Google’s recent announcement that American Express cards will be supported on the latest version of Google Wallet may have been a bit premature, reports eWeek.
The news source received a statement from AmEx revealing that it “does not have an agreement with Google for our cards to be used in the Google mobile wallet.” However, the company says it is interested in the technology and remains “in discussions with Google about opportunities to work together.”
The announcement, posted Aug. 1 on Google’s Commerce blog, states that its new cloud-based Wallet app “supports all credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover,” for both in-store and online payments.
As eWeek notes, American Express has worked with a number of different partners in the mobile payments space. In 2011, the company announced a partnership with Sprint to bring its Serve digital payments platform to mobile phones. The company also joined the Isis mobile payments platform in May 2012.
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