Google targeting eBay, Paypal?
Ars Technica reports that Google is planning
to move its payment system onto Google Base. The system is already
implemented in Google Video, where it allows users to purchase videos by
entering their credit card details straight from the streaming page. By
porting the payment system over to Google Base, the company will allow
people to pay for Base items without having to resort to a third party
like PayPal. This is an interesting move, as it should allow Google to
chip away at eBay's market share without competing head-on with a PayPal
clone or a rival auction service.