eBay

How PayPal's Spinoff Could Spell a Tide Shift for the Mobile Payments Industry
Payments

How PayPal's Spinoff Could Spell a Tide Shift for the Mobile Payments Industry

Newfound stock options and a self-governing stance could portend an acquisition or hiring spree.
Geoff Weiss
EBay and PayPal to Separate as Independent Companies in 2015
PayPal

EBay and PayPal to Separate as Independent Companies in 2015

Following demands from high-profile, activist investor Carl Icahn, fast-growing payments business PayPal will be a standalone company by mid next year.
Supantha Mukherjee
PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin
Bitcoin

PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

PayPal is officially warming up to the cryptocurrency, though it is proceeding gradually and with caution.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction
Video Games

Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction

After being exhumed from a New Mexico landfill earlier this year, copies of the world's worst video game will now be up for auction.
Geoff Weiss
Finally: Bitcoin Is Coming to Merchants Who Use PayPal's Braintree
Bitcoin

Finally: Bitcoin Is Coming to Merchants Who Use PayPal's Braintree

Braintree will soon integrate Bitcoin, a move that could have Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber customers paying in the cryptocash. Meanwhile, PayPal dropped the B-word in a curious promo video, igniting another social media speculation frenzy.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Former PayPal Exec Offers Up a Solution to the PayPal-eBay Split Talk
Mobile

Former PayPal Exec Offers Up a Solution to the PayPal-eBay Split Talk

As rumblings of a PayPal-eBay split resurface, former PayPal exec Keith Rabois thinks there is a simple solution.
Nina Zipkin
PayPal Unit Reportedly in Talks to Accept Bitcoin
Bitcoin

PayPal Unit Reportedly in Talks to Accept Bitcoin

It's only a matter of time before eBay subsidiary Braintree begins accepting Bitcoin payments, but eBay and PayPal won't, at least not initially.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
3 Tools Ecommerce Retailers Can Use to Boost Efficiency
Retail Businesses

3 Tools Ecommerce Retailers Can Use to Boost Efficiency

Online sellers, particularly those on eBay, can benefit from the convenience of tapping a mobile device.
Marsha Collier
LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay
Daily Deal Sites

LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay

Following widespread layoffs and evolving business models at the daily deals site, Thakar will succeed founder Tim O'Shaughnessy in August.
Geoff Weiss
Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses
Ecommerce

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
Geoff Weiss
PayPal President David Marcus Jumps Ship to Run Messaging at Facebook
Facebook

PayPal President David Marcus Jumps Ship to Run Messaging at Facebook

Marcus will run the messaging business for Facebook after leaving the eBay unit after three years.
Ray Hennessey
LG G Watch: Google Wants to Live On Your Wrist
Smartwatches

LG G Watch: Google Wants to Live On Your Wrist

It wasn't just a rumor. Google is officially getting into the smartwatch game. Here's the latest on the smart watch everyone's talking about.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips
Security

Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips

Magnetic strip credit cards will soon be extinct in the U.S. Here's the technology that will replace them and what you need to know about it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here's Why You Need to Change Your eBay Password Right Now
Security

Here's Why You Need to Change Your eBay Password Right Now

The world's biggest online marketplace has been hacked. Those weird warning messages weren't a false alarm.
Kim Lachance Shandrow