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Like.com: Visual Shopping Search

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 08

Anyone who uses search engines to look for products knows the process can be an exercise in frustration. Whether it be Google or shopping comparison sites like Shopping.com, it’s often…

More Trouble for eBay in China

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 26

The departure last week of Martin Wu, head of eBay Eachnet, eBay’s site in China, has some news outlets there reporting that the online marketplace is exiting the market entirely…

eBay’s Google Checkout Ban: Hold the Rotten Tomatoes

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 07

eBay has come in for a lot of criticism for its decision to exclude Google Checkout from the online marketplace’s list of accepted payment methods. But a number of folks…

eBay-Yahoo Deal: Less Than Meets the Eye?

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 25

It’s no merger, as at least one overeager analyst had suggested, but this morning eBay and Yahoo announced a fairly wide-ranging deal to work with each other. Looks like a…

The Future of eBay

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 04

Most of the stories on eBay’s analyst day today focused on the the company’s vow to grow faster than e-commerce at large—and how that’s a big challenge given its size…

PayPal’s Goin’ Mobile

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 23

eBay’s PayPal is getting back to its roots as a person-to-person payment service with a new mobile service. You can find out more here, but essentially, you can use your…

Is Google’s Gbuy Almost Here?

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 24

So it seems from a post on the Google Base blog, plus some background on Google’s main blog. According to Google: For buyers, this feature will provide a convenient and…

More Fun with Google Wallet

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 21

Forrester Research analyst Charlene Li has some interesting thoughts about what Google might do with the online payment system it’s supposed to be working on. I’m not so sure many…

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