There are many things Google, the nearly $860 billion internet giant has always been good at. So good, in fact, that last week, the attorneys general of 50 US states launched an unprecedented joint antitrust investigation into its dominance.
But there are a few things Google has always been bad at, too. For instance, its seeming inability to build compelling transactional products (where people actually buy or sell real things) or financial ones (where people transfer money to each other).
Well, no more.
Thanks to a fortuitous set of circumstances, the last two years have seen India becoming the testbed for Google to prove to the world that it too could build great transactional and finance products.