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Tech & Science Google Consolidates Its Payments Services Under Brand Google Pay

10:08  09 january  2018
10:08  09 january  2018 Source:   bloomberg.com

'Hey Goo Goo': This Italian grandmother's first interaction with Google Home is hilariously adorable

  'Hey Goo Goo': This Italian grandmother's first interaction with Google Home is hilariously adorable While voice-activated devices and smart assistants may have become commonplace for many, the technology can still be baffling and even frightening to some. Just after Christmas Day, YouTuber Ben Actis posted a video of his 85-year-old Italian grandmother's first interaction with the new Google Home Mini in Florida and the internet has already fallen in love with her."Hey, Goo Goo," the grandmother screams at the device perched on the table in a thick accent, trying to get its attention. Her family suggests that she try saying "Ok, Google" and ask it about the weather.

Alphabet Inc. is consolidating its various payment brands under one name: Google Pay . The internet company previously offered services such as mobile payments , in-store checkout and money transfers between friends through different features, including Android Pay

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Google (File Photo) © Reuters Google (File Photo) (Bloomberg) -- Alphabet Inc. is consolidating its various payment brands under one name: Google Pay.

The internet company previously offered services such as mobile payments, in-store checkout and money transfers between friends through different features, including Android Pay, Google Wallet and a slew of others. Consumers can now use the payment information saved in their Google accounts for all the company’s pay offerings under one product, Google Vice President Pali Bhat said in a blog Monday.

Google Pay is already available on websites such as Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse and Instacart, the company said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Olga Kharif in Portland at okharif@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Crayton Harrison at tharrison5@bloomberg.net, Jillian Ward, Alistair Barr

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