Electronic retailers are offering deep discounts on game goods for Cyber Monday.
Angie’s List, where you can find out if your house painter knows their way around a ladder, is getting a high-profile competitor. From eBay, no less, where finding value has become an art.
In a new study on mobile wallets, Javelin Research investigated the “gang of five” — Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal — and their ability to win or lose the still-developing war for the mobile wallet. Interestingly, all of them would lose to consumer’s primary financial institution, their bank.
In yet another sign that e-commerce giant Alibaba has its sights fixed firmly on the U.S. market, the company announced this morning that it was establishing an “investment organization” in the United States.
eBay is trying its hardest to make sure that it, not Amazon, leads the future of same-day delivery.
Rumors of an impending Alibaba initial public offering continue to sweep the Internet, and private company intelligence firm PrivCo just added fuel to the fire by flinging open the doors on its proprietary research on the Chinese company.
eBay hit exactly the number analysts expected today as it released its Q3 earnings report, with revenues of $3.9 billion, GAAP earnings of $689 million, and 21 percent growth in its “enabled commerce volume” to $51 billion.
But its guidance for the next quarter is at the low end of investor expectations.
Big news in the payments world this morning: eBay just announced that it has snapped up popular e-commerce payments processor Braintree for $800 million in cash.
The blurry divide between online and offline commerce is giving birth to some very interesting delivery experiments.
Apple’s in the top 10 for the first time ever, Facebook hits the list, and Dell sells more than Google as Fortune Magazine released its Fortune 500 companies today, ranking the top 500 companies by global income.
The future of eBay is mobile payments, however, and for investors willing to overlook some short-term pain, there may be some long-term gain as PayPal transaction volume increased a strong 21 percent in the last quarter, and PayPal merchant services jumped 25 percent.
“It’s not terrible to be number two,” Passikof said. “But in both cases I think consumers are looking for higher degrees of innovation. It was only after Samsung and other companies came out with smaller tablets that Apple brought out the iPad mini. It was only in reaction.”
“We had a great finish to an excellent year, with fourth quarter results exceeding our expectations,” said eBay president and CEO John Donahoe.
The promise is simple: sell anything, anywhere, from your phone. No matter where you want to sell it: eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, or Facebook.
Alibaba chairman Jack Ma said only two companies have ever recorded annual transaction volumes at this level: Wal-Mart and Alibaba.
Surprise, surprise, Apple is being sued again. A San Diego gaming and restaurant software company is suing Apple for infringing four of its patents in the new iOS 6 Passbook app.
Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal raises $40 million in its second round of funding from Index Ventures
Pretty soon you might be buying that extra doily for your bathroom vanity just to level up your eBay character or jump to the next reputation level. EBay is working to gamify the auction process — and doing so with the help of University of California, Santa Cruz students.
Zaarly Anywhere, meet Ubokia Everywhere.
Ubokia, the reverse Craigslist where buyers tell sellers what they want, is releasing new capability called Ubokia Everywhere, which will enable any site on the internet to create its own unique marketplace of wants.
And the new update seems to be a direct response to sort-of-kind-of competitor Zaarly.
Ten years ago today, eBay announced an acquisition that might rank as one of the most successful Silicon Valley purchases ever. In fact, it sits third on Ranker’s list of smartest tech acquisitions.
Just a few short days ago, The Fancy added social commerce to its Pinterest-like discovery and sharing service. Today, the fast-moving startup added local commerce via Zaarly’s peer-to-peer marketplace.
TRUSTe, a company that provides privacy management options for the online and mobile market, raised $15 million in a Series C round led by Baseline Ventures to boost its technology platform.
Not content with having conquered online payments, PayPal is expanding into real-world stores. The online e-commerce company has decided to expand by allowing shoppers to pay with its service in more than 2,000 brick-and-mortar stores by March.
Ticketing giant StubHub, owned by eBay, has acquired local event-discovery and promotion service Zvents, according to eBay’s internal employee blog eBayInk. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.
eBay has acquired recommendations platform Hunch, according to a press release issued Monday morning. The company did not disclose terms of the deal.
HTML5 development platform-maker Particle Code has beenacquired by Appecelerator for an undisclosed sum, the company announced Monday. The deal brings together the business side of the house, as well as deep tech, says Particle Code chief executive officer Galia Benartzi.