eBay

  • For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App

    For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App

    Back in March 2013, eBay said it would start to work on applications for Google Glass — the idea being that the Android-powered, head-mounted computer could help consumers shop for things online and in the real world more seamlessly than pulling out your smartphone (and even less so, a full-fledged computer). Read More

  • eBay Reports Mixed Q2 Results With Revenue Of $4.366B, Non-GAAP EPS Of $0.69

    eBay Reports Mixed Q2 Results With Revenue Of $4.366B, Non-GAAP EPS Of $0.69

    Today after the close of regular trading, eBay announced its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $4.366 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.69. Its revenue tally for the period was up 13 percent year-over-year. eBay’s second-quarter GAAP earnings totaled $676 million. It’s non-GAAP earnings were much higher at $868 million. Read More

  • Apple’s “Secret” eBay Store Returns [Updated]

    Apple’s “Secret” eBay Store Returns [Updated]

    In fall 2012, a mysterious eBay store appeared that only sold Apple products at prices that undercut Apple’s own online refurbished store. The store was widely speculated to have been run by Apple, despite the company never confirming its involvement. That store disappeared last year, but now one just like it has returned, and this time around, it’s selling “Apple… Read More

  • Gone Will Sell Your Old Crap For You

    Gone Will Sell Your Old Crap For You

    In an age when consumerism is almost the only path to survival, it’s pretty easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. And then you get more stuff, and wind up startlingly close to a hoarder’s lifestyle before deciding to sell a bunch of it. At first, the idea feels brilliant, until you start tabulating the time, effort and resources involved in selling off a bunch of old crap. Is it worth… Read More

  • eBay Launches “eBay Valet,” An iPhone App That Does The Selling For You

    eBay Launches “eBay Valet,” An iPhone App That Does The Selling For You

    eBay today is expanding its lesser-known eBay Sell For Me service to mobile with the launch of a new app called eBay Valet, which promises to let eBay do the selling for you. That is, it takes every step of the selling process — from determining an item’s value to listing it online to shipping it when sold — and handles it for you. Read More

  • eBay Acquires Machine Translation Capabilities From AppTek To Help Expand International Sales

    eBay Acquires Machine Translation Capabilities From AppTek To Help Expand International Sales

    eBay’s focus on international expansion continues: yesterday its PayPal division announced PassPort, aimed at attracting more international sales, and today eBay is announcing the acquisition of machine translation technology from a company called AppTek. From our understanding, eBay is acquiring the talent and the IP from Virginia-headquartered AppTek, but another division of its… Read More

  • PayPal Launches PassPort To Lure More International Sales From Merchants

    PayPal Launches PassPort To Lure More International Sales From Merchants

    PayPal and its owner eBay have been through a few tough rounds in the ring these last few months, facing calls from Carl Ichan to split the company (finished for now), a Twitter encounter with a departing, annoyed employee, and getting its president poached by Facebook. Today, however, comes news of a tamer sort for the company: it is rolling out a new site called PassPort, aimed… Read More

  • Alibaba Ramps Up Its Asian Logistics With A $249M Investment In SingPost

    Alibaba Ramps Up Its Asian Logistics With A $249M Investment In SingPost

    Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, is today taking a play from the books of Amazon and eBay as it makes a key move to expand its presence across other countries in Asia. Today the company, gearing up for an IPO in the U.S., announced that it would invest 312.5 million Singapore dollars (U.S. $249 million) to take a 10.35% stake in Singapore Post Limited (SingPost). “We are excited… Read More

  • Several U.S. States Now Investigating Ebay Cyberattack

    Several U.S. States Now Investigating Ebay Cyberattack

    Several U.S. states, including Connecticut, Florida, and Illinois, are jointly leading an investigation into eBay’s security practices, following eBay’s reveal this week of a massive cyberattack which the company says compromised a large number of users’ personal information. Though eBay claims that financial data, which was stored separately, was not acquired during… Read More

  • Ebay Says Lists Of Stolen Customer Data Now Appearing Online Aren’t Legit

    Ebay Says Lists Of Stolen Customer Data Now Appearing Online Aren’t Legit

    Following yesterday’s announcement of a cyberattack which compromised a “large number” of eBay users’ personal information, several lists purporting to contain that illegally acquired information have now shown up online. On anonymous data-sharing site Pastebin, for example, there are at least a couple of offers to provide “full eBay database dumps,” which… Read More