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  • Google Vs Ebay/Paypal

    http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/pro...620&ID=4904598

    Interesting to see if anything develops from this.
    Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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    Google really needs to give one service and do it well, not branch into a ton of other services.
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    • #3
      Wow... a Google Giant. What won't Google be doing after five years from now are this rate?
      Congratulations on the death of vBulletin, Internet Brands.

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      • #4
        Well let's see

        Search - Probably the best there is
        Ads - Doing really well currently

        I don't see why they shouldn't add another service to generate revenue. They are doing relatively well with everything else
        ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Onimua
          Wow... a Google Giant. What won't Google be doing after five years from now are this rate?
          Owning Earth and several outlying planets?
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          • #6
            yay! i'm for it since i was kicked off paypal some time ago. just hope they take similiar TOS like they do with adsense.
            selling kawaiiNation.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ManagerJosh
              Well let's see

              Search - Probably the best there is
              Ads - Doing really well currently

              I don't see why they shouldn't add another service to generate revenue. They are doing relatively well with everything else
              You forgot Gmail

              And what about Google Maps?

              MGM out

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ManagerJosh
                Search - Probably the best there is
                Really debateable.. Can't remember the last time Google gave me results remotely like what I was searching for. I guess if you are searching for spam and search engine clickthru schemes, they are right up your alley.
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                • #9
                  is there a better one you are thinking of?
                  selling kawaiiNation.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wayne Luke
                    Really debateable.. Can't remember the last time Google gave me results remotely like what I was searching for. I guess if you are searching for spam and search engine clickthru schemes, they are right up your alley.
                    It's rare that google doesn't give me the answer I'm looking for. Perhaps it is your keyword selection or you are searching for very obscure specialist subjects.
                    Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dean C
                      http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/pro...620&ID=4904598

                      Interesting to see if anything develops from this.
                      Well, from a financial perspective, I think it makes sense. Currently, their main source of income (99%) is from their advertising-related services.

                      While maybe not a logical choice, but offering online financial payment services can help Google diversify its income stream. Since it is already a household name (anybody ever watch the movie 'Hitch' and noticed the Google references?), Google can easily leverage its current popularity and try to squeeze into a market dominated primarily by PayPal.
                      :)

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                      • #12
                        It's not gonna squeeze PayPal out. It's gonna push em out.
                        ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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                        • #13
                          I am sure a lot of this is about micropayments.

                          Paypal is great for ebay payments, buying software and stuff from stores. For micropayment it is absolutly useless.

                          There are so so many business models out there that need to be able to make $0.01 payments to view a cartoon, or $0.05 for site access for a day etc. My guess is this is where google is heading.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by filburt1
                            Owning Earth and several outlying planets?
                            Yeah. They're saving that for 10 years from now.

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                            • #15
                              I would use google if they did come out with a service.
                              Shane
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