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Google Checkout Trends: Google knows where you shop, what you buy

If you're one of those people worried that one day Google will own all of your personal data, you'd better sit down. Google has launched a new service called Google Checkout Trends that shows what people are buying from merchants using Google Checkout. Now, it's not quite as bad as it sounds. Google is anonymizing the data before releasing it. So there's no way you can use this tool to find out...

PayPal will let you buy stuff on sites that don't accept PayPal

Like buying things online but don't feel like giving out your credit card number to a gazillion different web stores? For a few years now PayPal has been the big name in one-stop checkouts. Just sign up for a PayPal account, link up your bank account or credit card number, and send and receive payment for your eBay auctions and buy stuff from participating retailers. But while most stores take...

Google launches new tools for non-profits

Google has launched two new services aimed at non-profit organizations. Or rather, two new ways for non-profits to use existing services. The YouTube Nonprofit Program lets 501(c)(3) organiztions create premium branded channels with higher uploading capacity than typical user channels. Nonprofit videos will also be rotated through the "promoted videos" sections of the site. And nonprofits can...