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Google Base Accepts Payments and Windows Live Expo: Competition to Craigslist & Ebay

Google Base has started accepting payments… so now it is going head on against ebay and craigslist! Now you can list stuff on Google Base to sell things.

As the number of Google services has increased, we’ve continued to build on our core payment features and migrate to a standard process for people to buy our services with a Google Account. Examples of this migration include enabling users to buy Google Video content, Google Earth licenses, and Google Store items with their Google Accounts. We also just began offering similar functionality on Google Base.

Looking ahead, we want to continue building payment services that meet the needs of Google users and advertisers. We expect to add payment functionality to Google services where our users need a way to buy online. For us, it’s all about bringing our users a better online experience whether they’re searching or buying. link

Meanwhile MSN has come out with an oddly named service called "Windows Live Expo" that is similar to craigslist (although there you can search based on zip codes)…

Windows live Expo

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