Flash 09/02

Debunking the eBay myth, making Segways legal and more
This story first appeared in the September 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Lies, All Lies:

Remember the charming story of Pierre Omidyar starting eBay to help his girlfriend trade Pez dispensers? In The Perfect Store: Inside eBay, eBay's first PR person admits she made the whole thing up.

Ready to Roll:

At press time, 22 states had passed laws allowing Segway Human Transporters to be operated on sidewalks or in crosswalks.

Ad Spat:

A group of publishers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, is suing Gator Corp. Gator's software triggers pop-up ads on top of a site's own pop-up ads.

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