Guess I was wrong. A reader sent me a cancellation notice, Google is now no longer trying to poach the party goers at EBay’s fest. I bet some senior folks on both sides must have traded a few curtly worded emails….
Update: Holy sh8t, check this out:
EBay Inc. has pulled all of its advertising from Google Inc.’s U.S. network in what is widely seen as punishment for trying to crash eBay’s user conference in Boston this week.
The move exposes the widening rift between eBay and Google, as they increasingly compete on new products, making a public showdown inevitable, according to analysts.
“We’ve seen that the two companies have been on a collision course for a long time,” said Derek Brown, an analyst for Cantor Fitzgerald. “This seems to be the latest and most bizarre twist.”