Google/eBay spat over stunt takes page from "PayPal Wars"
My question is, are the guys at Google Checkout using The PayPal Wars as their playbook to wage war against eBay? That "Freedom Party" sounds an awful lot like the stunt we pulled at PayPal during the first eBay Live conference. Readers of my book should recall how we set up shot at the hotel next to the Anaheim convention center and handed out free PayPal T-shirts the night before the conference began. The next morning, during Whitman's keynote address, about one-quarter of all the attendees were wearing PayPal shirts. That made her pretty mad, too.