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  • Sep. 26, 2011, 11:32 AM
    An exec with eBay's (EBAY -0.5%) PayPal says its data suggests that this year's Black Friday shopping will get started on Thanksgiving (after dinner) when shoppers take to their mobile devices and tablets for "couch commerce." The lesson according to PayPal: "Retailers looking to lure these early holiday shoppers should think about extending offers and deals to these mobile buyers."
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  • Sep. 22, 2011, 1:25 PM
    Analysts are on board with H-P's (HPQ -4.2%) expected sacking of Leo Apotheker, but aren't as enthusiastic about replacing him with Meg Whitman, noting her lack of enterprise experience and mixed tracked record at EBAY. Multiple analysts list PC chief Todd Bradley and enterprise chief Dave Donatelli among their preferred candidates.
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  • Sep. 22, 2011, 12:03 PM
    Former eBay (EBAY -2.3%) CEO Meg Whitman is expected to be named CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ -2.29%) later today after the markets are closed.
  • Sep. 19, 2011, 1:32 PM
    eBay (EBAY) is hoping its recently-launched X.commerce division will bolster the growth of the company's Marketplace business. Leveraging eBay's PayPal, GSI Commerce, and Magento units, X.commerce offers a platform for developers to build apps that can interface with eBay's Marketplace sites.
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  • Sep. 19, 2011, 8:17 AM
    TechCrunch believes Google Wallet (GOOG), the search giant's much-anticipated mobile payments service, will be unveiled tomorrow in partnership with MasterCard (MA). The service could be limited at first, given a shortage of compatible phones and payments processors, but rivals such as Square and eBay's (EBAY) PayPal will be watching closely.
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  • Sep. 16, 2011, 11:23 AM
    eBay (EBAY +2.3%) rises after Wedbush upgrades shares to Outperform, and lifts its PT to $48, on bullishness regarding eBay's PayPal unit. The firm believes PayPal will continue growing at a 25-30% clip, and will account for over half of eBay's revenue by 2014. A new in-store payment system is seen as a key growth driver. (previously)
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  • Sep. 16, 2011, 9:27 AM
    A new advertising campaign from EBAY focuses on mobile shopping with 30-second TV spots, QR codes and online ads - geared towards grabbing a bigger share of tablet-driven "couch commerce."
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  • Sep. 13, 2011, 5:03 PM
    The Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into whether EBAY employees misappropriated confidential information from Craigslist. The companies have been at each other for years over allegations eBay used its Craigslist board seat to get information about the classified ad business. Shares -2.1% AH.
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  • Sep. 7, 2011, 1:16 PM
    Best Buy (BBY +3.8%) plans to launch an online marketplace before the holiday shopping season to recapture sales the firm loses to online rivals eBay (EBAY +1.6%) and Amazon (AMZN +0.9%). The new platform is expected to allow third-party sellers like to sell items in addition to the retailer's own merchandise.
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  • Aug. 31, 2011, 8:06 AM
    EBAY expects Asia to account for about a third of the firm's overall sales in the future, as the firm looks to make strategic acquisitions in Japan and China. An EBAY exec warns the buying spree could be slow, adding "every acquisition will have challenges in terms of integration whether it's physical or technical." Shares -1% premarket.
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  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:19 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) registered an impressive 282M visitors in June, according to comScore's latest ranking of retail and auction sites by traffic. The number of visitors translates into a reach of 20.4% of the world's internet audience, placing AMZN ahead of eBay (EBAY) 16.2%, Alibaba (ALBCF.PK) 11.3% and Apple (AAPL) 9.7%.
  • Aug. 12, 2011, 4:17 PM
    Could loaning funds to the world's working poor gather steam as an investment idea? Microfinance sites - including one from eBay (EBAY) - hope so as they offer investors a chance to fund loans to third world entrepreneurs with returns as high as 6%. So far, a repayment rate of 98% on microfinance loans beats most U.S. loans by just a tad.
  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:02 PM
    EBAY launches an iOS app for its Instant Sale program - allowing consumers to sell their electronic gadgets ... from their electronic gadgets. It's another step in the firm's mobile strategy, where apps generated $2B in revenue in 2010, a number eBay hopes to double this year.
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  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:59 PM
    eBay (EBAY) claims to have replaced 100TB of hard drive storage with a solid-state drive (SSD) solution from startup Nimbus, producing major power savings and performance gains. A migration on this scale demonstrates the opportunity before SSD vendors such as SNDK, OCZ, and STEC, and the challenge faced by incumbents STX and WDC.
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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 9:19 AM
    The mobile payments space continues to heat up: Verizon (VZ) is partnering with American Express (AXP) to enable quick payments, and white-hot startup Square now expects to process $8M/day in transactions by October. Google (GOOG) and eBay's (EBAY) PayPal unit both have lofty ambitions for the mobile payments market.
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  • Jul. 28, 2011, 3:36 PM (OSTK) isn't sharing in eBay (EBAY) and Amazon's (AMZN) Q2 success: shares are down 9.7% after the company reported Q2 revenue and EPS of $235M (up just 2% Y/Y) and -$0.34, below a consensus of $242.1M and -$0.17. Free cash flow for the quarter was -$16.7M. (PR)
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Company Description
eBay Incis a commerce platform and provides online marketplaces for sales of goods. The Company's business segments are Marketplaces, Payments and Enterprise.