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Google and eBay Teaming Up  (View post)

Jorg [PersonRank 1]

Monday, August 28, 2006
14 years ago3,478 views

Wow good deal! Definitly good news for google checkout! Can't miss that they will do something with that as well in this deal.

Luca [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

and what about Google Call ? (remember Skype = Ebay) , then maybe Google call the next WebSkype ???

David Berkowitz [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

eBay's getting in bed with everyone. Interesting seeing where the lines are drawn between Google and Yahoo!.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I still wait for Googlezon! Okey, Googlebay also sounds scary.

KevinChan [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Good News

Susan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

EBay is smart in working with Google. While other technology innovators (eBay included) are having difficulties keeping the costs of online and search technology down as they forge new frontiers, Google seems to have it under control.

Technology, bandwidth, and licensing are easy. Those costs are known. But much like the price of gas, the environmental factors affecting online and search technology are guaranteed to go up, as they are not tangible enough to determine. Changes in the market or broader economic or social ecosystem are beyond the control of any one organization, and all suffer the rising costs. Except Google.

Working out this advertising/free phone integration deal with eBay gives Google a great opportunity to push in yet another new direction. While it is obviously a technology powerhouse in that it has created its own innovative model of search technology that protects it from the cost hikes outside, Google can still benefit from alliances with other technology greats.

Google's technology and cost advantages are explained in "The Google Legacy", published in September 2005 by Infonortics, Ltd. ( Additional information about Google is available at the author's Web site ( ...)

elyk [PersonRank 6]

14 years ago #

an interesting combination, seeing as google base/checkout have been billed ebay/paypal killers.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This is getting really awesome

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

in the wsj this morning there was a list of who is teamed up with who... google was with nearly everyone.

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