Google Got Burnt Trying To Crash eBay’s Party

Google decided that at leveraging on this year’s eBay Live convention held in Boston, they’d like to invite attendees to join their own party; to promote Google Checkout, no less!

Needless to say, that move didn’t go down well with the folks at eBay, who owns PayPal, an established micro-payment instrument that Google Checkout is competing against:

That did not sit well with eBay, and early Wednesday the IDG News Service reported that eBay had decided to drop all the ads it places on Google’s search engine. EBay is the largest buyer of Google search ads, according to Nielsen/NetRatings.

“I won’t comment whether that was directly tied to Google’s plans to have that party,” said Hani Durzy, an eBay spokesman. He said that eBay was simply running a test — something it does frequently — by shifting marketing dollars to determine the best way to attract users.

I guess this test by eBay is more like a nuclear test… right in Google’s backyard no less 🙂

Only one response to “Google Got Burnt Trying To Crash eBay’s Party” so far.

  1. papajoneh Says:

    wow… ebay, hooray!