At their New York City headquarters today Google unveiled the partners and products that make up Google Wallet, their mobile payment app.
As an entrepreneur in the space recently told Betabeat, every major credit card company is looking for a tech firm to join with. “Bascially, you need to bring a partner to the dance,” she said.
Visitors to Google’s I/O conference can tap their phones against special NFC posters at this year’s event and be automatically checked into Foursquare.
This is a public test of some bleeding edge stuff Foursquare has been working on for a while. As note in the blog post, “NFC is, obviously, a long way from being available everywhere and in all phones, but we’re excited by some of the potential.”