Internet giant gives peek at classified ad service; could take on eBay
Google Inc. apparently has plans to expand into classified advertising - a free service that might antagonize some of the Internet search engine's biggest customers, including online auctioneer eBay Inc. On Tuesday many people who dissect the online search engine leader's every move discovered a link to a page inviting people to list things like a used car for sale, a party planning service and current events. Google confirmed the development of the service a few hours after taking down the link.
"We are testing new ways for content owners to easily send their content to Google," the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said in a statement. "We're continually exploring new opportunities to expand our offerings, but we don't have anything to announce at this time."
Details: Associated Press/Forbes.
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