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June 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
EBay Inc., the world's largest online auctioneer, said it would ban sales of elephant-ivory products between residents of different countries to comply with government regulations. EBay will allow listings of ivory products only in the seller's own country and will remove those that offer international shipping, the San Jose company said. Wildlife trade rules differ between countries because of the protected status of some elephant species, EBay said.
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December 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Yahoo Japan Corp. and EBay Inc. agreed to team up in online auctions, planning services for next year that will make it easier to buy things over the Internet from the U.S. and Japan. The move marks a return to Japan of EBay, which pulled out of the market in 2002, unable to compete against the domination of Yahoo there. Yahoo said that by March, Japanese would be able to bid for items up for sale on EBay through the Yahoo auction site in Japan.
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June 14, 2000 | Bloomberg News
EBay Inc. agreed to buy closely held Half.com for at least $312.8 million in stock, expanding into fixed-price trades between Web users. EBay, the Internet's largest auction site, said it will swap 4.6 million to 5.5 million shares for Half.com stock in a transaction expected to close in the third quarter. Half.com's buyers and sellers trade used books, CDs, movies and video games at prices that are at least half off the list price. San Jose-based EBay rose $1.19 to close at $68 on Nasdaq.
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May 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
EBay Inc., the world's largest online auctioneer, added Spanish, French and Chinese websites for its PayPal payment services unit to help boost its overseas sales and extend its lead over Google Inc.'s rival Checkout service. PayPal added service to 87 countries, including Cambodia, Greenland and Kazakhstan, San Jose-based EBay said in a statement. PayPal now serves 190 countries. Google, which started Checkout last year, said last month that it would not charge merchants any fees this year.
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March 2, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
EBay Inc., the world's largest Internet auctioneer, and Bidder's Edge Inc. have agreed to settle lawsuits about accessing and copying information from Web sites. EBay said the settlement prohibits Bidder's Edge from combing its site for material and that Burlington, Mass.-based Bidder's Edge agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money, said Jay Monahan, EBay's intellectual property attorney.
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September 25, 1998 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Online-auctions pioneer EBay Inc. broke the long, dismal drought in initial public offerings Thursday by tripling its share price from $18 to $53.50 in its first day of trading. After a drop into the low $40s, the stock rebounded and finished the day at $47.38 a share, giving its 31-year-old founder, Pierre Omidyar, a stake worth nearly $275 million. More than 8.1 million shares of the company were traded on the Nasdaq market.
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January 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Some small-business owners who reach most of their customers via EBay Inc. expressed anger at the online auction giant's plan to boost the monthly fee it charges sellers by 60%. EBay outlined the increase in an e-mail Wednesday to all buyers and sellers. "It seems as though the larger EBay becomes, the more greedy they become," said Lynette McDonald of Alton, Ill., who has sold Barbie and baby clothes on EBay since 2001. Starting Feb.
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August 14, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
EBay Inc., the largest Internet auction company, said glitches that have plagued its Web site in the last week might continue as it upgrades computers and software used to run the operations. "The system may be just a little bit unpredictable over the next seven to 10 days as we make improvements to the site," said Kevin Pursglove, an EBay spokesman.
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September 6, 2001 | Bloomberg News
IBM Corp. will add software and training to the lineup of products it sells on EBay Inc.'s Web site after seeing greater-than-expected sales of personal computers and servers. San Jose-based EBay will also use IBM's WebSphere electronic-commerce software to upgrade its Web site, IBM said. The companies will have links on each other's Web sites. Terms weren't disclosed.
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