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Classic iPods Are So Hot Right Now

They say you don’t know what you’ve got, ’till it’s gone. The iPod Classic – you know, that mp3 player that relies on a click-wheel and only plays music (it can’t make phone calls?) – is apparently in high demand. Apple unceremoniously retired the classic device back in September, around the time the company was unveiling the brand new Apple …

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eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Apps Are No More

It’s been looking like eBay Now’s days were numbered for quite a while now. Now, the mobile apps for the e-commerce company’s same-day delivery service have gone M.I.A. VentureBeat reported all the way back in June that eBay Now could be on its way out. Last month, eBay held its Q3 earnings call, when eBay CEO John Donahoe made a …

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Andreessen Leaves eBay’s Board of Directors

Marc Andreessen announced he is resigning from eBay’s board of directors as the company prepares to split into two separate entities: eBay and PayPal. Andreessen has been on the board for six years. He joined in September of 2008. He said that now is the right time to step down with the split-up on the way. eBay President and CEO …

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eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers

eBay announced that in an effort to make shopping more secure, it will restrict site access through older versions of web browsers. This is largely in response to the POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability recently discovered by Google. The company says in a blog post: We have decided to restrict the use of an outdated Internet security protocol, SSL 3.0, because …

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eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12%

eBay released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenue growth of 12%. Payments volume was up 29% while eBay Marketplaces volume growth was 9%. As you probably know, eBay and PayPal are splitting up next year. eBay CEO John Donahoe said, “Rapidly changing competitive environments in commerce and payments underscore the opportunities for eBay and PayPal, and highlight …

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eBay Announces Live Auctions For Arts & Collectibles

eBay announced the launch of a new Live Auctions feature, enabling buyers to participate in auctions for arts and collectibles from actual auction rooms from the website. The company has a schedule of upcoming auctions, which is as follows: 10/9: African-American Fine Art, hosted by Swann Auction Galleries 10/14: Rare & Important Travel Posters, hosted by Swann Auction Galleries 10/15: …

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What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You

Big news in the world of e-commerce. eBay announced that it will separate eBay and PayPal into two independent, publicly-trade companies next year. Do you expect each of these companies to thrive separately? Let us know what you think. Investor Carl Icahn had famously called for such a spin-off, and it looks like he is now getting his wish. He’s …

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iPhone 6 Plus Going for Embarrassing Amount of Money on eBay

No. Nope. Naaaaaaah. I know there’s no iPhone 6 Plus stock left and the phone is so cool that even dead people are singing its praises. But no. Just wait a couple weeks. Read a book. Go fly a kite. Take LSD. Do literally anything other than pay $5,000 for a new iPhone.

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eBay Announces Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform

eBay is readying a product called the eBay Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform, which will reportedly combine various other platforms, including those it picked up in its 2011 acquisition of GSI Commerce. That deal was for $2.4 billion, and was a play by the company to cement itself as a leading strategic global commerce partner of choice for retailers and brands …

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eBay Has New (Kind Of) Mobile Ad Plans

eBay has a new webpage up about in-app mobile advertising, where it is courting advertisers to appear in its apps. As AdAge notes, the company tested ads in its mobile apps in 2012, but decided not to run with it. With PayPal possibly being spun off next year, it’s apparently had a change of heart. “With $20 billion in mobile …

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The Word’s Most Expensive Comic Book Was Just Sold On eBay

“History has been made on eBay,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. We reported last month that Action Comics #1 – the comic book that introduced the world to Superman – was to go up for auction on eBay. It’s often considered the “Holy Grail” of comic books. There are believed to be about 50 unrestored original copies in …

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eBay Could Spin Off PayPal Next Year [Report]

A new report out today from The Information says that eBay is considering spinning off PayPal as soon as next year – a move investor Carl Icahn very publicly called on eBay to make earlier this year. Jessica Lessin reports: Ebay has been telling potential recruits for the position of PayPal CEO that it’s considering spinning off the payments business …

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