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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘eBay’

Prototype iPad With Two Dock Connectors Sells For $10,200

In the weeks and months leading up to the unveiling of the original iPad in 2010, there were all sorts of rumors about what Apple’s tablet device: what it might look like, what sort of features it might have, how much it might cost, and so on. There were even rumors about what it might be called – iSlate was …

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Olympic Torches on eBay

Apparently the Olympics are more than just a time to show pride in one’s country. British Olympic torchbearers are selling the torches for a profit of up to $237,000 on eBay. 8,000 people were chosen to be torchbearers because of contributions to their communities, according to the AFP. The Olympic torch is a symbol of purity and is being turned …

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eBay Opens New Office in Bangalore

According to the PayPal official blog, eBay is set to open a Global Development Center in Bangalore, India, which is projected to bring roughly 1,000 new jobs to the area over the next three years. India, increasingly “touchy” in regards to mostly all things having to do with the internet, had also seen an eBay development center established in the …

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Wal-Mart, eBay Try Out New Search Engines

Reuters is reporting today that both EBay and Wal-Mart are replacing their outdated search engines in order to compete with online retailers such as Amazon. The report states that eBay will soon implement a new search engine it is calling “Cassini”, which will replace the antiquated “Voyager.” EBay search was dismal in 2008, and eBay sellers have never held back …

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Righthaven Copyrights (Including Porn Titles) Being Auctioned on eBay

17 Righthaven copyrights are being auctioned off on eBay today. I’m not going to rehash the entire Righthaven saga here, but if you’re unfamiliar with the story, Righthaven with the business model of purchasing copyrights and suing people. They have become commonly known as a “copyright troll”. Properties previously acquired by the “company” have been turned over to lawyers, as …

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eBay Releases App v2.0 for iPad

Internet auction giant eBay has just released it app for iPad version 2.0, presently available at the Apple iTunes store, allowing users to better sell, search, bid, buy, browse and pay in an interface built around the tablet. Below is a clip of eBay VP of Mobile Steve Yankovich showing off the new app: Key features include an updated, customizable …

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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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