It is amazing how when Google sneezes the world goes crazy. Albeit this is a pretty big deal. The Launch of Google Checkout. I can just hear the sounds coming from the Bose Speakers. Is finally someone competing with Paypal? Regardless more competition is always good for me and you.
Google right now really focused the product on merchants and buyers. Basically providing “the” system to go to many sites and buy things using Google. The service also works with adwords as Charlene Li did a good job explaining.
This reminds me of another scary thing: Microsoft Passport. Remember that? I know I am relatively young but it was Microsoft’s approach in getting all consumers to use Microsoft to access everything they wanted on the net. Creating a toolbooth of sorts. Anyways this seems more and more the progression Google is headed with a product like this. When does the non-techy/envy people backlash happen? Aka when does mainstream society start caring?
Sorry for the interruption and will continue our regular posting in a few hours.