet is now available at American Eagle Outfitters, the Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Toys“R”Us, according to a Google blog post. As part of the launch, some of the stores are offering 10 to 15 percent off purchases.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work