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Google to integrate Google Wallet into Google Glass

Google to integrate Google Wallet into Google Glass

Just days after FirstBank, a US regional bank from Boulder openly mocked Google Glass in a new video ad for its own mobile banking app, Google is working on a feature that would add its Wallet mobile payments system to Glass’ bag of voice-controlled tricks.

TechCrunch reported Monday that Google is working on the feature that would allow users to send money to friends simply by uttering “send money.”

Wallet transfers are already available for Gmail users, and would presumably entail Google’s standard Wallet transaction fee, which is currently nil assuming you already have cash loaded into your Wallet account. If you need to use a credit card – which would seem to defeat the “convenience” of Glass-enabled transactions – it’s likely Google’s standard fees would apply: 2.9% of the amount transferred or $0.30, whichever is higher.

A Glass version of Wallet certainly isn’t the coolest feature Google could deliver to its Explorer version of the smartglasses, but we have to assume the company is working on this feature along with scores of other enhancements. The Glass OS is Android, after all, so pretty much anything you experience on your smartphone is at least on the table for this amorphous, anyone’s-guess wearable.

Most R&D remains tucked away behind closed doors, but sometimes leaks like this seep out. The world rewards these leaks with rapt attention every time, because anything relating to Glass is headline-worthy in today’s tech information economy. But it’s all really quite meaningless until Google ships a final product to consumers.

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