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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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StubHub Launched In The UK

eBay launched StubHub, its secondary ticketing service, in the United Kingdom today. This marks the first international expansion for StubHub. The company is positioning it as an attept to “shake up the UK ticketing market”. The company will sell tickets to various music, sporting and entertainment events, just as it does in the US. “The UK has an incredibly rich …

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PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here

We previously reported on rumors that PayPal was getting ready to launch a Square competitor. Now, the rumors have become reality, as today, PayPal unveiled PayPal Here. Like Square, it comes with a card reader you plug into your smartphone and a free app. Merchants can still accept payments without the reader, however, as the app will also scan cards. …

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PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo

PayPal introduced a new digital wallet today at SXSW. “This is the future of what PayPal is going to be looking like over the coming months,” PayPal VP, Global Product & Experience, Sam Shrauger declares. He actually discussed the offering on the PayPal blog the other day. In that post, he ran down the following lis of what the new …

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eBay, StubHub Acquire Peekspy, Fanvenues

eBay’s StubHub has acquired Peekspy, makers of the Fanvenues 3D mapping service. On its site, FanVenues calls itself “The Google of seat views for sports and concert fans.” OK. I guess that means the place where people go to search for seat views? “We create 3-dimensional real-life spaces for the web with your own customised and interactive features,” Peekspy explains …

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The Best Places to Sell an iPad 2

With many users upgrading to the New iPad, Digital Trends has provided some tips on how to get the most out of selling one’s iPad 2. With Apple’s unveiling of the new iPad yesterday, values of older models are going to drop quickly, so the first thing to do is to act fast. The best route is likely eBay – …

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George Washington Chicken McNugget Gets $8K On eBay

A 3 year old chicken McNugget from McDonalds that resembles George Washington sold for $8,100 on Ebay. Rebekah Speight of Dakota City,Nebraska sold the McNugget to raise money for a drive to raise $15,000 and send 50 children to summer church camp in Sioux City. eBay had temporarily taken down the auction last month because it violated rules regulating expired …

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iPad Trade-Ins on eBay Rising

eBay has stated that customers are trading in their first and second generation iPads ten times more than they were last February, likely in anticipation of Apple’s release of its iPad 3. eBay said it received 125K tablet trade-in offers this month, 97.6% being iPads. These offers fall under eBay’s Instant Sale Program, which is different from its traditional auction …

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