Would You Like Some Sour Lemon With Your Tea?
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Quick, somebody track down Paul Revere!
eBay earlier this week announced it was pulling its U.S. search advertisements placed through Google after Google announced it was going to be holding a "Freedom Party" this evening which would coincide with the opening of eBay's annual user conference.
According to an account in the Wall Street Journal, the "freedom" theme of the Google party to be held for eBay sellers would be situated near the spot of the original Boston Tea Party.
The party was expected to include free food and messages, but BYOCOT (Bring your own crates of tea).
The freedom theme, of course, being a reference to try and get eBay to let its users unenslave itself from PayPal and be able to use Google's Checkout online payment system as well.
Google's apparently the one who checked out. Its party has been cancelled, Google's tail is between its legs, there's a whole bunch of unused crates of tea, and I rented a Mohawk Indian costume for nothing.
Anybody up for joining me for a beer at Cheers instead?