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Big Changes Coming To PayPal’s Frozen Funds Policy [Report] Big Changes Coming To PayPal’s Frozen Funds Policy [Report]
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Eleven days ago, TechCrunch ran a story about PayPal freezing a science fiction writer’s fundraiser, and then apologizing for doing so. The company even donated to the writer’s fund. “We’re going to do a lot more communicating before making some …

Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW] Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW]
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Apparently this was popular on reddit a while ago, but a woman who posted a picture of a dress with herself standing naked in the background also managed to spark a Twitter trend, and got the web buzzing. Sometimes that’s …

eBay Earnings: Revenue Up 18% In Q4, 21% For The Year eBay Earnings: Revenue Up 18% In Q4, 21% For The Year

eBay just reported its earnings for Q4, with an 18% year-over-year increase in revenue, hitting $4 billion for the quarter. For the full year, eBay’s revenue increased 21% to $14.1 billion. CEO Joe Donahoe said, “We had a great finish …

eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options

Last year, eBay began testing a same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Merchants in the test group were able to offer the service to customers for $5. eBay reportedly also has some other interesting options in pilot …

Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay
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Kids and technology occasionally run up against each other in unpredictable or dangerous ways. Kids and technology that is linked to your bank account – now that’s danger on a whole other level. So what do you do when your …

Ding Dongs And Twinkies Are Now Collector’s Items On eBay Ding Dongs And Twinkies Are Now Collector’s Items On eBay
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You may have read the news this morning that Hostess is shutting down after decades of making Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and other assorted snacks. It’s sad to lose such an iconic company and the associated jobs, but some …

PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest …

You Can Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through eBay, PayPal You Can Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through eBay, PayPal

As the Americans hit hardest by this week’s superstorm begin the long, arduous cleanup process – they’re going to need all the help they can get. Since most of us can’t physically help them pick up the pieces, monetary donations …

PayPal Cutting Jobs, Following Up On Previously Announced Reorganization Plans PayPal Cutting Jobs, Following Up On Previously Announced Reorganization Plans
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There have been reports about PayPal laying off part of its staff, and now the company has come out and confirmed 325 layoffs in a blog post. The post points to another post from June, when President David Marcus discussed …

Print FedEx Labels Right From eBay Print FedEx Labels Right From eBay

eBay announced that it is enabling sellers to print FedEx labels through its single label printing flow from My eBay. The company launched the program to a limited number of sellers in a pilot, but it will be fully available …

eBay Reports Q3 Earnings: Revenue Up 15% YoY eBay Reports Q3 Earnings: Revenue Up 15% YoY

eBay reported its Q3 earnings on Wednesday. The financials come a week after the company launched a big redesign to its flagship site. The company posted revenue of $3.4 billion for the quarter, up 15% year-over-year. Net income on a …

eBay Launches Pinterest-Like Site Redesign to Accompany That New Logo eBay Launches Pinterest-Like Site Redesign to Accompany That New Logo
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According to eBay, the online marketplace logged over 4 million new users in the first half over 2012. We also know that eBay’s mobile apps just hit the 100 million download milestone. And as of today, eBay has over 350 …

Wii U Pre-Orders Up For $1K on eBay Wii U Pre-Orders Up For $1K on eBay

Either due to its popularity or due to manufacturing delays (probably a combination of both) pre-orders for the Wii U sold out in a manner of days and are now nearly impossible to find. Nearly, but not impossible. Anyone still …

Einstein Letter on God to Be Auctioned on Ebay Einstein Letter on God to Be Auctioned on Ebay
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On January 3, 1954, Albert Einstein mailed a letter from Princeton, New Jersey to Eric B. Gutkind in Germany. The letter was Einstein’s response to Gutkind’s book, Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt, which Gutkind had mailed to him. …

Setify Is A New eBay Tool For Collectors Setify Is A New eBay Tool For Collectors
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eBay has launched a new tool called Setify to help collectors track and share collections of things. Here’s what it does: “Ever since it was founded, eBay has delivered useful resources for collectors, and Collectibles remains one of the most …

eBay Hits 100m App Downloads, 100m Mobile Listings eBay Hits 100m App Downloads, 100m Mobile Listings
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eBay is focusing on mobile, and they have some numbers that prove they’re moving in the right direction. According to a blog post, eBay’s suite of mobile apps have broken the 100 million download barrier – including 25 million downloads …

eBay For Android Gets Significant Update [Updated] eBay For Android Gets Significant Update [Updated]
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Update: eBay has reportedly recalled this version fo the app, following numerous complaints of connectivity issues. eBay revealed its new logo today, but the company has also launched an update to its Android app. Here’s the new features, as listed …

eBay Is Changing Its Logo To This eBay Is Changing Its Logo To This
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eBay announced that it is changing its logo. The old one is still in place on the site, but the company says it’s making the new one available next month. They did, however, provide a preview of what it will …

iPhone 5 Is Coming, Ebay Prepares Themselves iPhone 5 Is Coming, Ebay Prepares Themselves

For Apple fans, today marks a big moment for the brand: an announcement about the newest version of the iPhone, for starters. While rumors have been flying for months now about a sleek update to the device, Apple has given …

eBay Acquires Social Shopping Site Svvply.com eBay Acquires Social Shopping Site Svvply.com
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eBay announced that it has acquired online shopping site Svpply.com for an undisclosed sum. The site is described as a “curated collection of the world’s best products and stores.” It’s a community-driven site listing 1.1 million products in its shop. …

College Football Rankings: eBay’s StubHub Aims To Gauge “True Popularity” College Football Rankings: eBay’s StubHub Aims To Gauge “True Popularity”

eBay-owned ticket marketplace, StubHub, has launched a new weekly scorecard aimed at gauging the “true popularity” of college football teams among fans, based on its own internal data. StubHub’s system uses the AP Top 25 as a starting point, then …