Google, Softcard Team to Take on Apple Pay
Google has reached a deal with the mobile carrier-backed mobile payments startup Softcard in order make Google Wallet available on Android phones, in a bid to compete with Apple's Apple Pay.
Softcard, which somewhat notoriously was formerly known as "ISIS," is backed by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Along with Samsung's recent purchase of LoopPay, it represents Google's latest effort to combat Apple.
"We’re excited to announce that we're working with AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, as well as their mobile payments company Softcard, to help more Android users get the benefits of tap and pay," Google announced in a blog post.