Has PayPal Met its Match?

Need another reason to buy stock in Google? The word on the street is that Google is preparing to roll out their PayPal competitor, GBuy, and that PayPal views it as “a very legitimate competitive threat.” That being said, Google denies that their service will be a direct competitor to PayPal. More specifically, Google argues that they will not be offering a “person-to-person, stored-value payments system, ” which is basically what PayPal offers. It still remains to be seen what (exactly) Google has up their sleeve. But whatever it is, I’m willing to bet that it’ll be good.

[Source: Wall Street Journal]

6 Responses to “Has PayPal Met its Match?”

  1. Anonymous

    I wouldn’t be surprised if GBuy is aimed at micro-payments (e.g., a 25 cent charge to gain access to a story) on web sites. This area is currently wide open because it’s a money loser (the transaction fees cost more than the income.)

  2. Anonymous

    It is definately true that GBuy is going to be available. Exactly what form it takes is not clear yet, but they claim it will not be a consumer to consumer fee handler like paypal is. Eventually, I am sure that they will be.

  3. Anonymous

    With all of the services that Google is rolling out I can’t help but wonder to what extent this one company will eventually control our entire online computing experience regardless of platform.

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