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PayPal inks Discover deal to bolster mobile payment platform

Updated 4 years ago

PayPal on Wednesday made its big move to upend Google (GOOG) Wallet in the mobile payment platform wars by signing a deal to enable its mobile payment system on Discover’s credit card network. As reported by GigaOM, the new partnership will deliver PayPal’s in-store payment service to more than 7 million different stores across the United States starting next April. GigaOM says that when the service launches next year, PayPal customers will be able to use a PayPal Access Card to buy in-store goods in conjunction with PayPal’s mobile wallet app, which delivers deals and handles receipts, among other things.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.