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Google Credit Card / gCard

Postby indianamom » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:58 pm

My nephew was telling me there is talks of a Google credit card named the g card in the future? Have any of you hear heard anything about this?


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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:37 pm

I haven't heard anything. Do you mean a credit card issued or co-branded by Google or a payment network like Discover or American Express that is run by Google?

I highly doubt Google would do this. If they were to enter the financial sector they would do it first with an online payment service similar to Paypal since they are an online company, and even if they were going to do that I doubt they would do it now in this economy.
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Postby fffresh » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:32 pm

I see little incentive for Google to undertake such a task.

If they wanted to do this they could easily buy out Discover for under $10 billion. That would be a much easier way, but like I said, I don't think they have any interest in entering this industry.

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Postby sputNick » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:58 am

Google already has a payment system called GOOGLE CHECKOUT that competes with Paypal and from what I hear they aren't doing too well so they may want to imrprove that before thy try their own credit card.

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Postby scorch » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:04 pm

You'd think you'd be able to google it.

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Postby fffresh » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:39 am

scorch wrote:You'd think you'd be able to google it.


I Googled it and there's no basis for this rumor of a Google credit card. If there ever was an idea for it before due to the credit crunch it won't happen anytime soon.



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