Friday, February 09, 2007

Clashes of the Internet titans - Microsoft to buy eBay?

According to this news, Microsoft is considering making a bid to buy eBay (How about the joined forces of Yahoo and eBay in the previous entry?) after the initial plan to acquire AOL was backfired when AOL stricking a deal with Google.

The Post reported that Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates favored eBay over Yahoo as a takeover target because of the technology that eBay would bring to the table, including its PayPal online payment system and its Skype VoIP subsidiary.

Read more here.

1. How does these development will affect the e-commerce in the next few years and does these benefit the consumer?
2. In the end, which combination will emerge?

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