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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Ebay a little too afraid of Google Checkout...?

This week eBay made it official: Google checkout will not be an acceptable method of payment for eBay auctions. I am not altogether surprised at this as an initial response - Right now they don't need Google. By immediately opening themselves up to the system, they only serve to debase their own business, legitimize Google's new endeavor, and show a real fear that Checkout is the next big thing. If Google Checkout emerges as a strong player in the online payment market, then perhaps eBay will need to make concessions, but let's face it few, if any, people are not purchasing on eBay because the seller cannot accept their Google Checkout account. Get the details: Read more.