5 June 2012The Verge:
If you’re planning on using your NFC-equipped phone and Google Wallet to make some purchases this afternoon, you’re going to be sorely disappointed to hear that the service is down.
Not exactly the best situation for a fledgling service. Outages like this dramatically reduce consumer confidence in the concept, and are one reason why mobile payment adoption is slow.
By the way, The Verge has some of the best comments ever.