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Company History
In 1994 while a lecturer in computer networks with the Department of Computer Science at the Flinders University of South Australia, Michael Groves co-founded a research group to investigate the possibility of auctioning on the Internet. The group's research work led to the publication of the world's first scientific paper on Internet auctioning* way back in 1995.

Because of the commercial potential in such an auction and because of the amount of work needed to develop it, in 1997 Michael Groves left the University and started work on development of fast Internet auction systems.

Interbid Pty. Ltd. was incorporated in October 2001 to commercialise that development work. Interbid aims to market Interbid Live to the auction houses of Australia.

* "Design of an Internet-based system for remote Dutch Auctions" by T. E. Rockoff and M. P. Groves, Journal of Internet Research: Electronic networking Applications and Policy, Volume 5, Number 4, (1995) pp.10-16.