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Google's online pay service to test this week:report

     
12:05 pm on Jun 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Internet search engine Google Inc. is set to introduce a test version of its online-payment service as early as this week, The Wall Street Journal reporting, citing people briefed on the situation.

To attract customers, Google plans to offer an unspecified rebate to people who make online purchases using the service, known as Gbuy, the Journal said.

Google's online pay service to test this week [today.reuters.com]

12:10 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Any idea who is part of the test?
2:46 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I thought it was previously reported that the service would start on June 28?
3:43 pm on June 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The WSJ article referred to by Reuters:

[online.wsj.com...]

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First will be the Paypal competition. Then next we will see the eBay copy. Guess its smart to get the money part of the equation situated first ;)

Google! Taking over one market at a time.

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the page purchases.google.com is redirecting towards google's accounts page. Any idea as to when are they planning to launch it? As far as I've heard, it will be launched anytime today.
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ap blurb that it will now be introduced thursday the 29th:
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6:36 am on June 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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New York Times article, about 2 hours ago...

Google Aims to Speed the Online Checkout Line [nytimes.com]

...for every $1 a company spends on search advertising, Google will waive the fees on $10 worth of purchases. Factoring in the 2 percent fee, that represents a rebate of at least 20 percent of advertising spending....

...Online merchants that do not want to use Google Checkout "might be a little peeved," said Kevin Lee, chief executive of Did-it.com, a search advertising agency. "They might say if you give that credit to some people for credit card processing, give it to me for something else."...
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its live, i just signed up at checkout.google.com, looks cool so far....
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It's only available for business with a US based bank at the moment with more countries coming soon :(
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