Posted August 14, 2006 3:36 pm by with 0 comments

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According to, Google is experiencing some glitches with its PayPal rival, Checkout. Most of the problems seem to stem from Google Checkout’s fraud protection features.

“Occasionally, these procedures result in brief delays for a small percentage of users,” the Mountain View, Calif.-based company says in a statement. “We are continually working to make the process as efficient as possible to ensure that Google Checkout is secure and convenient for both merchants and buyers.”

We know Google prefers to quickly launch products and then let users point out areas of improvement, but when you’re trying to take business away from a proven competitor such as PayPal, you need to have the creases ironed-out, if you want to gain market share.