It looks like Google is planning something very big for Google Wallet. In addition to using Google Wallet to pay for purchases online and at retail through NFC, Google may start issuing physical Google Wallet cards. This information comes from a future version of the Google Wallet app that was leaked to Android Police
The physical Google Wallet card will essentially replace whatever your preferred default payment is within the Google Wallet app. For example, if you have two cards set up with your Google Wallet account, you can make transactions
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iPhone 5 Brings Big Opportunities to Retailers and Manufacturers
October 17, 2012
In the first 24 hours of its release, more than two million orders were placed for the iPhone 5. These lightning-speed pre-orders quickly struck down Apple’s previous record of one million first-day pre-orders for the iPhone 4S last October. While it’s very easy to find this impressive, some may find it difficult to see opportunity in another company’s achievement. But by further expanding into the wireless accessory segment of the CE marketplace, retailers and manufacturers can translate some of Apple’s sales success into their own.
For retailers, one of the most significant changes unveiled with the iPhone 5 is the Lightning connector. Eighty percent smaller than the previous 30-pin connector, the new Lightning connector renders obsolete many of the iPhone accessories consumers own. Although consumers can choose to buy the $29 adapter from Apple to use with their existing iPhone accessories, many will likely opt to purchase new accessories all together. Retailers who understand this potential and prepare by stocking new iPhone 5 accessories will definitely reap the rewards.