• Mar. 9, 2012, 5:09 PM

    Google (GOOG) is warning mobile developers their apps could be removed from Google Play if they continue to use payment services other than Google Wallet, such as eBay's (EBAY) PayPal and Zong. Google says it's motivated by a desire to simplify Android's oft-criticized mobile payment process. Nonetheless, like other recent efforts by Google to streamline its services (I, II), criticism abounds.

    | Mar. 9, 2012, 5:09 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 9, 2012, 8:49 AM

    PayPal (EBAY) plans to unleash a new payment platform for small businesses at an event next week. The company hasn't released any details, but speculation centers on a product that attempts to cut into the runaway success of Square in the mobile payments space.

    | Mar. 9, 2012, 8:49 AM
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 12:13 PM

    Wedbush is singing eBay's (EBAY +1.8%) praises following a meeting with management, arguing PayPal's adoption will continue to surge thanks to retailer frustration with existing payment methods. The firm also believes eBay's 2008 acquisition of Bill Me Later will help PayPal differentiate itself, given the payment option flexibility it provides to customers.

    | Mar. 1, 2012, 12:13 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 29, 2012, 11:02 AM

    American Express (AXP -0.6%) launches a Facebook app that will allow users to pay each other for free on the social networking site. The new service will compete directly with PayPal's (EBAY -1.5%) app that was launched last fall.

    | Feb. 29, 2012, 11:02 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 27, 2012, 8:43 AM

    eBay (EBAY) sheds some light on the explosive growth of mobile commerce by saying that it projects to book $8B (+60% Y/Y) in mobile commerce retail volume in 2012, with its PayPal unit processing $7B (+75% Y/Y) in mobile payments.

    | Feb. 27, 2012, 8:43 AM
  • Feb. 24, 2012, 12:51 PM

    eBay's (EBAY) PayPal unit is easily its largest growth engine, and still has plenty of room for expansion. But a recent decision to put certain PayPal payments for eBay purchases on hold for 21 days has sellers infuriated, and could speak to a broader risk of the parent company interfering with the success of a subsidiary that has largely been left to its own devices - especially given the recent departure of PayPal's CEO.

    | Feb. 24, 2012, 12:51 PM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 23, 2012, 9:35 AM

    Amazon (AMZN -1.4%) agrees to collect and pay sales taxes for purchases made from online retailers with a physical presence in Virginia as part of an agreement with the governor's office. It's been a two-front war from Amazon on the online sales tax issue, as it supports a national online sales tax bill seen as potentially crippling to rival EBAY and fights states one by one on collecting taxes.

    | Feb. 23, 2012, 9:35 AM
  • Feb. 21, 2012, 1:43 PM

    eBay (EBAY) is acquiring WHI Solutions, a provider of software and digital catalogs for auto parts distributors and retailers. The company says the purchase will allow it to expand the catalog of items for sale on eBay Motors, which is locked in touch competition with AutoTrader and Cars.com, and to also make it easier for sellers to list inventory.

    | Feb. 21, 2012, 1:43 PM
  • Feb. 21, 2012, 12:21 PM

    eBay (EBAY) agrees to acquire WHI Solutions, "a provider of software and digital catalog solutions for auto parts distributors and retailers." The purchase should allow eBay Motors offer improved parts selection to buyers and enable retailers and distributors to reach more customers. (PR)

    | Feb. 21, 2012, 12:21 PM
  • Feb. 15, 2012, 2:42 PM

    Though seen as a rival by many of them, eBay (EBAY) says it wants to partner with major retailers rather than compete with them. The company boasts it can provide retailers with tools and services to monetize referral traffic, expand internationally, and get a better read on customer demographics. eBay's PayPal and X.commerce units both have lofty ambitions for partnering with retailers large and small.

    | Feb. 15, 2012, 2:42 PM
  • Feb. 15, 2012, 11:14 AM
    eBay (EBAY +1.7%) is added to the Best Ideas List at Wedbush, which believes shares will outperform during the transformation into a payments-driven company: "We believe PayPal will continue to grow 25%-plus, making it eBay’s largest business by 2014 and sustaining overall mid-teen revenue growth, in contrast to consensus expectations for decelerating growth."
    | Feb. 15, 2012, 11:14 AM
  • Feb. 6, 2012, 10:41 AM

    PayPal says it's a supporter of NFC technology, which acts as the foundation for Google Wallet and Isis, but views its requirement that users be at a particular location to be restrictive. As a result, PayPal is also looking at solutions that allow for payments away from the register. At the same time, the eBay (EBAY) unit is pushing forward with its non-NFC point-of-sale trials for major retailers.

    | Feb. 6, 2012, 10:41 AM
  • Feb. 1, 2012, 11:17 AM
    In spite of Amazon's (AMZN -8.6%) revenue weakness and selloff, e-commerce peers eBay (EBAY +2.3%) and Groupon (GRPN +3.6%) are actually outperforming the NASDAQ today. The gains could be evidence the Street believes Amazon's woes are company-specific and/or have much to do with a mix shift towards third-party retailers. (more on AMZN)
    | Feb. 1, 2012, 11:17 AM
  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:28 AM
    Hiring is surging in Silicon Valley, as nearly half of big U.S. tech companies - among them AAPL, GOOG and AMZN - increased employment by more than 50% in the last two years, and some small and mid-size businesses boosted payrolls nearly fivefold. But some tech veterans worry about Bubble 2.0, saying it’s starting to feel a little like the late 1990s tech bubble.
    | Jan. 30, 2012, 11:28 AM | 6 Comments
  • Jan. 24, 2012, 6:36 AM
    eBay (EBAY) CEO John Donahoe tells an audience at a conference in Germany that the tech giant is open to acquiring more innovative startups. He also says he's working to find a new top exec for the firm's PayPal business after losing Scott Thompson to Yahoo.
    | Jan. 24, 2012, 6:36 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 22, 2012, 7:43 AM

    Office Depot (ODP) is testing PayPal's (EBAY) new point-of-sale system in a few of its stores, according to a top executive. This follows news Home Depot is expanding its initial pilot test with an eye towards moving it into all stores this Spring. The system allows customers to purchase items without a card, instead using just their phone number and a PIN.

    | Jan. 22, 2012, 7:43 AM | 3 Comments
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