Friday, June 16, 2006

Google tests online payment system

CNET "Internet search leader Google is testing a system that aims to speed purchases online but bears no resemblance to the popular PayPal payments service of Web auctioneer eBay, Google's chief executive said Thursday.
Analysts have speculated whether Google would enter into direct competition with PayPal, dubbing its potential new service 'GBuy' to capture commercial transaction data.
Google's system aims to allow quicker purchases by a consumer from a marketer, and a beta version is expected soon, said Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
'It's not like PayPal at all,' Schmidt said when asked about GBuy during a New York meeting hosted by Conde Nast's Portfolio business magazine. "

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