Call it what you want, Google appears to be testing a secure payment system at Google Base.
For buyers, this feature will provide a convenient and secure way to purchase Google Base items by credit card. For sellers, this feature integrates transaction processing with Google Base item management…we’re starting with a very small number of sellers and we expect to include more over the next several months.
That trembling you feel – no, a T-rex is not about to swallow you up – it’s the sound of eBay and PayPal quaking in their boots.
Hey, if nothing else, it gives email phishers another opportunity to let us know we need to “confirm our username and passwords”.