eBay Inc. (EBAY) - NASDAQ
  • May 25, 2012, 12:00 PM

    Groupon (GRPN) bear Rocky Agrawal has obtained an e-mail suggesting the company will launch a credit-card reader that charges a fee of just 1.8%, along with a $0.15 transaction charge. This compares with a fee of 2.75% for fast-growing Square, and 2.7% for solutions (I, II) from PayPal (EBAY) and Verifone (PAY), but with no transaction charge. Consider this part of Groupon's efforts to brand itself as a broader solutions provider for local merchants, rather than a mere daily deals company.

    | May 25, 2012, 12:00 PM
  • May 24, 2012, 4:27 PM

    Having just struck a major partnership with Verifone, PayPal (EBAY) is announcing 15 new retail partners for its offline payment solutions. Prominent names include  Abercrombie, American Eagle, Barnes & Noble, Foot Locker, J.C. Penney, Office Depot, and Toys "R" Us. Home Depot has already done a commercial launch of PayPal's solutions.

    | May 24, 2012, 4:27 PM
  • May 24, 2012, 11:25 AM

    PayPal's (EBAY) tie-up with payment-processing rival Verifone (PAY) is all about fending off Square, suggests Owen Thomas. PayPal, while expanding its offline partnerships, doesn't have Verifone's retail reach, and Verifone can't match PayPal's low cost structure. While PayPal and Verifone have each released rival offerings (I, II) to Square's credit-card reader, their deal is an attempt to halt Square's efforts to move upmarket and sell retailers on a soup-to-nuts payment solution.

    | May 24, 2012, 11:25 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 24, 2012, 8:22 AM

    eBay (EBAY) strikes a deal with VeriFone (PAY) and Equinox Payments that will help it see PayPal gain wider acceptance at physical retailers. The move could expand PayPal's reach to 40M global payment terminals as it muscles into the competitive market to process payments at stores.

    | May 24, 2012, 8:22 AM
  • May 22, 2012, 8:06 AM

    The FTC speeds up its investigation of Google's (GOOG +0.3%) competitive practices, Bloomberg reports, asking for information from rivals about the company's behavior. The requests to the firms, which include eBay (EBAY), were sent prior to the EU saying yesterday that Google has a "matter of weeks" to resolve a probe and avoid possible fines.

    | May 22, 2012, 8:06 AM
  • May 18, 2012, 5:04 PM

    App analytics firm New Relic estimates PayPal (EBAY) accounts for a whopping 60% of web payment transactions, more than 3x that of #2 processor Authorize.net. Google Checkout (GOOG) came in fifth place with a ~3% share. eBay's PayPal revenue rose 32% Y/Y in Q1 on the back of 24% volume growth. The company is hoping PayPal's offline and mobile payments initiatives will drive further growth.

    | May 18, 2012, 5:04 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 16, 2012, 11:34 AM
    PayPal (EBAY) will unveil new retail partners for its bricks-and-mortar payment solutions at a media event next week. PayPal has already struck deals with Home Depot and Office Depot for a solution that allows customers to pay either by swiping a PayPal card, or typing in their phone number and a PIN. PayPal is also trialing NFC and app-based mobile payment platforms, not to mention pushing Square rival PayPal Here.
    | May 16, 2012, 11:34 AM
  • May 9, 2012, 3:17 AM
    Softbank (SFTBF.PK) teams up with PayPal (EBAY) to expand Japan's e-payments market by targeting iPhone users.
    | May 9, 2012, 3:17 AM
  • May 8, 2012, 3:14 PM

    MasterCard (MA -1.1%) unveils a payment solution called PayPass Wallet Services that allows users to make purchases by touch, click, or tap depending upon the device in hand. On a special CC covering the product launch, execs make it abundantly clear that the new payments system will compete directly with eBay's (EBAY -0.1%) PayPal in an attempt to make it the one-click checkout standard.

    | May 8, 2012, 3:14 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 8, 2012, 6:45 AM
    eBay (EBAY) plans to open a new software center in India to develop software to support its PayPal global payments system. The facility will hire up to 1,000 engineers over the next 3 years, according to the company.
    | May 8, 2012, 6:45 AM
  • May 4, 2012, 1:32 PM

    Hoping to stem Amazon's (AMZN) share gains, eBay (EBAY) and Wal-Mart (WMT) are investing heavily in improving their search technology; eBay has tripled its search engineer headcount to over 150. The engineers are tasked with revamping eBay's Voyager engine, which is over a decade old. If the efforts succeed, it could be a negative for Google (GOOG), given its dependence on ad sales related to product searches. Last November, eBay bought recommendation engine Hunch.com.

    | May 4, 2012, 1:32 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 1, 2012, 7:11 PM

    As PayPal (EBAY), Google (GOOG), and others bet big on a mobile payments market many expect to take off, consumer security and privacy fears could limit near-term growth. A survey asking U.S. consumers about the technology found large majorities opposed to sharing tracking and contact info with stores they visit. Perhaps most worryingly, 74% said they're unlikely to adopt mobile payments. (previous)

    | May 1, 2012, 7:11 PM
  • Apr. 27, 2012, 10:37 AM

    Looking to challenge market leader Flipkart and a slew of other local players, eBay (EBAY) is boosting its Indian e-commerce investments. The online auction giant hopes PayPal integration will give it an edge in a country where cash-on-delivery is the most common payment method. Looming on the horizon is Amazon (AMZN), which recently launched Indian price-comparison site Junglee.com.

    | Apr. 27, 2012, 10:37 AM
  • Apr. 25, 2012, 4:04 PM
    Mobile payments juggernaut Square says it's now handling $5B (annualized) in transactions, up from $4B just a month ago and $2B in October. Square, said to be seeking funding at a $4B valuation, is popular with small businesses not only because of its low fee and ease-of-use, but also its ability to pay merchants within a day of a purchase, compared with 2-5 days for regular credit-card payments. PayPal Here has its work cut out for it.
    | Apr. 25, 2012, 4:04 PM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 19, 2012, 11:07 AM
    eBay (EBAY +16%) is now making new 52-week highs on the back of its Q1 beat and strong PayPal data. Piper is joining Benchmark in upgrading shares in response; though the firm doesn't see much earnings upside over the next 2 years, it expects bullishness about PayPal's mobile payments position to drive shares higher. PayPal expects to handle $7B worth of mobile payments in 2012, up from 2011's $4B. (transcript)
    | Apr. 19, 2012, 11:07 AM
  • Apr. 19, 2012, 9:06 AM

    eBay (EBAY) +9.1% premarket after reporting Q1 sales and profit that topped estimates, spurred by growth in its PayPal online payments business. Benchmark upgrades shares to Buy from Hold, believing the market opportunity for PayPal is understated given the potential for a meaningful increase in merchant and consumer adoption rates.

    | Apr. 19, 2012, 9:06 AM
Company Description
eBay, Inc. operates as a commerce leader company including Marketplace, StubHub, and Classifieds platforms. It engages in the provision of investments and acquisitions to help enable commerce on platforms for buyers and sellers online or on mobile devices. It includes marketing services,... More
Sector: Services
Industry: Catalog & Mail Order Houses
Country: United States