Google announced today that they are selling advertising space on eBay auction sites outside the US. There will be a link in the ad that lets buyers contact sellers via there computer or handheld.
Forbes: Internet auction site eBay last year bought Skype, an Internet phone service. Google has its own messaging and phone service. Both services will be used in the new partnership, but details weren't immediately available.
That last bit is was sparked my interest. This could be interesting to watch for everyone with Skype and or Google Talk.
Update: 29 AUG 06 12:45am: From GoogleTalk Blog:
Just as exciting are our plans to explore interoperability between Google Talk and Skype, making it easier for our users to chat with one another.
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