Google IO 2016 Coverage

Google launches Google Offers Android App

Google has been a busy bee lately! Today, Google released an Android app for its daily deals site Google Offers, a Groupon competitor that aims to make it easy for Android users to discover, purchase, and redeem online coupons.

The Google Offers app has the same deals as the beta website and today’s deal was – $15 gets you $25 to spend at REI (I bought this one!). You just purchase the deal through the app and then flash your phone at the corresponding merchant to redeem it. The app will also remind you when your offer is about to expire.

You can also set up daily reminders, or subscriptions if you will, based on your location and you will receive daily announcements of killer deals. Sound good to you? Hit the market link or QR code below and go get your dealio on!


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Google Offers expands to Austin, Boston, DC, Denver, and Seattle

Google Offers first trial was launched in three cities: The Bay Area, NYC, and Portland.  Well, the trial must have been successful as Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington D.C. were added to the list today.

Shoppers in those areas can sign up and get to purchasing immediately!

Do you live in one of the areas listed above?  Let us know what you think of Google Offers in the comments!

[via droidlife]

Google Wallet and Google Offers officially announced

Today Google announced its Near Field Communications (NFC) based mobile payment service called Google Wallet. It already has the backing from partners such as Subway, Macy’s, Walgreens, Toys ‘R Us, First Data, Citibank, and Mastercard. Sprint is onboard for the carrier side.

Trials are beginning immediately in New York and San Francisco with a full release expected this summer. The Nexus S 4G will be the only compatible phone, but of course, more phones will become compatible over time. Google also suggested that phones without built-in NFC could apply an NFC sticker.

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