Google Wallet Chief Osama Bedier Resigns

After a bright retailer-supported launch, Google Wallet has struggled, mostly due to its adherence to NFC and deals that have restricted its use to a small number of phones and only one carrier. Thus far, few shoppers have found compelling reasons to use the service. Google Wallet executive Osama Bedier, who was recruited from PayPal (who sued to try and stop Google from keeping him), has now left Google. A Google statement confirming the separation was vague—as they always are—about whose idea the separation was. The statement said that Bedier has "decided to leave Google this year to pursue other opportunities" and that "he's achieved a lot during his time here, and we wish him all the best in his next endeavor." Story