Google Loses Wallet Co Founder to Square

google loses wallet co founder to square

Rob von Behren, Co Founder Engineer of Google Wallet leaves Google in order to join competitor Square. That’s according to NFC Times, which reported the move from a change in von Behren’s LinkedIn profile. He left Google Wallet in January but thought he’d stay at Google. But when he met the team at Square, he decided to jump.

Square has so far stayed away from the NFC craze and instead relied on dongles attached to mobile devices where you swipe your credit card to register a transaction. The move suggests that Square may be considering to give NFC (Near Field Communication) a chance, something it has downplayed in the past.

Last month, another Google Wallet founding engineer, Jonathan Wall, left with product lead Marc Freed-Finnegan, to form their own mobile payments startup Tappmo last month. The executive in charge of the whole program, Stephanie Tilenius, recently took a new job at Google.

Source: NFC Times
google loses wallet co founder to square
Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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