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Google Pay gets boarding passes, ability to send money to contacts

11 July, 2018, 05:28 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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As announced at I/O 2018, Google Pay now supports boarding passes and movie/concert tickets with a new "Passes" tab.

Going forward, Google Pay will allow users to pay to or request money from a friend via peer-to-peer. This was already doable via the separate Google Pay Send app, but it is now rolled in to the main Google Pay feature set. Now, the desktop version (pay.google.com) has received the same facelift as the app.

That new punishment would come after another record fine against Google a year ago from the European Union, when it hit the company with a $2.7 billion judgement for anti-competitively ranking its comparison-shopping service over similar offerings from rivals in search results.

The EU believes that forcing third-party OEMs such as Samsung and OnePlus to default to Google as a search engine or lose access to the Google Suite of apps - everything from Google Documents to the Play Store itself - is anticompetitive.


But EU regulators are not satisfied with the present policies and may fine Google in billions, according to a report from Washington Post. Android and Google are a good fit because one feeds the other - Android users provide Google with searches which provide it with revenue, and more importantly, all those precious bits of user data we keep hearing about. Google licenses its mobile operating system to smartphone and other device makers for free, with the goal of mass adoption compared to Apple's more premium approach. It's a quick and easy way to see your stored cards, and make changes when you need to.

We're combining the Google Pay and Google Pay Send apps.

We've tried this before with Southwest Airlines and now, you can save even tickets you brought online from different sources. Support for more issuers is coming soon - Eventbrite, Singapore Airlines, and Vueling have been name-dropped in the announcement.

And finally, Google has updated the Google Pay web experience to both sync transactions and give you control over everything.

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