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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik