As Google continues its march towards global domination with the launch of Google Checkout, Gristmillers can sleep soundly tonight knowing that the following prohibited items can’t be sold/bought via the new service:

Endangered species: Plants, animals or other organisms (including product derivatives) in danger of extinction

Precious metals: Bulk sales of rare, scarce, or valuable metals

The fact the former has to be listed is depressing. Luckily it will be a four-day weekend for Grist to lift the spirits!

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