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eBay Acquires Magento (Officially) eBay Acquires Magento (Officially)
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eBay announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Magento, which it announced in June. eBay has owned a minority stake in the company since 2010. Now, it owns the whole thing. Magento is an open source e-commerce platform. …

Amazon Attracts 1 in 5 Internet Users Amazon Attracts 1 in 5 Internet Users

comScore released a report today on the top global retail and auction sites, finding that Amazon sites were visited by one in five global Internet users in June – more than any other in the category. Amazon sites received visits …

Zong Officially Acquired by eBay Zong Officially Acquired by eBay

eBay announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Zong, announced just over a month ago. Zong provides payments through mobile carrier billing, and is now part of PayPal. eBay says it adds complementary technology and talent to strengthen …

Main Street Fairness Act Draws Amazon Support, eBay Opposition Main Street Fairness Act Draws Amazon Support, eBay Opposition
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On Friday, Senate Democrats introduced the “Main Street Fairness Act” again. It was also introduced in in the House by Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA) during the last session of Congress. Essentially, the bill calls for a federal set of guidelines …

NFL Lockout Fun: Players Selling Cars on eBay NFL Lockout Fun: Players Selling Cars on eBay

While Derek Anderson has never been confused with a great NFL quarterback, he does make a few million being a mediocre one. However, has the impending changes in the soon-to-be ratified (?!?!) collective bargaining agreement have Anderson thinking of plans …

eBay Humor: The Car or the Wife? eBay Humor: The Car or the Wife?

Divorces can be brutal undertakings, as is to be expected when lives change so dramatically. They can also be adventures in financial creativity, as people scramble to hold onto what’s dear to them. Unfortunately, sometimes the loss in a divorce …

PayPal Aims to Save You From Being Eaten Alive by the Living Dead PayPal Aims to Save You From Being Eaten Alive by the Living Dead

In light of our other recent zombie coverage and Bruce Campbell on Twitter news, it seems appropriate to bring up a new PayPal commercial community-made video that was unveiled today at a company event, which shows how you may be …

Google Plus Invites Appearing on eBay Google Plus Invites Appearing on eBay
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Honestly, we really shouldn’t be surprised by this by now, but yet, here we are. Google Plus (or “+”, depending on your propensity to spell things out) is Google’s newest venture into the social media world, and currently, the service …

eBay and GSI Commerce Make it Official (For $2.4 Billion) eBay and GSI Commerce Make it Official (For $2.4 Billion)
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eBay announced today that it has completed its acquisition of GSI Commerce, which was announced back in March. The deal was approved by stockholders on the 17th. eBay acquired all outstanding shares of GSI at $29.25 pher share in cash, …

eBay to Acquire Open Source E-Commerce Platform Magento eBay to Acquire Open Source E-Commerce Platform Magento
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eBay announced it has agreed to acquire open source e-commerce platform Magento, which the company has had a minority stake in since 2010. eBay will own the entire thing once the transaction closes (the terms of which have not been …

eBay Acquires WHERE, MissionFish eBay Acquires WHERE, MissionFish
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Two bits of acquisition news coming out of eBay today. First, the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of location media company WHERE. Terms of the deal were still not revealed. “Local commerce companies like WHERE are blurring the …

PayPal Buys Fig Card, Aims to Kill the Wallet PayPal Buys Fig Card, Aims to Kill the Wallet
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PayPal has acquired Fig Card in the latest move in the increasingly interesting mobile payments space. This comes just a week after the company acquired WHERE, for location-based deals. eBay and PayPal will not get left behind as competition grows …

eBay Posts Strong First Quarter Earnings eBay Posts Strong First Quarter Earnings
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Good news for e-commerce giant eBay, as today they report solid first quarter results. For the first quarter ending March 31st, eBay reports $2.5 billion in net revenue, which is a 16% increase from the same period last year. The …

eBay Buys WHERE to Expand in Local and Mobile eBay Buys WHERE to Expand in Local and Mobile

eBay announced today that it has agreed to acquire location media company WHERE in an effort to better position eBay in the local and mobile commerce spaces. “Local commerce companies like WHERE are blurring the lines between in-store and online …

Record Store Day Releases Hit eBay Early Record Store Day Releases Hit eBay Early
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Record Store Day is on Saturday, April 16. This is a day when record stores and music artists come together to celebrate music and the continued existence of albums that you can hold in your hand, in the digital age. …

Commercial Privacy Bill Of Rights Praised By eBay, Microsoft Commercial Privacy Bill Of Rights Praised By eBay, Microsoft
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Today, Senators John Kerry and John McCain introduced a piece of legislation known as the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011.  It’s designed to regulate how firms should handle consumers’ personal data, and while that’s a complicated issue, …

eBay Buys Majority Stake In Turkish Site eBay Buys Majority Stake In Turkish Site

eBay’s international presence is growing larger in a significant way today.  eBay announced this morning that it’s taking control of GittiGidiyor, a company that was founded in 2001 and qualifies as the leading online marketplace in Turkey. eBay now owns …

eBay Sellers Get Social Listing Tool eBay Sellers Get Social Listing Tool

eBay developer Sellebrity, has introduced a new tool called “Social Streamer” aimed at helping sellers promote their listings for free on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Social Streamer works by monitoring how listings change over time due to social …

eBay Local Features Contribute to Dramatic Expansion of E-Commerce Giant eBay Local Features Contribute to Dramatic Expansion of E-Commerce Giant
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We appear to have entered a whole new era for eBay. One that will go more head-to-head with Amazon, and one that will place a new added focus on local. First, the real news – the local part. You may …

eBay’s iPad 2 Data Revealed

Although we don’t have the official numbers from Apple, it looks as though sales of the iPad 2 have been good.  Maybe even great.  After its opening weekend, some analysts projected that the new device had sold hundreds of thousands …

eBay To Compete With Amazon With GSI Commerce Acquisition
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I had always wondered when someone would buy GSI Commerce (GSIC). eBay made the announcement that they have decided to purchase them in a very interesting move. Like many people, you may be wondering who is GSI Commerce? Well, they …