Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Essentially Google has bought Softcard IPs (and not the company, which is interesting) and is shutting down the app eventually.
But will Google Wallet work on non-Google phones such as Samsung Galaxy III and all where Softcard does work?
The NFC implementations in Google Wallet and Softcard are done differently; It would have been good for Google to provide both implementations in its app so that it can work in both scenarios (with secure element and without needing one?)
Also there is going to be change in the market with Paypal coming out of eBay, EMV implementation and existing mobile payment solutions such as Square creating new type of innovations.
|Google buys IP of Softcard|
Monday, March 02, 2015
It says that it will not store info on the phone, but will they store the numbers? and how about EMV compliance?
Their process to me is same as entering a credit card number on a web page ala paypal. I still prefer paying thru Square.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
- Blog is in English
- Blog doesn't have any thing related to Russia
- Blog is being accessed from Linux
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Why it makes sense for softcard to be acquired by Google?
1. Softcard does not run on iPhone natively. Apple Pay will not let Softcard survive.
2. Softcard is carrier locked today. it is USA carrier only. Soon there will be competition in rest of the world.
3. Google native phones don't run Softcard due to secure element fights.
Google needs its NFC wallet to run on all Android phones and not just nexus line. Softcard fits that gap, by bringing carriers to Google's side.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Now going back to some of the forum posts, it seems like it was actually suggested by a user.
May be Fon should give credit where it is due?
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Microsoft had many chances. They were making softwere for Apple, they made many hardware products Microsoft TV, Mouse, Keyboard, Router, Zune,XBox and so on. They made many software and SaaS too (Hotmail and all that).
But to make a company like Apple requires platform mindset. Microsoft lacks it.