On the show this week, Jake Smith joins John and Nicholas. They cover: Google Wallet now accepting all cards, Google Fiber in Kansas City, Kennedy Space Center added to Street View, Nexus Q delayed, Verizon unblocking tethering and custom Google Voice voicemails.
Jake Smith is an Editor at 9to5google.com, where he covers the daily news out of Mountain View obsessively. Jake resides in Louisville, Kentucky where he attends school, and also serves as an Editor at 9to5mac.com.
1. Google Wallet Now Works With Almost Any Card
GWallet is now compatible with MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards. Google also added a shutoff switch that enables users to turn off Wallet from a computer in the case of a lost phone.
2. Google Fiber Opens Up In Kansas City
Remember when dozens of cities across the U.S. were vying to become the Google Fiber testing ground? Kansas City was chosen and the fiber service is now becoming available.
- $70 web only – 1gbps – 1tb cloud storage
- $120 1gbps internet – Google Fiber TV w/ hundreds of channels – 2tb cloud storage
In honor of its 50th birthday, the Kennedy Space Center is now mapped using Google Street View. This is now the largest special location collection of Street View images yet.
4. Nexus Q Delayed
Google’s media streaming device, Nexus Q, has been delayed and Google sent a developer version completely free to anyone who pre-ordered a NQ. When the item is officially shipping, pre-order customers will still receive the final version.
If you have a rooted Verizon Android phone, chances are you’ve dealt with Verizon blocking tethering. The FCC has now determined that Verizon was in the wrong.
6.Set Up Custom Voicemail With GV – VIDEO
Ever wanted to give a different voice mail message for different people? Google Voice now has that ability. Check out the video for more info.