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Starbucks delivers grande-sized security upgrade by adding a shot of 2FA

Securely managing the payment information of millions of users is a massive responsibility—one that many retailers, unfortunately, seem unable to handle. Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on your accounts is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your data safe. The latest update to the Starbucks mobile app finally brings this extra layer of security to the nation's most popular mobile payments platform.

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Google Pay will soon take your transit passes in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area

A number of transit systems worldwide have signed contracts with fare solutions vendor Cubic to modernize their collection methods — that includes accepting contactless payment mediums like Google Pay. But for those who rely on a weekly or monthly pass to commute on the metro, they've still had to resort to a physical Oyster or Clipper or what-have-you card. Now, Cubic and Google are working together to allow Google Pay to take in transit cards.

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[Update: Just India] Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 won't have NFC in some markets — that means no Google Pay

One significant detail regarding Nokia's newly-announced mid-range 6.2 and 7.2 slid under the radar yesterday, but it turns out the company's published spec sheets were in error. Although Nokia's website initially claimed the devices wouldn't get NFC in the US, Latin America, or India, those details were apparently incorrect. Only India will be missing NFC support.

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Samsung can now turn your phone into a cash register with SoftPOS

Money changes hands — so it goes with capitalism. But there are plenty of ways to make that happen. Square, for example, makes smartphone and tablet peripherals for businesses to take payments from magstripe cards. Other people will use the emoji-ridden Venmo service from PayPal for entirely digital transactions. Samsung, however, is testing out a way to conduct in-person payments via phone or card using its phones and it's calling this new system SoftPOS.

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[Update: 11 more banks] Google Pay adds support for 13 more banks and credit unions in the US

Google Pay is continuously growing, with support for more banks and transit passes. The service is expanding again, with 13 new American banks and credit unions making their way to the already long list of partners. The below institutions have been added recently, as we didn't spot them in our most recent coverage.

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LG Pay debuts in US with magstripe reading and cash back rewards program

More than a year after it was reported that LG would be launching a mobile payment service with compatibility for magnetic stripe terminals in the United States, the company has finally announced the arrival of LG Pay for the LG G8 ThinQ. Though we can say that Samsung Pay finally has a one-to-one competitor in its space, it will take a good while before spreading out to other devices.

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[Update: Now available for all users] Commuters in Melbourne can now add their Myki card to Google Pay

Google Pay is aiming at becoming a true virtual wallet by gathering payment and loyalty cards in a single application. Since last year, commuters in Las Vegas, Portland, and the West Midlands have also been able to save their transit tickets in their phones, allowing them to leave their wallets at home. Melburnians, and more generally Victorians, can also use their handsets as their transportation pass now, as Google Pay just added support for Myki, the region's transit card — not the password manager we reviewed.

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Tez, aka Google Pay for India, reaches 100 million installs on the Play Store

Gather 'round folks, Tez celebration time! Google's mobile payment solution for India, formerly known as Tez and later rebranded to Pay, has reached an important milestone in its software life: 100 million installs on the Play Store. This is usually when developers bring out the big cake and everyone wishes them zero bugs and 100% positive reviews for the months to come.

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Use Google Pay with Visa in the UK and win up to £50 or Home Mini, Aussies can win a golden KFC bucket (no joke)

Google is always keen to encourage more people to use its contactless payment service, which often means enticing promotions for us to make the most of. The latest such opportunity in the UK offers up to £50 in Google Play credit or the chance to win a Google Home Mini.

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West Midlands Metro is the third transit system to store tickets on Google Pay

Google Pay may first and foremost be a platform for transferring money, whether that's in the form of making mobile payments with NFC on our phones, buying things online, or just sending cash to friends or family, but that's just one component of its broader capabilities. In addition to storing loyalty cards or coupons, we've slowly been seeing support grow for transit tickets, letting users access fare passes right on their phones. This week we're getting some long-overdue growth in that area, with support arriving for a third transit provider.

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