Ebay

  • eBay founder Pierre Omidyar aims to build a new 'mass media organisation' 18-10-2013 02:38 PM

    San Francisco: eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has become the latest self-made tech baron to plunge into the struggling news industry - hot on the heels of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, who just paid $250 million for the Washington Post. But unlike Bezos, the French-born Iranian American says he aims to...
  • eBay to acquire Braintree for $800 mn, to bolster PayPal business 26-09-2013 07:14 PM

    Bangalore: EBay Inc said it would buy payment gateway Braintree for about $800 million in cash to add to its PayPal business. Braintree will continue to operate as a separate service within PayPal, led by Braintree Chief Executive Bill Ready, EBay said. Braintree, which has more than 180 employees, helps...
  • PayPal app adds more mobile wallet features 06-09-2013 01:18 PM

    New York: PayPal is updating its mobile app, adding features such as the ability to place an order ahead of time and pay with it while at the restaurant table. The move comes as eBay's subsidiary works to expand beyond processing payments for online purchases. It's been trying to service...
  • 1-year-old US girl buys car using dad's smartphone 11-07-2013 04:13 PM

    Born shopaholic! A one-year-old girl in the US has bought a car through online trading, while playing on the mobile phone of her dad, who has decided to keep the "purchase". Paul Stoute from Portland, Oregon, said he got a notice from eBay congratulating him on his purchase of $...
  • Alex Ferguson's last chewed gum sold for 390,000 pounds on Ebay 22-05-2013 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: In one of the most bizarre bits of news related to Alex Ferguson since he retired as coach of Manchester United, what is allegedly the last stick of chewing gum chewed by the legendary football tactician has been sold for a whopping 390,000 on online auction site Ebay,...
  • eBay pulls Nike 'Boston Massacre' t-shirt listing 26-04-2013 02:10 PM

    San Francisco: eBay pulled a listing on Wednesday for a Nike t-shirt displaying the phrase "Boston Massacre," citing the online marketplace's policy against "offensive materials." The t-shirt was listed for sale earlier this week on eBay and received bids of more than $150,000, according to bid history on the company's...
  • Scott Thompson brings tech background to Yahoo 05-01-2012 09:01 AM

    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,...
  • EBay buys German technology company BillSafe 23-12-2011 11:38 AM

    California: EBay Inc said on Thursday it bought BillSafe, a purchase and invoicing technology provider with clients in Germany, and will combine it with its PayPal online payments service, in a move to strengthen its e-commerce capabilities in Northern Europe. BillSafe's technology lets shoppers buy and receive an item and...
  • Americans losing addiction to 'CrackBerrys' 18-12-2011 12:45 PM

    New York: To understand what ails BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd in the US market, just ask eBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe. The world's biggest online auction site had about a hundred engineers developing new iterations of eBay's shopping app for Apple Inc's iPhone a few months ago,...
  • App helps viewers shop while watching TV 05-12-2011 04:09 PM

    Toronto: Looking for the dress you saw on a hit television show or the jerseys worn during a football game or soccer match? An iPad app aims to help viewers shop while watching TV. Unlike television shopping channels, Watch with Ebay is a new feature in eBay's iPad app that...
  • eBay to deepen Facebook relationship 12-10-2011 08:34 AM

    San Francisco: eBay Inc is set to deepen its relationship with social network leader Facebook at a developer conference this week, a person familiar with the e-commerce company said on Tuesday. eBay will also unveil a new online identification service for shoppers called PayPal Access, the person added. The company...
  • Facebook executive joins eBay board 30-09-2011 02:56 PM

    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...
  • Small towns, villages driving online trade: eBay 29-09-2011 02:50 PM

    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...
  • WikiLeaks to auction its co-founder's stuff 18-09-2011 10:34 AM

    New York: Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun an auction on eBay to raise money, selling memorabilia tied to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported Saturday. WikiLeaks group auctioned 10 pieces of memorabilia and services, including a portrait of Assange set at more than $900, a package of...
  • eBay builds new division to woo developers 17-09-2011 01:06 PM

    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...
  • EBay pitches merchants as PayPal heads offline 16-09-2011 03:14 PM

    San Francisco: EBay Inc unveiled new PayPal technology to more than a hundred big retailers this week as the e-commerce company tries to take its big online payments business into the physical world. At an event in Los Angeles on Wednesday, about 120 merchants, including the Sports Authority, got the...
  • EBay lawyer: Craigslist 'sought' criminal probe 16-09-2011 02:26 PM

    San Francisco: A criminal investigation involving eBay is a "game changer" that should slow Craigslist's attempts to obtain documents and depositions in a parallel civil case, an eBay lawyer said in court. The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into whether eBay employees took confidential information from...
  • EBay targets mobile users, hoping to seem hip 15-09-2011 02:36 PM

    California: EBay's name is synonymous with auctions, but that's created an image problem for the online marketplace. These days, most of the things people purchase on the site aren't sold through auctions; they have fixed prices. And, the majority of items for sale are new - not musty antiques or...
  • eBay employees under criminal probe 14-09-2011 11:15 AM

    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...
  • PayPal going offline, targets big retailers 21-07-2011 01:51 PM

    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...
  • eBay's marketplace turnaround gains momentum 19-07-2011 11:45 AM

    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...
  • PayPal to end partnership with Alibaba 04-06-2011 12:48 PM

    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...