Party Poopers: eBay Yanks Ads from Google

Kara Reeder

Google and eBay are at it again.

According to this Monsters & Critics article, the search giant got a little too cheeky when it decided to host a party for its new online payment system, Checkout, which it claims is not meant to compete with eBay's PayPal system.

The tiff arose out of Google's timing: Its "Freedom Party" was scheduled to coincide with eBay's annual convention and party event in Boston. Ouch. So eBay responded by pulling its ads from Google. And Google responded by cancelling its party. Anyone else feel like they're back in high school?

ITWire blogger Stan Beer is calling eBay's bluff, saying the two will make nice sooner than later. Beer thinks eBay needs Google more than Google needs eBay.

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