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I know there's been a lot of Canadian flag-waving around here, what with my recent posts on Treehugger, Club Penguin and Webkinz, but heck, if I don't wave it, then who will? In any case, there's some news today about another Canadian Web 2.0 success story, namely Freshbooks -- which (full disclosure) is run by…

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So Bill Gates, musing aloud during one of the sessions at the exclusive, celebrity-studded think-tank known as Davos, says Microsoft would like to get into the micro-payments game -- maybe cut MasterCard and Visa out of a little action, elbow its way into the PayPal and Google Checkout business, that kind of thing. Pretty big…

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A couple of stories today came together in my mind as evidence of what you might call Envy 2.0. The first is the New York Times story about how the rich are envious of the super-rich. It seems that Web 1.0 success stories like Reid Hoffman of PayPal (now running LinkedIn) are envious of former…

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It appears that the gloves are off in the battle for online-payment supremacy, one which pits Google's new payment feature Google Checkout against PayPal, owned by auction giant eBay. According to a report on Thursday, eBay has added its competitor's service to the list of payment networks that eBay sellers are not supposed to use…

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It's not the PayPal-killer that everyone was hoping it might be, but Google has launched a payment system -- known as Google Checkout -- that could still wind up disrupting the existing online payment game, if only because the search engine has the cash hoard to finance a prolonged battle for market share with advertisers.…

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