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Verizon Wireless Blocks Rival Google Wallet, Citing Security

Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, blocked Google Inc.’s competing mobile-payment system from the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, citing security concerns.

Verizon Wireless, co-owned by Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group Plc, is working to have “the best security and user experience,” Jeffrey Nelson, a company spokesman, said today in an e-mail statement. The Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based carrier will allow the Google service, called Google Wallet, “when those goals are achieved.”