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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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eBay Hacked, Wants You to Change Your Passwords

If you receive an email from eBay later today asking you to change your password, you should definitely take their advice. The company has just confirmed a cyberattack that may have affected millions of users, exposing personal information like usernames, passwords, and email addresses. As the result of an ongoing investigation, eBay learned that a “small number” of employee login …

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eBay Expands In Latin American Market

eBay just announced the launch of new Spanish and Portuguese-language versions of its website for customers in Latin America. The e-commerce giant already has over 2 million people in Latin America using its site in English and with U.S. dollars, but now they’ll be able to shop localized versions with local promotions and currencies in addition to native languages. As …

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eBay Partners With Invaluable For Live Auctions

eBay announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Invaluable to bring over 2,000 auction houses to eBay buyers. Invaluable has its own live online bidding platform letting collectors and dealers around the world bid in real time. It provides auctioneers with marketing and ecommerce solutions with Invaluable itself as well as with its AuctionZip property. It also gives them …

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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 percent. We are committed to delivering sustainable shareholder value and focusing on what matters most to our investors. We are …

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$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 Northbrook home, a suburb of Chicago. The shoplifting by the Bodanov family lasted for over a decade, and they were …

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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 phrase or product title, and one to three of the smart hashtags. “The phrases — set aside with a hash …

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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 sales to millions of eager international buyers,” the company says. “Through the program (which is free to join), you can …

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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 see how they would fit, look, and move in different environments. “PhiSix’s technology enables consumers to understand the fit and …

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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 information for sellers to manage easily from one central location. Sellers can create multiple policies, and select the ones they …

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Paid Search Ads May Not be Worth Anything, Shows Study

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 to show up in search results without gaining the popularity that would rank them higher in natural search results. As …

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