PayPal Adds Heat to the Mobile Payments Fire

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PayPal parent company eBay is on a bit of a tear in the acquisitions department, and the latest move adds heat to an already sizzling mobile payments industry. PayPal has acquired Boston-based mobile payments startup FigCard for an undisclosed amount, merely a week after eBay purchased WHERE to bolster its positions in local, social and mobile… [[ This is a …

eBay, Telefonica Agree To Major App Deal

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Mobile purchases – which were already becoming much more common – may soon really increase in frequency in the UK.  eBay and Telefonica have struck a two-year deal that will see eBay apps and/or links preloaded on most of the phones O2 sells in the region. This move’s rather significant.  For starters, eBay’s already one of the first sites many …

Starbucks CEO Joins Groupon Board Of Directors

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Groupon employees might want to look for the quality of coffee at their workplace to improve in the near future.  This afternoon, Groupon announced that Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, has joined its board of directors.  Groupon got an unspecified amount of money from a VC firm, too. Let’s cover the funding news first, since there’s not much to …

How To Make Money Using eBay Classifieds – Great Technique!

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eBay Delivers Impressive Q4 Earnings Report

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The fourth quarter of 2010 – which of course coincided with the all-important holiday shopping season – was a pretty good period for eBay.  The company reported its financial results this afternoon, and managed to come in above analysts’ forecasts. Experts thought eBay might report fourth-quarter earnings of $0.47 per share and $2.49 billion in revenue.  Instead, eBay managed to …

eBay's Mobile Apps Ring in Historic Holiday Sales

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Much of eBay’s attention and resources the past year have gone into its mobile commerce development, and on Wednesday the world’s largest online marketplace publicly released the fruits of those labors. In doing so, eBay also provided a helpful overview of the mobile shopping trends that took place throughout 2010. The company reports… [[ This is a content summary only. …

UK Online Retailers Score Big On Boxing Day

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Many retail sites that cater to people in the UK had a great time of things yesterday.  In keeping with tradition (and barring some strange New Year’s Eve surge), new UK-specific Experian Hitwise data shows that Boxing Day turned out to be the busiest day of the year for online retailers. Robin Goad wrote earlier today, "Yesterday (December 26th) UK …

All Eyes Should Be On eBay

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Ebay all but introduced the world to online shopping, and it continues to shape the e-commerce industry throughout its own history of major acquisitions. The company made another significant purchase on Monday, agreeing to buy European daily deals site brands4friends for $200 million. It is the largest of three significant acquisitions by eBay in… [[ This is a content summary …

eBay Listing Analytics Tool

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Advanced Ecommerce Research Solutions, makers of Terapeak , has created a free eBay application that provides analytics for individual listings, much like what Google Analytics does for a website. eBay merchants can now track traffic, clicks, impressions…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

eBay Releases Online Index for Small Businesses

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A day after strengthening its foothold on local commerce with the acquisition of shopping search engine Milo, eBay has released a new report intended to help small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive on the world’s largest online marketplace. The…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]