3 Years Ago, Almost Exactly to the Day, I Wrote About my Google Wallet Experience; Deja Vu for Apple Pay Launch

Exactly 3 years ago, I wrote about my first hands-on experience with Google Wallet as soon as it was launched. It was an email to a colleague in the industry. I had summarized it as a novelty, not perfect, and certainly not seamless. Fast forward to this week and we have the newly launched Apple Pay! The LTP team wrote an article today about teething issues in Apple Pay, and I thought I should share this Déjà Vu moment with you…(please excuse the typos and lack of formatting - publishing the email as-is.)

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From: Aditya Khurjekar <>

Date: Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Subject: 5 Days with GW

Day 1:

I had saved a few other offers in my Google Wallet, from Macy's, Jamba Juice, American Eagle Outfitters, etc. so headed to the Bridgewater mall, where i could redeem them and use the Nexus S with NFC. I could also search on the Google Wallet home page where the wallet would work. The places where tap and pay would work were identified with a red pointer ...

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