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Google Pay Listed as Payment Option on eBay: Report

Google Pay would be made available to Android users in early April as the newest payment option, joining Apple Pay

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Keeping up with the online-purchasing habits of the millennials and Gen Z, US-based e-commerce platform eBay has added Google Pay as a payment option to its Android app to further increase customer choice in its new “managed payments” plan.

The “managed payments” plan from eBay allows users to check out without leaving the platform, using the payment method of their choice.

The integration would let Google Pay users complete purchases on eBay via the app, mobile web and on desktop from sellers participating in managed payments, regardless of the operating system (OS) or device, eBay wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

The app “Google Pay” displayed on a user’s Smartphone.

“Offering Google Pay as a form of payment is another significant step toward providing our customers with more choice in their payment options, and creating an experience that is tailored to personal preferences,” said Alyssa Cutright, Vice President of Global Payments, Billing and Risk at eBay.

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Google Pay would be made available to Android users in early April as the newest payment option, joining Apple Pay.

“Both the payment options are currently only accessible when buying from sellers enrolled in eBay’s new payments experience, and will be increasingly available to shoppers as the programme grows to process more volume in additional geographies,” the post said. (IANS)

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UK Regulator Forces Facebook, eBay to Combat Fake Reviews: Report

"Facebook has committed to investigate the issue, said the CMA

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FILE - Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc's F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, United States. VOA

Facebook and eBay have committed to combat the trade of fake and misleading reviews on their sites, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Wednesday.

Following action from the CMA, Facebook and eBay have signed up to agreements to better identify, investigate and respond to fake and misleading reviews which is a win for online shoppers, the UK regulator said in a statement.

Fake reviews are damaging to shoppers and businesses alike.

“Millions of people base their shopping decisions on reviews, and if these are misleading or untrue, then shoppers could end up being misled into buying something that isn’t right for them – leaving businesses who play by the rules missing out,” said Andrea Coscelli, CMA Chief Executive.

More than three-quarters of people are influenced by reviews when they shop online, and billions are spent every year based on write-ups of products or services.

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The Facebook mobile app on an Android smartphone. Wikimedia Commons

“In response to the CMA highlighting its concerns about the trade of fake and misleading reviews in the summer, Facebook has removed 188 groups and disabled 24 user accounts, and eBay has permanently banned 140 users,” said the authority.

While Facebook has agreed to introduce more robust systems to detect and remove such content, eBay has improved its existing filters to better identify and block listings for the sale or trade of online reviews.

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During a further sweep of relevant platforms the CMA also highlighted new examples of fake and misleading reviews for sale via Instagram, and reported these to Facebook which operates Instagram.

“Facebook has committed to investigate the issue, said the CMA.

“The CMA is not alleging that Facebook or eBay are intentionally allowing this content to appear on their websites and is pleased that both companies have fully co-operated,” said Coscelli. (IANS)