Charlie Hebdo issues selling for thousands of euros

2015-01-14 14:32

Copies of the latest edition of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which sold out within hours across France, are being offered on eBay for thousands of euros.

EBay may slash thousands of jobs

2014-12-11 09:05

US online retail giant eBay may slash thousands of jobs early in 2015 as it prepares to separate from PayPal to become an independent company, a report says.

Rare Rivonia trial artefacts up for sale online

2014-10-23 12:30

Rare artefacts from the Rivonia trial have been put up for sale on a classifieds website.

EBay plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

2014-09-30 19:04

EBay says it will spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company, marking an about-face for the company.

Govt action needed against cyber threats

2014-08-10 19:27

Alarmed by mounting cyber threats around the world, a growing number of security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope to avert disaster.

Want to sell your cow? Try Quikr

2014-07-09 19:22

An Indian answer to Craigslist is drawing millions of monthly visitors to its website, exchanging everything from used iPads to cows.

145 million eBay users at risk from breach

2014-05-23 09:15

US online giant eBay has said the number of users potentially affected by a massive data breach could be as many as 145 million.

eBay hacked - change your password

2014-05-21 18:52

Online auction house eBay has asked millions of users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed its database to hackers.

Ebay asks all users to change passwords

2014-05-21 14:45

Ebay is asking all its users to change their passwords, according to a message posted on the website of the company's online payment unit PayPal.

Want to earn R1m? Gumtree shows you how

2014-05-15 08:30

How long would you need to work to earn R1m? That's the question that online classifieds vendor Gumtree seeks to answer with an interactive infographic.

Town tries to sell whale carcass on eBay

2014-05-06 07:20

A fishing village in easternmost Canada has tried to auction off on eBay a sperm whale carcass that washed up onto its shores.

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.


How to fight back if you've been scammed online

2014-12-24 10:40

Criminals are intent on scamming people during the holiday season and they will happily use online classifieds to do so. But you can get your own back.

UK online shopping spree could create delivery problems

2014-11-28 17:12

Britons are being warned to place online holiday-season gift orders much earlier as doubts emerge about the ability of delivery companies to handle volume.

eBay profit down, sales up

2014-10-17 10:03

EBay has posted a net income of $673m in the third quarter, a 2% decrease compared to $689m a year ago

Alibaba's plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world

2014-09-18 18:09

Alibaba, for now an e-commerce powerhouse in China, is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the US and go beyond the country's borders.

Sotheby's plans live auction via eBay

2014-07-14 19:35

Sotheby's and eBay have announced a partnership to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online.

Gumtree launches SA car price checking tool

2014-06-30 13:30

Online classifieds provider Gumtree has built a car pricing tool that helps buyers and sellers to figure out whether they getting a deal - or being ripped off.

US states investigating eBay cyber attack

2014-05-23 15:56

EBay has come under pressure over a cyber attack, as at least three US states begin investigating the e-commerce company's security.

Massive breach at eBay

2014-05-22 11:37

Cyberattackers have hacked US online giant eBay's database containing customer passwords and other personal data, one of the biggest breaches of its kind.

eBay urges customers to change passwords

2014-05-21 16:07

US online giant eBay says cyberattackers broke into its database with customer names, passwords and other personal data earlier this year.

eBay courts Latin America with websites

2014-05-16 13:15

US online giant eBay has announced the launch of Spanish and Portuguese versions of its popular auction and shopping website, hoping to boost its presence.

'Don't be scared of online classifieds'

2014-05-12 13:00

Many South Africans prefer not to trade online because of fears that criminals may take advantage of them, but there are fewer scams than the headlines would suggest, says an online classifieds platform.

EBay's first-quarter profit tops Wall Street

2014-04-30 12:45

EBay has posted a better-than-expected first-quarter profit, boosted by its PayPal payments unit.

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.

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