Microsoft Interested in eBay?

billgates.jpgI just read this article and I think it’s pretty interesting. What would be the affects on the market if this actually goes through? Read an excerpt from the article right here.
According to a report in the US daily New York Post, Microsoft is thinking hard about taking over the online auction eBay. The paper got its information from “several sources close to the negotiations.” Microsoft would then take over eBay and integrate it in its own MSN portal.
Both Microsoft and eBay seem to want to enter into the deal to combat Google’s power over the market. Negotiations have reportedly been going on between for the two firms for several weeks but have been stalled because of concerns about how the anti-trust authorities will react.

A few days ago, eBay entered into a far-reaching, long-term partnership with Yahoo for Internet advertising, pay systems, and Internet telephone advertising. One insider told the New York Post that this other deal would not affect the potential takeover of eBay by Microsoft. (Craig Morris)

Here’s the full article:

http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/73609

3 Comments

  1. Carl Morgan on June 1, 2006 at 4:30 am

    It’s interesting that the heads of eBay would consider loosing their independence to combat Google.

    Considering the volume of eBay adwords, you would have thought they were happy with Google’s expansion?



  2. arlie on June 22, 2006 at 11:15 am

    I love this site. Good work…



  3. steve on July 16, 2006 at 8:23 am

    I believe ebay has to combat against Google if the want to continue in the race.

    Steve