Google Pushes Checkout

From Inside Google, two stats about Google Checkout: * Amount Google spent to promote Checkout in '06: $58mil * Amount Google will earn in Checkout fees in '07: $0 If you hadn't heard, Google is processing transactions for free for all of 2007. (I'm half expecting the hardware wizards over at Make to hack a credit card scanner to allow small brick-and-mortar retailers to clear transactions this way.) Nathan Weinberg observes: "Google is pushing Checkout by buying its way into the market." Yep.
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