Like a lot of other bloggers (at least I’m assuming I’m not alone here) I have been waiting patiently today, for any sign of Google’s long-rumored “GBuy” service. A report was published a couple weeks ago by Forbes, that said today would likely be the day Google would launch the service.
According to bloggingstocks, eBay, who would feel the largest effects of a GBuy service, was doing better today:
So after eBay hit a 52-week low yesterday, mainly on fears of up and coming competition from Google, investors had time to cool off and rethink the ramifications of this play. EBay stock gained back 50 cents (1.77%) to close at $28.75.
And according to the Search Engine Roundtable blog, quite a few people would switch to GBuy if it was ever launched:
Currently we have over 38% saying they will switch, only 19% saying they will not and 42% saying they just don’t know. Why would someone switch without seeing it first? Well, it is Google.
I just want to see if it’s anything like PayPal, which I quite like.
Maybe it will come late tonight. Or maybe it won’t come at all?
UPDATE: I knew I wasn’t the only one waiting!
UPDATE 2: Looks like we’ll see Google Checkout on Thursday. The service doesn’t seem to be available yet, so I’ll reserve further comment until later.