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I am not so sure about the discussions regarding cheques, but there is plenty more to watch in the competition between PayPal and Google. Nothing like a bit of competition to spur innovation.
I am intrigued that Google is heading down the device specific path with the Checkout payment system for its Android phones. Surely one thing we have learnt by now is the importance of openess and ubiquity, maybe not, it seems the pursuit of competitive advantage and domination overcomes such logic each time.
Although there is “rumored talks between PayPal and Google to make PayPal a payment option for buying apps on Google’s Android phones. PayPal is the payment system behind Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry App World and is an option for buying apps on Apple’s iPhone.“
One to watch for the nfp sector - PayPal, a unit of eBay Inc., will add a charitable-donation feature to its app for Apple Inc. iPhones
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