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eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 14% eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 14%

eBay just released its earnings report for the first quarter with revenue up 14% year-over-year. Non-GAAP earnings grew 11%. CEO John Donahoe said, “We delivered a strong first quarter, with enabled commerce volume up 24 percent and revenue up 14 …

$7 Million Shoplifting: One Family Went Wild In Multiple Stores Over Several Years

It is hard to imagine how one family could go on a $7 million shoplifting spree without being caught first, but somehow the Bogdanov family was able to do it. The family was finally arrested earlier this week at their …

eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce

eBay announced the launch of Smart Hashtags on Wednesday. Users can click on the share widget on a product, guide or other page to share to Twitter or Pinterest, and a box pops up with a shareable link, a text …

eBay Adds More Countries To Global Shipping Program eBay Adds More Countries To Global Shipping Program

eBay announced today that it has added Switzerland and Norway to the list of countries sellers can ship to using the Global Shipping Program, which includes 42 additional countries. “As you know, the Global Shipping Program helps you expand your …

Check Out What eBay Can Do Now That It Owns PhiSix Check Out What eBay Can Do Now That It Owns PhiSix

eBay announced that it has acquired computer graphics company PhiSix, which creates 3D models of clothing from photos, pattern files and other sources. These graphics, according to the company, can simulate the actual behavior of the clothes, so people can …

eBay Sellers Speak Out Against Business Policies eBay Sellers Speak Out Against Business Policies

eBay sellers have become frustrated with a feature the site has been automatically turning on for their stores. eBay announced Business Policies nearly two years ago. The feature amounts to a set of custom settings for shipping, return and payment …

Paid Search Ads May Not be Worth Anything, Shows Study Paid Search Ads May Not be Worth Anything, Shows Study
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As advertisers have begun adapting to the internet, paid search ads have become a common way for businesses to advertise to potential customers. Specifically, Google has pioneered the paid search ad category for search engines, giving advertisers an easy way …

Man Tries To Sell Stolen Brains On eBay

There have been some interesting items sold on the auction site eBay, but what David Charles sold on the site, took things to a whole new level of weird. Charles, 21, allegedly stole more than 60 jars of brain and …

Man Sells Stolen Brains On Ebay, Is Busted In Sting
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A man accused of breaking into the Indiana Medical History Museum multiple times last year to steal organs has been caught, thanks to an eBay buyer who became suspicious of his newly acquired brains. 21-year old David Charles allegedly sold …

Kim Kardashian Defends Her eBay Auction
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Last month, Kim Kardashian created an eBay auction and said that she would be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Philippine typhoon victims. What seemed like a sincere gesture quickly stirred controversy after it was reported that only …

Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’? Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’?
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Although Amazon claims that one day unmanned delivery drones will be “as normal as mail trucks,” one high-profile CEO isn’t really buying into it yet. eBay CEO John Donahoe is skeptical, and thinks that delivery drones are a “long-term fantasy.” …

Teen Pays $735 For A Photo Of An Xbox One On eBay Teen Pays $735 For A Photo Of An Xbox One On eBay
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For only £450 ($735), Peter Clatworthy, a 19-year-old student of Bilborough, Nottingham, United Kingdom, thought he was going to get an Xbox One. He didn’t. Instead, Clatworthy ended up paying the hefty price on eBay for a picture of the …

Kim Kardashian eBay Auction For Typhoon Victims
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It is no secret that Kim Kardashian is a multi-millionaire, so when she announced that she would be donating a portion of her earnings from her eBay auction to the victims of the Philippines typhoon, it sounded like an awesome …

Magento Becomes Part Of eBay Enterprise Magento Becomes Part Of eBay Enterprise
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eBay announced that it has merged Magento and eBay Enterprise into a single business unit, and will create new opportunities for Magento merchants, partners and developers. eBay Senior VP for Strategy and Business, Mark Lavelle, is moving over to eBay …

Is eBay Trying To Be Something That It’s Not? Is eBay Trying To Be Something That It’s Not?
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This week, eBay announced the launch of some new personalization and curation features for the eBay Marketplace, and that it is expanding its efforts in local commerce, including the extension of its eBay Now delivery service into 25 new markets …

eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 14% eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 14%

eBay just released its Q3 earnings report with a 14% year-over-year increase in revenue to $3.9 billion and net income (GAAP) of $689 million. PalPal on its own generated $1.6 billion, up 19% year-over-year. It also gained 5 million active …

Ugly Painting of Old Lady Bewilders British Couple
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Winchester, England couple Sue and Keith Webb recently received an unexpected package containing an oil painting of an ugly woman. The perplexed couple aren’t very fond of the piece – Keith said, “it’s a painting of such a horrid old …

eBay Buys Digital Marketplace Bureau of Trade eBay Buys Digital Marketplace Bureau of Trade

eBay announced on Friday that it has acquired digital marketplace Bureau of Trade. Founder Michael Phillips Moskowitz will join the eBay Marketplaces team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. eBay says on its blog: This year, eBay enhanced its …

The Heisenberg Mask Bryan Cranston Wore at Comic-Con Is Now on eBay The Heisenberg Mask Bryan Cranston Wore at Comic-Con Is Now on eBay
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I’m sure you recall this year’s Comic-Con, where Bryan Cranston did that awesome thing where he put on a lifelike, rubber Heisenberg (Walter White) mask and walked around the floor for a couple of hours. Everybody thought it was just …

eBay Buys Payments Platform Braintree For $800 Million eBay Buys Payments Platform Braintree For $800 Million

eBay announced that it is acquiring payments platform Braintree for about $800 million in cash. Braintree powers payments on OpenTable, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber, and will continue to operate as a separate service under PayPal. “Braintree is a perfect fit …

eBay Launches New Enterprise Commerce Offerings eBay Launches New Enterprise Commerce Offerings

eBay has introduced a new suite of commerce technologies, which is made up of two modules called Exchange Platform and Interfaces & Tools. “Retailers and brands understand the importance of having industry-leading capabilities across their entire value chain to support …