EBay`s PayPal Holds Off Google`s Checkout

When Google rolled out “Checkout” in 2006, their own online payment system, it was touted as a PayPal killer before it was even released. Checkout is a follow up to Google Base, their (free) product listing package. But as time has gone on, both Google Base and Google’s Checkout have not made the waves expected by publicists, media, analysts, and maybe even Google itself.
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Why Googling Instead of Yahooing?

Recently, both Merriam-Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary conferred on Google what many would consider a high honor. “To google” is no longer slang; it’s now an official word in the dictionary. But why did Google receive this distinction rather than some other search company? We take a look at some of the news and stories surrounding the search engine to try to answer that question.
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The eBay, PayPal, and Google Fight Club

The eBay, PayPal, and Google rivalry heated up in recent weeks. Google Checkout launched on June 29 after nearly a year of much anticipation, speculation and secrecy. Yet in the week since its launch, Google Checkout has come up against a huge obstacle from one of its biggest AdWords customers: eBay. EBay has banned Google Checkout as an accepted payment service for its sellers.
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