Google attempt to patent SMS payment

Link: Google puts in patent application for SMS text message payment system – say what?

Wait, hasn’t this already been done before? Indeed it has. SMS text message-based payment system have been in use for quite some time now, and it seems that Google has been keen to the new trend for about a year and a half.

The search giant has just published their patent application (filed Feb. 28, 2006) for an SMS text message-payment system, ostensibly called ‘GPay,” that would facilitate private transactions between a merchant and a customer for goods and services.

On this note, today I’m going to put in a patent application for something I call walking. It involves the movement of one foot in front of another, in a forward motion. It should facilitate transportation of people from one location to another without any increase in carbon emissions.

Hell, if Google can patent something that’s obvious and been around for ages, why can’t I? 🙂

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