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PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature

As you may recall, eBay bought payments platform Braintree for $800 million last fall. Now, PayPal and Braintree have introduced One Touch, a new way to pay for things in mobile apps. In fact, it’s the fastest way to do so, according to the company. One Touch payments are open for developer beta with select merchants for the time being. …

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eBay Sucks Slightly Less Than Others at Diversity

eBay just followed suit and released their gender and ethnic diversity figures, and it looks like the company have hurdled a pretty low bar. Or limboed a very high bar. Something easy. According to eBay, their company is made up of 58 percent male employees. This beats Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, who have all released their diversity figures …

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Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month

eBay just announced that Action Comics #1, considered the “Holy Grail” of comic books, is going to be auctioned off on the site next month. According to the announcement, there are believed to only be about 50 unrestored original copies of the issue that introduced the world to Superman. Dealer Darren Adams has one of them (apparently the finest known …

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Google Penalty Costs eBay Big Time

Back in May, when Google launched a new version of the Panda update, some quickly noticed that eBay seemed to be taking a hit in the rankings. It turned out that it was apparently at the hands of a manual penalty rather than Panda. The penalty was related to weird category pages that eBay users were unlikely to actually land …

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eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 13%

eBay just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue growth of 13%, commerce volume growth of 26%, GAAP and non-GAAP EPS growth of 9%, and the announcement that it has repurchased $1.7 billion in stock. Revenue was up 13% year-over-year at $4.4 billion. GAAP earnings increased to $676 million, and non-GAAP earnings increased to $868 million. CEO …

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eBay Expands Global Shipping Program

eBay is adding six new countries to its global shipping program starting the week of July 21: Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad, and Tobago. “This year in Latin America alone, ecommerce sales are expected to rise 19.8% to reach $57.69 billion,” the company says, citing numbers from eMarketer. “Buyers will have access to an incredible range …

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eBay Has A New App To Get Others To Sell Your Stuff For You

eBay launched a new iPhone app called eBay Valet, which provides sellers with another way to sell on the site. It finds what items are worth, then sends them in for valets to sell them for you. Take pictures of your items, and the app gives you an estimated price. They’ll send you a free prepaid box, and you can …

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eBay Touts Enterprise Omnichannel Commerce Momentum

eBay announced increased adoption of omnichannel commerce technologies globally for eBay Enterprise. It has secured 451 clients and 862 extension and renewals in the first half of the year. These stretch across its various services. Alex and Ani, BOXPARK, Destination XL, Karmaloop, MailPix and StubHub are listed as brands using eBay Enterprise. “We are leading local commerce with close to …

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eBay Stores Sellers Get New Selling Tools, Discounts

eBay told eBay Stores sellers on Thursday that they now have access to new subscriber-exclusive selling tools and discounts on items and services. Sellers can now create and manage promotions like order size offers, free shipping offers, related items offers, targeted coupons, and sale events. With order size offers, sellers will be able to promote the purchase of more than …

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Identity Theft Could Soon Be A Reality For eBay Users

Identity theft is a constant concern for those who entrust their personal information to Internet companies. Now millions of users are at risk following a massive cyber-attack that recently hit eBay. Last week, we reported that eBay was hit by a massive cyber-attack when hackers broke into the company’s database that hold customers’ personal information. While no financial information was …

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Google’s eBay Hit Was Apparently Manual

As reported last week, eBay appeared alongside the biggest apparent losers from Google’s most recent Panda update, which is supposed to be softer than past updates, and make things a little better for smaller sites and businesses. According to reports, it turns out eBay was hit by a manual penalty rather than Panda. Just after the update was announced, Moz …

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eBay Hack Leads to Official Investigation by Multiple States

Earlier this week, eBay revealed that an ongoing investigation of their own had revealed a a “small number” of employee login credentials had been compromised, giving attackers access to their corporate network. Now, it appears that they will face external probes from various state Attorneys General. “The magnitude of the reported eBay data breach could be of historic proportions, and …

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