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jtdgrz [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, April 27, 2006
14 years ago3,620 views

Very cool find. I can't get the Trogdor toolbar to show though... the others definitely work.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

it works for me.
But it should be better if they add this kind of bar and HTML edition for Gmail :-)

Mark Thomson [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

A bit of stretch to say that this is proof they are going head to head with Ebay isn't it?

Not that I believe they aren't, just that the presence of some HTML editing capabilities does not prove anything at all.

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Lets analyze what I think people use each for:

eBay
-let users sell items (add picture, create a custom HTML item page, etc.)
-let users search for items
-let users buy items (auction style, buy it now)
-let users determine how trustworthy a user is based on a user rating

Google Base
-let users sell items (add picture, soon to be able to add custom html item page)
-let users search for items
-let users buy items (with google purchases)
-let users determine how trustworthy a user is based on a user rating

The only way Google isn't stepping on eBay's toes is because it doesn't do the whole "auction" thing – which is only a piece (grant you a big piece) of what eBay lets sellers do, but the whole idea is basically the same. Link sellers with buyers.

Google Base will never be a replica of eBay, but I do think there is enough evidence to suggest that it will at least put up some stiff competition.

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