All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘eBay’

Kobe Bryant Puts His Mask on eBay For Charity

During the NBA’s All Star game, Kobe Bryant’s nose was broken by a Dwyane Wade when the Heat guard hit him with an unnecessarily hard foul, especially for a meaningless exhibition game. Wade’s foul was so hard, it also gave Bryant a concussion. After he was medically cleared to play again, Bryant had to wear a protective mask to avoid …

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WHERE Ads Rebranded as PayPal Media Network

PayPal’s official blog has just announced that it’s WHERE advertising platform has been rebranded as the PayPal Media Network. Roughly a year ago, eBay acquired local commerce company WHERE, one of the largest mobile location-based advertising networks, and the name change is indicative of further integration into the eBay/PayPal family. The new PayPal Media Network name also describes the evolution …

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Merchants To Get More Out of eBay’s E-Commerce Platform X.Commerce

We spoke with Matthew Mengerink, VP and GM of eBay’s x.commerce, which offers merchants an e-commerce platform using the “fabric of eBay” and its various products to essentially be the ultimate set of APIs and tools for e-commerce (though it also applies to getting people into brick and mortars with mobile apps). Mengerink and his colleagues are spending a few …

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Ultraviolet Code Crackdown Starting on eBay

In an attempt to get consumers to start investing their disposable income on packaged media again, Hollywood studios have embraced the Ultraviolet format, which essentially allows users to watch the movies they purchase on any device that supports the cloud-based digital locker. For instance, say you’re really getting into “Avatar”, but you’ve got a pesky doctor’s appointment scheduled right in …

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eBay’s First Quarter Forecasts Continuation of Year Over Year Profits

eBay Inc. was pleased to report today that revenue for Q1FY12 increased 29% to $3.3 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. They recorded Q1 net income on a GAAP basis of $570 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $725 million, or $0.55 per diluted share. The year-over-year increase in first quarter GAAP earnings …

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eBay, USPS Innovate Shipping for Retailers

eBay was recognized by the U.S. Postal Service for technology and financial innovation on Monday, after systematically developing a setup on its platform that allows sellers to bill and ship faster. Users of eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, are able to calculate postage, purchase and print stamps, ship, track, etc., all within their online store. Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster …

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eBay to Inform Sellers of Protection from Buyers

eBay Inc. will commence informing sellers of proactive protection from buyers, beginning April 3rd, and every month thereafter, according to an official message from the eBay announcement board. eBay proactively protects sellers from unfair or undeserved feedback, as well as in buyer protection cases. If the company notices an atypical pattern of low detailed seller ratings (DSRs) or negative or …

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New PayPal President David Marcus Talks About Past, Present & Future

In case you’d like to know a bit more about the new president of PayPal, eBay’s Richard Brewer-Hay posted an interview with David Marcus on the eBay Ink blog for that very reason. News of Marcus’ appointment to the President position came on Thursday, when eBay CEO John Donahoe broke the news on the PayPal blog. “For more than 15 …

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David Marcus Named PayPal President At eBay

PayPal has a new President, and his name is David Marcus. He’s been with the company since last year. He came over when PayPal acquired Zong, and became PayPal’s VP of Mobile. eBay CEO John Donahoe writes on the PayPal Blog: I’ve picked David Marcus as the new president of PayPal and I couldn’t be more thrilled. David’s just the right …

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EBay Blocks the Sale of Sugar Substitute

Internet auctioneer eBay blocked the global sale of Sorbitol yesterday, a sugar substitute that has been blamed for the death of a medical patient in Italy. As a subject in a food intolerance test being conducted in a private clinic in the town of Barletta, Teresa Sunna, 28, died after taking the food additive. Two other subjects of the trial …

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eBay Sells Rent.com To Primedia

eBay has sold Rent.com to Primedia, which also owns ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com, RentalHouses.com and NewHomeGuide.com. The property search site should fit right in. eBay says Rent.com had “limited synergies” with its core business, and that the company is “focusing on enabling commerce for buyers and sellers globally through platforms and technology. You might recall a couple of recent, and pretty major …

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PayPal Bringing Its Services To China And India

PayPal is one of the largest names in the online payment industry. It makes it super easy to make online transactions across national borders. Making the transactions with other people within your borders is a bit trickier if you happen to live in certain countries. PayPal is hoping to change that for China and India. PayPal announced today their intentions …

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