Jason Del Rey

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Google to Shutter Google Checkout in Favor of Google Wallet

Google announced Monday that it will close down its online payment processing product Google Checkout in six months, as it looks to build support for the multiscreen Google Wallet product. Merchants who use Google Checkout have one of two choices: Those in the U.S. with payment processing can apply for Google Wallet Instant Buy; those without their own payment processing can get discounts to transition over to payment services Braintree, Shopify or FreshBooks, Google said in a blog post.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus