MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (
reportedly is expected to unveil a mobile payment system on Thursday that allows consumers to buy items ay checkout with smartphones rather than cards.
Google will work with
to launch the system,
The Wall Street Journal
previously said Google was working on a mobile payments platform with
and MasterCard, as well as retailers and hardware makers such as
said Tuesday that retailers
American Eagle Outfitters
fast-food chain will participate in the program, which will first launch in New York and San Francisco before being rolled out more broadly.
Google is planning to show off the technology, called near field communication, at an event Thursday in New York, the
reported. The technology is embedded in newer smartphones powered by Google's Android software and can help turn the devices into a kind of electronic wallet, people familiar with the matter told the newspaper.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel
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