Looks like Google won’t be crashing eBay Live after all. But, I’m guessing this ‘almost event’ served its purpose.
I mentioned this event here.
In case you don’t want to click through, here’s the full text from Google:
eBay Live attendees have plenty of activities to keep them busy this week in Boston, and we did not want to detract from that activity. After speaking with officials at eBay, we at Google agreed that it was better for us not to feature this event during the eBay Live conference. Google is constantly reaching out to new users and sellers, and we are available to privately discuss any matters of concern with individuals as they relate to Google products. Interested parties may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full disclosure – I consult with eBay from time to time, but have no inside knowledge of this at all.