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Google Offers Olive Branch To eBay
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In an apparent change of heart Google canceled their "Let Freedom Ring" event that would have been an attempt to steal eBay’s thunder and attract sellers away from the eBay Live event.

EBay DevCon: PayPal Goes Mobile

After a limpid reception in the US of PayPal’s "Text2Buy" and "Text2Give" features, eBay has launched PayPal Mobile Checkout, a platform more closely mirroring the Web version.

eBay And Google Get Medieval

eBay has removed all of its paid search ads from Google’s AdWords network in the U.S. eBay is keeping its AdWords campaigns outside of the U.S. according to eBay spokesman Hani Durzy.

TheFind Launches Shopping Search Engine for PayPal
TheFind.com, a discovery shopping search engine that debuted in 2006, has launched a shopping search engine that allows you to search for products being offered by tens of thousands of merchants that accept PayPal payments.

Yahoo Publisher Network Offers PayPal
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Site publishers have wanted a faster payment method than waiting for snail mail to bring a check for their ad display earnings.

Online Shoppers Worry About Security
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Eight in 10 consumers who had a preference said they would spend more online if they had a safe substitute to credit cards, according to Javelin Strategy and Research’s "2007 Annual Javelin Consumer Payment Poll".

PayPal To Expand Service In Europe
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Online payments company Paypal has received a banking license in Luxembourg and will move its European operations there.

Online Payment Preferences Of Young Consumers
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JupiterResearch says that younger consumers under the age of 35 are developing different payment habits than adults over 35.

PayPal Launches New Partner Program
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PayPal is introducing a new partner program. The program will offer special benefits to e-commerce and financial service providers that incorporate PayPal’s Express Checkout to their merchant customers.

Yahoo Auctions Ending Their Run
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In June, Yahoo will give up competing with eBay and other auction sites in the US and Canada by shuttering Yahoo Auctions.

Google Steps on eBay’s Toes
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Google has set up a system to provide content recommendations and random site navigation based on information contained within a user’s search history and preferences, which would seem to be a step onto StumbleUpon’s turf. If the eBay purchase of StubmleUpon goes through, we could have a classic confrontation.

Yahoo Checks Out PayPal For Payments
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Yahoo and eBay announced the Yahoo PayPal Checkout Program, which users of Yahoo Search will encounter as little blue shopping cart icons in the search results.

PayPal and the Google Checkout Threat
CNET has an interview with PayPal Chief Technology Officer Scott Thompson. It’s mostly about PayPal’s technology and anti-phishing tactics, but does have one question on Google Checkout.

Google Offering Checkout Referral Bonuses

AdSense advertisers have even more incentive to use Google Checkout for payment processing. Each time a new buyer signs up for a Checkout account and makes a new purchase, the referring party will receive a monetary bonus.

PayPal, eBay Crushing Google’s Options
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In terms of traffic growth and market share, it’s just no contest. So many more people hit eBay’s options that Google’s Checkout and Base may as well be invisible.

When Microsoft is beating Google at something, it can’t be a good thing. As Hitwise analyst LeeAnn Prescott noted in her look at how Google Base and Checkout have fared since last summer against eBay and PayPal, Windows Live Expo has a larger market share than Google Base.

PayPal Stonewalls Charitable Deadspin Effort

The editor and participants at the lively sports blog Deadspin attempted to establish a fund to benefit the family and platoon of Adam Knox, who died in the service of his country.

No Answer to Google Checkout from PayPal

The NYT takes a look at Google efforts to take market share away from eBay’s PayPal. The two are in a battle for the right to process credit card payments of companies looking for an alternative to merchant accounts.

Google Checks Out PayPal’s Market Lead

Google’s young online payment service, Checkout, is one of the few Google products to live up to the hype in some time. As of Cyber Monday 2006, Checkout halved PayPal’s market share lead.

Google Checkout Up 30%

Hitwise reports that downstream traffic to Google Checkout is up 30% in the past four weeks, with the number one store, by far, being Buy.com. Buy delivered 18.3% of Checkout’s traffic, with number 2 Dick’s Sporting Goods way behind at 4.8%. Of course, Google’s major “Free Money” promotion is the biggest thing driving people to use the service, and with it running until the end of December, we’ll have to wait for January numbers to see if there is a big drop-off.

Expo Gets PayPal, More Features

Windows Live Expo, Microsoft’s community classifieds system, has added some new features.

Tips on Accepting Website Payments

Accepting electronic payments is essential to an ebusiness. The UK is Europe’s largest ecommerce economy with 27.7 million UK having shopped online- and it is growing fast.

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