eBay ends dispute with Icahn

2014-04-10 19:45

Online retail giant eBay has reached a deal with activist investor Carl Icahn, who had demanded a spinoff of the payment division PayPal.

Retailers push into mobile payment market

2014-04-07 10:25

Big retailers are muscling in on the likes of Visa and MasterCard in a fiercely competitive and growing mobile payment market that promises to cut transaction costs and increase customer loyalty.

Raider Icahn takes aim at eBay

2014-02-24 19:38

Corporate raider Carl Icahn called on eBay to hive off payments unit PayPal, while blasting its directors for conflicts of interest and its CEO as "asleep".

eBay profit rises, Icahn proposes spin-off

2014-01-23 14:45

eBay has reported a higher profit for the holiday quarter as activist investor Carl Icahn submitted a proposal to spin off its PayPal business.

Ebay founder to launch news venture

2013-10-17 12:31

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar says he is building an independent media organisation, covering news from sports to politics for mainstream readers.

Apple controversy lays bare Irish tax web

2013-07-14 14:17

Ireland has rejected US claims that it is a tax haven, despite revelations of Apple paying little or no tax on tens of billions of dollars.

Django Unchained dolls banned by eBay

2013-01-25 07:36

Online auction giant eBay has banned the sale of dolls linked to Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, a blood-soaked Western about a freed slave, describing them as "offensive".

Obama inauguration passes sell for $2 000

2013-01-10 18:57

Tickets to President Barack Obama's inauguration are supposed to be free, but they're being sold on eBay and Craigslist for up to $2 000 apiece.

eBay to cut 325 jobs amid restructuring

2012-10-31 07:52

US internet retail giant eBay says it will cut 325 jobs as part of a reorganisation of its PayPal financial division.

Einstein letter on God to be auctioned

2012-10-08 10:16

A letter in which Albert Einstein dismissed the idea of God as a product of human weakness is being sold on eBay for a starting price of $3m.

Google, Facebook launch US web lobby

2012-07-26 11:43

Big technology firms including Google, Facebook, eBay and Amazon have joined to create a new internet lobby group aimed, source has said.

Cher 'upset' over Adelaide key sale

2012-04-26 12:19

US singer Cher is "upset" and trying to get to the bottom of why a key to the city of Adelaide she was given in 1990 ended up on eBay, selling for nearly $100 000.

Facebook downplays Google threat

2011-10-18 08:07

Silicon Valley star Sean Parker says that Facebook would have to blunder in a big way for Google's social network to steal its crown.

eBay gamble led to tech-exec greatness

2011-09-23 16:47

Meg Whitman was a successful marketing executive for a toymaking giant when she took a big risk on a new game - an online auction firm called eBay.

EBay's PayPal going offline

2011-07-21 07:12

EBay's PayPal business has become one of the largest online payment systems, but its now heading offline.

Stolen Les Paul found on eBay

2010-09-21 18:04

The owner of a vintage Gibson Les Paul Special stolen eight years ago has found the guitar after it finally resurfaced on eBay. aims to emulate eBay

2010-07-21 17:54

Since launching its online marketplace for new and used products in February, e-retailer has recorded average monthly sales growth of 55% for this new division.

eBay removes Kevorkian death van

2010-04-26 22:57

The VW camper van Dr Jack Kevorkian used during his assisted suicide campaign is no longer listed for sale on eBay.

Nuke bunker for sale on eBay

2010-03-01 10:23

A Cold War-era nuclear bunker in Britain has been put up for sale on eBay, and bidders have pushed the price up to £19 300.

eBay fined for perfume sales

2009-12-01 08:04

A French court has ordered online auction site eBay to pay €1.7m to luxury goods maker LVMH for the unauthorised selling of its perfumes.

eBay apologises for glitch

2009-11-23 08:11

Online auction giant eBay has apologised for a technical glitch that caused a one-day crash of its website search functions it attributed to a surge in holiday shoppers.

Weirdest online sales in Aus

2009-10-09 13:51

The lives of two men, a top tennis player's ponytail and a piece of cereal that looks like ET are among the strangest items Australians have bought and sold in the past decade, auction website eBay said.

Skype founders sue eBay

2009-09-17 11:53

A company owned by the founders of Skype has filed a copyright infringement suit against the internet phone service and parent eBay Inc.

eBay pulls memorial ticket ads

2009-07-06 22:25

Offers of tickets for Michael Jackson's memorial service are being removed from online classifieds site Craigslist and web auction house eBay.


SA 'aware' of online classified scams

2014-04-08 09:30

South Africans are generally aware that they have to practice safety when dealing with online classifieds buyers and sellers, a provider has said.

Samsung 'most popular' on Gumtree in SA

2014-04-02 11:01

Samsung devices are growing in popularity as the ideal smartphone platform if results from an online classifieds site are anything to go by.

Snowden should return documents: US spy chief

2014-01-30 09:31

A top US intelligence official has called for Edward Snowden and journalists who obtained documents the former contractor took to return the materials to authorities.

Mandela banknotes selling at huge premiums

2013-12-09 22:24

Banknotes bearing images of Nelson Mandela are being auctioned on eBay at huge premiums, as demand grows for memorabilia of the beloved icon.

eBay to buy payments platform Braintree

2013-09-26 19:00

Online retailer eBay says it will acquire the mobile payments platform Braintree for $800m in cash.

Top firms criticise Singapore's web rules

2013-07-08 13:48

Singapore's move to tighten regulation of news Websites has attracted criticism from internet big boys Facebook, eBay, Google and Yahoo!

Holiday shoppers boost eBay sales

2013-01-17 14:21

EBay has marked its best year yet as bargain-hunting shoppers lifted the company's fourth-quarter performance.

Stolen Corvette sold 23 years on

2013-01-03 11:17

A man claimed he was "coerced by gangsters" to steal a Chevrolet Corvette which he kept in storage. Now, 23 years later, the vehicle has been recovered after the thief racked up nearly R600 000 in storage fees.

New-look eBay eyes social shopping

2012-10-11 07:59

E-commerce giant eBay has unveiled a new look for its website inspired by social networks, giving consumers personalised suggestions.

eBay bans sales of under-fire French mag

2012-09-18 22:36

US internet auction giant eBay is banning sales of copies of French magazine Closer that feature photos of Prince William's wife Catherine topless.

eBay, Walmart building new search engines

2012-05-07 08:33

eBay and Walmart Stores are developing new search engines to better compete against in the fast-growing e-commerce market.

Facebook, eBay downplay Google threat

2011-10-18 11:30

Sean Parker has said that Facebook would have to blunder in a big way for Google's social network to steal its crown.

Naspers buys ad website

2011-10-03 10:41

Naspers has bought eastern European classified website Slando for an undisclosed sum.

Breivik bought through British eBay

2011-07-31 17:05

Anders Behring Breivik bought chemicals and equipment from British traders as part of a global eBay shopping spree in the months before the Norway massacre.

Khloe sells SA designer dress on eBay

2011-02-07 14:13

Khloe Kardashian has used eBay to sell a dress made specially for her by a South African designer.

eBay tackles Craigslist

2010-09-10 19:05

In a skirmish between two internet heavy hitters, eBay Inc has convinced a court that it was wronged by antitakeover moves adopted by Craigslist.

eBay fights for China trade

2010-05-28 16:42

US auction site eBay has announced a partnership with China Post and the US Postal Service in a new bid to re-establish itself in China.

eBay founder goes into news

2010-04-22 19:08

The founder of eBay is launching an online news site where people will pay to exchange ideas and discuss issues affecting their communities.

eBay guilty - has to pay up

2010-02-12 10:14

eBay Inc must stop using internet search terms that Louis Vuitton Malletier protested and pay the luxury goods maker damages and legal costs.

Online shops optimistic

2009-11-26 22:18

Online retailers hope the convenience of the Web, plus discounts and deals, spur still-nervous shoppers to spend more online.

eBay completes $2bn Skype sale

2009-11-20 17:06

eBay has completed its sale of Skype for about $2bn to an investor group that includes the founders of the internet phone service.

Ban on selling granny on eBay

2009-10-01 12:26

A 10-year-old British girl has been barred from trying to sell her granny on eBay, who she complained was "cuddly" but "annoying".

eBay to sell Skype for $1.9bn

2009-09-01 17:05

Online auction giant eBay has announced that it is selling Skype to a group of investors for $1.9bn.

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