updated 10:34 am EDT, Fri August 9, 2013
Rogers signs deal for customer use of Swisscom LTE in Switzerland
Rogers has signed an agreement with Swiss carrier Swisscom to provide LTE to its Canadian users. The first carrier in Canada to do so in Europe, the deal allows Rogers subscribers traveling in Switzerland to connect over Swisscom's LTE network, with the same happening to Swisscom users roaming on Rogers in Canada. Rogers has similar agreements with carriers in Hong Kong and South Korea, and plans to add more to the list.
Google Wallet to cease NFC gift, loyalty card redemption August 21st
Google is removing the NFC redemption of gift and loyalty cards from Google Wallet on August 21st. E-mails sent to Google Wallet users, picked up by Android Central, advise to redeem gift cards and remaining balances through tap and pay before the deadline, and reveals that Google is working to provide other gift and loyalty card options to Google Wallet in the future.