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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald