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  • iPhone 5 available on eBay India at Rs 60,000 September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be officially available in India by December this year but Apple has not yet announced its release plans or prices for the Indian market. But Indians eager to own the latest smartphone from Apple can purchase it from eBay India, but...
  • Man recovers car on eBay 42 years after theft July 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: Forty two years after it was stolen from his home, a US man tracked down his beloved 1967 sports car, Austin Healey, after spotting it on eBay. Robert Russell, who now lives in Texas, had his 1967 Austin Healey stolen when he lived in Philadelphia in 1970. Russell never...
  • US: Man recovers car 42 years after theft July 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: A Texas man, whose prized sports car was stolen 42 years ago, recovered the vehicle in California after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday. Robert Russell told the Los Angeles County sheriff's officials that he had never given up searching for the 1967 Austin-Healey after it was...
  • US school puts itself up for sale on eBay July 3, 2012

    Langhorne: Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay. The starting bid of just under $600,000 for The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., is designed to offset steep budget cuts. A tongue-in-cheek listing describes the alternative school for...
  • UK: Man puts himself up for sale on eBay June 24, 2012

    London: In a desperate attempt to do something instead of cribbing over his likelihood of losing the job within a month, a father in Britain has decided to put himself up for sale on eBay for 20,000 pounds (around $31,000). According to Daily Mail, when Andy Martin was given 30 days'...
  • eBay to open development centre in Bangalore May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Online retailer eBay today said it plans to set up a new development centre in Bangalore and will hire up to 1,000 employees for the facility over the next three years. The new facility will feature several centres of excellence and house technologists from both eBay Marketplaces and...
  • Groupon gets new 'Goods' chief from eBay: Memo April 28, 2012

    Chicago: Groupon Inc has hired another former eBay Inc executive to head its discount retailing arm Groupon Goods starting Monday, according to an internal email obtained by Reuters on Friday. The online coupon company named Faisal Masud to head the unit. Masud, who was head of global delivery experience at eBay,...
  • Microsoft buys over 800 AOL patents for $1billion April 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Microsoft trumped Amazon, eBay and other tech giants with its more than $1 billion purchase of the majority of AOL Inc's patent trove. AOL said it was selling more than 800 patents related to advertising, search, e-commerce and mobile to Redmond, Wash-based company, surprising investors with the size of the...
  • Yahoo chairman, three directors stepping down February 8, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc Chairman Roy Bostock and three other directors will step down as the struggling company ploughs ahead with an internal overhaul, including discussions on dealing with its stakes in China's Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan. The corporation - once a Web powerhouse but now agonizing over a range...
  • Scott Thompson brings tech background to Yahoo January 5, 2012

    New York: Scott Thompson isn't an obvious pick to lead Yahoo, but he brings to the struggling Internet company expertise in technology and operations. Whether that's enough will be determined in the coming weeks and months. Thompson, the head of eBay Inc.'s PayPal online payments business, was named Yahoo's CEO, effective next...
  • Facebook executive joins eBay board September 30, 2011

    San Jose: Facebook's head of mobile marketing has joined the board of directors of eBay Inc, expanding the size of the board. The executive, Katie Mitic, oversees new product and platform development at Facebook for developers and businesses. Before working at Facebook, Mitic held different positions at Palm and Yahoo Inc. eBay...
  • Small towns, villages driving online trade: eBay September 29, 2011

    Mumbai: Small towns are contributing up to 40 per cent of all e-commerce transactions in the country on the back of increasing broadband penetration, taking the overall growth of online shopping to 45 per cent from 30 per cent earlier, e-commerce company eBay India said here. "Shopping online has become a...
  • eBay builds new division to woo developers September 17, 2011

    San Francisco: eBay Inc is building a new division to woo developers and attract more merchants as the company tries to emulate the success of Apple Inc's iOS platform in the e-commerce world. eBay's main business is still its giant online marketplaces, which bring shoppers and sellers together. The company's other...
  • eBay employees under criminal probe September 14, 2011

    San Francisco: US prosecutors have launched a criminal probe into whether eBay Inc employees took confidential information from classified ad website Craigslist as eBay sought to build a rival service, a copy of a grand jury subpoena obtained by Reuters shows. The two companies have been feuding for years in civil...
  • PayPal going offline, targets big retailers July 21, 2011

    San Francisco: eBay Inc's PayPal business has become one of the largest online payment systems, but its now heading offline, Chief Executive John Donahoe said in the wake of the e-commerce company's quarterly results on Wednesday. "We intend to help retailers grow their businesses offline in the same way we helped...
  • eBay's marketplace turnaround gains momentum July 19, 2011

    San Francisco: eBay Inc has been trying to revive its main marketplace business for at least a year and quarterly results from the e-commerce company this week may show those efforts are paying off. "After several quarters of share losses in the US, eBay's marketplace business has been showing signs of...
  • PayPal to end partnership with Alibaba June 4, 2011

    Shanghai: eBay's online payment unit, PayPal, will end its year-old partnership with AliExpress, the wholesale website of Alibaba.com, from early August, PayPal said on Friday. "PayPal remains deeply committed to China by providing Chinese merchants access to a safer and easier way to sell to millions of our users all over...
  • eBay and PayPal sue Google May 27, 2011

    New York: eBay and its online payment unit, PayPal Inc, on Thursday sued Google Inc and two executives for stealing trade secrets related to mobile payment systems. The two executives, Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius, were formerly with PayPal and led the launch on Thursday of Google's own mobile payment system...
  • Boy, 7, almost buys fighter jet on eBay February 4, 2011

    Sydney: A seven-year-old British boy nearly bought a real-life Harrier fighter jet for $ 113,515 via online shopping. The boy hit the "buy it now" button to purchase the fighter jet, which was put on sale at the online store eBay. But his father quickly apologised to the sellers, saying his son...
  • HydroCar goes on sale on eBay for $777,777 January 11, 2011

    New York: An inventor who transformed a 1959 milk tank truck into an amphibious car and drove it around the world wants to give someone else a similar chance -- for a mere $ 777,777. Rick Dobbertin created another vehicle that drives on land and water, a school bus yellow HydroCar,...
  • Bid now to work out with Salman Khan! September 21, 2010

    eBay is auctioning a private gym session with the Bollywood hunk and the money will go to a charity. ...
  • eBay sued for $ 3.8 bn, patent case tied to PayPal July 14, 2010

    New York: eBay Inc has been sued for at least $ 3.8 billion by XPRT Ventures LLC, which accused the online auctioneer and retailer of infringing six patents to develop online payment systems such as PayPal. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the US district court in Delaware, lawyers for...
  • Bids for lunch with Buffett reach $ 1 mn June 11, 2010

    New York: The high bid for a steak lunch with Warren Buffett has reached $ 900,100, with a little over a day to go in the annual charity auction. Since beginning on Sunday night, the auction on eBay Inc's website had generated 45 bids from eight bidders as of 4 p.m....
  • eBay CEO envisions PayPal in more offline settings May 13, 2010

    Boston: The waiter comes to your table and asks: "Will you be paying by cash, credit or PayPal?" Don't be surprised to hear that question six months or a year from now, says John Donahoe, the CEO of PayPal's parent company, eBay Inc. Although PayPal is best known as a way...
  • Skype founders sue eBay, investors September 17, 2009

    San Francisco: The founders of Skype have sued owner eBay Inc and an investor group that has agreed to buy the Webphone service, accusing them of copyright violation and potentially disrupting the $1.9 billion deal. The lawsuit brought by Joltid Ltd, a Swedish firm owned by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom...
  • Forbes India: For the love of shopping September 10, 2009

    Question: What can a broken laser pointer do? Answer: It can build a multi-billion dollar online auction house. Pierre Omidyar, then 28, hosted eBay (then called AuctionWeb) in 1995 to test waters with the sale of a broken laser pointer. He got close to $15 from a collector, and he knew he...
  • BlackBerry with celeb numbers sold online February 15, 2009

    London: Hollywood stars Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Julianne Moore have had their privacy compromised after a British man bought a cellphone containing all of their personal details. Kent Devey recently purchased a BlackBerry phone on an Internet auction website eBay and found the device still contained the previous owner's address...