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I’m telling you, Arthur, that CheckOut lady was giving me the hairy eyeball

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Digital Micro-Markets:
Donna Bogatin writes a scathing editorial on Google CheckOut. I’ve not personally used CheckOut myself, so I can’t speak to many of the issues that she raises, but the situation certainly needs to be watched.

Tech Beat: Cut eBay Some Slack

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Rob Hof suggests that it’s too early for the criticism eBay is receiving over Google Checkout. He raises some very valid points. We’ll wait and see.

eBay says “No Way” on Checkout

Friday, July 7th, 2006

As expected, eBay has disallowed Google Checkout on eBay. Over the long run, this move could hurt eBay more than it hurts Google.

Google Checkout Predatory says ZDNet

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Digital Micro Markets:
Donna Bogatin clearly isn’t a fan of Google Checkout. She does everything but call for the antitrust inquisition to begin immediately.
Frankly, the payments space could use a good shaking up. And Google Checkout looks like the way to do it!
Thank you to John Battelle’s Searchblog for the link.

Checkout and AdWords

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Inside AdWords:
The AdWords team chimes in on the Google Checkout announcement.
For every dollar spent on AdWords, a merchant will receive $10 of processing for free. Many merchants will find that extremely attractive.

Google Checkout – Digital Wallet and Credit Card Processor

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Today, Google is announcing Google Checkout, the combination of a digital wallet for consumers and a payment processing system for online merchants. The fees charged to merchants are lower than those they will generally receive from credit card processors.
While there’s nothing actually new here (digital wallet solutions were around at least as early as the [...]

Sullivan unloads on Google

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Search Engine Watch
Ouch. Danny Sullivan unloads with both barrels on what he doesn’t like about Google. As it happens, there’s not much in there that I can disagree with.
Google, we’re only saying these things because we love ya!

All Google Payments; All the Time

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Ok, perhaps it just seems like this blog is about nothing but Google Payments of late… In any case, Nik Cubrilovic has the best look at Google Payments that I’ve seen so far.

GoogleBase Merchant of Record

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Burnham’s Beat
Bill reports that beta orders using GoogleBase and GoogleWallet show Google as the merchant of record. This is a substantial development with real legal implications. It suggests that Google plans to make a major play in the e-commerce space.

More on Google Payments

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

The Tech Beat
Business Week reports that Google is beta testing their payment system on GoogleBase. On a related note, Bill Burham predicts hard times ahead for eBay and PayPal.