Google has started testing a different variation of mobile product card units, which is the Google Shopping format of a knowledge panel. The store listings, spotted by Josh Leibner, director of paid media at Red Ventures, Wednesday, appear in a swipeable carousel that resembles the mobile price extension format, as well as filtering options. Selecting any of the filtering options brings the user to the Google Shopping overview page for the product. We’ve been able to replicate the format on several other product searches. Here’s an example for a specific model of Cuisinart coffee maker. Compare that to the list format showing on a product card unit for a different model of Cuisinart coffee maker. Price extensions were also originally shown in a list before the card format took over. Notice the store cards include extra information about which model of the product is being advertised. About The … [Read more...] about Google Shopping shakes up mobile product card unit ads with swipeable carousel, filters
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Mastercard and VISA certainly hope not, but Larry Page wants to be in your wallet. Well, not exactly--he wants to replace your wallet. Last month, when I talked about Google's new strategy--we do everything--I mentioned that Google is working hard to unseat PayPal, the online payments leader, but I think that I undersold Google's ambitions. Google wants to be the leading form of payments anywhere, not just online.So, how might they do that? Let me count the ways:Near Field Communication (NFC) was in the Google phone and Google wants Android support for NFC chips to give it a leg up on using your phone to pay for things in physical stores. Who wouldn't want to wave their phone at the cash register and be on their way?Google Wallet is stalking eBay's PayPal to take a piece out of the online payment market. eBay sued Google within hours of the Google Wallet announcement, so don't think this will be a quiet fight.Well, that wasn't hard to count, right? Doesn't sound too … [Read more...] about Will Google be your new credit card?
At the 2011 SXSW, Foursquare brokered a deal with American Express to offer special discounts to users who made purchases as specific locations using an AMEX card. This week Foursquare as partnered up with the two largest credit card providers, Visa & MasterCard to create a similar partnership. To kick it all of off, Foursquare also announced a major deal across all 6,500 Burger King locations. In order to sync your Foursquare account with your credit card to redeem deals, simply head to the card connect within the settings section on Foursquare. Savings will then automatically occur in your monthly credit card statement. Offers will also soon see more prominence according to AdAge: In an effort to urge users to redeem more of these offers, Foursquare will also be making them more prominent within the app. Users will now be able to see in their profiles which cards they’ve synced to their account and all the savings they’ve had over time. And offers … [Read more...] about Foursquare Expands Credit Card Partnerships With Visa & MasterCard Integration
There’s an interesting race happening right now in the mobile payments space — it seems like every week brings news of another company or collection of companies trying to squeeze in on the space. Much of the focus, though, is on the consumer side. Meanwhile, over on the merchant side of things, Square changed the game today with its announcement of a flat monthly fee payment plan for small business owners. Square has introduced a $275 monthly plan that doesn’t include a percentage-based processing fee for each transaction. Square’s original plan, with no monthly fee and a 2.75 percent transaction fee, also remains in effect. There are two requirements to qualify for the new plan: It’s available only to businesses that process up to $250,000 in payments per year. There’s a $400 maximum for any single transaction. Transactions that go beyond those limits will be charged at Square’s original 2.75 percent fee. Both of Square’s plans are … [Read more...] about Squares Game-Changer: Mobile Credit Card Processing With One Monthly Fee
Most of the major internet companies are either actively in market with mobile payments or flirting with the idea. This includes Google, eBay/PayPal, Amazon and Facebook with Credits (there’s an article to be written about the future of Credits). And there are scores of startups and others also competing for consumer attention and merchant adoption of their mobile payments systems: Square, Intuit, ISIS, Groupon, Visa, FirstData, LevelUp, Jumio, Card.io, Boku, Tabbedout, GoPago and many others. The list grows longer by the week it seems. Joining that list, as of yesterday, is Apple — almost. At the WWDC event yesterday Apple introduced a mobile wallet app called Passbook. It doesn’t have a stored credit card like Google Wallet but it puts airline boarding passes, movie tickets, coupons, loyalty cards and gift cards in one place on the phone so they can later be scanned at the point of sale. According to press materials, any retailer or third party developer will be … [Read more...] about Apple Begins Rollout Of Mobile Wallet Functionality With Passbook App