Paypal's interface/functionality has essentially remained unchanged for the past five years.
A little competition should get their innovation juices going again.
One thing I hope Gbuy has is some synergistic way of taking advantage of other Google Services, like:
- tracking eBay shipments automatically with Gmail and Google Maps
- Having a Gbuy folder in Gmail that keeps copies of all Gbuy transactions
- Giving advertisers an option to use Gbuy as a form of payment so you can buy directly from Adsense ad
- Being able to get incentives from advertisers that add to your Gbuy balance
E-cash has been largely unsucessful on the internet. Paypal has become nothing more than a person-to-person payment system largely limited to eBay's economy. Hopefully, Google has better luck with Gbuy and make it a true e-cash system that spans the whole internet.
Just my 2 g-cents