The Economist magazine discusses the PalPal vs. Google Checkout rivalry.
They admire PayPal's market share (more accounts than American Express), efforts to streamline merchant integration (down to days from weeks), low fraud rates, and constant innovation. But Google's Checkout is a formidable challenger, particularly as Google is content to run Checkout at break even (or even at a loss) as a means to attract ever more advertising.
A battle at the checkout
May 3, 2007