Google Inc. is taking another stab at designing a game-changing mobile phone, this time by including a built-in payment system that eventually could enable the devices to replace credit cards, reports the Associated Press. The new phone got a brief preview Nov. 15 when Google CEO Eric Schmidt took the stage to kick off the Web 2.0 summit, a technology conference held annually in San Francisco. Schmidt confirmed that Google has been working on a sophisticated new computer chip and an upgrade of its Android mobile operating system that will include a payment processing tool. He showed off the new...

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    Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i