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eBay shopping for partners

EBay, threatened by Google's expansion into its key markets, is looking for new allies in Microsoft and/or Yahoo. Google Base, Google Wallet, and Google Talk directly compete with eBay's three main businesses: product listings, PayPal payments, and Skype.

EBay is voicing its concern with its checkbook and looking for new preferred advertising partners and cross-promotional opportunities. Should eBay be afraid of Google? How many management consultants did it take for eBay to wake up and realize its business direction? Is anyone safe from the growing power of Google over search and commerce?

Om and I discuss these issues and more in this week's PodSession, eBay shopping for partners. The podcast is 20 minutes in length, a 9 MB download.