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  • Adidas lifts ban on sales via eBay, Amazon and other online shopping websites July 2, 2014

    Duesseldorf: German sportswear maker Adidas has decided to allow the sale of its products via market-place sites like eBay and Amazon, an issue the German cartel office has been investigating. "We have decided to extend our e-commerce guidelines to also include open market places: if our retail partners adhere to our...
  • eBay rejects auction of Nazi chief's car June 29, 2014

    Miami: Auction website eBay has refused to list a World War II-era Mercedes Benz once owned Hermann Goering, a Nazi leader who commanded the German air force, citing a policy prohibiting the sale of offensive items. The 1941 Mercedes Benz 540 K Cabriolet B, custom built by Daimler-Benz for Adolf Hitler's...
  • eBay's PayPal head David Marcus steps down to join Facebook; will lead messaging products June 10, 2014

    San Francisco: David Marcus, who has led eBay Inc's fast-growing payments unit PayPal for the past two years, will step down this month to run Facebook Inc's messaging products, the companies announced on Monday. EBay shares fell a little more than 2 percent in trading after hours. Under Marcus, PayPal has...
  • Man selling the word 'the' on eBay; gets offers from 43 bidders May 26, 2014

    Update: ebay appears to have removed the listing. Melbourne: An enterprising Australian man is selling the English word 'the' written on a piece of scrap paper on eBay - and the bidding has already reached AUD 10,099. The man already has offers from 43 bidders and the highest bid currently is...
  • Google ranked top employer in the US; offers the best pay and benefit packages May 25, 2014

    Washington: Google, Facebook and wholesale retailer Costco offer the best pay and benefit packages in the United States, according to employee ratings compiled by the US job site Glassdoor. Apart from Costco, whose generous social benefits stand out, four of the five top employers are high-tech firms, according to the survey. Top...
  • eBay initially believed user data was safe after cyber attack May 24, 2014

    Boston: eBay Inc initially believed that its customers' data was safe as forensic investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in early May and made public this week, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday. EBay has come under fire over its handling of the cyberattack, in which hackers accessed personal...
  • eBay hacked, 145 million records accessed in 2nd largest breach in US history May 22, 2014

    Boston: eBay said that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised. It advised customers to change their passwords immediately, saying they were...
  • eBay hacked, asks all users to change passwords May 22, 2014

    New York: E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their passwords after a cyberattack compromised a company database containing customers' names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. The company said Wednesday that there is no evidence that any financial or credit card information was...
  • PayPal parts ways with employee Rakesh Agrawal who posted bizarre, possibly drunk, late night tweets insulting colleagues May 5, 2014

    PayPal, the payment processing arm of eBay Inc, said it parted ways with a recently-hired strategy executive after he posted a series of disparaging and at times indecipherable tweets. "Rakesh Agrawal is no longer with the company," PayPal said in a Twitter message. "Treat everyone with respect. No excuses. PayPal has...
  • eBay founder Pierre Omidyar aims to build a new 'mass media organisation' October 18, 2013

    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 build...
  • eBay to acquire Braintree for $800 mn, to bolster PayPal business September 26, 2013

    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 to process...
  • PayPal app adds more mobile wallet features September 6, 2013

    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 transactions...
  • 1-year-old US girl buys car using dad's smartphone July 11, 2013

    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 $ 225....
  • Alex Ferguson's last chewed gum sold for 390,000 pounds on Ebay May 22, 2013

    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 April 26, 2013

    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 website. The...
  • Google ventures into grocery delivery with Google Shopping Express March 29, 2013

    San Francisco: Internet search leader Google is taking another step beyond information retrieval into grocery delivery. The new service, called Google Shopping Express, will initially provide same-day delivery of food and other products bought online by a small group of consumers in San Francisco and suburbs located south of the city....
  • Delhi buying chocolates online, Hyderabad electric shavers: eBay March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Buyers in Delhi are indulging their sweet tooth by buying chocolates online, customers in Chennai are spending big on battery-operated toys, while consumers in Kolkata find solace in acquiring Tibetan collectibles, a census by eCommerce platform eBay shows. According to eBay's 'Census 2012, country's commercial capital Mumbai is...
  • Google shopping ads fuel ilicit ivory trade, alleges conservation group March 5, 2013

    Bangkok: A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand: It says the Internet search giant is helping fuel a dramatic surge in ivory demand in Asia that is killing African elephants at record levels. The Environmental Investigation Agency, a conservation advocacy...
  • Google most trusted online brand in India: Survey February 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Google is the most trusted online brand in the country, with Facebook coming in at number two, says a study by Brand Trust Advisory. Yahoo has emerged as the second-most trusted search engine after Google, says the report. The survey was conducted in 16 cities, taking into consideration 19,000 unique...
  • Amazon, eBay sales growth slower in December January 9, 2013

    San Francisco: ChannelAdvisor said on Tuesday that client sales growth on Amazon.com Inc's and eBay Inc's online marketplaces slowed in December. ChannelAdvisor reported that client sales on Amazon.com grew 29.8 per cent in December, compared with the same month last year. That year-over-year growth rate was down from November's rate of...
  • eBay launches redesigned website, apes Pinterest October 11, 2012

    New York: eBay has redesigned its website to encourage visitors to browse and collect items they might want to buy later with something it calls the "feed." The feature, reminiscent of popular sites like image-heavy Pinterest, shows users items based on things they purchased in the past or items they've...
  • 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...