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eBay Acquires Hunch eBay Acquires Hunch
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eBay has acquired recommendation engine Hunch, with the aim of improving eBay’s personalized recommendations. Hunch has been around for a couple years now. The company’s stated mission is to “build a ‘taste graph’ of the entire web, connecting every person …

SOPA Meets Massive Resistance SOPA Meets Massive Resistance
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The Stop Online Piracy Act, or any of its many variations, something WebProNews has discussed before, is finally meeting a great deal of resistance as various online movements, and the long-awaited push back from entities like Google, Facebook, and Mozilla …

The Journey of John Henson’s Game-Worn Jersey The Journey of John Henson’s Game-Worn Jersey
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Last Friday, North Carolina and Michigan State played in the Carrier Classic, which took place on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson. Besides acting as the official start to the college basketball season, the game also acted a …

EBay Taps The Power Of Celebrity To Raise Money For Charity EBay Taps The Power Of Celebrity To Raise Money For Charity
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eBay is teaming up with various celebrities to build a charity auction destination that harnesses the power of celeb culture and uses it for good. You can already see evidence of our fascination with celebrities by performing a quick eBay …

Someone Spent $1725 at eBay for an Illegal Copy of Modern Warfare 3
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Yes, this is one of the posts where the title says it all, because yes, some amazingly intelligent life form spent almost $2000 for an illegal copy of Modern Warfare 3, which was acquired from eBay. There are a number …

Zaarly: The Next eBay? Zaarly: The Next eBay?
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Mobile commerce startup Zaarly announced today that it has closed a $14 million Series A round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins. They also announced that they’ve added Meg Whitman to their board. Whitman, of course, is the President and …

eBay Q3 Earnings Released eBay Q3 Earnings Released

eBay released its Q3 earnings report, which includes $3 billion in revenue for the quarter, up 32% year-over-year. “Our company reported another strong quarter, with eBay, PayPal and GSI each performing well,” said President and CEO John Donahoe. “Mobile commerce continues …

Meg Whitman Named New CEO of HP Meg Whitman Named New CEO of HP
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It’s official: Meg Whitman is your new CEO of HP, replacing Leo Apotheker after just under a year on the job. Apotheker was tapped in September of last year to replace CEO Mark Hurd, after Hurd resigned his position amid …

eBay Craigslist Dispute Turns Into Criminal DoJ Investigation eBay Craigslist Dispute Turns Into Criminal DoJ Investigation

Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly investigating claims that eBay employees took confidential info from Craigslist to use in a service that would compete with it. Reuters reports that it has obviated a copy of a grand jury …

Marty McFly’s Nikes Available Through eBay Auction Marty McFly’s Nikes Available Through eBay Auction

Yesterday, we discussed Nike’s awesome Air Mag shoe, which is a recreation of the shoes worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. The buzz these shoes received was tremendous. However, the information surrounding them was not. …

eBay to Delete Users’ Emails, Provide Less Storage eBay to Delete Users’ Emails, Provide Less Storage
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eBay announced that it will be reducing the length of time that users are able to store emails in their Messages folders. Until now, users have been able to save a year’s worth of messages, but this is being reduced …

eBay One Cent  Auction Listings Today (August 30) eBay One Cent Auction Listings Today (August 30)

eBay announced that it is doing one cent auction-style listings for one day only – today. eBay Seller Experience Vice President Todd Lutwak says: On August 30, list Auction-style for just 1¢ Insertion Fees—even high-ticket items! This offer applies to …

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, …