eBay hookup with Bebo soon


The online auction leader will soon be launching an integration with social networking site Bebo. According to WSJ, once the integration goes live Bebo users will be able to post lists of items they want to sell or buy on eBay. Any clicks on these items, will drive users to eBay site.

eBay has also been in talks with MySpace for a similar deal and had launched “Student Superstore” page on Facebook in January. On the Bebo end, the social networking site had earlier launched Amazon-powered Bebo Bookstore.

Social networking sites have become a lucrative option to partner with for bigger businesses. $1 billion plus MySpace-Google deal has been the biggest step in this direction. eBay, Amazon, and other established companies are quickly filling up the space before any startups get their hands on the young and fast moving communities.

Last year eBay had implemented some of its own ideas about social networking but they seem to have been put on backburner for now.



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