Google announced Chrome Packaged Apps are getting the long-anticipated addition of in-app payments through the company's embedded Chrome Wallet. There is also a recently introduced payments application programming interface for sending money as a G-mail attachment. "Given how much time the average user spends inside the browser, adding a payment service to the software is a natural extension. ... It also plays very nicely into Google's strategy of blurring the line between the browser and the operating system," Emil Protalinski writes.

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