Firefox has announced a partnership with eBay in its efforts to increase market share from Microsoft Internet Explorer. Details so far are sketchy but a “widget” will allow users to allow Firefox users to manage auctions from the browser.
This follows the news yesterday that Firefox will support Kodak EasyShare Gallery allowing users to drag and drop images into their browser and upload, share and print them easily. Kodak already have a partnership with eBay owned Skype using KODAK Photo Voice. This allows Skype users to combine live phone calls with simultaneous online photo sharing.
Firefox distributions already have an eBay search engine installed, although Google is selected as the default. It is possible that the new partnership will provide similar functionality to the eBay Toolbar which currently is only available for Internet Explorer.