All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘eBay’

Magento Becomes Part Of eBay Enterprise

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 Enterprise to lead the newly formed Product Strategy organization at the company. He will report to Christopher Saridakis, president of …

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Is eBay Trying To Be Something That It’s Not?

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 by the end of the year. Will these offerings keep sellers around and buyers interested in shopping with the ecommerce …

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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 registered accounts, ending the quarter with 137 million, up 17%. President and CEO John Donahoe said, “We delivered strong third …

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Ugly Painting of Old Lady Bewilders British Couple

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 crone, my wife won’t have it in the house.” The painting arrived in a package with no return address or …

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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 homepage and unveiled a more personal way to shop the site. To continue this focus on tailored shopping experiences, Moskowitz …

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The Heisenberg Mask Bryan Cranston Wore at Comic-Con Is Now on eBay

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 some dude in a really awesome Heisenberg mask, but it was actually Bryan Cranston. How freaking cool was that? He …

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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 with PayPal,” said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. “Bill Ready and his team add complementary talent and technology …

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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 a new retail environment where consumers demand consistent, seamless and personalized experiences anywhere, at any time,” said eBay Enterprise President …

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PayPal Could Be On To Something Huge With Beacon

It’s hard to tell what’s going to work in the payments space. There have been a lot of interesting ideas over the years, but they haven’t always translated into the revolutionary game-changers that they could. PayPal’s new product – Beacon – is one of those interesting ideas, and it could work. The company, obviously already accustomed to revolutionizing how people …

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eBay Launches “Activate Now” Feature To Help Vendors Save

The popular auction site of eBay is one of the world’s best-known auction sites where millions of people each day visit the site to browse and/or bid on various books, music, collectibles, antiques, and electronics. eBay is great for the person browsing the website, as well as for vendors who can electronically sell their products. With their website obtaining so …

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You Will Soon Be Able To Buy A Firefox OS Smartphone Through eBay

Have the Firefox OS launches across Europe and South America left you wanting your own alternative mobile OS? Unfortunately for you, Mozilla has yet to announce a solid release date for its new mobile OS in North America, and best estimates put the launch at next year. Worry not, however, as one of Mozilla’s hardware partners is willing to hook …

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Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’

Someone basically pulled the ol’ “Oh, so you want a new Apple for Christmas” dad trick on an unsuspecting online shopper in Brisbane, Australia last week. According to police, a 21-year-old woman was shocked to find that the two new Apple iPhones that she bought from a woman she met on an online classifieds site were actually just apples in …

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