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Verizon Wireless denies blocking Google Wallet

07 DEC 2011

US number-one operator Verizon Wireless has denied it has been blocking the Google Wallet payment app on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone after a Google spokesman told the Wall Street Journal that this was the case. A spokesman for the operator told the paper that it is in talks with Google about the service – which enables customers to make contactless payments using the handset – as it needs to be “integrated into a new, secure and proprietary hardware element in our phones.” 

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Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter... More

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