Payments News

Eye on Digital Commerce: Google Wallet Beyond Payments; W3C’s Payment Form Goes Live

Aug 28, 2019

Alphabet Inc.’s Google subsidiary is adding more services to its Google Wallet for Android mobile devices, and Google’s Chrome Web browser now supports a common e-commerce payment form for merchants that is expected to be integrated into the other major browsers too.

United Airlines Inc. in May became the first air carrier to link the Google Assistant voice-commerce system with Google Wallet, Jack Connors, head of commerce partnerships and marketing at Google, said Wednesday at the 2019 Mobile Payments Conference in Chicago. What that means is that besides paying for a ticket and loading it into the wallet, the traveler can command the wallet to open the ticket and go through the entire check-in and boarding process on a smart phone.

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