Microsoft considering buying eBay?

By Derek Sooman on May 30, 2006, 4:33 PM
The success of eBay is hard to ignore. The San Jose, California based company is the world's largest online trading community, and offers users an opportunity to come together in one Internet site and be able to buy and trade a wide range of items. The sky is the limit, really, with what you can buy on eBay ranging from a cat in a bag to an imaginary friend. And like all true success stories, eBay is pretty tempting to Microsoft.

Rumours are flying around that Microsoft is considering buying eBay, and is in talks with the company about a possible takeover. The result - a sort of MSN and eBay hybrid - is likely to scare the hell out of Google. However, as the usual antitrust issues may likely come into play, itís not a forgone conclusion that this will come to pass.




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nathanskywalker said:
What google says:[url]http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=microso
t+buying+ebay&btnG=Search+News[/url]What i say: This would totaly suck.
canadian said:
Damm, if only microsoft didn't have such a huge monopoly over the computing world!
Julio said:
eBay and Yahoo just announced a partnership late last week, so I don't see this happening.
Berserk_Fury said:
Microsoft should stop trying to devour everything PC.
nathanskywalker said:
[b]Originally posted by Julio:[/b][quote]eBay and Yahoo just announced a partnership late last week, so I don't see this happening.[/quote][url]http://www.strategiy.com/itnew.asp?id
20060528075928[/url]oh yeah, totaly forgot about that. I suppose that could put a damper on ms's plans. Unless they really want to fork over some serious cash for ebay.
spike said:
Could you imagine Paypal under Microsofts control?More to the point, would you TRUST paypal under Microsofts control? lol
nic said:
[b]Originally posted by spike:[/b][quote]Could you imagine Paypal under Microsofts control?More to the point, would you TRUST paypal under Microsofts control? lol[/quote]Paypal hasn't exactly done well under it's own control, nor under eBay......come to think of it, I don't really trust eBay.
DragonMaster said:
[quote]More to the point, would you TRUST paypal under Microsofts control? lol[/quote]With M$'s reilable products? NO!
Rage_3k_Moiz said:
I don't think Microsoft will be able to buy Ebay. There's a lot of red tape that's in the way and plus, they would also have to buy Yahoo. But if they managed to do it somehow, it would give Google the red signal. Maybe then the guys at Google will sit down and create a Gbay(LOL) that whups MYbay(LOL). :D
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