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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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Man Fulfills Odd eBay Request for Pics of Wife’s Feet

Today, the internet has one truly disappointed foot fetishist. Redditor Ferenginar’s wife decided to sell a pair of shoes on eBay, only to be hounded by one potential buyer’s odd requests for photos of her wearing said shoes. “Would you be able to take a few pictures wearing the shoes (both shoes)…different angles. Send picture to me in message,” asked …

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eBay Launches eBay Now For The Desktop

eBay announced today that its local shopping service eBay Now, previously only available in mobile app form, is now launching on the desktop. The service lets customers look at products from stores, place an order online, and then have the items delivered to a specified location. eBay says this usually happens within the hour. Until now, eBay Now has only …

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Schindler’s List (the Actual Thing) Is Now for Sale on eBay

If you’re a history buff with a few million dollars sitting around, you can buy one of the most famous lists in history – on eBay. Schindler’s List, or the List of Schindlerjuden, is now up for auction on the site. No, not the Academy Award-winning film, but the actual list – one of only 4 remaining copies. The bidding …

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eBay Has A Strong Second Quarter, Pulls In $3.9 Billion In Revenue

eBay has been doing pretty well for itself over the last few years. It’s latest financial results report doesn’t disappoint as the online auction house has reported another quarter of increased revenue. On Wednesday, eBay reported revenue for the second quarter increased by 14 percent to $3.9 billion. It’s net income during the last quarter was $640 million, or $0.49 …

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eBay Gives $1000 to Dad Whose Toddler Accidentally Bought a Car, Wins Today’s PR Trophy

We all know it’s dangerous to give your toddler your smartphone. Beyond the chance that they may just hurl it against a wall or something, you have to assume that all of that random button pushing is going to result in something unwanted. Like an old car, maybe? That’s exactly what happened to Paul Stoute. His 14-month-old daughter, Sorella, accidentally …

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Aaron Hernandez Currently Not In General Population, Is Big On eBay

Perhaps neither one of the following should come as a surprise, but for some reason, the eBay thing does, at least for me. According to reports, Aaron “Watch How Fast Someone Can Fall” Hernandez, who is being held at the Bristol County Jail for the murder of Odin Lloyd while waiting for his trial to begin, has not been allowed …

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